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International Convention Centre, Jeju

Congress Preparatory Committee meets in Jeju

Members of the Congress Preparatory Committee met at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Jeju, Republic of Korea, from 11 to12 April. …   | French | Spanish

02 May 2011 | News story

IUCN 2011 Regional Conservation Forum, Kuwait

IUCN 2011 Regional Conservation Forum convenes in Kuwait to shape the environmental agenda in West Asia

  Kuwait, 2 May 2011 (IUCN) – Decision makers, civil society and research institutions gathered in Kuwait for the IUCN 2011 Regional Conservation Forum, which is organized by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) – Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA), co-hosted by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and co-funded by IUCN, KISR and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) from 2-5 May, 2011. …  

02 May 2011 | International news release
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IUCN at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

At the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland 8 to 13 May 2011, IUCN will be calling for policies to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters through effective management of natural resources. …  

02 May 2011 | Event

Balkila Watershed and Gopeshwar town

IUCN Balkila Himalayan Watershed Project supported by Nokia

IUCN and Nokia have signed a project partnership agreement which aims to identify opportunities to address climate change and natural resource loss in the Balkila Watershed of Uttarakhand State, India. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

Offshore wind farm

Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

Expanding IUCN's science engagement for better conservation

Expanding IUCN's science engagement for better conservation …  

29 Apr 2011 | Article
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Ross Sea

The Ross Sea, Antarctica: A Sylvia Earle Alliance Hope Spot Initiative

Currently about 1.2% of the world ocean is set aside for wildlife and their habitat, as compared to around 14% of Earth’s terrestrial surface. We must take action to increase substantially the level of ocean protection that experts consider necessary for healthier oceans and a more sustainable fisheries future. Hope Spots, a term coined by Dr Sylvia Earle, are ocean areas that are especially important for their wildlife and habitats, and merit urgent and effective protection. 

28 Apr 2011 | Article

Maryam Bibi

Never lose heart

Maryam Bibi - Pakistan
 
For almost two decades Maryam Bibi has battled against prejudice and intolerance to improve the lives of women and children in some of the world’s poorest areas. …  

28 Apr 2011 | News story

CEESP key topic aid

Infrastructure solutions using nature

Water security is vital for economic growth and poverty reduction, yet investments in water infrastructure are often contested by many stakeholders. …  

28 Apr 2011 | News story

Peregrine Falcons

Re-introducing falcons to Sweden

IUCN Member, the foundation Nordens Ark has re-introduced 140 Peregrine falcons in Sweden over the last eight years.  Their aim has been to create a sustainable, heatlhy population that links the smaller populations of Peregines already established in Northern and Southern Sweden. …  

27 Apr 2011 | News story