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Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and Botswana Minister of Environment, Hon. Kitso Mokaila

IUCN Director General opens new offices for Kalahari Conservation Society

The IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre opened the new offices of the Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS) in Gaborone, Botswana on 1 March 2011. Also present at the opening ceremony was the Botswana Minister of Environment and Tourism, Honourable Kitso Mokaila. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, presents a gift to Botwana President, His Excellency S.K.I Khama

Botswana President welcomes IUCN support for national conservation efforts

IUCN’s Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre was received by President Seretse Khama Ian Khama of Botswana recently for a meeting to discuss the country’s conservation activities. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story

Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

International Women’s Day – women in forest communities need louder voice

Background: To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8th 2011, IUCN is calling for women in forest communities to be given more control of the management of forests and to be involved in decisions relating to them. …  

07 Mar 2011 | Media advisory

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XVIII Semana del Mar. Conservación de la flora litoral

Organizada por Aula del Mar, miembro de UICN, se celebrarán el Málaga del 14 al 17 de marzo 2011 en el Instituto de Estudios Portuarios de Málaga. …  

07 Mar 2011 | Event

Kuwait

IUCN Members to convene in Kuwait for the West Asia 7th Regional Conservation Forum

Amman, Jordan – 6 March 2011 – Members of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature will gather in Kuwait for the IUCN West Asia 7th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF), which will be held from 2-5 May 2011. The RCF is organized by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and co-hosted by the State of Kuwait through the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). The forum will discuss issues related to the RCF theme “Climate Change and Biodiversity: Climate Change; Threats and Opportunities for Biodiversity and Ecosystems”. …  

06 Mar 2011 | News story
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Rueda de Prensa Energía Eólica Cantabria

Proposal for the zoning of wind exclusion areas in Cantabria

On 2nd March, Carlos Sanchez, President of the Spanish National Committee of IUCN Members and of the Foundation for Man and Nature (FNYH in Spanish), together with Juan Carlos del Olmo, Secretary General of WWF-Spain, and Guillermo Palomero, President of the Brown Bear Foundation, presented a proposal based entirely on the conservation of biodiversity, priority species and their habitats. …   | Spanish

04 Mar 2011 | News story

Holcim

Partnership between Holcim and IUCN renewed

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Holcim have decided to renew a partnership agreement set up to protect biodiversity at Holcim’s quarries around the world. The partnership, which began in 2007, has been extended for a further three years. …   | French | Spanish

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Vida Silvestre

A vivir la naturaleza

La tasa actual de extinción de especies sólo fue igualada cinco veces en la historia de la vida en el planeta y el grado de modificación de ecosistemas solamente tiene precedentes en desastres naturales de orden planetario. Con la pérdida de la biodiversidad se merman las posibilidades de bienestar y supervivencia para nuestra especie y las demás. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Pinta Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdoni)

The 25 most endangered turtles and tortoises

Without concerted conservation action, many of the planet’s turtles and tortoises, iconic survivors from the Age of Dinosaurs, will become extinct within the next few decades. That’s according to a new report from the Turtle Conservation Coalition, a global alliance of conservation groups, including the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG), which names the world’s 25 most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

British High Commissioner, Malcom McLachlan and IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami with the cheque that will see the set up of the new environment compliance and enforcement course.

Low enforcement weakens environmental fight: new course to help

A new Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Certificate course will be offered from August this year as part of the University of the South Pacific’s calendar. This was revealed today when the British High Commission officially handed over the initial funding for the development of the course to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story