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Workshop on Natural Resources Governance in Rajshahi District

 IUCN Bangladesh hosted a workshop on August 19, 2010 at the Rajshahi University, as part of the project entitled "Improving environmental governance for sustainable management of natural resources in Bangladesh”. …  

29 Aug 2010 | Event

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Workshop on Developing Monitoring Mechanisms of Climate Change Impacts

 On 24 July 2010, IUCN B organized a consultation workshop on developing monitoring mechanisms of climate change impacts on eight major sectors of Bangladesh. The workshop was part of IUCN B’s current engagement in climate change research in Bangladesh with funding support from DFID and Danida. The workshop was held at the BIAM Multipurpose Hall and was one of the first of its kind in Bangladesh hoping it will lead to a giant leap in climate change research in the nation. …  

29 Aug 2010 | Event

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Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

27 Aug 2010 | Video

Sustainable School at Shigar (Skardu): A Dream Comes True

A long time dream of the people of Shigar came true on May 14, 2010 with inauguration of the first environmentally sustainable school – Abruzzi Higher Secondary School – in Shigar by His Excellency Vincenzo Prati, the Italian Ambassador in Pakistan.  …  

19 Aug 2010 | International news release

Green Economy

A Guidebook to the Green Economy

The Green Economy is becoming an increasingly popular and widely used term. There are many theories, views, inititatives and expectations associated with this new concept. There also is significant confusion with regards to the real scope and potential of the Green Economy. This guidebook serves as an introduction into this complex topic, providing readers with an overview of some of the key ideas and themes currently animating the Green Economy discourse.  …  

16 Aug 2010 | Article
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Integrating environmental safeguards into flood relief, response and recovery

Pakistan has been affected by the worst floods in living memory – according to government figures almost 14 million people have been affected. When a disaster of such magnitude occurs, saving human lives, alleviating suffering and reducing economic loss take priority. During this phase of disaster management – relief and response - emergency needs, water supplies and sanitation, food aid, setting up shelters, health needs must be supplied in the shortest possible time. …  

16 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Ghost Forest art project praised by IUCN Director General

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre, has accepted the role of ambassador for a major art installation called “Ghost Forest”, by British artist Angela Palmer. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Floods in Pakistan – interview partners available

Well-managed floodplains can help reduce the impact of disasters such as flooding, and help to decrease the vulnerability of cities and agricultural areas which lie in the path of devastating floods such as those recently experienced in Pakistan. The floods have not only caused damage to human life, which totals around 1,400 deaths so far and displacement of more than 3.2 million people, but also the loss of agriculture crops and key infrastructure. …  

11 Aug 2010 | Media advisory

Mekong at sunset

Keeping the giant catfish in Thailand's Mekong River

There were roast chickens and rice, pig’s heads and beer – all borne in a solemn procession as offerings to an unlikely recipient, the Mekong giant catfish. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story