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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Sound science central to World Heritage success - IUCN DG

IUCN's Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, spoke at the opening of the World Heritage Convention's annual meeting in Brasilia. She drew attention to closer ties between the Convention's three advisory bodies. …  

26 Jul 2010 | IUCN statement

Tim Badman

A toe tapping start

As day one at the World Heritage Committee draws to a close Tim Badman, Head of IUCN´s World Heritage Programme finds that things, so far, things have largely gone smoothly and with a strong emphasis on nature. The opening ceremony took place in the spectacular theatre in Brasilia to set the event off to a loud and toe-tapping start. …  

26 Jul 2010 | Article

Photo de famille des membres avec le Chef de programme et la Chargée de programme

Le comité des membres UICN au Burkina Faso est né

Le 20 juillet 2010, dans les locaux de l’UICN, programme du Burkina, les membres de l’UICN au Burkina ont tenu l’Assemblée Générale constitutive de leur comité de membres qu’ils ont dénommé Comité UICN Burkina Faso. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story
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Joerg Elbers

World Heritage in South America

From Venzuela to Argentina natural World Heritage sites are attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. But it's not all plain sailing with much still needed to be done to increase public awareness of why these sites merit World Heritage status.   …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story

Dugong under water

CMS meets ELC

Bonn is hosting several MEA Secretariats, including the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their ranges. The Convention was signed in 1979 in Bonn and entered into force in 1983. Since then, its membership has grown steadily to include over 113 Parties from Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story

Participants of the Transboundary Water Management training

Reality and implementation of transboundary water management

West Asia is one of the most water-stressed regions of the world. A number of countries in the region share transboundary water aquifers and rivers that may create enough reason for political conflict among those countries. Therefore, there is a vital need to develop regional strategies to manage those shared water resources, especially with the continuous increase in population growth and the resulting increase in demand for water. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story
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International Ranger Federation

31st July - Celebrate the rangers

World Rangers Day - a day to commemorate the many Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty.
  We can do nothing to bring the fallen Rangers back, but we can honour their memory and ensure their sacrifice is never forgotten. 

26 Jul 2010 | International news release

Fire near Chapada do Veadeiros National Park, Brazil

World Heritage at work

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (CVNP) was created in 1961 and listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2001. Occupying an area of 655 km², it lies just over 200 km from the capital Brasilia, where the World Heritage Committee is holding its annual meeting.   …  

25 Jul 2010 | Article

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Protecting our World Heritage

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opened its annual meeting today in Brasilia. The Committee will add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites and recommending new nominations to the World Heritage list.  …  

25 Jul 2010 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Message from the Director General: IUCN's work on protecting the oceans

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre talks about the major threats to marine biodiversity and explains what IUCN is doing to protect the oceans. …  

23 Jul 2010 | Video

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