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IUCN influences environmental legislations in Jordan

Law enforcement is considered a crucial measure that needs to be taken into consideration in parallel with creating social change towards best environmental practices. This requires building the capacities of lawyers and judges to become more aware of the environmental legislations and the impact of the environmental law enforcement on local communities. …  

14 Mar 2011 | News story
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Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre with BotSoc ,SANBI and  IUCN officials

IUCN Director General visits Pretoria Botanical Gardens

IUCN Member, The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc), recently hosted a dinner for the IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens during her recent visit to South Africa in February 2011. Before the dinner, Botsoc and the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) took the Director General for a tour of the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. …  

14 Mar 2011 | News story

A woman and children crossing the river at the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Protected Areas Increase Economic Gains in West Africa

Local populations living close to protected areas in West Africa , earn an additional 40% of their income from activities related to these areas. …  

14 Mar 2011 | International news release

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Message from IUCN Director General on Japanese earthquake and tsunami

On behalf of all IUCN Members and staff, I join with people from around the world in extending sympathy and solidarity to the many families affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. …  

12 Mar 2011 | IUCN statement

The Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Dr Stuart speaking at the launch of the SANBI’s Frog Conservation Research Strategy

IUCN Species Survival Commission member activities in South Africa

During his visit to South Africa, the Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Dr Simon Stuart, held meetings with members of the Species Survival Commission and its Specialist Groups. Today, Dr Stuart met with the SSC members at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in Pretoria. …  

11 Mar 2011 | News story

Village – Etang de la Capelle

Towards a strengthening of regional biodiversity strategies in France?

How will local authorities get mobilised following the launch of the new global strategy for biodiversity? The recent national (Grenelle de l’environnement) and international (10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity) commitments encourage local authorities to strengthen their involvement in biodiversity conservation. The IUCN French National Committee supports the reinforcement of regional strategies for biodiversity following the recent publication of a study carried out in cooperation with the Fédération des Parcs naturels régionaux. …   | French

11 Mar 2011 | Article

Students are eager at the game

Communication campaign on marine turtle conservation in Quang Tri province

Quang Tri is a coastal province in Vietnam where species biodiversity plays an important role in supporting a healthy ecosystem and valuable fisheries industry. Given such importance IUCN and Quang Tri Sub-Department of Fisheries Resources Protection (Sub-DFRP) have collaborated on marine turtle conservation and education for many years now. In 2011, education campaigns continued with activities in Gio Hai and Trung Giang Secondary Schools, culminating in final competitions on March 1-2, 2011. …   | Vietnamese

11 Mar 2011 | News story

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Join IUCN's email discussion forum of Europe overseas!

IUCN's Europe Overseas Forum has been launched. It is an email discussion group, hosted on Google Groups, for everyone interested in advancing biodiversity and climate change action in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (EU). …  

09 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

To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 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. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

arborvitae 43: Intégration de l’égalité des genres

arborvitae Issue 43 - Attending to gender

  • Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.
  • Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.
  • Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
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08 Mar 2011 | News story