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The new Council of IUCN elected at the Barcelona Congress met for the first time in February 2009. The Council, among others, elected four IUCN Vice-Presidents and appointed four additional Councillors. …   | French | Spanish

20 Mar 2009 | News story

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Join a global environmental action …   | French | Spanish

20 Mar 2009 | News story

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5th World Water Forum: IUCN at the World Water Forum - Friday, March 20, 2009

 Two-thirds of the World's population will face water shortages by 2025. The World Water Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16 to 22 March, gathers more than 25,000 experts to find sustainable solutions to the water challenges the World faces. IUCN urges policy-makers at the forum to do more to protect the natural environment and make better use of the services nature offers for development and human security. Rivers and wetlands deliver vital services for people, such as clean drinking water, energy and healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Investing in good water governance is critical for a sustainable water future, both for countries themselves and the 260 river basins that cross borders. …  

20 Mar 2009 | News story
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Dugong

Help an IUCN member!

The Save the Dugong Campaign Center, a Japanese NGO, member of IUCN, is appealing to the world for signing an online petition for an immediate implementation of Resolution 4.022.   …  

19 Mar 2009 | News story

Cambodia

Gender makes a difference in water management

Women have considerable knowledge about water resources, including water quality and reliability, and are key to the success of water resources development and protection, according to IUCN. …  

18 Mar 2009 | News story

Ashok Khosla

IUCN President outlines approaches for a more sustainable energy future

Ashok Khosla, IUCN President, presented his vision for how to get to a sustainable energy future at the inaugural Energy Pact Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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Winrock 6th biofuels conference

Winrock International India organizes ‘6th International Biofuels Conference’

Winrock International India (WII), a New Delhi based not-for-profit organization (also a IUCN member), organized the 6th International Biofuels Conference on March 4–5, 2009 in New Delhi. The Conference, 6th in the series, has created a niche for itself and has over the years, become a vibrant and neutral platform for stakeholders from across the world. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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PA Steering Group

ICCAs and the PA Legislation Guidelines

ELC Project ‘Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation’: the draft Guidelines are progressing well, and presently the object of an intensive review process. A two-day meeting took place at the ELC to consider the chapter of the draft dealing with ICCAs (Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas). …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

World fisheries: in stable but critical condition

The 2009 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report released last week in Rome produced very much the same findings as the previous report released in 2007. The document, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), reported that global trends in marine fish stocks have continued to deteriorate slightly. …  

10 Mar 2009 | News story
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Photo de famille réunion de planification du Programme Forêts du PACO
Kribi-Cameroun

Le Programme Forêt s'organise et se structure Progressivement

Du 2 au 4 mars 2009 à Kribi au Cameroun, tout le personnel du Programme de Conservation des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale et Occidentale s’est réuni pour échanger sur les activités en cours (forces, faiblesses, menaces, opportunités) dudit Programme, pour mieux se connaître, se comprendre, partager la même vision et mieux communiquer. …  

09 Mar 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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