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Consultation Workshop on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development

IUCN, UNEP, UNDP in partnership with Central Environmental Authority and Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka organized the above event.  The Opening Ceremony of the Consultative Workshop on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Sustainable Development kicked off at The Albatross, Waters Edge, Capital City, Battaramulla, on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 among a large gathering of expertise in the field.   

26 May 2011 | News story
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"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

Stung Treng wetlands, a Ramsar site: a wetland of international importance

Streamlining wetland conservation in Cambodia

In a first for Cambodia, the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) is in the initial stages of developing a national plan to strategically manage wetlands.

20 May 2011 | News story

3-Day Training on Formulation and Project Proposal Development

Karachi: May 19, 2011

A 3-Day training workshop was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme with the financial assistance of the Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN) at Pearl Continental hotel Karachi. …  

19 May 2011 | International news release

The Sundarbans is a unique ecosystem, rich in biodiversity.

Environmental Management and Biodiversity Conservation Plan for Sundarbans’ Biodiversity

April – December 2011

Supported by the World Bank
Implemented by IUCN Bangladesh Country Office …  

19 May 2011 | Project description

Relic forest

Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

Ocean acidification - Questions answered - English version

Ocean acidification - Making it clear

A fresh look at the global problem of ocean acidification for those people who want to know a little more. …  

13 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

Marine resource

Management effectiveness evaluation of 23 Marine protected areas in Thailand

Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MCPAs) are very important assets in terms of biodiversity conservation, economic development and livelihood security.  Therefore a well managed, representative MCPA system in Thailand lies at the heart of achieving a balanced and healthy marine and coastal ecosystem as a foundation for sustainable development and livelihood security. In recognition of the need to improve management effectiveness in Thailand’s MCPAs, the Department of National Parks and IUCN are implementing a project called ‘Evaluating and improving the management effectiveness of Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Protected Areas’  

12 May 2011 | News story
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Grouper Peek-a-Boo

Best underwater photos

As part of the IUCN 2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest, IUCN received 132 photographs of exceptional quality and creativity. Congratulations to the three winners: William Goodwin, Andre Seale and Lill Haugen. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Whole bear gall bladders and pills are the most frequently encountered products

Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia

Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF, has found. …  

11 May 2011 | News story