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SOS – A new call on businesses to respond to extinction crisis

The Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, and IUCN today announced they had established the Save Our Species (SOS) initiative with more than $US10 million in financing commitments and called on businesses to help build the biggest global species conservation fund by 2015. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2010 | International news release

Vicuna_Vicugna vicugna

Nature’s backbone at risk

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan. …   | French | Spanish

27 Oct 2010 | International news release

IUCN China Work Group 1st Meeting (Sep 2010)

China IUCN Work Group

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27 Oct 2010 | News story

Shirotori Gardens, Nagoya

IUCN Kankeisha Conshinkai Nagoya – Constituency reception in Nagoya

Over 300 representatives from IUCN Members, Commission members, Councilors and the Secretariat braved the scattered showers on Monday evening, 25 October to enjoy the beautiful Shirotori Gardens in Nagoya, Japan, the setting for the IUCN Constituency reception on the occasion of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10). …   | French | Spanish

26 Oct 2010 | Article

Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae), one of the worst Invasive Alien Species

Plant conservation progress in Asia

A new report from IUCN suggests that combining conservation, using plant diversity sustainably with a focus on poverty alleviation should be the future strategy for plant conservation in Asia. It emphasizes that the sustainable use of plants should be integrated in development plans, and climate change adaption and regional cooperation are also vital components for conserving plant diversity. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

26 Oct 2010 | International news release

The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course

Hydropower on the agenda at annual WANI Meeting, Lao PDR

The 12th WANI coordination meeting was held in Luang Prabang, Laos from 18 to 22 October. The meeting was set to strengthen the coordination and delivery of WANI into 2012 and beyond. Global WANI coordinators and IUCN staff, along with colleagues and partners from the Mekong region discussed in particular issues surrounding hydropower development. …  

23 Oct 2010 | News story

Tree Planting in Doi Mae Salong

When the army does conservation – doing it differently in Thailand

Thailand’s armed forces are involved in an uncharacteristic activity—a major conservation program in cooperation with the local community. Bob Fisher and Tawatchai Rattnasorn report. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

“Sharing the Reform Process” tells the story of reforms undertaken within the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority

Sharing the reform process : learning from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA)

Sharing the reform process : learning from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA)
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18 Oct 2010 | Downloads - publication

Participants, Almora RCCH Workshop, 17 Sept 2010

IUCN Initiates Dialogue on Black Carbon by Establishing an Indian Round Table on Climate Change in Himalayas (RCCH)

As black carbon and non-CO2 gases are not limited by borders, it was proposed that the Five Himalayan countries Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, together with certain other global agencies, should form a collective to formulate and execute a joint strategy for mitigation of climate change in the Himalayas, in general, and tackling the emission of Black Carbon and other non-CO2 gases in particular. A joint strategy by the five countries will have tremendous advantages. It will ensure that there is an integrated, time-bound approach in tackling the issue with active involvement of other concerned International Agencies. In this regard, a workshop was organized by IUCN in partnership with GBPIHED, Uttarakhand Forest Department and Environment and Health Foundation, India on 17th September in Almora. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

IUCN has published a new report on forest governance structures, systems and stakeholders in six key tropical forest countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Viet Nam. …  

15 Oct 2010 | News story