IUCN welcomes Campester as a new Member

The Georgian Field Researchers’ Union Campester has joined the growing IUCN network in the South Caucasus. The NGO, which specialises in research and conservation of bats, was admitted as a member at the IUCN Council at its 70th meeting on 4 October. 

02 Dec 2008 | News story

Primer Taller Sudamericano de Conservación de Pastizales. San Clemente del Tuyú, Argentina.

Primer Taller Sudamericano de la Iniciativa de Conservación de Pastizales Templados

    Del 18 al 21 de noviembre de 2008, en San Clemente del Tuyú, Argentina, se realizó el primer taller de la Iniciativa Mundial de Conservación de Pastizales Templados: definiendo la estrategia sudamericana. El evento fue co-organizado por UICN-Sur, Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina y Administración de Parques Nacionales de Argentina. …  

01 Dec 2008 | News story

EPLP No. 70 Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

‘Governance for Sustainability’ is the latest addition to the IUCN Environment Policy and Law Series. This book makes an important contribution to the on-going discussions on environmental governance, in particular by providing a thoughtful consideration of concepts that are critical to our understanding of how societies respond to environmental challenges. …  

01 Dec 2008 | News story

Dr. Peter Pritchard winner of the third annual Behler Award 2008.

Lifelong turtle conservationist honoured

The third annual Behler Award for freshwater turtle conservation has been presented to Dr. Peter Pritchard, at a joint symposium of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), and the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG). 

01 Dec 2008 | 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

Forest land use change

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | News story

ESARO Connect Newsletter

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

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Đối thoại Nước Vùng Mekong được phát động ở Việt Nam

Đại diện của các ngành nước đã gặp gỡ vào hôm thứ Hai, 24/10 để tham gia lễ phát động Hợp phần Việt Nam của Các Đối thoại Nước Vùng Mêkông (MRWD). …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Mekong Region Water Dialogues Launched in Viet Nam

Representatives of major national water sectors gathered on Monday, Oct. 24 for IUCN’s launch of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues’ (MRWD) Viet Nam component. …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story


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