February

Participants of the CDM Capacity Building Workshop.

Regional CDM Capacity Building Workshops to minimize barriers for small islands participation

 In light of the various barriers encountered by small island countries in participating in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme, the UNEP Risoe Centre from Denmark with the assistance of the Fiji Government, IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and SPREP have begun a series of workshops to build understanding and capacity for Pacific Island Countries in the effort to assist them to efficiently implement CDM procedures. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Celebrating people's action to sustainably manage the world's forests

CEC and the UN Forum on Forests

The United Nations Forum on Forests in January in New York gave the CEC Chair and CEC Focal Point a chance to expand the network and promote strategies for 'communicating forest values'.
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03 Feb 2011 | News story

Stewart Maginnis, IUCN Director for Environment and Development.

Negotiation update

The 9th UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9) is drawing to a close. With just over 24 hours left, negotiators are entering lockdown to get a meaningful declaration in place for Friday's finish. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Standard Chartered Bank and International Union for Conservation of Nature Forge Partnership

Biological diversity of Sri Lanka is significantly important both at regional and a global scale and Sri Lanka has the highest species density (number of species per 10,000 sq. km) for flowering plants, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals in the Asian region. Furthermore, Sri Lanka is declared as one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots of the world.  

03 Feb 2011 | News story
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The World Wetlands Day Celebrated at Sonmiani, Balochistan

Karachi: February 02, 2011 The World Wetlands Day was jointly celebrated by Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development (BPSD) of IUCN Pakistan, Lasbela District Government, Lasbela Civil Society Network (LCSN), Balochistan Mahigeer Itehad(BMI), Sonmiani Development Organization (SDO), Coastal Organization CARD, Society for Conservation Dam (SSDCN), Sahil Welfare Organization-Gadani and the Media. The event was organized at Sonmiani Lasbela, which is one of the 19 wetlands and Ramsar sites in Pakistan. …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

World Wetlands Day-2011, celebrated at Shaheed-e-Millat, Government College for Women at Karachi

Karachi: IUCN Pakistan in collaboration with Shaheed-e-Millat Government College for Women organised the World Wetlands Day 2011 at the auditorium of the college. The slogan for the year is: “Wetlands and Forests”.  …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Communicating Forest Values

When a spotlight is needed

Visual communication for conservation has its strengths and weaknesses, writes Juliane Zeidler, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Eastern and Southern Africa. Juliane also volunteered as CEC sub-editor for arborvitae's special issue. …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Communicating Forest Values

Calling attention to Africa’s bright side

The abundance of conservation success stories from Africa is celebrated by IUCN CEC member Haroldo Castro. …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Communicating Forest Values

Communicating biodiversity to forest owners in Estonia

Changing strategy: How did a biodiversity communication strategy move from one of informing forest owners to one of supporting specific changes in forest management? Frits Hesselink, IUCN CEC Special Advisor, tells the story. …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Visual media website for science and sustainability

Using art to communicate science: Launch of SustainableFocus.org

Join this new online community and magazine. Collaborate with visual communicators, scientists and stakeholders on science and sustainability. CEC member Neil Losin announces the launch. …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story