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Textiles at a market in Quito, Ecuador

Weaving Together Two Commissions: Joint Meeting Reports

Bright ideas, like the colors of textiles woven in Ecuador, combined to create new plans for collaborative action by two IUCN Commissions during a joint meeting of their Steering Committees two hours outside Quito. Each Commission met separately on its 2009-2012 agenda, and then worked together to propose mutual areas for action. Two reports summarize the findings of this May 2009 meeting of CEC, the Commission on Education and Communication, and WCPA, the World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

09 Aug 2009 | News story
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Protected Areas Legislation Guidelines review workshop Bonn, 13-16 July 2009

ELC-convened International Workshop on Protected Areas Legislation

Bonn, July 13-16.
Twenty-four experts from all parts of the world gathered in Bonn for a 4-day workshop to review progress made so far in the preparation of Guidelines for Protected Area Legislation, a project carried out by the ELC in partnership with CEL and WCPA. The meeting's main task was to consider the third draft of the Guidelines, as well as the twelve case studies which have been developed to accompany it. …  

07 Aug 2009 | News story
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Participants in the workshop on conservation of the Alboran Sea - Malaga, july 2009

Priority areas for conserving the Alboran Sea

Among the different marine areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alboran Sea represents a unique element given its ecological wealth, due to its blend of Atlantic and Mediterranean marine biodiversity, its socioeconomic importance, and its geopolitical location between Europe and Africa. The adequate management of this space, and in particular the conservation of certain areas, is essential for the three bordering countries of the Alboran Sea: Algeria, Morocco, and Spain. …   | French | Spanish

05 Aug 2009 | News story

Derecho Ambiental en Centroamerica

Derecho Ambiental en Centroamerica

La UICN a través de su Centro de Derecho Ambiental y su Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica, se complacen en presentar el libro: Derecho Ambiental en Centroamérica, el cual se enmarca dentro de la cooperación entre ambas oficinas. Derecho Ambiental en Centroamérica, aborda la temática desde una perspectiva regional y nacional; respondiendo a la necesidad de contar con un texto que sintetiza y analiza el amplio espectro temático del Derecho Ambiental. Una perspectiva centroamericana, que actualiza y desarrolla a fondo, el análisis jurídico de diversas materias. …  

30 Jul 2009 | News story
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The Member's representative showing the growing sea weed

Introducing sea weed (Eucheuma denticulatum) culture to Fishermen in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka

a collaborative project with a Member, Sewa Lanka Foundation …  

30 Jul 2009 | News story

arborvitae Special Issue July 2009 - Strengthening Voices for Better Choices

New! arborvitae special issue in five languages!

From the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices project, a review of the lessons and experiences of IUCN’s global multi-stakeholder forest governance project in five different languages. …  

29 Jul 2009 | News story

The Lesser Kestrel adopted the first artificial breeding structure in Gorayk IBA in Armenia!

Lesser Kestrel adopted the first artificial breeding structure in Gorayk IBA in Armenia!

Lesser Kestrels adopt their First Breeding Structure in Armenia
Lesser Kestrel is a small falcon breeding in Gorayk IBA which is South of Armenia. It is endangered globally and is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild (IUCN Red List, 2007). …  

24 Jul 2009 | News story

Woman with a fishing scoop

Discovering the value of wetlands in Lao PDR

Many communities in Lao PDR have limited access to water, health clinics and education. Fishery resources are decreasing, land for riverbank agriculture is scarcer and unsafe chemical fertilizers are being introduced.   …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Indigenous Suruí group and IUCN staff

Amazonian indigenous group leads the way for sustainable forest management

IUCN had special visitors at its Headquarters on Tuesday morning! Four representatives from the indigenous Suruí people of Mato Grosso state in the Brazilian Amazon are participating in the Paléo Music Festival in Switzerland and visited us to share their stories regarding ongoing conservation activities carried out on their lands. …   | Spanish | Spanish

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvbre at Holcim event in Fez

Holcim Awards Gold prize for sustainable construction to Fez in Morocco

This innovative approach to sustainable construction project was selected for the top international prize from almost 5000 plans and visions from 121 countries. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and celebrated architects and building professionals presented on 16 July the trophy at a hand-over event in Fez , Morocco …  

17 Jul 2009 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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