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Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year's World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Natural Resources of The Gulf of Mannar

IUCN Sri Lanka, under the Mangroves for the Future Initiative, supported the University of Ruhuna to undertake a rapid biodiversity assessment in the Gulf of Mannar (GoM) and Palk Bay from February to March 2010, which will be used as background material for formulating a proposal to nominate the Sri Lankan side of the Gulf of Mannar as a Biosphere Reserve under the Man & the Biosphere Programme of UNESCO by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

17 Nov 2010 | News story
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Seventh Regional Steering Committee Meeting (RSC-7) of the Mangroves for the Future Initiative

Seventh Regional Steering Committee Meeting (RSC-7) of the Mangroves for the Future Initiative 

15 Nov 2010 | News story
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Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

5 Countries aim to safeguard mangroves

Safeguarding mangrove ecosystems for their ecological, social and environmental value was the central topic of discussion amongst five Pacific Island Countries during an Induction Workshop of the Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL) Project undertaken in Suva last week from October 27th to 30th. …  

03 Nov 2010 | News story

5 Day Training Course on “Use of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management”

Quetta, Mon 01 Nov 2010 – A 5 day training course titled “Use of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management” was organized for the civil society, academia, R&D institutions and Government departments of Balochistan. This course was designed keeping in view the geographical conditions of the province as disaster prone area. …  

02 Nov 2010 | News story

IUCN China Work Group 1st Meeting (Sep 2010)

China IUCN Work Group

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27 Oct 2010 | News story

The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course

Hydropower on the agenda at annual WANI Meeting, Lao PDR

The 12th WANI coordination meeting was held in Luang Prabang, Laos from 18 to 22 October. The meeting was set to strengthen the coordination and delivery of WANI into 2012 and beyond. Global WANI coordinators and IUCN staff, along with colleagues and partners from the Mekong region discussed in particular issues surrounding hydropower development. …  

23 Oct 2010 | News story

Tree Planting in Doi Mae Salong

When the army does conservation – doing it differently in Thailand

Thailand’s armed forces are involved in an uncharacteristic activity—a major conservation program in cooperation with the local community. Bob Fisher and Tawatchai Rattnasorn report. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

Participants, Almora RCCH Workshop, 17 Sept 2010

IUCN Initiates Dialogue on Black Carbon by Establishing an Indian Round Table on Climate Change in Himalayas (RCCH)

As black carbon and non-CO2 gases are not limited by borders, it was proposed that the Five Himalayan countries Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, together with certain other global agencies, should form a collective to formulate and execute a joint strategy for mitigation of climate change in the Himalayas, in general, and tackling the emission of Black Carbon and other non-CO2 gases in particular. A joint strategy by the five countries will have tremendous advantages. It will ensure that there is an integrated, time-bound approach in tackling the issue with active involvement of other concerned International Agencies. In this regard, a workshop was organized by IUCN in partnership with GBPIHED, Uttarakhand Forest Department and Environment and Health Foundation, India on 17th September in Almora. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

IUCN has published a new report on forest governance structures, systems and stakeholders in six key tropical forest countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Viet Nam. …  

15 Oct 2010 | News story


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