2013

IUCN Pakistan and Climate Change Division signing and an Agreement

IUCN Pakistan and Climate Change Division ink an Agreement for stimulating Market demand for Biodiversity friendly products in Northern Pakistan

IUCN Pakistan and the Climate Change Division, Government of Pakistan signed an Agreement today in Islamabad during the GEF Global Environmental Facility Steering Committee meeting. …  

05 Sep 2013 | International news release

Shrimp mangrove polyculture in An Thuy Commune, Ben Tre Province

Field Coordinator (Viet Nam), Mangroves and Climate Change (MCC)

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partnership-based initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystems for sustainable development. With a vision of a healthier, more prosperous and secure future for all coastal communities MFF provides a collaborative platform to help countries, sectors and agencies in the MFF region tackle the growing challenges to coastal sustainability. Since August 2012, MFF has been supported by DANIDA to implement a 3-year project in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam with the objective to realize the potential of mangroves and other coastal vegetation for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the MFF Region. And in Vietnam, the project will support activities in Ben Tre and Tra Vinh.   …  

05 Sep 2013 | Article
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN prepares to recruit its next Director General

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, the longest serving Director General of IUCN, has expressed her intention to step down next year, after nearly eight years at the helm of the organization. The process of recruiting her successor has now officially been launched and the IUCN Council’s Search Committee will develop a Terms of Reference for this position shortly. …  

05 Sep 2013 | News story

Tuvalu.

Working towards economic valuations of marine ecosystems

IUCN Oceania is working with partners to undertake economic assessments of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands. The 6th International Ecosystems Services Partnership (ESP) Conference held last week enabled us to develop the linkages and partnerships critical for our work in the region. …  

04 Sep 2013 | Article

Poverty in the landscape

The world at a crossroads: making the right choices

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre is among leading figures in international politics, science, business and civil society taking part in the 2013 Earth Dialogues being held today as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Green Cross International, the environmental organisation founded by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story

Brendan Mackey and Taholo Kami at the MSG Ministerial Meeting, Nadi, Fiji.

Griffith University and IUCN Oceania sign partnership

Griffith University and IUCN Oceania have signed an agreement to cooperate in activities relating to climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental law, governance and natural resource management.   …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story

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Natural Inteligence Exhibition

Natural Intelligence is an exhibition, where science, local knowledge and art come together in innovative ways to show actions where nature is the key to addressing climate change impacts.   …   | Spanish

03 Sep 2013 | News story
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Nature is...better in the dark!

A new social media campaign, launched as a result of the Powered by Nature Awards, encourages people to turn off their lights and turn on their senses. With cheeky humour and simple graphics, the campaign “Better in the Dark” invites community contributions to the question: What things are better in the dark?   …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story
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Villagers participate in identifying natural and cultural attractions within the village

IUCN-DNP collaboration for community involvement in Pang Sida National Park

From 11-16 August, tree-planting was carried out by communities living near Pang Sida National Park. Around 4,000 high-value timber tree species were sown on farmland. Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), IUCN, and 40 farmers from Bang Thankrabak and Bang Klong Nam Kheaw villages in Sakao Province participated in the event. The tree-planting aimed to cement a long-lasting relationship between the villages and the local conservation body; the Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment (PONRE). The objectives of DNP-IUCN collaboration are to improve management of protected areas, prevent illegal Siamese Rosewood logging, and to provide solutions for animal-grazing in the forest conservation zone. …  

03 Sep 2013 | Article
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Freedom - A Story on Partridge

By Mirza Mohammad Salman

It all started with a crack as I pushed my way out of the shell into this world, unaware of what life had in store for me. I drew my first breath and basked in the sunlight coming at me filtered through the branches of the Kikar tree father and mother had chosen as home. It was a beautiful afternoon in June. …  

02 Sep 2013 | News story