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IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

World Forestry Day celebrated in Karachi

IUCN Pakistan organised a programme on the World Forestry Day, for enhancing understanding, interest and support of a diverse group, ranging from school children to college students, media and financial sector. The programme included: an exposure visit to Korangi Fish Harbor, mangrove plantation by the participants, screening of documentary on community based forest management and discussions with IUCN natural resource management experts, at IUCN Country Office. …  

21 Mar 2010 | News story

Acipenser sturio

Sturgeon more critically endangered than any other group of species

Eighty five percent of sturgeon, one of the oldest families of fishes in existence, valued around the world for their precious roe, are at risk of extinction, making them the most threatened group of animals on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The latest update of the Red List assessed the status of 18 species of sturgeon from all over Europe and Asia and found that all were threatened.  …  

18 Mar 2010 | International news release

Country Representative IUCN Pakistan, Mr. Shah Murad Aliani and TPS-P’s CEO, Mr. Aziz Boolani after signing the MoU.

IUCN Pakistan Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Tourism Promotion Services-Pakistan

IUCN and TPS-P aim to raise sector-wide biodiversity performance standards in the ecotourism industry.
Islamabad, Pakistan: …  

12 Mar 2010 | News story

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IUCN Member BRAC - one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs

“Fazle Hasan Abed has built one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs” says an article published recently in The Economist. An IUCN member organization in Bangladesh called Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) was acknowledged as “the largest, fastest-growing non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the world—and one of the most businesslike”. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

Ms Patti Moore, IUCN Asia Regional Office, discusses outcomes of training at the Natural Resource Governance workshop, Dhaka.

Natural Resource Governance workshop brings together regional Asia experts

More than 150 people participated in a two-day training workshop on “Perspectives on Governance and Natural Resource Governance” from 9-10 March , Dhaka, organized by IUCN Bangladesh. …  

09 Mar 2010 | Event

Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

Biosphere Ethics Initiative

IUCN Members are invited to discover the work of the Biosphere Ethics Initiative and to get involved with their programme to incorporate principles of environmental ethics into specific conservation action. …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

Kumbhalgarh Map

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) carries out biodiversity assessment of the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary in India

The Biodiversity of Kumbhalgarh, Phulwari-ki-Nal and Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuaries, located in the Southern Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan, India, were assessed to make an inventory of the flora and fauna of the area and prepare appropriate conservation action plans by an IUCN member Foundation for Ecological Security (FES). …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

St' Martin's Island

St. Martin’s Island and its unique biodiversity face serious threats

To mark the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, a Movement to Save St. Martin’s Island, an ecologically critical area in Bangladesh, was organized by an IUCN member Coastal Area Resource Development and Management Association (CARDMA). …  

09 Mar 2010 | International news release
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