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Asia Needs Urgent Action to Conserve its Wetlands

The 4th Asian Wetland Symposium (AWS), held. in Hanoi from 22 to 25, June 2008, identified ten urgent and immediate actions to address current threats to wetlands and challenges in wetland management.  It calls on decision-makers to give priority these issues of conservation and sustainable management in Asia. …  

04 Jul 2008 | News story

An endangered Hawksbill was caught lately, tagged and then released back to the sea at Bai Tu Long National Park

More Species Became Endangered in Viet Nam, Says the Red Data Book

Nearly 900 species are threatened with extinction and at least 10 more have vanished from Viet Nam, according to the latest Viet Nam Red Data Book of endangered plants and animals released on June 26th in Hanoi by the Viet Nam Academy of Science and Technology and IUCN. …  

04 Jul 2008 | News story

Uranium mine located in an 'enclave' within Kakadu National Park World Heritage Site, Australia

Put natural World Heritage sites off limits for mining and oil exploration, IUCN says

 More than a quarter of natural World Heritage sites are under pressure by existing or future mineral extraction. For this reason, IUCN is calling on the private sector, state-run companies and governments themselves to adopt and enforce the “no go” principle, meaning that no mining and/or mineral and oil exploration and production can be carried out in World Heritage sites. The call was made today in Québec City, Canada, during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee.
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04 Jul 2008 | News story

The Viet Nam delegate at the FLEGT Roundtable in China

Tại Bắc Kinh, các đại biểu đã chia sẻ nỗ lực của Việt Nam để thúc đẩy mậu dịch các sản phẩm gỗ hợp pháp và bền vững

IUCN Việt Nam tiếp tục là tổ chức đi đầu trong việc nâng cao nhận thức và thúc đẩy thể chế điều hành lâm nghiệp thông qua hỗ trợ xây dựng Kế hoạch Hành động FLEGT. …  

03 Jul 2008 | News story

Jean Wiener receives award

Director of IUCN’s only Haitian Member receives Whitley Award from Princess Anne

In May 2008, Jean Wiener, director of FoProBiM, Haiti’s only non-governmental marine conservation organization, was presented one of the world’s top prizes for grassroots nature conservation – a Whitley Award – for his work to protect his country’s coral reefs and mangrove forests. …  

03 Jul 2008 | News story

The Viet Nam delegate at the FLEGT Roundtable in China

In Beijing, Delegates Share Viet Nam’s Efforts to Facilitate Legal and Sustainable Wood Product Trade

IUCN Viet Nam continues to be a leader in raising awareness and facilitating the institution of improved forest governance through supporting the establishment of a FLEGT Action Plan.  …  

03 Jul 2008 | News story

China's Huangshan Mountain World Heritage site with its travertine pools

Enhancing our Heritage

Natural World Heritage sites are formally recognized by the international community, under the framework of the World Heritage Convention as among the most outstanding intact ecosystems on Earth. It is critical that managers have the information needed to manage these sites effectively and that the global community has confidence that site values are being maintained. …  

02 Jul 2008 | News story

The ice cap on Kerguelen island, retreating 200 meters a year

Climate Decision Makers Call for More Political Leadership and a Clear Policy Environment: Global Survey

A new worldwide survey of key climate decision-makers shows strong and consistent views that government leaders worldwide need to act quickly and agree on a set of clear, inclusive, and long-term policies in order to put climate solutions in place. The survey comes as countries and regions prepare for the crucial Copenhagen meeting of the UNFCCC and the G8 Summit. …  

01 Jul 2008 | International news release

Forest landscape restoration in Northern Thailand

New Trees that Breathe Life into a Degraded Landscape

IUCN helps restore a forest landscape to benefit local communities in Northern Thailand …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's Director-General, takes us to 2068

IUCN looking back to the future in 2068

Will nature be safe sixty years from now? Has the world’s oldest and largest environmental network been instrumental in achieving its main goals? What will be the new focus of IUCN in 2068 -- conserving biodiversity or something that we cannot even imagine today? …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

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