2013

Parting words from Business Week participants (click to enlarge)

IUCN’s unique space to transform business – and government and civil society too!

IUCN Business Week brought together more than 60 participants from IUCN’s family worldwide as well as 26 representatives from existing business engagements across 5 days at IUCN headquarters, 9- 13 September 2013. …  

01 Oct 2013 | Article

Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Some of the worst Invasives in Europe

One hundred of the worst Invasive Alien Species have been identified in the Global Invasive Species Database. These have been selected at a global level according to two criteria: their serious impact on biological diversity and/or human activities, and their illustration of important issues surrounding biological invasion. …  

01 Oct 2013 | Article
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Local community member describing local environmental situation

First ever Environment and Gender Index available in November

 For the first time in history, there is a tool to monitor progress toward gender equality in the context of global environmental governance. …  

01 Oct 2013 | Article

IUCN Country Representative: Mr. Priya Ranjan Sinha

IUCN India Country Office welcomes new Country Representative

IUCN India Country Office is pleased to welcome Mr. Priya Ranjan Sinha as the new Country Representative.   
 

01 Oct 2013 | News story

Local fish market by the Mekong river in Cambodia

Better collaboration needed for Mekong transboundary fish trade

Representatives from IUCN Lao PDR, researchers from LARReC, IFREDI as well as representatives from fisheries departments of Cambodia and Lao PDR gathered in Pakse from the 11 to the 13 of September 2013 to discuss the final findings and policy recommendations of the IUCN led study “Trans-boundary Fish Trade in the Lower Mekong Basin: Impacts on Fisheries and Rural Employment in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand” supported by the Sumernet. …  

30 Sep 2013 | Article
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Participants attending MDP consultation meeting

Mekong Development Plan: the value of public participation

In 2010, the Prime Ministers of Vietnam and the Netherlands agreed to support the preparation of the Mekong Delta Plan (MDP), a 100-year vision for the Mekong Delta, an area of very high natural productivity that is vulnerable to rising sea level downstream, dams and water abstraction upstream, and dikes, sluice gates, and other water resources management infrastructure within the delta itself. …   | Vietnamese

30 Sep 2013 | Article
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Aung Lin, SOS, Big Swim

SOS Big Swim Video

The Big Swim is over. A great day for the swimmers and for dugongs. Here is our film of the Big Swim day, featuring dugongs, swimmers and a special thanks to all who made it happen! We raised over $21,000 to help protect the dugongs of Bazaruto Archipelago National Park in Mozambique. Our swim may be over but the work to protect these gentle giants is just beginning. …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story

Réunion de présentation du projet MEET au siège du Ministère chargé de l’environnement (17 septembre 2013)

Le projet Mediterranean Eco-Tourism jette l'ancre en Tunisie

Dans le cadre du suivi des initiatives de l’UICN en Tunisie, le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med) a organisé une mission du 17 au 19 septembre 2013, consacrées au lancement du projet MEET «Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism» ainsi qu’à la présentation de nouvelles initiatives de l’UICN-Med à développer en Tunisie. …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story

Invitation to the launch of the Scientific Foundation from the project Cities and Biodiversity Outlook

Launch of the "Cities and Biodiversity Outlook"

The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook presents the world’s first global assessment of the effects of urbanization on biodiversity and ecosystem services. It discusses the massive challenges ahead but also the unprecedented opportunities, and identifies knowledge gaps that are crucial to bridge.   …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story
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Training

Training in Good Practice Stakeholder Participatory Research & Knowledge Exchange

If you want your research to make a difference and maximise its impact and benefit to stakeholders, participatory knowledge exchange is the way forward, says 'dialogue matters'.        …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story