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Launch of Wilpattu: Villus and Beyond

Launch of "Wilpattu: Villus and Beyond"

The Wilpattu National Park was re-opened to the general public by the Hon.Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Environment & Natural Resources on the invitation of Mr W A D A Wijesuriya, Director General of Department of Wildlife Conservation on 27 February, 2010. 

01 Mar 2010 | News story
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MRC/IUCN Regional Workshop on Mekong Wetlands, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods

On 25-26 January over 40 wetlands specialists met in Ho Chi Minh City in a workshop organised by Mekong River Commission (MRC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in order to share recent experience, knowledge gained and lessons learned from ongoing work on wetlands in the Mekong Basin, and to identify priority areas for future work.
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24 Feb 2010 | News story
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Mangroves at Nasilai, Rewa delta, Fiji.

Mangroves to the rescue

Coastal ecosystems in the Pacific region are under severe threat. Increasing population, coastal development, squatter settlements and increasing demand for resources are having a serious impact. Climate change will only make things worse for these vulnerable coastal areas, and urgent action is needed to address the ongoing threats. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story
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NSAP for an Ecosystem-based Integrated Coastal Management in Sri Lanka, Presented to the Hon. Minister

Presentation of the National Strategy and Action Plan for an Ecosystem-based Integrated Coastal Management in Sri Lanka to the Hon Minister of Environment & Natural Resources

The National Strategy and Action Plan (NSAP) for an Ecosystem-based Integrated Coastal Management in Sri Lanka, prepared under the  Mangroves for the Future Programme, was presented to the Hon. Patalie Champika Ranawaka, M P, Minister of Environment & Natural Resources  

23 Feb 2010 | News story
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IUCN @ 7th Winrock II biofuels conference

IUCN brings sustainability discussions to member conference on biofuels

A team of IUCN colleagues participated in the 7th International Biofuels Conference organized by IUCN member, Winrock International India, which took place in New Delhi on the 11th and 12th February, 2010. …  

22 Feb 2010 | News story

Water collection for downstream communities, Tongitogiga watershed catchment, Samoa

WANI strengthens water management in Fiji and Samoa

Many Pacific Islands are experiencing increasing pressures on water resources due to growing populations, infrastructure development, and climatic fluctuations. IUCN, member and partner organisations are strengthening forces to support Integrated Water Resource Management in the Oceania region. …  

22 Feb 2010 | News story

Female Sclater's black lemur (also called blue-eyed black lemur)

World's most endangered primates revealed

Mankind’s closest living relatives – the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates – are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures according to Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2008–2010. …   | Spanish

18 Feb 2010 | News story

Calotropis gigantean

Beating back biofuel crop invasions

The risk of biofuel crops becoming invasive and outcompeting native species is increasing as more advanced crops are planted. This can be managed to reduce the impact on local livelihoods and the environment, according to a report by IUCN. …  

18 Feb 2010 | News story

Dilmah Conservation and IUCN Sri Lanka in partnership

Dilmah Conservation and IUCN Sri Lanka in partnership to protect the environment and promote sustainability

The Founder of Dilmah, Mr Merrill J. Fernando and IUCN Sri Lanka Country Representative Dr. Ranjith Mahindapala formalised on 11 February 2010, a Memorandum of Understanding which would unite Dilmah Conservation and IUCN in a series of projects designed to promote biodiversity conservation and conservation and sustainable development. 

17 Feb 2010 | News story
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New Members’ Portal: Resolutions and Recommendations System

In compliance with Resolution 4.011 (Development of an automated system to record Members’ actions on Resolutions and Recommendations to improve reporting at, and between, World Conservation Congresses), the IUCN Secretariat has developed an online tool to facilitate reporting by IUCN Members and the Secretariat on activities contributing to the implementation of Resolutions and Recommendations adopted at the 2008 World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
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16 Feb 2010 | News story