Campbell Island Albatross (Thalassarche impavida)

Worrying declines for world’s seabirds

The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and populations are now perilously close to extinction, according to a new review by BirdLife International, a partner of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Across the globe, commercial fisheries pose the most serious threat to seabirds. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2012 | International news release

National Conference on Mangroves Ecosystem in Pakistan: Sharing of Experience with Policy Makers

A national conference titled: National Conference on Mangroves Ecosystem in Pakistan: Sharing of Experience with Policy Makers was organised by the Human Resource Development Network (HRDN) from March 8-9, 2012 at Hotel Pearl Continental at Karachi. This conference was first of its kind in Pakistan which specifically focused on the mangroves ecosystem of Pakistan. …  

09 Mar 2012 | News story

Participants à l'atelier GIRE sur le bassin du Sourou

Un nouveau pas vers la gestion concertée des ressources en eau du Bassin du Sourou entre le Burkina Faso et le Mali

La première rencontre de la commission conjointe Burkina Faso-République du Mali pour faciliter la mise en œuvre de la Gestion Integrée des Ressources en Eau (GIRE) dans le Bassin du Sourou a permis d’amender et valider de façon consensuelle les projets de textes organiques de deux cadres de concertation. …  

09 Mar 2012 | Article
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IUCN defines its marine and polar programme

  IUCN marine experts and those from partner organizations converged in Zanzibar from 5 to 9 March, 2012  to develop the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) for 2013 – 2016 and a new Coastal and Marine Programme for IUCN in the Eastern and Southern African Region (ESARO). …  

09 Mar 2012 | News story
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World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2012 | IUCN statement

Ms. Trang's photo

IUCN Vietnam: new finance and administration assistant on board

Ms. Nguyen Thu Trang has joined IUCN as the Finance & Administration Assistant for IUCN VN based in project office in Ho Chi Minh City with effect from 01 March 2012. Before joining IUCN, she worked as Finance cum Admin Staff for the Family Medical Project, Institute for Health, Environment & Development and responsible for managing students of Hospital Management class for Thang Long University. Trang obtained the Master Degree of Business and Administration of MBA program organized between the University of National University in Hanoi and Benedictine University in U.S.A in 2011. With the current position at IUCN Vietnam, she will mainly work for BCR Project.

09 Mar 2012 | Article
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Seals in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, World Heritage Site

Protected Areas Awareness Campaign

Protected areas provide great opportunities for connecting people with nature and stimulating their interest in conservation. However, communication programmes have not always been effective. The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA) and the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (IUCN CEC) are now joining forces with protected areas agencies and marketing experts in order to improve the way in which the values of protected areas are communicated. The idea is to develop a global awareness campaign, reaching out to new audiences, stimulating interest in those that have not yet experienced protected areas, or who are not aware of their value, but whose opinion and actions will be crucial to the future of conservation. …  

09 Mar 2012 | News story
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Mangrove coastline in Mozambique

IUCN Regions and Global Marine and Polar Programme set course for cooperation on global coasts

Representatives from IUCN Secretariat, Commissions, Membership and Council met in Zanzibar from March 5-9, 2012 to strengthen collaboration on coastal work and set priorities for the coming 5 years.  Participants learned that an impressive array of coastal activities are already being implemented across the globe but key areas of closer cooperation for future project development were identified. …  

09 Mar 2012 | Article

The weir on Talise River.

Management and monitoring plan produced for hydro construction in Vanuatu

Three communities on the island of Maewo in Vanuatu have been waiting a long time to have access to electricity. IUCN through funding from the governments of Italy and Austria is helping through a mini-hydro power project on Talise River that should meet the communities’ desires. …  

08 Mar 2012 | Article
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Mujeres Cameroon

Experiencia Africana en REDD+ puede dejar lecciones valiosas para Latinoamérica

El trabajo pionero que la UICN está llevando a cabo en África, puede brindar valiosas experiencias para incorporar de mejor manera a sectores vulnerables, como las mujeres, en el proceso de desarrollo de las estrategias nacionales de REDD+ de los países latinoamericanos. …  

08 Mar 2012 | Article
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