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Sustainability at the heart of the International Biofuels Conference

IUCN representatives are addressing biofuel sustainability issues at the 7th International Biofuels Conference, which opens today in India. …  

11 Feb 2010 | News story

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji highlighting the importance of turtles in the ecosystem.

IUCN holds Seminar on Marine Turtle Conservation, Experts discuss issues, threats and the way forward

KARACHI February 10: IUCN Pakistan’s Balochistan Programme arranged a seminar to highlight the state of the marine turtles in Pakistan. …  

10 Feb 2010 | International news release

Recovered poacher's net during the trial of commercial fish harvest in Tanguar Haor in north-east Bangladesh January 2010

Poachers activity foiled – success for community wetland protection

Last week local community leaders in Tanguar Hoar, a wetland located in the Sunamganj district, lead a combined team to recover illegal nets to the value of almost US $3000, which were set in a ‘no fishing zone’. …  

09 Feb 2010 | Event

IUCN statement on IPCC science

"Recent weeks have witnessed several attempts at international fora and in the media to question the science of climate change and to cast doubts on the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which have been produced and endorsed by a very large body of the world's foremost scientists. Some of these have even included personal attacks on the leadership of IPCC. …  

08 Feb 2010 | News story

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Whales, dolphins and porpoises threatened by over-fishing

For many years, fisheries activities have increasingly placed pressure on the world’s fish stocks, but a recent scientific report, launched this week by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS), outlines the gravity of the consequences for another group of animals: the toothed whales. …   | Chinese

05 Feb 2010 | News story

International Conference on Forest-Related Natural Disasters (Beijing, China)

The intensity and frequency of natural disasters have been rising worldwide. How do they affect forest, and what are the measures being implemented or designed to protect and restore forests from the impacts of natural disasters?
  …   | Chinese

05 Feb 2010 | Event

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World Wetlands Day - celebrating wetland biodiversity

Today is World Wetlands Day – an opportunity to highlight the importance of wetlands, the biodiversity they contain, and the benefits that we gain from them. So what makes wetlands attract so much attention? …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, north-east Bangladesh

Caring for wetlands

Around the world today communities are participating in the United Nations  “World Wetlands Day”.  IUCN Bangladesh is marking this occasion by celebrating the incredible biodiversity that wetlands support and their importance as a resource for local communities. …  

02 Feb 2010 | Event

Pakistan granted membership of the “Mangroves For the Future” Programme

Membership will make possible coastal zone management initiatives.

KARACHI Feb 01 (IUCN PR): Pakistan has been accepted as a full member country at the Regional Steering Committee meeting held in Thailand between January 25-28, 2010. The Pakistan delegation was led by the Secretary Ministry of Environment, Kamran Lashari, while other members of the delegation included Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan, and Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Manager Islamabad office IUCN Pakistan. …  

01 Feb 2010 | International news release

A little hamlet in Walaek-Baliem Valley, Papua

Ensuring the sustainability of Baliem Valley’s forests in Indonesia

The Samdhana Institute and the Department of Forestry of the Government of Indonesia, both Members of IUCN, are working to identify sustainable options for Baliem Valley’s forests and its dependents, who live in the heart of Papua, the Indonesian half of New Guinea. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story