2012

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IUCN Vietnam: new finance and administration assistant on board

Ms. Nguyen Thu Trang has joined IUCN as the Finance & Administration Assistant for IUCN VN based in project office in Ho Chi Minh City with effect from 01 March 2012. Before joining IUCN, she worked as Finance cum Admin Staff for the Family Medical Project, Institute for Health, Environment & Development and responsible for managing students of Hospital Management class for Thang Long University. Trang obtained the Master Degree of Business and Administration of MBA program organized between the University of National University in Hanoi and Benedictine University in U.S.A in 2011. With the current position at IUCN Vietnam, she will mainly work for BCR Project.
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09 Mar 2012 | Article
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Seals in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, World Heritage Site

Protected Areas Awareness Campaign

Protected areas provide great opportunities for connecting people with nature and stimulating their interest in conservation. However, communication programmes have not always been effective. The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA) and the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (IUCN CEC) are now joining forces with protected areas agencies and marketing experts in order to improve the way in which the values of protected areas are communicated. The idea is to develop a global awareness campaign, reaching out to new audiences, stimulating interest in those that have not yet experienced protected areas, or who are not aware of their value, but whose opinion and actions will be crucial to the future of conservation. …  

09 Mar 2012 | News story
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Mangrove coastline in Mozambique

IUCN Regions and Global Marine and Polar Programme set course for cooperation on global coasts

Representatives from IUCN Secretariat, Commissions, Membership and Council met in Zanzibar from March 5-9, 2012 to strengthen collaboration on coastal work and set priorities for the coming 5 years.  Participants learned that an impressive array of coastal activities are already being implemented across the globe but key areas of closer cooperation for future project development were identified. …  

09 Mar 2012 | Article

The weir on Talise River.

Management and monitoring plan produced for hydro construction in Vanuatu

Three communities on the island of Maewo in Vanuatu have been waiting a long time to have access to electricity. IUCN through funding from the governments of Italy and Austria is helping through a mini-hydro power project on Talise River that should meet the communities’ desires. …  

08 Mar 2012 | Article
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Mujeres Cameroon

Experiencia Africana en REDD+ puede dejar lecciones valiosas para Latinoamérica

El trabajo pionero que la UICN está llevando a cabo en África, puede brindar valiosas experiencias para incorporar de mejor manera a sectores vulnerables, como las mujeres, en el proceso de desarrollo de las estrategias nacionales de REDD+ de los países latinoamericanos. …  

08 Mar 2012 | Article
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Mohit Mukherjee, CEC member

UPEACE Executive Education celebrates one year of online courses

United Nations Mandated University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education offers online courses to a high-impact international community
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08 Mar 2012 | News story

Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

Chair's Corner: IUCN CEC Newsletter

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, introduces a newsletter collecting stories from January and February 2012. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

Deploying devices

Back from the brink: experience of a fishing village in Rayong, Thailand

The following story was based on a field trip organized as part of the first European Union Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) Forum in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 28-March 2, 2012.
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08 Mar 2012 | Article

Woman voting on forest management in Ghana

IUCN’s world first: boosting women’s role in tackling climate change

International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women making history. Today, the voices of women in Africa are being heard as they engage in action to limit climate change through deforestation. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

West Norwegian Fjords

Survey: protected areas and invasive species in Europe

The Bern Convention and the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group are developing, with the support of EUROPARC and of WCPA, “Guidelines on Protected Areas and Invasive Species in Europe” and would like to hear your opinion. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story
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