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Flowers of Balochistan

Regional cooperation essential to conserve plant biodiversity in Asia

A new assessment of plant conservation calls for greater regional collaboration in documentation and conservation in Asia. 

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Daejayon members with Dr Ashok Khosla, IUCN President at the 5th Asia RCF

IUCN Member effectively uses secretariat for outreach

Daejayon, a students’ environmental network from Korea is using IUCN and its secretariat effectively to reach out to universities in new countries 

29 Sep 2011 | Article
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Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Experts Identify World’s Most Threatened Sea Turtle Populations

Top sea turtle experts from around the globe have discovered that almost half (45%) of the world’s threatened sea turtle populations are found in the northern Indian Ocean. The study also determined that the most significant threats across all of the threatened populations of sea turtles are fisheries bycatch, accidental catches of sea turtles by fishermen targeting other species, and the direct harvest of turtles or their eggs for food or turtle shell material for commercial use. …   | French | Spanish

29 Sep 2011 | International news release

vallée Sourou

The Sourou Valley: Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Sourou Valley, a wetlands region in the north of Burkina Faso, was for a time considered a breadbasket for the country. However, an IUCN economic valuation study of the region's ecosystem services overturned this idea. …   | French

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Shanti Karanjit Ojha, Senior Programme Officer, Women in Environment Nepal

Women, Climate Change, Nepal

Women have a major role in dealing with the impacts of climate change, especially in countries that lie in the climate change frontline such as Nepal. Shanti Karanjit Oha works with Women in Environment Nepal and told the IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum how their work with women in local communities is dealing with the day to day challenges of climate change impacts. …  

28 Sep 2011 | Article

Mr Ronnakorn Triraganon, Senior Programme Officer at RECOFTC speaking at the release of the Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual at the 5th Asia RCF

Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual Released at the 5th Asia RCF

 Joint efforts of IUCN and its Member brings out the first natural resource governance report in Asia 

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre formally opening the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea

The 5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum Commences in Incheon, Republic of Korea

IUCN lays the foundation for the World Conservation Congress with the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea  

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Wangari Maathai

Nature loses a heroine

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of Wangari Maathai, one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners and a great advocate for social justice, human rights, peace and democracy. Wangari Maathai has passed away in Nairobi at the age of 71. …   | Spanish

26 Sep 2011 | News story

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A regional conservation showcase closes at the IUCN Pavilion in Johannesburg

A four-day exhibition of conservation activities implemented in the Eastern and Southern Africa region closes today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The IUCN Green Pavilion was organized as a platform for showcasing conservation activities that contribute to biodiversity management, livelihoods, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

23 Sep 2011 | News story
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