2011

Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon. Pita Sharples shares his story to attentive conference attendees.

Indigenous peoples at centre of Sharing Power Conference

 On January 11-15, 2011, the first ever “Sharing Power Conference” was held in Whakatane, New Zealand and hosted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa (Mäori Tribal Authority, and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (Mäori Tribal University). …  

18 Jan 2011 | News story

Two women bike the Silk Road to explore wilderness conservation across borders

Two women bike the Silk Road to explore wilderness conservation across borders

The Cycling Silk expedition is a year-long, two-woman field research expedition to explore and promote wilderness conservation and connectivity across borders. Shared with CEC by WCPA Chair Nik Lopoukhine. …  

18 Jan 2011 | News story

Inner Niger Delta, Mali

Photography highlights beauty of Niger Delta

In Mali, part of the landscape gleams like a giant emerald in the middle of the arid brown African Sahel. The glittering jewel is the Inland Niger Delta. …   | French

18 Jan 2011 | News story

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia along with Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan during a meeting with Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Governor of Balochistan at the Governor House.

Meeting of IUCN Regional Director Asia with the Governor of Balochistan

Quetta - January 06, 2011 Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia along with Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan met Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Governor of Balochistan at the Governor House. …  

17 Jan 2011 | News story

Right to left: HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, Founder of the Royal Botanic Garden Initiative, HE Nasser Shraideh Minister of Environment in Jordan and HE Dr. Saleh Wreikat, Member of the Parliament

Training of Trainers on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in West Asia

The West Asia region is known for its rich biodiversity and wide range of fauna and flora, but like any other region, its biodiversity is seriously threatened. Due to increasing threats to species, there is an urgent need to build capacity in the West Asia for assessing the status of threatened fauna and flora, and thus the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) are organizing a joint regional workshop to train experts in West Asia on the use of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

17 Jan 2011 | News story
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Un atelier régional pour l’intégration de l’éducation environnementale dans les curricula scolaires en Afrique de l’ouest

Dans le cadre du Programme régional d’éducation à l’environnement (PREE) qui regroupe les pays du PRCM, des représentants des Ministères de l’éducation et des ONGs de la Mauritanie, Cap Vert, Sénégal, Gambie, Guinée-Bissau, Guinée et Sierra Leone se réunissent à Bissau du 18 au 20 janvier 2011 à l’invitation de l’UICN. …  

15 Jan 2011 | News story
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Acre, Brasil

Inundaciones en Brasil : especialistas disponibles para entrevistas

Las intensas lluvias e inundaciones han causado deslizamientos de tierra grandes en el sureste de Brasil. Las inundaciones no sólo provocaron daños a la vida humana, alrededor de 500 muertes hasta ahora; sino también la pérdida de los hogares de miles de personas y la destrucción de infraestructura clave. …   | English

14 Jan 2011 | News story

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More needed to save Congo’s natural heritage

A rescue plan for the five Democratic Republic of Congo sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger will be the focus of today’s high-level meeting organized by the Congolese authorities and UNESCO. …   | French

14 Jan 2011 | News story

REDD+ Partnership Workshop: Session III on Benefit Sharing Mechanisms (l. to r.) Pham Quoc Hung, Ministry of Agriculture Vietnam; Charles McNeill, UNDP; Donna Lee, US State Department; Joseph Armathe Amougou, Ministry of Environment Cameroon; John Costenbader, IUCN ELC; Daniela Carrion, Ministry of Environment Ecuador (not pictured).

IUCN-ELC delivers paper on REDD+ benefit-sharing at Cancun Workshop

John Costenbader, IUCN-ELC Legal Officer, presented a paper on benefit-sharing in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) at the 26 November Interim REDD+ Partnership Workshop “Enhancing Coordinated Delivery of REDD+: Emerging Lessons, Best Practices and Challenges”. …  

13 Jan 2011 | News story

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Adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Thomas Greiber, ELC Senior Legal Officer and member of the German delegation to the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, was recently interviewed by German political magazine JointMag: Perspectives on German-African futures. …  

12 Jan 2011 | News story

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