2010

Communication meeting in Tbilisi

Communication meeting for ENPI FLEG Program in Georgia

On frosty and sunny days of January 2010, IUCN South Caucasus office in Tbilisi hosted first Communication Meeting of the ENPI FLEG Program. ENPI FLEG means “Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighborhood Policy East Countries and Russia” program, being implemented in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The program is funded by European Commission. The program’s implementing partners are the World Bank, IUCN and WWF. …  

22 Jan 2010 | News story
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Woman with a fishing scoop

It’s now or never to stop the biodiversity crisis

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre has sent a strong message to the global community at the UNESCO launch of the International Year of Biodiversity in Paris. She says we are all responsible for today’s biodiversity crisis and we must take immediate action to stop it. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Huasco River, Chile

Rio Huasco: WANI supports Environmental Flows in Chile

The Huasco River in the Atacama Region of Chile is no typical river...it hardly flows. Atacama is one of the driest places on Earth, yet maintaining the flow of the Huasco river is crucial. The river sustains livelihoods and farming communities, export businesses and ecosystems - all dependent on the river's flow. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Huasco River, Chile

Watering the Atacama Desert: Keeping the Rio Huasco Flowing

The Huasco River in the Atacama Region of Chile is no typical river. Fed by glaciers straddling the Chile and Argentina border high up in the Andes, the river is formed by the confluence of the Del Carmen and Del Transito tributaries. Halfway along the river from source to sea the Santa Juana Reservoir stores the water for irrigation needs – mainly for grapes grown for export and olives for oil. The river continues to flow through Vallenar, the capital of the Huasco province, eventually entering the Pacific Ocean at the coastal town of Huasco. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story
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Le Coordonnateur régional CARPE/UICN, le Représentant du ministre et la Coordinatrice de l’UICN/RDC

Présentation des ouvrages CARPE edités en 2009

L’UICN-RDC à travers le Programme Régional d’Afrique Centrale pour l’Environnement (CARPE) à procédé le mercredi  13 janvier à la présentation des différents ouvrages et documents produits en 2009. Etaient présents à cette cérémonie les délègués de la Primature, des ministères (Environnement, Mines, Agricultures, Affaires Foncières, Hydrocarbures), la Société civile locale ainsi que les ONGs Internationales.  Au total trois ouvrages et un film documentaire ont été produits. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story
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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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