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Indigenous Suruí group and IUCN staff

Amazonian indigenous group leads the way for sustainable forest management

IUCN had special visitors at its Headquarters on Tuesday morning! Four representatives from the indigenous Suruí people of Mato Grosso state in the Brazilian Amazon are participating in the Paléo Music Festival in Switzerland and visited us to share their stories regarding ongoing conservation activities carried out on their lands. …   | Spanish | Spanish

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Agriculture area beside Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda - a Livelihoods & Landscapes site

Food for thought

By Jeff Sayer, IUCN’s Scientific Advisor
The world is facing a food crisis. Human populations are growing and consuming more staple crops. Yields of these staples grew rapidly with the green revolution in the 1970s-90s, but that growth is not being sustained.   …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story
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Tuvalu's total land area is 26 square kilometers, spread over 8 islands.

Tuvalu Vows to Go Carbon Neutral by 2020

IUCN welcomes the decision by Tuvalu to have all its energy generated from renewable sources by 2020. …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Manager IUCN Balochistan giving the opening address.

“Air pollution in Quetta has increased to a dangerous level; time to act is now or never ” Secretary Environment, Balochistan

QUETTA, July 21: (IUCN) –The Clean air Quality Initiative of Quetta city held a meeting at the IUCN Quetta Office to discuss the threat posed by urban air pollution. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary Environment Munir Ahmed Badini, who urged for awareness raising measures for the residents of Quetta. …  

21 Jul 2009 | International news release

Publication du code forestier annoté en RDC

Dans le cadre de ses activités liées à la vulgarisation n°11/2002 du 29 Août  2002 portant sur Code forestier de la République démocratique du Congo, l’UICN à travers le Programme  Régional de l’Afrique central pour l’Environnement, CARPE, de l’Agence américaine de développement international (USAID) vient de produire le Code forestier commenté et annoté. …  

20 Jul 2009 | News story

Green Belt Exhibition Linz

The European Green Belt: Borders. Wilderness. Future

‘The European Green Belt: Borders. Wilderness. Future’ exhibition opened at the Linz Schlossmuseum on the 4th July 2009 as part of Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture. The exhibition was opened by the Landeshauptmann (Head of the Government) of Upper Austria, Mr. Pühringer. Over 400 guests attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which will run until the 10th January 2010. The space for the Green Belt exhibition is approximately 1,000 square meters. …  

20 Jul 2009 | News story

Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica)

Ganges River Dolphin in dire straits

Dolphin hotspots must be protected if the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) is to survive in the Brahmaputra river system, according to a recent study. …  

20 Jul 2009 | International news release

Pannonian Grey Cattle in Zasavica, Serbia

Life along the Sava River

Societies once torn by conflict are now working together to preserve the Sava River and its intact floodplains, on which they all depend. …  

17 Jul 2009 | Video

Julia Marton-Lefèvbre at Holcim event in Fez

Holcim Awards Gold prize for sustainable construction to Fez in Morocco

This innovative approach to sustainable construction project was selected for the top international prize from almost 5000 plans and visions from 121 countries. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and celebrated architects and building professionals presented on 16 July the trophy at a hand-over event in Fez , Morocco …  

17 Jul 2009 | News story
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Coral reef

The Environmental Information Revolution - A Forum

Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans;  managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
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16 Jul 2009 | News story

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