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Parliamentarians' Water Forum in the Arab World, Lebanon May 2010

Water & Law for parliamentarians of Arab states

Unprecedented and interactive, the Parliamentarian Water Help Desk is an initiative that consists of a data base containing international water legislation and scientific information that will provide a common ground for parliamentarians and other stakeholders on water issues. Through a network of experts on international water legislation, it will develop, among other products,  guidelines for parliamentarians around the globe. …  

23 Jun 2010 | News story
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EUROPARC Federation

Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe

Bill Halainen, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Commission member, and  Communications officer of the International Rangers Federation, reviews the new book ‘Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe’ from IUCN Member, EUROPARC Federation. The paperback celebrates Europe’s natural heritage and explains why protected areas are so important. Amongst other things it also explores the abundant flora and fauna in the first national parks in 36 European countries making the book the perfect gift during the official International Year of Biodiversity. …  

22 Jun 2010 | News story

Gustavo Alanis - CEL SC Member

Two new CEL Steering Committee members

Two new members: Mr. Gustavo Alanis, from Mexico, and Ms. Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, from France, were accepted as members of the CEL Steering Committee in the 74th Council Meeting held this June in Gland. …  

22 Jun 2010 | News story

Eastern chimpanzee

96% of chimpanzees could be saved by African action plan

Ninety-six per cent of known populations of eastern chimpanzees, that’s an estimated 50,000 individuals, could be protected with a new action plan, which puts stamping out illegal hunting and trafficking as key to saving one of man’s closest relatives. The nations of East and Central Africa have developed a 10-year plan to save the eastern chimpanzee from hunting, habitat loss, disease, the capture of infants for the pet trade and other threats, IUCN and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate, the UNFPA report State of World Population 2009

Women, Population and Climate

How do population dynamics affect greenhouse gases and climate change? Will urbanization and an ageing population help or hinder efforts to adapt to a warming world? And could better reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a difference in the fight against climate change? CEC member Susan Guthridge-Gould recommends this UNFPA report. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

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Premios UICN - Reuters - COMplus al Periodismo Ambiental

Los artículos deberán haber sido publicados o puestos en línea entre el 11 de junio de 2008 y el 31 de julio 2010. La fecha límite para enviarlos: 31 de julio de 2010. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Celebrating the World Environment Day

Celebrating the World Environment Day

The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ), an implementing partner of IUCN Sri Lanka of the Sri Lanka component of the Global Project:  Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction, together with IUCN Sri Lanka and and Nilgala Mithuro a leading CBO in the area celebrated the World Environment Day on 5 June 2010 in Nilgala-Bibile, one of the project sites.  

21 Jun 2010 | News story
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Une vue du panel

Validation ministérielle du dialogue régional pour les forêts d’Afrique de l’Ouest

Les ministres de l’environnement des pays de la Communauté Economique des Etats d'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) se sont réunis à Cotonou au Bénin le 11 juin 2010, avec leurs partenaires dont l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Alimentation et l'Agriculture (FAO) et l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN). Ils ont vigoureusement soutenu l’idée d’ouvrir un dialogue forestier en Afrique de l’Ouest pour renforcer la paix entre les pays. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story
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Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

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