April

Participants at the workshop

Thinking beyond the norm: Linking energy systems and environmental implications

Proactive rather than reactive planning is needed to ensure that energy systems go in the right places,” said Anare Matakiviti, IUCN Oceania Energy Programme Coordinator in opening the regional workshop on “Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for renewable energy projects” held in Nadi, Fiji in April. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

Travail en atelier par les participants

Projet « Elevage comme moyen de subsistance » : Restitution de l’étude de collecte des données de Base au Tchad

Dans le cadre du démarrage de ses activités, l’équipe du projet « Elevage comme moyen de subsistance » a commandité au Tchad tout comme dans les deux autres pays d’intervention du Projet (Cameroun et Nigeria), l’étude de collecte des données de base. Cette étude  a été menée pour identifier les portes d’entrée du projet de même que les différents sites prioritaires qui méritent une attention particulière en termes d’intervention. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story
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Ferry commuters on Bhramaputra river, India

Water security and climate change: India Water Forum explores solutions

Water security and climate change were the main focus of the newly organised India Water Forum (IWF), which took place in New Delhi from 13-15 April. This inaugural international water conference aims at exploring solutions for sustainable governance and integrated management of water resources. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

A freshwater turtle (Nilssonia hurum) is caught by a fisherman in Tanguar Haor for consumption. Many turtles species are heavily exploited for food in Southeast Asia.

Raising community awareness to save freshwater turtles in Tanguar Haor

IUCN Bangladesh is using a wide range of public awareness activities to protect freshwater turtles and conserve biodiversity in Tanguar Haor, a Ramsar site of international importance. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

Oil and gas platform, Gulf of Mexico

Drilling for opportunities without hurting the planet

Industries searching for offshore oil should not drill in sensitive waters before fully ensuring all safety measures are in place, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

L-R: Prof. David Okali, Mr. Peter Tarfa and Dr. Muiz Banire at the public presentation of the BNRCC Climate change documentaries.

Nigerian Member launches documentaries on Climate Change.

IUCN Member, Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team (NEST), has launched two films, “In the red zone” and “Water runs deep”, telling the story of climate change in Nigeria. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

The Small Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata) on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to a study for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ on the status of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of the species of sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish) and at least 12 species of bony fish are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, marine habitat degradation and pollution. …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

Join the debate!

Join World Conservation Debates with IUCN online

IUCN is launching an online debate series. Join the first debate: Nature - to die for? …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

Ghodaghodi Lake, Nepal

Youth Awareness Environmental Forum Update

Messages on the cultural heritage of water were broadcast by YAEF/Nepal to mark 18 April, the ICOMOS international day for monuments and sites. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

European Minerals Day 2007

Conservation and the European Minerals Sector

On the 13th April, 2011 an event was held at the European Parliament to announce this year’s European Minerals Day which will take place from 13-15 May 2011.  Speaking at the event was Hans Friederich, Regrional Director for IUCN Europe. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story