Afrique de l'Est et du Sud

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World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

UPU Letter Writing Competition Winners

Young writers' forest letter contest - Barbados and China win!

A Great Oak in Guyana’s Windsor Forest and an observant little tree ‘prepared to care for humanity’ helped 15-year-old Charlée Gittens from Barbados and 13-year-old Wang Sa from China to win gold medals in the Universal Postal Union’s 40th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. …  

19 Aug 2011 | News story

Support pours in for Kwa-Zulu Natal's Rhino Skydive

From pensioners giving their precious R10, to donations of luxury accommodation and the gift of a life-size fibre-glass rhino, support for the world-first Skydive for Rhinos is pouring in from the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) public and business communities.The organisers of what ‘should’ have been a staff-based effort to personally raise funds from friends and family for rhinos under threat from organised poaching syndicates, are astonished by the torrent of support this KZN initiative is receiving. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story
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Soko springs, Pangani Basin

IUCN Pangani project: case study in TEEB report

The Pangani River Basin Management Project, implemented by IUCN and partners, has recently been included as a case study in the TEEB report. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative drawing attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Remember the rangers: 31 July is World Ranger Day

Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation. While some are exposed to hazardous environmental conditions such as floods or dangerous animals, others are targeted because they stand up to poachers, drug warlords and criminals. This year alone, at least 31 were murdered, some under the most horrific circumstances. …  

31 Jul 2011 | News story

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Membres d’honneur de l‘UICN

Le titre de Membre d’honneur de l’UICN, qui récompense des services exceptionnels en faveur de la conservation de la nature et des ressources naturelles, est décerné, sur recommandation du Conseil de l’UICN, lors du Congrès mondial de la nature, à deux ou trois personnes qui ont contribué de manière exceptionnelle à la promotion des buts de l’Union. …   | English | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

Médaille commémorative Harold Jefferson Coolidge

Créée il y a huit ans lors du Congrès mondial de la nature en Thaïlande, la Médaille Harold Jefferson Coolidge est décernée à un spécialiste de la conservation ayant apporté une contribution importante à la protection de la nature et des ressources naturelles. …   | English | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

John C. Phillips

Médaille commémorative John C. Phillips

Les Membres de l’UICN et les membres des Commissions de l’UICN sont invités à soumettre des nominations pour la médaille commémorative John C. Phillips. La Médaille John C. Phillips récompense d’importants services rendus à la conservation environnementale et commémore la vie et l’œuvre de John C. Phillips, pionnier du mouvement environnemental. …   | English | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

Cape Town penguin breeding site under rehabilitation

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) – two IUCN Members – have joined the City of Cape Town and other partners in the rehabilitation of the penguin breeding site at Burghers’ Walk in Simon’s Town, South Africa. …  

28 Jul 2011 | News story
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Some of the IUCN Members during the IUCN Members’ meeting in Kampala, Uganda.

IUCN Members in Uganda muscle up for the World Conservation Congress

IUCN Members in Uganda convened a meeting last week at the Secretariat offices in Kampala to discuss and generate a roadmap for effective participation at both the Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) and the World Conservation Congress (WCC). The meeting was attended by representatives of the Member institutions and the secretariat. …  

25 Jul 2011 | News story
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