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In the latest edition of the Countdown 2010 newsletter read more about the International Year of Biodiversity, and what some of our partners are doing throughout this important year. …  

15 Feb 2010 | News story

The Loggerhead Turtle at Karachi, Pakistan.

Nesting of Loggerhead Turtles in Pakistan confirmed by renowned expert Nicolas Pilcher

KARACHI February 14: Renowned turtle expert Nicolas J Pilcher, who was in Karachi for a seminar on threats to the turtles in Pakistan has confirmed that a third species, the Loggerhead was also nesting on these shores. …  

14 Feb 2010 | International news release

Flowers of Balochistan

The Hidden Costs of Valentine's Day

On February 14, Kenyans will be flocking to floral stands to purchase roses and carnations for their loved ones to celebrate Valentine's Day. The same will be happening in Europe where massive Kenyan-produced flowers are sold. …  

13 Feb 2010 | News story

Mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

IUCN-ADB to publish River Basin Management cases across Asia-Pacific

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Asia Regional Water and Wetlands Programme and the Asian Development Bank have begun work on a new study of river basin management in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

12 Feb 2010 | News story

Manta ray over coral reef, Chagos Archipelago

Consultation on the Future of the Chagos Archipelago/British Indian Ocean Territory

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) launched in November 2009 a public consultation to “assess whether a marine protected area is the right option for the future environmental protection” of the Chagos Archipelago/British Indian Ocean Territory. The consultation ends on 12 February 2010. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2010 | News story
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IUCN-ADB to publish River Basin Management cases across Asia-Pacific

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Asia Regional Water and Wetlands Programme and the Asian Development Bank have begun work on a new study of river basin management in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

12 Feb 2010 | News story
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Jatropha

Sustainability at the heart of the International Biofuels Conference

IUCN representatives are addressing biofuel sustainability issues at the 7th International Biofuels Conference, which opens today in India. …  

11 Feb 2010 | News story

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji highlighting the importance of turtles in the ecosystem.

IUCN holds Seminar on Marine Turtle Conservation, Experts discuss issues, threats and the way forward

KARACHI February 10: IUCN Pakistan’s Balochistan Programme arranged a seminar to highlight the state of the marine turtles in Pakistan. …  

10 Feb 2010 | International news release

Award winner Gerald Kuchling

Gerald Kuchling Receives 4th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award

Tortoises can sometimes be under-rated, but like in Aesop’s fable, they are often quite tenacious and committed to their goals. Gerald Kuchling is just such a species, and after numerous tortoise and freshwater turtle conservation successes, he was recently recognized for his enormous contributions.   …  

09 Feb 2010 | News story

IUCN statement on IPCC science

"Recent weeks have witnessed several attempts at international fora and in the media to question the science of climate change and to cast doubts on the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which have been produced and endorsed by a very large body of the world's foremost scientists. Some of these have even included personal attacks on the leadership of IPCC. …  

08 Feb 2010 | News story

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