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Winrock 6th biofuels conference

Winrock International India organizes ‘6th International Biofuels Conference’

Winrock International India (WII), a New Delhi based not-for-profit organization (also a IUCN member), organized the 6th International Biofuels Conference on March 4–5, 2009 in New Delhi. The Conference, 6th in the series, has created a niche for itself and has over the years, become a vibrant and neutral platform for stakeholders from across the world. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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Participants looked for lessons to take home from a site visit to Halong Bay.

Asian Public Authorities Trained in Environmental Governance

Environmental managers throughout Southeast and East Asia face similar challenges, and during the week of 9-12 March, they convened at an IUCN VN-supported course in Hanoi to share ideas for sustainable solutions …   | Vietnamese

09 Mar 2009 | News story
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Olive Ridley Turtle

Vulnerable Olive Ridley turtles find diverse support in Orissa, India

  The Dhamra Port project in Orissa has attracted considerable attention due to its proximity to vulnerable Olive Ridley turtle nesting grounds. The question is - can large infrastructure projects like this be environmentally sustainable? In a breakthrough workshop held by IUCN, developers and environmentalists have joined together to tackle this complex and controversial issue.   

04 Mar 2009 | Event

Mr. Vo Van Mai, chairman of the management board of HIPT Group

Doanh nghiệp Thúc đẩy Thành lập Hội đồng vì Sự Phát triển Bền vững

Đại diện các doanh nghiệp hàng đầu ở Việt Nam nhất trí thành lập Hội đồng Doanh nghiệp Việt Nam vì sự Phát triển Bền vững (VBCSD) tại cuộc họp tham vấn các bên liên quan tổ chức ngày 24/2/2009. IUCN là một trong những tổ chức hỗ trợ xây dựng sáng kiến này. …  

25 Feb 2009 | News story
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Southeast Asia Box Turtle

Box turtles face knockout as Indonesian traders export 100 times quota

Unregulated trade—at 10 to 100 times legal levels—has caused Southeast Asian Box Turtles almost to vanish from parts of Indonesia, where once they were common,according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. …  

23 Feb 2009 | International news release
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Mangrove plantation in Karachi

MNAs participate in mangrove sapling plantation

KARACHI February 22: Three members of the sub-committee of National Assembly's Standing Committee on Environment joined school children of Karachi in planting mangrove saplings in the mud flat between Jherry and Gharo creek in the Port Qasim area. …  

22 Feb 2009 | International news release

Javed Jabbar reelected as one of 4 Global Vice Presidents of IUCN

KARACHI 03 FEB:  – On 2nd. February, on the first day of its meeting in Gland, Switzerland, Council of the IUCN, Internatonal Union for the Conservation of Nature, reelected Former Senator, Minister and prominent media personality of Pakistan, Javed Jabbar re-elected as one of its 4 Global Vice Presidents in his voluntary work capacity for the period of 2009-2012. He had previously been elected in that capacity for the period 2005-2008. …  

04 Feb 2009 | International news release

World Wetland Days (2nd Feb)

World Wetlands Day celebrated in Vientiane

Vientiane, Lao PDR, February 2nd, 2009 (IUCN Lao) – Lao PDR government representatives, teachers and students, and civil society participants came together yesterday at the National University of Laos to celebrate World Wetlands Day.   IUCN and partners convene activities to recognise the value of wetlands,  

02 Feb 2009 | Event

State farm rubber - rows & trees straight

Consultation Workshop generates discussion on the development of the Lao rubber sector

Hosted by the National Economic Research Institute with support from IUCN Lao PDR, a consultation workshop on investment trends and actors in the Lao rubber sector was held on 18 December 2008 in Vientiane. 

26 Jan 2009 | Event