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Future Leaders Survey Asks 25,000 UK Students About Action and Change

Three quarters of UK students believe serious change is needed if human civilisation is to survive into the next century. …  

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Sustainable Financing Roundtable Meeting

Sustainable financing needed to preserve environment

Government officials from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand held discussions last week about promoting sustainable financing to ensure enough funding to protect the environment and livelihoods of villagers. 

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Logging truck

China important to African timber producers

China’s role in Africa’s timber trade is an important one. Although imports from Africa make up a small proportion of China’s total timber imports, China is the main destination of up to 90% of timber for some producer countries on the continent. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Logging truck, Malaysia

Illegal logging estimated to cost world more than US$10 billion pa

Illegal logging is estimated to cost the world more than US$10 billion annually – more than six times the total amount of development assistance directed towards sustainable forest management. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Provide your views to IUCN and ICMM on the Dialogue

IUCN and ICMM have been engaged in a Dialogue since 2002 with the purpose of creating a platform for communities, corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments to discuss and seek the best balance between the protection of important ecosystems and the social and economic importance of mining. IUCN and ICMM committed themselves to discussing a full range of issues with the objective of enhancing the contribution of the mining industry to biodiversity conservation. The overall purpose of the review -- commissioned jointly by IUCN and ICMM -- is to review the quality and effectiveness of the IUCN-ICMM Dialogue. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Holly Dublin, Chair of the SSC, presenting Dr Russell Mittermeier with the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit

Sir Peter Scott Award Presented to Dr Russ Mittermeier

Holly Dublin, Chair of the SSC, presented Dr Russell Mittermeier with the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit at the recent meeting of the SSC Specialist Group Chairs in Al Ain, UAE.
 

18 Feb 2008 | News story

The IUCN team conducts a multi-stakeholder consultation to develop the integrated karst landscape management plan for Hon Chong area of Kien Giang province in the Mekong Delta.

Sustainable Development: IUCN Assists Holcim to Conserve Biodiversity

Holcim Viet Nam, an affiliate of a world-leading building materials supplier, Holcim Group and IUCN Viet Nam signed a five-year agreement on February 15, 2008. …  

15 Feb 2008 | News story

Deepwater coral accidentally caught during a bottom trawl. December 2007.

Deep Discussions end in darkness in Rome

Discussions in Rome failed to agree on new guidance for deep-sea fisheries in the high seas. A second meeting was called for this summer to discuss outstanding issues. …  

12 Feb 2008 | News story

Nawzat Ali

IUCN CEL Steering Committee member participated in first WARC meeting

IUCN CEL Vice Chair Ms. AL-Sharifeh Nawzat bint Ali attended the first meeting of the West Asia Regional Committee (WARC) on Monday 21 January 2008 in Amman, Jordan, at the invitation of Dr. Odeh Al Jayyousi, IUCN Regional Director of West Asia Office (WAME). …  

12 Feb 2008 | News story

Dr. Christoph Imboden

IUCN sets up panel to advise Holcim on conservation

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has appointed a chairman for an independent panel to advise Holcim, a leading building materials supplier, how best to conserve species. …  

07 Feb 2008 | 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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