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Establishment of a Green Corner at the Balochistan Girls Guide Association

Quetta, May 27, 2010: An awareness raising event was organized by the Balochistan Girls Guide Association. The topic of the event was Current Water Situation of Water and its Conservation. Ms. Faryal Ahmed, Communication and ESD Officer was invited to deliver a lecture to the participants on the water conservation techniques. …  

27 May 2010 | News story

Manager IUCN Balochistan Programme,Mr. Zabardast Khan Bangash speaks during a three day workshop on DRM training.

Global Climatic Changes have brought Pakistan in line of the countries standing on the verge of extreme Dangers of Natural Disasters

Quetta, May 26, 2010:  First ever three day training on “Incorporating Environmental Concerns into Disaster Risk Management “ jointly organized by IUCN Pakistan and  Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) was held in Quetta. This was the first training of its kind held, not only in Balochistan,  but also in Pakistan. …  

26 May 2010 | News story

Media personnel visit coastal zone management activities in Puttalam lagoon

Media personnel visit coastal zone management activities in Puttalam lagoon

IUCN Sri Lanka Office has been implementing several coastal zone management related projects in and around the Puttalam lagoon during the past few years. 

26 May 2010 | News story
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International Year of Biodiversity celebrated at Hamdard University, Karachi

To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity a lecture on Biodiversity was organized by Hamdard University at its main campus in Karachi. Having the global recognition IUCN Pakistan was asked for the services of an expert to give a lecture on the topic. …  

22 May 2010 | News story

Students at Ziarat for celebrations of International Biodiversity Day 2010.

Biodiversity Day 2010 Celebrated at Ziarat

Ziarat, 22 May 2010: IUCN Pakistan, Ziarat Office celebrated International Biodiversity Day in collaboration with the local schools on 22 May 2010. More than 160 students and teachers from Al-Hijrah Resident School, Tameer-e-Nau School, Al-Hamd Model Secondary School and Rahbar Model Secondary School participated in a ‘Biodiversity Day Walk’ which started from Al-Hijra Resident School and finished at Quaid’s Residency. …  

22 May 2010 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …   | Chinese

22 May 2010 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.

Nature's diversity unites Bangladesh

To celebrate the International day of Biological Diversity, May 22, IUCN Bangladesh awarded the winners of the “Biodiversity in focus” environmental photography competition. …  

22 May 2010 | Event

Professor Masahito Yoshida, the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN

Japanese vision – the New Strategic Plan, a decade of biodiversity and raising awareness with origami

After the scientific and technical discussions in Nairobi, the eyes of the conservation world will be moving towards Nagoya, Japan, where Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet in October this year to make binding decisions on the future of the world’s biodiversity. The Japan Committee for IUCN has been working to make every effort to ensure that this event, which is crucial for the future of our planet, has a high profile in Japan. Professor Masahito Yoshida is the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN. Here he answers questions about the Committee’s work, its role in the CBD conference and how the Japan Committee for IUCN uses origami to raise awareness of the need to conserve biodiversity, all life on earth. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Left to right:
Mr. Jawed Ali Khan, Director General (Environment), Minsitry of Environment, 
Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Head, IUCN Islamabd Office, 
Dr. Ishfaq ahmad Khan, Advisor (Science and Technology), Government of Pakistan 
Dr. Peter Hayes, senior Climate Change Specialist (Asian Development Bank)

National Consultative Workshop on; “Impacts of Climate Change on Indus Basin: Coping Strategies for Pakistan”

Islamabad, 20 May 2010 (IUCN) A national consultative workshop titled: ‘Impacts of Climate Change on Indus Basin: Coping Strategies for Pakistan’ was organized by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Islamabad today. …  

20 May 2010 | International news release

from left to right – Mr Kamran Lashari - Mr. M.A. Cheema – Mr. Muhammad Javed Malik.

A one-day National Workshop titled ‘Moving Towards Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles in Pakistan’

Islamabad, 19 May 2010: IUCN Pakistan, Pakistan Clean Air Network (PCAN) and Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center (CAI – Asia), in collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment and United Nations Environment Programme’s project Partnership for Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV), organized a one-day National Workshop titled ‘Moving Towards Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles in Pakistan’ at Islamabad today. …  

19 May 2010 | News story