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Oceania Regional Office Welcomes New Programme Coordinator

Bernard O’Callaghan has recently joined the Oceania Regional Office as its new Programme Coordinator. Formerly Programme Coordinator for the IUCN Vietnam Country Programme, Bernard brings with him a wealth of experience in wetlands and marine conservation in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Zambezi basin stakeholders to interrogate the IWRM strategy in Lilongwe, Malawi

People with a stake in the Zambezi river basin are set to meet in Lilongwe Malawi to discuss how they can implement the recently adopted Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Strategy for the shared river basin. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

ROfE team at the EDD.

IUCN at the 2008 European Development Days

The International Union for Conservation of Nature was represented by its Regional Office for pan-Europe (ROfE) at the third edition of the European Development Days in Strasbourg (France) on 15-17 November 2008. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

UNFCCC Poznan Conference

La UICN pide a los gobiernos actuar en la lucha contra el cambio climático

La UICN estará presente en la Conferencia de Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático (COP 14), que se llevará a cabo del 1 al 12 de diciembre, en Poznan, Polonia. …  

24 Nov 2008 | News story

A close shot of medicinal plant Timur (zanthoxylum arnatum).

India’s wild medicinal plants threatened by over-exploitation

India is a hub of the wild-collected plant medicine industry in Asia, but key species have declined due to over-collection to supply domestic and foreign medicinal markets, according to IUCN and TRAFFIC researchers. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

Members of Parliament during a meeting with community members in Laikipia North District of Kenya.

IGAD Parliamentarians tour Northern Kenya

Parliamentarians from the member States of the  Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)  participated in a highly successful tour to the dry lands of Northern Kenya to learn first-hand about conservation and livelihood. The aim of the tour was to raise the parliamentarians’ awareness of the importance of sustainable natural resource management for dryland livelihoods and to help them engage in policy dialogues in their countries. The parliamentarians toured three conservancies – Kalama (Samburu District), Gubadida (Garbatula District) and Naibunga (Laikipia North District) where they interacted with community members and government officials. …  

24 Nov 2008 | News story

Diepkloof Extreme Park, Soweto

Greening Soweto 2010

Owing to years of neglect during the apartheid period, Soweto acquired a reputation of a dry and dusty place. Gravel roads and lack of trees caused serious environmental problems with resultant negative effects on the health of the residents and the ecosystem. However, a joint initiative by Johannesburg City Parks (JCP) and IUCN ESARO is helping to improve the well-being of the people and restore the environment. The project, which exemplifies how partnerships can work to improve social conditions of the people and protect the environment, aims to provide lessons on urban regeneration and ecosystem restoration which will be shared by other cities in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. …  

24 Nov 2008 | News story

 IUCN members in Malawi with ESARO Head of Constituency

Send a member to catch a member: Malawi members commit to recruit new members

IUCN Members in Malawi committed themselves to increasing the membership in their country by inviting more organizations to join the Union. The members however called upon the Secretariat to improve its service delivery to members so that IUCN membership becomes a better proposition. Speaking during the IUCN Members’ meeting held at the Wildlife and Environment Society of Malawi (WESM), Mr. Daulosi Mauambeta, WESM Director pointed out that the Secretariat should ensure that membership benefits are both articulated in all corporate communications and also delivered to members. …  

22 Nov 2008 | News story

St Lucia Marine Protected Area, South Africa

Protected areas in the oceans a matter of great urgency say scientific community

More protected areas in strategic ocean locations need to be set up and benefit from proper enforcement in order to address the rapid degradation of the world’s marine environment. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

San Salvador

Organizaciones unen esfuerzos en pro del desarrollo urbano sostenible en Centroamérica

¿Es posible construir ciudades sostenibles?, es el nombre del foro que impulsa la Unión de Organizaciones en pro del desarrollo urbano sostenible en Centroamérica que tendrá lugar del 26 al 28 de noviembre en el auditorio del Colegio de Ingenieros y Arquitectos, en San José, Costa Rica. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

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