Beung Kiat Ngong, LAO PDR

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention. IUCN played a key role in the recent accession of Lao PDR to the international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands. …  

21 Jul 2010 | News story

Jane Smart

Nagoya de Atsumarou! - Let’s get together in Nagoya!

Jane Smart, Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Group and IUCN Head of Delegation for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) Nagoya, Japan, 18-29 October 2010, tells us how IUCN is gearing up for this crucial event. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jul 2010 | News story

Bilibili raft on the Navua River, Fiji

IUCN supports new WaterWiki

The WaterWiki is a new website providing a space to interact and share valuable water knowledge online. The WaterWiki is a freely accessible information resource that is growing rapidly into a global reference for water professionals. …  

16 Jul 2010 | News story

Photo de famille

Gestion des forêts en Afrique de l’Ouest : Des partenaires bientôt en réseau

Organisé par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), en collaboration avec la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) et grâce au financement de l’Agence Suédoise de Développement International (ASDI), le Forum de renforcement des capacités des partenaires forestiers et des organisations et réseaux de la société civile en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est déroulé du 7 au 9 juillet 2010 à Accra au Ghana. …  

15 Jul 2010 | News story
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David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  

08 Jul 2010 | News story

Thailand’s Andaman aspirations

Thailand’s Andaman aspirations

Thailand’s Andaman Sea with its island paradises, emerald waters, stunning rock formations and white sands is many people’s idea of a dream holiday location. The area is home to well-known destinations such as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi as well as hundreds of lesser known jewels. But much work is needed to ensure that the region is unharmed by human activity and that its unique natural and cultural features are safeguarded for future generations. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

Business engagement for biodiversity in Japan

Business engagement for biodiversity in Japan

 To show their support for biodiversity conservation, Japanese businesses and government agencies have announced a new multi-stakeholder initiative. The”Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership” aims to scale-up and broaden private sector engagement towards the CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Celebrating the World Environment Day

Celebrating the World Environment Day

The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ), an implementing partner of IUCN Sri Lanka of the Sri Lanka component of the Global Project:  Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction, together with IUCN Sri Lanka and and Nilgala Mithuro a leading CBO in the area celebrated the World Environment Day on 5 June 2010 in Nilgala-Bibile, one of the project sites.  

21 Jun 2010 | News story
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Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

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