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Journalists on a boat trip in Peam Prasop Wildlife Sanctuary

Cambodian journalists learn to report on climate change

More than 30 Cambodian journalists participated in a training on climate change during 3-5 October 2011 in Phnom Penh and visited IUCN's project sites in Koh Kong Province on 6-7 October. The training, and field visit funded by UNESCO and the EU, and facilitated by the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) and IUCN, aimed to raise awareness and interest of journalists on climate change in their professional work.

19 Oct 2011 | News story

Workshop Participants

Three days Training Workshop on PC-1 formulation and development

IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development (BPSD) program has been organizing a series of three-day residential training workshops on PC-1 (amended and revised format) since 2009. The is a second such workshop taking place in 2011 which is currently being  held at the Boys Scouts Headquarters, Hali road Quetta and will culminate on 20th October. …  

18 Oct 2011 | International news release

Vietnam delegates meet with IUCN’s Dr. Robert Mather, Head, South East Asia Group

5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum: some highlights

Together with a delegation drawn from IUCN’s five Vietnamese State and NGO members led by MONRE Vice-Minister Tran Hong Ha, I attended IUCN’s Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Korea on September 27-29, 2011. This RCF, which was attended by over 600 participants, was the ninth of the 11 regional forums that IUCN will organize in the run up to the World Conservation Congress (WCC) that will take place in Jeju, Korea in September 2012. Here are some of the presentations and interventions that caught my attention. …   | Vietnamese

18 Oct 2011 | News story


Healthy ecosystems for sustainable food security

“It is important that, as we discuss and strategise on matters related to food security in ACP countries, we pay serious attention to the state of our environment. The environment is a vital element in maintaining sound ecosystems on which enabling factors depend, such as rain, soil fertility and moisture, among many others. These ensure reliable production of food crops...” stated Hon. Mr. Musikari Kombo, Member of the Kenyan Parliament, during the EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly meetings that took place in the European Parliament on 5 and 6 October. …  

17 Oct 2011 | News story

Children living in Lang Sen Wetland Nature Reserve

New project to improve water use in the Mekong Delta

On September 29, 2011, Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) Field Coordinator Tang Phuong Gian attended the inception workshop in Soc Trang organized by Wageningen University (WU) and Can Tho University for Production Ability for Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Area of Mekong River, a project to explore ways to optimize the use of salt, brackish, and freshwater in the Mekong Delta. The project builds on a study called Water for Food and Ecosystems (WFE) that was funded by LNV, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality and coordinated by IUCN with technical support provided by WU’s Dr. Gerardo van Halsema, who organized this workshop. For a copy of the WFE case studies, click HERE. …   | Vietnamese

14 Oct 2011 | News story

(L-R- Shamen Vidanage, Acting Country Representative, IUCN Sri Lanka, Ms Sanjeewani de Silva – Head of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank, Mr Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Hon Minister of Environment)

Launch of Threatened…: Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity, Coffee Table Book

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1963, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species. 

10 Oct 2011 | News story

Traditional and eco-toilet in Xiaowopu village, Miyun County, Beijing, China

Bringing back to nature: Improving compost toilets in rural China

As part of a pilot project for the Nokia Miyun watershed conservation initiative, we are working with local community in the watershed to improve their sub-watershed health through upgrading their toilets into eco-friendly composting toilets that separates urine and manure for better aerobic composting. This low-cost technology, used in many organic and eco-farms worldwide, significantly reduces pollution from human waste and produces good quality compost for agriculture usage. …   | Chinese

10 Oct 2011 | Article

Certificate distribution By Mr. Inamullah Khan

One day Training Workshop on Nature Resource Management

IUCN Baluchistan Partnership sustainable development Project organized a one – day training workshop on the subject Sustainable Natural Resource Management at Qila Saifullah. …  

04 Oct 2011 | International news release

Local woman boats across Beung Kiat Ngong

Lao PDR’s Ramsar sites, Xe Champhone and Beung Kiat Ngong wetlands, learn from each other

Supported by the IUCN Mekong Water Dialogues project, local officials and community representatives from the Xe Champhone Wetland in Savannakhet Province recently travelled together to Beung Kiat Ngong in Champassak Province to strengthen capacity and build a vision for sustainable wetland management. …  

04 Oct 2011 | Event
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IUCN Mekong Water Dialogues Cambodia NWG meeting October 2011

Increased impact from wetlands policy

MWD Cambodia is striving to achieve support and endorsement from the Cambodian government for the establishment of a national framework for wetlands management to secure adequate protection of wetlands for long-term conservation and sustainable livelihood practices. Initially MWD had set out to establish a National Wetland Strategic Plan or National Wetland Strategic Guidance for Cambodia. However, based on a strategic review MWD Cambodia has reassessed and decided that the establishment of Sectoral Wetland Guidelines is a higher priority and also more effective within the timeframe of MWD.

30 Sep 2011 | News story