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Mr.Somsak Soonthornnawaphat accepts the Those Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation in Thailand Honor Award from (left) Ms.Nisakorn Kositrat, a secretary-general of the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) .

Somsak Soonthornnawaphat receives Biodiversity Conservation Honor award from ONEP

Mr.Somsak Soonthornnawaphat, IUCN Thailand programme's senior officer just received ‘Honor Award Those Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation in Thailand’ from Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Plannin (ONEP), Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on the 22nd August 2011. His conservation work toward water onion and the reef to ridge approach is getting recognition at national level. …  

22 Aug 2011 | News story
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Main view of VIHR Office

Influencing tomorrow’s government leaders toward environmental protection and monitoring

As part of its long-term goal of promoting public participation in environmental protection in Vietnam, IUCN is working with the Vietnamese Institute of Human Rights (VIHR) to develop and deliver a training manual on the links between the environment and human rights. VIHR is part of the Hanoi-based Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration, which trains 400 full-time and over 2,000 part-time senior government officials every year and 500-600 students for MS and PhD degrees. Working with VIHR is therefore an opportunity to influence the attitudes and behavior of tomorrow’s government leaders toward the inclusion of civil society in environmental protection and monitoring. …   | Vietnamese

22 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN/Mark Smith

World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

Carp fingerlings

Stocking of carp fingerlings in Tanguar Haor promoting fish stock, biodiversity and livelihood

Total of twenty-three thousand carp fingerlings among which 12000 “Catla Catla” locally known as Katla and 11,000 “Labeo Rohita” locally known as Rui were released in a nursery waterbody named Rangamatia of Tanguar Haor on 12 August, 2011 under the flagship programme of IUCN, styled “Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor.”  …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

UPU Letter Writing Competition Winners

Young writers' forest letter contest - Barbados and China win!

A Great Oak in Guyana’s Windsor Forest and an observant little tree ‘prepared to care for humanity’ helped 15-year-old Charlée Gittens from Barbados and 13-year-old Wang Sa from China to win gold medals in the Universal Postal Union’s 40th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. …  

19 Aug 2011 | News story

Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011.   …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011.  …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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Local people at Xuan Thuy National Park

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Small Grants Facility (SGF) is launched in Vietnam

On behalf of the National Coordinating Body (NCB), IUCN advertized a request for proposals (RFP) in several local and national newsletters as well as on our web site. We received 40 concept papers. A working group of NCB members reviewed 39 of the concept papers (one was received from Lao Cai which is a land-locked border province with Laos and therefore ineligible) and prepared a short list of 12. The full NCB then met and reduced the short list to seven. …   | Vietnamese

15 Aug 2011 | News story

Members of the IUCN Council. February 2009.

Call for nominations for Council positions to be elected at 2012 Congress

IUCN’s Members and Commission members are called on to participate in the governance of the Union and contribute to the election process for the next IUCN Council 2012-2016. …   | French | Spanish

12 Aug 2011 | News story

Dave Reynolds

US National Park Service and International Union for the Conservation of Nature Join Efforts to Support Parks and Protected Areas Around the World

The National Park Service (NPS) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have established a partnership to support protected areas and national parks around the world. The first partnership action is the assigning of Mr. David Reynolds, the NPS Northeast Region Chief of Natural Resources and Science, to IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme for three and a half years to manage the organization’s Protected Area Capacity Development Programme. This will include working with other organizations to develop globally recognized professional standards for park rangers, managers and park system executives. …  

11 Aug 2011 | International news release