2008

Diepkloof Extreme Park, Soweto

Greening Soweto 2010

Owing to years of neglect during the apartheid period, Soweto acquired a reputation of a dry and dusty place. Gravel roads and lack of trees caused serious environmental problems with resultant negative effects on the health of the residents and the ecosystem. However, a joint initiative by Johannesburg City Parks (JCP) and IUCN ESARO is helping to improve the well-being of the people and restore the environment. The project, which exemplifies how partnerships can work to improve social conditions of the people and protect the environment, aims to provide lessons on urban regeneration and ecosystem restoration which will be shared by other cities in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. …  

24 Nov 2008 | News story

 IUCN members in Malawi with ESARO Head of Constituency

Send a member to catch a member: Malawi members commit to recruit new members

IUCN Members in Malawi committed themselves to increasing the membership in their country by inviting more organizations to join the Union. The members however called upon the Secretariat to improve its service delivery to members so that IUCN membership becomes a better proposition. Speaking during the IUCN Members’ meeting held at the Wildlife and Environment Society of Malawi (WESM), Mr. Daulosi Mauambeta, WESM Director pointed out that the Secretariat should ensure that membership benefits are both articulated in all corporate communications and also delivered to members. …  

22 Nov 2008 | News story

St Lucia Marine Protected Area, South Africa

Protected areas in the oceans a matter of great urgency say scientific community

More protected areas in strategic ocean locations need to be set up and benefit from proper enforcement in order to address the rapid degradation of the world’s marine environment. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

San Salvador

Organizaciones unen esfuerzos en pro del desarrollo urbano sostenible en Centroamérica

¿Es posible construir ciudades sostenibles?, es el nombre del foro que impulsa la Unión de Organizaciones en pro del desarrollo urbano sostenible en Centroamérica que tendrá lugar del 26 al 28 de noviembre en el auditorio del Colegio de Ingenieros y Arquitectos, en San José, Costa Rica. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

Natalie Stalenberg

Environmental Policy Advisor joins the Oceania Office

Natalie Stalenberg has joined the Oceania Regional Office as its new Environmental Policy Advisor. Natalie has a background in water resource management, community consultation and communications. Most recently she worked with the South Australian Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation to develop policies for a water allocation plan for the Mount Lofty Ranges. This work included extensive consultation with a wide range of different industry and community groups. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

Zimbabwe members meeting

National Committee to define the Union’s agenda in Zimbabwe

Soon after returning from the Congress the IUCN National Committee in Zimbabwe met to reflect on their experiences at the Congress and discuss a way forward for members’ activities in Zimbabwe. The members agreed to finalize the draft programme of work for IUCN in Zimbabwe and ensure that it links with the regional intersessional programme. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair

"Yes We Can" Create Change for Sustainability Says CEC Chair

CEC Chair Keith Wheeler reflects on two events that inspire action for change: the US election and the IUCN World Conservation Congress.  His essay includes a link to the November CEC e-newsletter, which features reports on six Aliances Workshops and the CEC Members Meeting. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

UNFCCC Poznan Conference

Act now on climate change, IUCN urges governments

IUCN is calling on governments at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, to make strong commitments to reduce carbon emissions in the short-term, not just the long-term. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

Ms. Zhuang Hao, IUCN-China's new Project Coordinator

IUCN-China Office Welcomes Zhuang Hao!

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19 Nov 2008 | News story

Aroha Te Pareake Mead

Oceania Representative to Chair IUCN Commission

Aroha Te Pareake Mead has been elected Chair of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) for the next 4-year period. Aroha succeeds Taghi Farvar, who completed his term as Chair this year. …  

17 Nov 2008 | News story


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