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Participants discussed the ICM agreement to streamline management of their shared coastal area

IUCN Supports Integrated Coastal Management in the Gulf of Tonkin

The coastal areas of Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong city face many similar issues, and on April 21 the Provincial People’s Committees (PPC) of the two jurisdictions formally agreed to coordinate their development and conservation planning.  …   | Vietnamese

18 May 2009 | News story
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Forest, Viet Nam

Safe Passage for Species: Feedback moves IUCN-supported Draft Biodiversity Corridors Decree into finalization stage

Stakeholders from central and local government agencies and civil society organizations provided comments on Viet Nam’s draft Biodiversity Corridors Decree at an IUCN-supported national workshop on 16 March intended to gather input for use in the document’s final revisions. The Decree will be issued under a new Biodiversity Law, which the National Assembly adopted in November to take effect on July 1, 2009. …   | Vietnamese

18 May 2009 | Media advisory
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Resource person briefing about the workshop.

Impacts of Climate Change should be communicated now: workshop facilitators

Media Workshop on ‘Communicating Climate Change’ concludes in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD MAY 14: The three day media workshop on ‘Communicating Climate Change’ concluded in Islamabad. The workshop was a collaborative venture of IUCN Pakistan, Oxfam GB, Stockholm Environment Institute and Artists Project Earth. …  

15 May 2009 | International news release

Workshop participants

Three day workshop on ‘Communicating Climate Change’ begins in Islamabad

Capacity Building exercise being held for national media

ISLAMABAD Mar 12:  A three day capacity building workshop for the national media began in Islamabad, organized by IUCN-Pakistan and OXFAM GB. The workshop is being supported by Stockholm Environment Institute and Artists for Earth. …  

14 May 2009 | International news release

World Ocean Conference, a fight to get oceans into the climate change debate

For immediate release: 11 May, 2009

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 May, 2009 (IUCN) – The Manado Ocean Declaration draft will be review at the World Ocean Congress in Manado urging the UN to put marine issues at the top of the agenda at the climate talks in Copenhagen. …  

13 May 2009 | International news release

MFF at World Ocean Conference 2009

MFF Announces the first call for project proposals in Indonesia at the World Ocean Conference in Manado

MFF together with partners from University of Rhode Island, NOAA, USAID and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia held a one-day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Actions for Coastal Areas as one of the key side events at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 11 May, 2009. 

13 May 2009 | News story

Mr. Naoya Furuta, Senior Project Officer, IUCN Tokyo

IUCN prepares for 2010 and beyond

IUCN opened a new office in Tokyo to coordinate efforts ahead of next year’s Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity where governments will review progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target and take decisions regarding the Convention’s future strategy.
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12 May 2009 | News story

China Biodiversity Week 2009

China Biodiversity Week 2009

Biodiversity Week 2009: Showcasing nature conservation in china
16th May - 22nd May 2009, Beijing China
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11 May 2009 | News story

Countdown 2010 China partners share their stories

Countdown 2010 China partners making progress

China Countdown2010 partners are using the power of science, stories, images and people to help reduce the rate of China’s biodiversity loss. On 28 April 2009, China Countdown2010 partners met in Beijing to share their achievements and activities, seek opportunities to collaborate and to build extra momentum in the lead up to the 2010 milestone year. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

The 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

Conclusion of the 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

The 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China took place from 21-22 April 2009 in Beijing. It was co-organized by IUCN-China and Forest Trends, and was made possible by the support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). For this 4th meeting, TRAFFIC contributed a session to discuss trans-boundary customs cooperation to control illegal logging. …  

08 May 2009 | News story