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How’s our World Heritage? IUCN’s assessment of new and existing sites.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets in Brasilia, Brazil from 25 July to 3 August to add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites and recommending new nominations to the World Heritage list. IUCN also evaluates the state of conservation of existing natural sites and recommends those under threat to be put on the Danger List.   …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

15 Jul 2010 | Media advisory

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Gestion des forêts en Afrique de l’Ouest : Des partenaires bientôt en réseau

Organisé par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), en collaboration avec la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) et grâce au financement de l’Agence Suédoise de Développement International (ASDI), le Forum de renforcement des capacités des partenaires forestiers et des organisations et réseaux de la société civile en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est déroulé du 7 au 9 juillet 2010 à Accra au Ghana. …  

15 Jul 2010 | News story
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Mapping of EIA Processes in Gilgit–Baltistan

Gilgit, July 13, 2010 (IUCN) – Environment Protection Agency (EPA) of Gilgit-Baltistan in collaboration with IUCN Pakistan organized a two days Workshop titled “Mapping of EIA Processes in Gilgit-Baltistan” at Gilgit from July 13-14, 2010. …  

13 Jul 2010 | International news release

Mine in Mongolia

Mining in Mongolia

Engaging local communities to help reduce the impacts of mining …  

12 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

Wetland in the Argun Area, China

Water Conservation in East Asia

Sustaining Dauria’s wetlands, grasslands and local communities through the wise use of water resources …  

12 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

IUCN and Rio Tinto announce three-year relationship – focus on enhanced sustainable development

IUCN and Rio Tinto today entered into a formal collaboration agreement, committing to work together over a three-year period. …  

12 Jul 2010 | International news release

A world of opportunity - the world from a forest landscape restoration perspective

One billion hectares of lost forests could be restored

“Across the globe lie more than a billion hectares of lost and degraded forest land that could be restored”, according to the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration, which includes IUCN. It’s a vast area – an area greater than China – with the potential to enrich communities, their environment and enterprises large and small. It’s an opportunity we can’t afford to miss. …  

09 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

Remote Villages of Ziarat Electrified through Solar Energy

Ziarat, Pakistan, July 08, 2010 IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) have collaboratively installed twelve solar energy panel systems in ten different remotely located villages of Ziarat district of Balochistan. With the successful implementation of this solar energy initiative, some of the least developed villages of Balochistan province in Pakistan have been facilitated with provision of solar generated electricity, benefiting around 123 local households. …  

08 Jul 2010 | International news release

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  
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08 Jul 2010 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

IUCN aids Pacific Islands to improve on mangrove management

Mangroves are continuously under threat from overharvesting, degradation and land reclamation. Yet we continue to cut them down unaware at times of the role these trees are playing within the coastal ecosystem. Fiji and other Pacific Islands are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and because we cannot prevent it we have to find means to adapt to climate change. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article