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Participants at the Covenant meeting, 15 January 2010

Meeting on the draft Covenant on Environment and Development in Bonn, January 14-15

Hosted by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), eighteen international law experts from all over the world - most of them Members of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) - gathered in Bonn to proceed to an update of the draft Covenant on Environment and Development. The project is spearheaded by CEL, and implemented with the support of the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL), an international NGO member of IUCN. The meeting followed more than one year of preparation, with invited experts providing proposals for amendments to be considered at the meeting. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Coat of arms of Lesotho

UICN acoge con agrado al Reino de Lesotho como nuevo Estado Miembro

El Gobierno del Reino de Lesotho ha anunciado oficialmente su decisión de unirse a la UICN y adherirse a sus Estatutos. …   | English | French

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Newly constructed cattle trough in Ruvu

Cattle trough transforms pastoralist community

The Pangani Basin Water Office and IUCN through the Global Water Initiative, have supported the construction of a cattle trough in Ruvu, Same district which is in an extremely dry area of Tanzania where the majority of the population are pastoralists. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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Limpopo Joint Management Board

The Limpopo Joint Management Board welcomes the IUCN-CESVI transboundary project

The Joint Management Board (JMB) of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) has welcomed the activities that the IUCN-CESVI Limpopo Transboundary Programme is implementing in the GLTFCA. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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IUCN Footprint

IUCN places its footprints at the Africa Water Week

IUCN mounted a successful exhibition stand and a side event at the 2nd Africa Water Week held in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from 9-13 November 2009. The exhibition showcased IUCN work including WANI toolkits and PACO publications on the Volta basin and most of the published were picked before the middle of the week and people kept on asking for more IUCN documents. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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James Griffiths

People: James Griffiths

WBCSD and IUCN have renewed their relationship for another 4 years. We pose three questions to James Griffiths, the WBCSD Managing Director of the Ecosystems Focus Area, about the role of business in conserving biodiversity and his expectations for this new phase of the relationship. 

19 Jan 2010 | News story

Female Pastoralist

Empowering women in pastoral societies

The World initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) has released a report that showcases best practices on pastoralist women’s empowerment. Authored by by Fiona Flintan on behalf of WISP, the report focuses on pastoralist women from pastoral communities across the world. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Kalahari Landscape

Experts endorse priority interventions for the Molopo-Nossob River Basin

IUCN convened experts and government officials from the Molopo-Nossob River Basin to discuss and agree on priority activities to tackle land degradation in the Kalahari-Namib ecosystem and promote joint management involving Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Eye witness: Zambia

Communities across Southern Africa are looking to new ways of coping with the impacts of climate change, mainly the droughts and floods which are disrupting their farming cycles and undermining their livelihoods. They are learning how to sustainably manage the natural resources that are critical to sustain them in uncertain conditions. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Limpopo project sakeholders

A move towards a transboundary forum for local leaders in Limpopo

Local government and traditional authorities around the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) have unanimously agreed to have a regional forum at which local leaders could meet and share ideas on the transboundary management of natural resources. This was agreed at a regional meeting held on 1st to 2nd November at Tshipise Forever Resort in the Vhembe District of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, and brought together local government and traditional authorities from each of the participating countries (Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe). …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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