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Narinder Kakar at United Nations

"Addressing Climate Change: the United Nations and the world at work”

IUCN Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Mr. Narinder Kakar, presented a statement to the UN General Assembly on 13 February 2008 on the issue of climate change …  

10 Mar 2008 | News story

Indigenous Woman, Ecuador

IUCN Celebration of International Women's Day

This year, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, IUCN is celebrating gender equity and equality in the environmental sector through recognition of male colleagues who support women's empowerment and announcing the international initiative of the Women Environmental Entrepreneurs Fair during the World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

08 Mar 2008 | News story

Woman selling scarfs in a market in Bali

International Women Environmental Entrepreneurs Fair

IUCN will use the platform offered by the World Conservation Congress to organize the International Women Environmental Entrepreneurs Fair, a space to make visible the economic, social and environmental inputs that women entrepreneurs bring to their countries and the world through their “green enterprises” …   | French | Spanish

07 Mar 2008 | News story

SSC Chairs' Meeting group, Al Ain, UAE

SSC Chairs’ Meeting, 11-14 February, Al Ain - a resounding success

The first-ever meeting of the SSC Specialist Group Chairs took place 11-14 February 2008 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates and was generously sponsored by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi. …  

06 Mar 2008 | News story

Moron men in Kenya

IUCN releases Report on Indigenous and Traditional peoples

IUCN has just produced a report called Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and Climate Change, to be released on 14 March 2008. Using as a reference the map Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the World and the Global 200 Ecoregions, published by WWF in 2000, the report helps visualize how the impacts predicted in the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could affect such groups. …  

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Forum for the Future logo

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

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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