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Community members planting a medicinal plant, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Prize to share traditional knowledge from rural Bangladesh with the world

From a selection of international conservation projects one of IUCN Bangladesh’s projects has been nominated for representation at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) during October in Nagoya, Japan, during the Conference of the Parties 10 (COP10).  …  

30 Mar 2010 | Event

Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Moist evergreen forest in Mae Nan Khao, southern Thailand (2)

IUCN publishes FLEGT resources in Thai

IUCN has issued Thai versions of two publications describing important legal and policy changes in the United States and Europe that will affect Thailand's forest resources and industry. …  

25 Mar 2010 | Downloads - publication

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Healthy biodiversity is no luxury - it's the foundation of all life on earth

IUCN calls for a clear post-2010 Strategic Plan on Biodiversity. We have failed to meet the target adopted through the Convention on Biological Diversity to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and we are currently witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Urgent action is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences, both for nature and for people around the world. …   | Chinese

23 Mar 2010 | International news release

Water and environment experts at the World Water Day workshop, Dhaka

World Water Day 2010 – experts make a splash

The international World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Access to safe drinking water is a global concern, particularly in Bangladesh. To celebrate World Water Day local water experts gathered in Dhaka on Tuesday 23 March at a workshop - World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World. …  

23 Mar 2010 | Event

El Salvador

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