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Bryan Havemann is the new Chair of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa

The IUCN Committee of South Africa elected Bryan Havemann as the new Chair during a recent meeting held at De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife. Bryan is the National Director of Conservation at the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). …  

14 Feb 2009 | News story
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Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story

Sugarcane processing plant, Piraciaba, Brazil

Don’t wait to produce renewable energy sustainably, urges IUCN

A hands-on guide to producing bioenergy without harming the environment was launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to coincide with the World Future Energy summit in Abu Dhabi.  

21 Jan 2009 | News story

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Buy, Sell and Trade! Free Game on Ecosystem Services.

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion Entorno) have developed a free, interactive and fun game about how ecosystem markets work. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

Fuelwood Truck, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya

Eastern Africa: Tackling environmental challenges in refugee camps

Eastern Africa hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees whose survival is dependent on humanitarian aid and nature. Often cramped together on fragile land, the impact of high concentration of people on natural resources is considerable. While UNHCR provides food – nature provides firewood for the refugees to be able to cook their food. …  

30 Nov 2008 | News story

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IUCN ESARO prepares the ground for effective membership engagement

In keeping with the IUCN Barcelona commitments, the IUCN Secretariat is positioning itself to facilitate effective engagement of members and Commissions in the work of the Union. A senior position was created within the Secretariat to ensure improved support to members and commissions. The Head of Constituency is now based in the Pretoria Office with strong links to both the program and the constituency office in IUCN Headquarters. In addition, communication with members is being improved by – among other things - the introduction of an e-newsletter and a more informative website is to be launched next month. …  

28 Nov 2008 | News story

SADC Parliamentarians in Malawi

IUCN showcases water resources management to SADC parliamentarians

IUCN ESARO in collaboration with SADC/DANIDA Regional Water Sector Programme organized a visit for SADC Parliamentarians to Dzimphutsi IWRM project in Chikwawa district of Malawi. Supported by DANIDA, the visits was organized to expose decision makers from different sectors to the IWRM implementation. The Malawi visit brought together chairs of relevant parliamentary portfolio committees from SADC member States. …  

28 Nov 2008 | News story

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Zambezi basin stakeholders to interrogate the IWRM strategy in Lilongwe, Malawi

People with a stake in the Zambezi river basin are set to meet in Lilongwe Malawi to discuss how they can implement the recently adopted Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Strategy for the shared river basin. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

Members of Parliament during a meeting with community members in Laikipia North District of Kenya.

IGAD Parliamentarians tour Northern Kenya

Parliamentarians from the member States of the  Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)  participated in a highly successful tour to the dry lands of Northern Kenya to learn first-hand about conservation and livelihood. The aim of the tour was to raise the parliamentarians’ awareness of the importance of sustainable natural resource management for dryland livelihoods and to help them engage in policy dialogues in their countries. The parliamentarians toured three conservancies – Kalama (Samburu District), Gubadida (Garbatula District) and Naibunga (Laikipia North District) where they interacted with community members and government officials. …  

24 Nov 2008 | News story

Diepkloof Extreme Park, Soweto

Greening Soweto 2010

Owing to years of neglect during the apartheid period, Soweto acquired a reputation of a dry and dusty place. Gravel roads and lack of trees caused serious environmental problems with resultant negative effects on the health of the residents and the ecosystem. However, a joint initiative by Johannesburg City Parks (JCP) and IUCN ESARO is helping to improve the well-being of the people and restore the environment. The project, which exemplifies how partnerships can work to improve social conditions of the people and protect the environment, aims to provide lessons on urban regeneration and ecosystem restoration which will be shared by other cities in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. …  

24 Nov 2008 | News story