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SANBI’s Tanya Abrahamse and BotSoc’s  Zaitoon Rabaney exchanging copies of the agreement

Botanical giants pool efforts for species conservation in South Africa

Two IUCN members signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various aspects of conservation. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) have agreed to strengthen their historical link and demonstrate a true model for effective cooperation and a mutually beneficial relationship between a public entity and civil society.  …  

06 May 2011 | News story
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The Nagoya protocol ensures fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources

Seychelles signs Nagoya Protocol – a first for the IUCN ESARO region

 On the 21st April Seychelles became the first country in the Eastern and Southern African Region of IUCN to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. …  

05 May 2011 | News story
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Nadine McCormick

100% renewable energy – at what cost to the marine environment?

By Nadine McCormick, IUCN’s Energy Network Coordinator.

Transforming the world’s energy systems is essential to achieving a sustainable global economy. The marine environment offers a bounty of renewable energy options but what do the scenarios look like in reality? …  

05 May 2011 | Article
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Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

CEESP key topic aid

Infrastructure solutions using nature

Water security is vital for economic growth and poverty reduction, yet investments in water infrastructure are often contested by many stakeholders. …  

28 Apr 2011 | News story

African elephant in Botswana's Okavango Delta

Southern Africa regional workshop on the economics of biodiversity

IUCN, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Mercuria Energy Group joined forces to strengthen capacity and support economic approaches to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in developing countries. …  

26 Apr 2011 | Event
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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Earth Day 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with a Billion Acts of Green!

IUCN Member, Earth Day Network is calling for unprecedented levels of environmental action to mark Earth Day 2011 today. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Six Senses, Phuket,Thailand

Top ten tips for eco-tourists

With many people starting to plan their annual holidays, IUCN has released a list of top ten tips for tourists who want to visit some of the most beautiful natural sites in the world without damaging the environment. Tips range from choosing eco-hotels and being mindful of your carbon footprint to avoiding buying souvenirs made from Endangered species and making sure you know that what you’re eating isn’t under threat. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Field rangers learning the use of GPS technology to support law enforcement monitoring

Strengthening law enforcement monitoring in African elephant range States

 Fifteen wildlife rangers from the southern Africa range States recently concluded training on the methodology for Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) focusing on law enforcement monitoring techniques. Held in Nyaminyami MIKE site, Zimbabwe; the training was conducted under the IUCN/CITES MIKE programme. …  

21 Apr 2011 | Article
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