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Bani Hashem Hima: Combating Desertification

The Hima system is considered as the oldest grazing system in the world, which aims to protect dry lands from overgrazing practices. …  

17 Jun 2012 | Article
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Invitation - Arabic

Hima Opening Ceremony

In celebration of The World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought, IUCN - ROWA would like to invite you to attend the Hima opening ceremony on Thursday 14th June 2012 …  

13 Jun 2012 | Article
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Locals

IUCN guides ecotourism development for Oman’s coastal jewels

The Regional Office for West Asia is working with the Ministry of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman to strengthen its ecotourism sector by providing technical support, advice and capacity building. Two coastal areas have been selected for detailed planning.
 

13 Jun 2012 | Article
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Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Rio+20 Launch: TEEB for Water and Wetlands

A new TEEB -The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- initiative for Water and Wetlands will be launched at the UN's Summit on Sustainable Development on 15 June in Rio, Brazil. …  

13 Jun 2012 | News story

Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop, Essaouira, 1 June 2012

IUCN Red Listing for Mediterranean seagrasses

At present, five of the 59 species of seagrasses assessed at global level are at a high threat of extinction. IUCN organised an IUCN Red Listing workshop on 1 June in Essaouira during the Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop organised by the Ecole supérieure de technologie Essaouira and the polydisciplinary faculty Safi Université Cadi Ayyad (Morocco) and supported by the Mediterranean Seagrass Association – Seagrass 2000. …  

07 Jun 2012 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Turning the Rio dream into reality

Today we celebrate World Environment Day — a moment for the conservation community to take a deep, collective breath as we power towards the Rio+20 conference and onwards to the IUCN World Conservation Congress, writes IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …  

05 Jun 2012 | Article

IUCN Director General meets President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-Bak at the Blue House, 6 June 2012

Jeju marks 100-day countdown

Shorter are the days that separate us from the IUCN World Conservation Congress. That was the motivation driving the D-100 celebrations held on Saturday 2 June at the International Convention Centre Jeju (ICCJ). …  

04 Jun 2012 | News story

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Emirates Environmental Group Newsletter

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement. Check out their May newsletter. 

04 Jun 2012 | Article
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2012 Congress Online Programme

IUCN Congress Programme now live

As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story