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Ocean acidification - Questions answered - English version

Ocean acidification - Making it clear

A fresh look at the global problem of ocean acidification for those people who want to know a little more. …  

13 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

Marine resource

Management effectiveness evaluation of 23 Marine protected areas in Thailand

Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MCPAs) are very important assets in terms of biodiversity conservation, economic development and livelihood security.  Therefore a well managed, representative MCPA system in Thailand lies at the heart of achieving a balanced and healthy marine and coastal ecosystem as a foundation for sustainable development and livelihood security. In recognition of the need to improve management effectiveness in Thailand’s MCPAs, the Department of National Parks and IUCN are implementing a project called ‘Evaluating and improving the management effectiveness of Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Protected Areas’  

12 May 2011 | News story
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Grouper Peek-a-Boo

Best underwater photos

As part of the IUCN 2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest, IUCN received 132 photographs of exceptional quality and creativity. Congratulations to the three winners: William Goodwin, Andre Seale and Lill Haugen. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Whole bear gall bladders and pills are the most frequently encountered products

Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia

Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF, has found. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Local indigenous and ethnic groups meeting, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Local indigenous and ethnic groups propose watershed rehabilitation measures

 On 10 May MWD Thailand brought together 20 women and 20 men from indigenous and ethnic groups from the upper and lower basin of the Maechan River, in northern Thailand to discuss their concerns on water and natural resource management in the Maechan sub-basin.

11 May 2011 | News story
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Mr. Javed Jabbar, IUCN Vice President and Regional Councilor visited the bereaved families and prayed for the departed souls

Pakistan National Committee of IUCN condemns brutal killings of 2 courageous, dedicated environmental activists

The IUCN Pakistan National Committee comprising 27 member organizations in its well-attended meeting held on May 10, 2011 in Karachi adopted a resolution to record its deep respects and regards for the dedicated and selfless services of the environmental activists Abdul Ghani, General Secretary, Pakistan Fisher Folks and Haji Abu Bakar of Kaka Pir village who were brutally murdered on 4th/5th May 2011.  The Committee expressed its sincere condolences to the bereaved families. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Draft IUCN Programme for 2013-2016

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11 May 2011 | News story

Presentation on “Climate Change” Options and Issues-10 May, 2011 orgnized by IUCN Pakistan at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University Quetta

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Balochistan chapter in collaboration with Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University organized a brief Presentation on Climate Change; issues and options. …  

10 May 2011 | International news release

Workshop on Guggul Tree Conservation

Karachi, May 10, 2011 (IUCN)

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature in collaboration with the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) organised a workhop to discuss issues facing the Guggul Tree in particular and other species in general. Year 2011 has been marked as the Year of the Forests and this wokshop was a much-needed step towards knowledge sharing and management. …  

10 May 2011 | International news release

Miyun County, Beijing China

Restoring China’s water supplies

The Miyun reservoir supplies up to 80% of the water used in Bejing, China’s capital city. Worsening water shortages are directly linked to the disappearance of much of the original forest in the Miyun watershed. …  

09 May 2011 | Project description