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Pascal and Prudence

Conservation for peace

Prudence Mazambi and Pascal Murhula Balezi, the Democratic Republic of Congo 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, despite the area’s instability and prevalent violence, two young conservationists fight to protect the environment through comics, theatre performances, radio programmes and reforestation initiatives. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Tahir Qureshi

A blessing in disguise

Tahir Qureshi – Pakistan

“In 1984, when I was a Divisional Forest Officer, I was kidnapped in the thick forest of Dadu, in southern Pakistan. The armed gang kept me in captivity for two nights but it seemed like a thousand years. My confidence was shattered and my career took a turn for what I thought at the time was the worst. After this, I decided to work on coastal conservation. This change, which involved restoring mangroves, was actually a blessing in disguise. It gave me a platform to chart completely unexplored territory in Pakistan.” …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Renata, her daughters and an ocelot at Los Amigos

Trapped in the Amazon!

Renata Leite Pitman - Brazil

“Ten years ago, moved by curiosity, I planned a three-month expedition to the south east of Peru to learn more about an elusive species, and maybe trap and radio collar it. Ten years later, I feel it was the animal that trapped me!,” says Renata Leite Pitman. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

All rangers who have been shot at, raise your hands

Nature - to die for?

As the battle between poachers and park rangers escalates, what's needed to protect the people who put their lives on the line for nature?  

01 Apr 2011 | Article
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IUCN Press Trip to Sian Ka'an, Mexico, COP 16

From Bangkok to Durban: Time to act on Cancun deal

The first round of UN climate change negotiations since the Cancun summit in December, being held in Bangkok from April 3-8, will start on the work plan agreed at Cancun for 2011. The aim of the meeting is to build on the Cancun agreements and to work towards establishing a new global climate change regime, to complement or replace the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period expires in late 2012. …  

31 Mar 2011 | News story

Miembro de UICN

Prácticas en la Fundación Quebrantahuesos

La Fundación para la Conservación del Quebrantahuesos en España ofrece la posibilidad de realizar un módulo de prácticas en el “programa de cría de quebrantahuesos en aislamiento humano”.   …  

30 Mar 2011 | Event

Logotipo Comité Español de UICN

Reforestación con Groassis Waterboxx

La Embajada de los Países Bajos en España y el Comité Español de la UICN (CeUICN) organizan el próximo domingo, 10 de abril, una jornada de reforestación en el Parque de los Cerros de Alcalá de Henares. El evento se desarrollará de 10 a 13 horas y está enmarcado dentro del proyecto Iberclima, una iniciativa subvencionada por el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino (MARM) y coordinada por el CeUICN, en la que también participan Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, Nereo y Efe Verde. …  

30 Mar 2011 | Event

Cousin female wardens,  Jelle and Dorothy leading tours

A push for more women in conservation at Cousin Island

 Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles is becoming a success story on increasing the role of women in conservation, with support from Nature Seychelles -  an IUCN member. Arriving at Cousin, visitors will not fail to notice the enthusiastic group of female wardens who will welcome them to the island. It might be the driver of the boat, one of the people pushing the boat, or the person leading a tour of the island. …  

30 Mar 2011 | News story
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Huascarán, Ecuador

Acting beyond boundaries to address urban water challenge

You cannot optimize water in cities without looking at the natural water basin or catchment areas which are serving them” said Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Water Programme during a recent workshop at the UN World Water Day conference in Cape Town. …  

30 Mar 2011 | News story
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Oil-soaked Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi)  in the rehabilitation shed

Endangered penguins in rehab

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSBP), an IUCN Member, other conservationists and volunteers, are working hard to save a colony of threatened Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi) after a devastating oil spill in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story