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Notes for nature, songs for society – IUCN welcomes Malouma as new Goodwill Ambassador

A unique artist has joined the team of IUCN Goodwill Ambassadors. Mauritanian singer and songwriter Malouma - or Maalouma - actively engaged in the fight for the rights of women and children and most recently,in tackling the many environmental challenges that her country is facing, joins IUCN in pursuing its vision of a ‘just world that values and conserves nature’. …  

09 Aug 2011 | News story

Support pours in for Kwa-Zulu Natal's Rhino Skydive

From pensioners giving their precious R10, to donations of luxury accommodation and the gift of a life-size fibre-glass rhino, support for the world-first Skydive for Rhinos is pouring in from the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) public and business communities.The organisers of what ‘should’ have been a staff-based effort to personally raise funds from friends and family for rhinos under threat from organised poaching syndicates, are astonished by the torrent of support this KZN initiative is receiving. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story
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Call for Chair and Members of New CEESP/CEL Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH)

Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH) The Chairs of CEESP and CEL seek nominations for the position of  SPICEH Chair (or two Co-Chairs) as well as new members. Candidates for the Chair(s) should preferably be familiar with both CEESP and CEL, and be committed to working cross-sectorally across different disciplines. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story
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Participants during training.

Huge demand for enforcement training in the Pacific

There is a huge demand for training in the policing of environmental legislations across the Pacific region. This was the popular feedback from participants and partners of the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Training Course as it concluded on July 22, 2011 in Fiji. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story
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IUCN Congress Website Online & Call for Contributions to the WCC

For your information, please note that the website for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju is now active. Available in the three IUCN official languages, it is also linked to the website of the Korean Organizing Committee. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story
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Participant at CEC workshop during the World Scout Jamboree's Global Development Village

Scouting for biodiversity

What would the world be like if designed by Scouts? If you could let your imagination go wild and bring a new species to life, what would it look like? How can we make a difference in our home societies so that we live in a more harmonious world for people and nature? …  

02 Aug 2011 | News story

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Invitation - CEM Symposium

Please join the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management-North America & Caribbean Region and the Society for Ecological Restoration

SYMPOSIUM: Roadmap to Restoring the Ecological Health of the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Oil Spill
Tuesday, August 23
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Yucatan 1 Conference Room
Hotel Fiesta Americana
2011 SER World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Mérida, Mexico …  

01 Aug 2011 | News story

Debbie Good, IUCN Membership Focal Point for US Members, and Larissa Hotra, Strategic Partnerships at the annual National Teacher Leadership Academy hosted by IUCN Member, National Geographic.

National Geographic hosts marine-focused Teacher Leadership Academy

On 15 July 2011, IUCN Member National Geographic Education hosted 60 highly motivated high school teachers from around the United States for its annual National Teacher Leadership Academy (NTLA). …  

29 Jul 2011 | News story

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Honorary membership of IUCN

Honorary Membership of IUCN, which recognizes outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, is presented at the World Conservation Congress to two or three individuals who have made exceptional contributions to furthering the goals of the Union. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

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The Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Established eight years ago during the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal will go to a conservation professional who has made outstanding contributions to the conservation of nature and natural resources. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story