IUCN - Août 2009

Août 2009

Boro and trees, Okavango delta

Database of wetland experts

IUCN Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are the executing agencies for a UNEP project on “Sustainable Management of Inland Wetlands in Southern Africa: a livelihoods and ecosystems approach.” …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

Balochistan

Help for Pakistan’s poorest

Balochistan is the largest of Pakistan’s four provinces. With its harsh climate and landscape, it is the poorest and least populated. Watershed degradation has created an extremely fragile environment. Here, people’s livelihoods depend mainly on agriculture and livestock, both extremely susceptible to the frequent droughts and flash floods that plague the area. …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

SSC植物专家组IUCN红色名录训练班

2009年6月IUCN 物种项目应IUCN SSC中国植物专家小组(CPSG)的邀请来到中国北京培训小组成员如何准确地应用IUCN红色名录的等级和标准。 …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

New Solar Home System installed in a church building on the island of Mo'unga'one in Tonga.

Tonga Successfully Completes Energy Project

Two islands in the Ha’apai group in Tonga have access to electricity once again after a 6 – 10 year lapse. The islands of Mango and Mo’unga’one recently received a total of 64 solar home systems for a total of 60 households on both islands providing them with the essential access to light at night. The installation on both islands was successfully completed in June of this year with the systems running as expected for the past month.
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30 Aug 2009 | News story

A completed Model Home in Palau.

Model Energy Homes in Palau

PALAU, August 2009 (IUCN)– A local program is encouraging investment in energy efficient homes to help green Palau and save people money at the same time. …  

30 Aug 2009 | News story

Mauritanian desert south of the Banc d'Arguin National Park

A few facts about drylands

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28 Aug 2009 | News story

Clown fish in Moorea, French Polynesia

IUCN welcomes France’s significant scale-up of marine protected areas

France has significantly boosted progress towards improved protection of the marine environment. President Sarkozy speaking recently in Le Havre announced the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs) covering 20% of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. …  

27 Aug 2009 | News story

http://www.unesco.org/education/tlsf/index.htm

Biodiversity Websites for Teachers

CEC members working with children and young people may like this list of websites for teachers. Alicia Jimenez Elizondo of Earth Charter International Secretariat recommends websites for teachers on biodiversity and related topics in Education for Sustainable Development. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story

Cuenca del Plata y el Gran Chaco
www.cuencadelplata-granchaco.org

Cuenca del Plata y el Gran Chaco: New Website

Miembro UICN lanza un portal enfocada a la Cuence del Plata y Gran Chaco in Argentina. CEC member Federico González informs us that IUCN member PROTEGER is participating in the launch of a new portal on the Cuenca del Plata and Gran Chaco in Argentina. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story

Jyamchang Bhotia stands atop Mt Everest with a banner protesting export of monkeys from Nepal

Banner Flies on Everest for CEC Member's Campaign

Mangal Man Shakya, Chairman of the Wildlife Watch Group in Nepal and member of IUCN CEC, is raising awareness about the export of Nepalese monkeys to labs in the United States. He presented Nepal’s new forest minister with a photo of climber Jyamchang Bhotia holding a “Stop Monkey Business” banner at the top of Mount Everest. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story
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