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Independent Panel to advise on rehabilitation and remediation of oil spill sites in the Niger Delta

The deadline for submissions to the Independent Panel on the Niger Delta has been extended until Thursday 22 December 2011. …  

30 Nov 2011 | News story

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Sharing water, sharing benefits: lessons on dams from West Africa

More than 150 large dams have been built in West Africa over the past 50 years. Many more are in the planning to meet the region’s demands for energy, water and food. But how can these developments rime with environmental sustainability and participatory processes? …   | French

29 Nov 2011 | News story

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IUCN Membership tops 1200

On 16 November 2011, the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members. IUCN Membership now tops 1200 organizations and institutions. …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2011 | News story

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Strengthening the defences

Nowhere are the effects of climate change being felt more than the Pacific Islands where governments are starting to realise the importance of managing ecosystems in a sustainable way to help their countries adapt to this growing challenge. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

ICOMOS General Assembly 2011

17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

Heritage, driver of development’27 November to 2 December 2011, Paris, France …  

27 Nov 2011 | Event
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SOS boosts wild tiger conservation

On-the-ground efforts to save the tiger have been given a major boost from SOS (Save Our Species) — a global conservation fund implemented by IUCN, the World Bank and GEF (Global Environment Facility) — the project will improve enforcement effectiveness in protecting and recovering tiger breeding populations and therefore addressing the biggest threat to wild tigers: poaching. …  

25 Nov 2011 | News story

Hans Friederich at LINK Annual Congress

Making the LINK to Scottish nature

Scottish Environment LINK – an umbrella group of 34 NGOs and Member of IUCN – said farewell to its President Helen Zealley OBE and welcomed President designate Ross Finnie at their Annual Congress in Birnam on 18 November 2011. Mr Finnie is a politician and former Minister for the Environment and Rural Development in the Scottish Executive, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for West of Scotland. …  

24 Nov 2011 | News story
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IUCN China side event at Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2011

Forest Restoration and Livelihood Improvement: IUCN Side Event at APFW

IUCN and the International Model Forest Network (IMFN) presented the 'Forest Restoration and Livelihood Improvement' session at the Asia Pacific Forestry Week on November 11th, 2011. …  

24 Nov 2011 | Article

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Congreso Latinoamericano de Derecho Forestal generó información técnica para la región

El VIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Derecho Forestal- Ambiental, se realizó en Costa Rica a finales de octubre del 2011.Este Congreso tuvo como objetivo abarcar información sobre los bosques, la gobernanza y el derecho forestal. Entre los ejes temáticos estaban el futuro de los mecanismos de gestión forestal y la mitigación y la adaptación al cambio climático. …  

23 Nov 2011 | News story
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Dr. Dongwon Shin (Executive Director, KNPS), Dr. Jane Smart (Global Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group), Poul Engberg-Pedersen (Deputy Director General IUCN), Dr. Chong-Chun Kim (Secretary General, Korean Organizing Committee IUCN WCC), Trevor Sandwith (Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme)

Unique marine national park in Korea now officially certified by IUCN

Hallyeohaesang National Park, a unique marine ecosystem in South Korea, has been certified as a Category II Protected Area under the UN List of Protected Areas. Hallyeohaesang National Park was designated in 1968 as one of the first national marine protected areas in Korea. 

23 Nov 2011 | News story
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