Season Greetings 2009

Message from Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Gland, December 2009 

22 Dec 2009 | Event

Snow cover melting

Copenhagen climate summit: Copenhagen Accord a step in right direction, but insufficient

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. A global, legally-binding climate change treaty must be the next step. …   | Chinese

19 Dec 2009 | International news release

Governance workshop in Bangkok

Coming to Terms with Governance

 “Coming to Terms with Governance” was the focus of a workshop in Bangkok, 15-16 October.  Representatives from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka – the three Asian countries involved in the global project – participated in the workshop, which was convened by the Sri Lanka country component of IUCN’s global, DFID-funded project “Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction”, with the support of the Regional Environmental Law Programme, Asia. …  

03 Nov 2009 | Event

Balkila Watershed and Gopeshwar town

Local Partners Champion Water and Climate Resilience in the Himalayas

“There is a water shortage in our district, what can we do?” asked Sri Chandi Prasad Bhatt, a pioneering and award winning environmental activist from the Himalayas, when meeting a delegation from IUCN in Gopeshwar, India …  

07 Oct 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

World Ocean Conference, a fight to get oceans into the climate change debate

For immediate release: 11 May, 2009

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 May, 2009 (IUCN) – The Manado Ocean Declaration draft will be review at the World Ocean Congress in Manado urging the UN to put marine issues at the top of the agenda at the climate talks in Copenhagen. …  

13 May 2009 | International news release

MFF at World Ocean Conference 2009

MFF Announces the first call for project proposals in Indonesia at the World Ocean Conference in Manado

MFF together with partners from University of Rhode Island, NOAA, USAID and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia held a one-day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Actions for Coastal Areas as one of the key side events at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 11 May, 2009. 

13 May 2009 | News story

Winrock 6th biofuels conference

Winrock International India organizes ‘6th International Biofuels Conference’

Winrock International India (WII), a New Delhi based not-for-profit organization (also a IUCN member), organized the 6th International Biofuels Conference on March 4–5, 2009 in New Delhi. The Conference, 6th in the series, has created a niche for itself and has over the years, become a vibrant and neutral platform for stakeholders from across the world. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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Olive Ridley Turtle

Vulnerable Olive Ridley turtles find diverse support in Orissa, India

  The Dhamra Port project in Orissa has attracted considerable attention due to its proximity to vulnerable Olive Ridley turtle nesting grounds. The question is - can large infrastructure projects like this be environmentally sustainable? In a breakthrough workshop held by IUCN, developers and environmentalists have joined together to tackle this complex and controversial issue.   

04 Mar 2009 | Event

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