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National committee chairs rev up for Jeju Congress

Chairs of National Committee of IUCN Members from Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESARO) convened in Pretoria, South Africa this week to discuss the region’s preparations for the IUCN World Conservation Congress to be held in Jeju, South Korea in September this year. The meeting brought together Chairs from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. …  

05 Apr 2012 | News story
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IUCN Members in Malawi speak on the environmental situation

The Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members met recently to discuss national environmental issues affecting the country. The Committee includes leading environmental organizations in the country such as the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), the Coordinating Union for the Rehabilitation of the Environment (CURE), the Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust (MEET), the Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) and Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT). The Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members was formed in November 2011 by members of IUCN in Malawi to, among other things, influence the conservation and development agenda in Malawi. …  

04 Apr 2012 | News story
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IUCN French Committee

IUCN National Committee in France advocates for regional biodiversity strategies

After drawing up an inventory of regional biodiversity strategies in January 2010, IUCN National Committee in France is now advocating for their reinforcement by publishing guidelines to facilitate their further development and implementation throughout France.  …  

03 Apr 2012 | News story
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New Zealand fur seal (arctocephalus forsteri)

Call for social animals

Now is the time to put your creative hat on and tease the interest of your peers – because we are calling for participants and partners to organize social and cultural events. …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story

Alimoche

Did you know that almost 25% of Spain’s land is included in Natura 2000?

Protected areas in Spain cover more than 15 million hectares, representing over 27% of its land area. And almost a quarter of the whole Spanish territory is part of the Natura 2000 Network which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This month, the IUCN National Committee and Member organizations in Spain showcase their activities and achievements in nature conservation in the third edition of the IUCN European Country Focus. …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story
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Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

Congress Forum just a few clicks away

Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

IUCN’s impact on global conservation

IUCN’s impact on global conservation

As preparations gear up for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress, we take a look at what impact these events have on international nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

SOS, Mangrove Finch

Save Our Species funds Mangrove Finch project on Galapagos Islands

Swen Lorenz, Chief Executive of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an IUCN member organization, visited IUCN HQs in order to sign a grant agreement with SOS - Save Our Species to protect the Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) which is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Mangrove Finch is the rarest of the 13 species of Darwin Finches with an estimated remaining population of 100 individuals found only in two locations on the Galapagos Islands. …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story

Thailand

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day Two

The day started with a meeting for civil society to express their concerns to the Bureau of the Rio+20 conference. Civil society groups expressed concerns about governments bracketing issues related to human rights and equity principles. There is an open letter for signature entitled Rights at Risk at the United Nations which can be accessed at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/rightsatrisk/ and if you want to hear and see how angry civil society is, .... …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story
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Male one year

Reintroduction of the chamois after 150 years of absence

A chamois reintroduction program carried out by the Nature and Man Foundation (FNYH), an IUCN Member since 1997, led to a birth increase of 47% compared to 2010. …   | Spanish

29 Mar 2012 | Article
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