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Indian Orchids under Threat

India has a rich diversity of over 1,200 species of tropical and temperate orchids, including many with floriculturally and therapeutically proven traits. The majority of them are, however, endangered due to unregulated commercial collection and habitat destruction. …  

04 Jun 2010 | News story

Juniper Tree, Balochistan

Energy action in Asia

In Asia, IUCN is working to incorporate nature-based principles into energy policies and promote fair access to clean energy through economic approaches. From village solar energy projects to research into new energy crops, the work and experience of IUCN Members plays a key role. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Wind power operated by FEA provides Fiji with between 5-10 megawats of electricity.

The future of sustainable energy

Our demand for energy continues to soar, especially for the relatively cheap oil and gas that has formed the basis of how almost all of our communities have developed over the past century.
Population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns mean that energy demand will continue increasing in the future. Andrea Athanas is Senior Programme Officer for IUCN's Business and Biodiversity Programme. Here she talks about how we can meet the increasing demand for energy without increasing the impact on natural ecosystems, such as forests, oceans and rivers.
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01 Jun 2010 | Audio

Conservation for a New Era (Chinese)

Book Launch: Conservation for a New Era (Chinese)

IUCN China launched the Chinese version of “Conservation for a New Era” on April 20, 2010. The event was attend by IUCN Head of Science and Learning Unit Dr. Sue Mainka, IUCN Councilor Dr. Ma Keping, and Friends of Nature Chairman Professor Yang Dong Ping. …   | Chinese

31 May 2010 | News story

Actors playing out a scene on climate change at the Biodiversity Week 2010 in China

“Beautiful Nature, Beautiful Reading”: Biodiversity Book Launch and Inauguration of 2010 Biodiversity Week

The event was held on May 18, 2010 at the historical Han Fen Lou Bookstore in Beijing. Six excellent books related to biodiversity conservation were launched together at the event: the First Discovery Series for young children, Elephant Rola and Teachers for Tigers for children to read with their parents and teachers. The Whole World in Your Hands for nature and geography fans, as well as In Search of Harmony: ECBP Stories and Conservation for a New Era produced by professionals and specialists at the very front of biodiversity conservation. With simple language and colorful pictures, these books fully demonstrate the miraculous biodiversity in nature and articulate its linkages with our everyday life. …   | Chinese

31 May 2010 | News story

Establishment of a Green Corner at the Balochistan Girls Guide Association

Quetta, May 27, 2010: An awareness raising event was organized by the Balochistan Girls Guide Association. The topic of the event was Current Water Situation of Water and its Conservation. Ms. Faryal Ahmed, Communication and ESD Officer was invited to deliver a lecture to the participants on the water conservation techniques. …  

27 May 2010 | News story

Manager IUCN Balochistan Programme,Mr. Zabardast Khan Bangash speaks during a three day workshop on DRM training.

Global Climatic Changes have brought Pakistan in line of the countries standing on the verge of extreme Dangers of Natural Disasters

Quetta, May 26, 2010:  First ever three day training on “Incorporating Environmental Concerns into Disaster Risk Management “ jointly organized by IUCN Pakistan and  Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) was held in Quetta. This was the first training of its kind held, not only in Balochistan,  but also in Pakistan. …  

26 May 2010 | News story

Media personnel visit coastal zone management activities in Puttalam lagoon

Media personnel visit coastal zone management activities in Puttalam lagoon

IUCN Sri Lanka Office has been implementing several coastal zone management related projects in and around the Puttalam lagoon during the past few years. 

26 May 2010 | News story
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International Year of Biodiversity celebrated at Hamdard University, Karachi

To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity a lecture on Biodiversity was organized by Hamdard University at its main campus in Karachi. Having the global recognition IUCN Pakistan was asked for the services of an expert to give a lecture on the topic. …  

22 May 2010 | News story