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IUCN influences environmental legislations in Jordan

Law enforcement is considered a crucial measure that needs to be taken into consideration in parallel with creating social change towards best environmental practices. This requires building the capacities of lawyers and judges to become more aware of the environmental legislations and the impact of the environmental law enforcement on local communities. …  

14 Mar 2011 | News story
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Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

International Women’s Day – women in forest communities need louder voice

To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2011, IUCN is calling for women in forest communities to be given more control of the management of forests and to be involved in decisions relating to them. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

Gender empowerment in Azraq, Jordan

Women and Water

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Call open for Ramsar Wetland Awards

Ramsar is launching a call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Awards, which will be presented at the next Ramsar COP in Romania, June 2012. …   | French | Spanish

25 Feb 2011 | News story

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El Proyecto Mediterrane-On culmina su primera fase con la identificación de indicadores de sostenibilidad para la acuicultura mediterránea

• La iniciativa, coordinada por la Fundación OESA, contempla las distintas especies criadas y los sistemas productivos empleados, así como el diferente grado de desarrollo de la acuicultura en cada país del Mediterráneo. • Han tomado parte en el proyecto la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y la Asociación Empresarial de Productores de Cultivos Marinos (APROMAR). En la segunda fase, que se inicia este año, se incorpora la Comisión General de Pesca del Mediterráneo (CGPM/FAO). …  

07 Feb 2011 | News story

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Arranca Iberclima, un proyecto que luchará contra el cambio climático en la Península Ibérica

El Comité Español de la UICN, la Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, Nereo y Efe Verde llevarán a cabo el proyecto “Iberclima”, una iniciativa que sensibilizará y concienciará a la sociedad sobre los efectos adversos del cambio climático y la necesidad de trabajar a favor de la biodiversidad, prestando especial atención a los colectivos con capacidad de tomar de decisiones y de crear conciencia pública: administraciones locales, técnicos, gestores y periodistas. …  

07 Feb 2011 | International news release

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Year of the Rabbit – species hopping out of view?

Celebrations begin on Thursday 3 February 2011 to mark the Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rabbit. However, as we enter this new cycle in the Chinese zodiac, conservationists are warning that, in spite of their reputation as prolific breeders, nearly one in four rabbits, hares and pikas - from the order known as lagomorphs - are classified as Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

SEO - Birdlife

SEO/BirdLife celebra el Día Mundial de los Humedales (2 de febrero) trabajando por la conservación de las aves

• Este año se conmemora el 40 aniversario del Convenio Ramsar*. Francisco Bernis, uno de los fundadores de SEO/BirdLife, participó en la firma de este Convenio sobre protección de humedales en la ciudad iraní de Ramsar el 2 de febrero de 1971 • SEO/BirdLife organiza durante toda la semana 25 actividades en colaboración con Carrefour …  

01 Feb 2011 | International news release

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui

Sad loss of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui

It is with great sadness that IUCN has received news of the death on 1 January 2011 of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui, President of the Tunisian Association for the Protection of Nature and Environment, an IUCN Member since 1971, and President of the Tunisia National Committee of IUCN Members since 1999. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jan 2011 | News story


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