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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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Jiri National Park, Korea

Asia’s natural parks ‘green lungs’ to combat climate change

Robust and connected systems of natural parks help conserve biodiversity and maintain benefits we receive from nature.  They are also crucial to help us to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts.  | Chinese

09 Mar 2010 | News story

International Convention Centre, Jeju

IUCN and Republic of Korea sign up for best ever Congress

IUCN, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and the Self-governing Province of Jeju have signed an agreement to jointly organize the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Ms. Marvi Memon & DCO Ziarat.

Chairperson, Sub-Committee of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Environment, Marvi Memon visits Ziarat Project office of IUCN

ZIARAT March 4, 2010: Marvi Memon, Member National Assembly Pakistan and  Chairperson, Sub-Committee of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Environment visited the Juniper project at Ziarat. Soon after her arrival at Quetta airport, she was taken to the IUCN Ziarat office, where she was welcomed by Syed Ghulam Muhammad, Project Manager, Juniper Forest Conservation Project, IUCN Pakistan. …  

04 Mar 2010 | News story

IUCN Pakistan’s coastal expert speaks at a Rotary Club function

KARACHI March 1: Rotary Club Karachi held its weekly luncheon meeting at the Pearl Continental Hotel. On its meeting of March 1, 2010, Tahir Qureshi, Coastal Ecosystem Expert from IUCN (international Union for Conservation of Nature) was invited as the guest speaker, to sensitize the Rotarians to the environmental issues, especially near the coast. …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

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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