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Rio Tinto Utah Site Visit

IUCN and Rio Tinto sign an agreement

On July 12th, IUCN and Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group, will begin their collaboration to improve biodiversity and land use management in the company’s operations. …   | Spanish

12 Jul 2010 | News story

WCPA Survey

CEC Members Invited to Take Survey on World Parks Congress

CEC members are invited to express their opinion and thoughts on what the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 should be focusing on. Take the 10-minute survey from the IUCN Global Protected Area Programme and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. El texto en español está más abajo / Le texte en français est ci-dessous. …  

09 Jul 2010 | News story

Masai man collects water from a tributary of the Pangani River

New Flows Assessment for the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

The Pangani River Basin Management Project (PRBMP), implemented by the Pangani Basin Water Board, IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), the Dutch Development Organization (SNV), and local NGO PAMOJA, has recently developed a new Integrated Flow Assessment. …  

09 Jul 2010 | News story

The debate

If there was an extra $US 100 billion per year to spend on biodiversity conservation, what would be the most cost-effective way to use it? We asked leading environmental economists and conservation specialists. …  

09 Jul 2010 | Article

North Duisburg Landscape Park

From steelworks to nature reserve, in Germany

The North Duisburg Landscape Park in the German Ruhr area is an example of how local action can transfer a polluted, disused steelworks into a cultural and environmental attraction.  The transformation of the former Duisburg-Meiderich blast furnace into the North Duisburg Landscape Park is a remarkable achievement and an illustration of how ecosystem restoration can help the local community. …  

09 Jul 2010 | News story

Remote Villages of Ziarat Electrified through Solar Energy

Ziarat, Pakistan, July 08, 2010 IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) have collaboratively installed twelve solar energy panel systems in ten different remotely located villages of Ziarat district of Balochistan. With the successful implementation of this solar energy initiative, some of the least developed villages of Balochistan province in Pakistan have been facilitated with provision of solar generated electricity, benefiting around 123 local households. …  

08 Jul 2010 | International news release

Forest logging

From good principles to good practices

On July 6th 2010 Georgian Centre for the Conservation of Wildlife (GCCW) in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized discussion on the draft final report of the Study on Current Practices of Forest Management in Georgia. …  

08 Jul 2010 | News story

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  
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08 Jul 2010 | News story

Mine Pabari, ESARO, with ELC staff

An Expanding Role for Environmental Law in Eastern and Southern Africa

In recent decades, biodiversity and natural resource conservation has surfaced from being a relatively special interest topic to one of the eminent issues of our time. Probably nowhere is the need for stronger environmental protection laws and procedures greater than in least-developed countries (LDCs), such as in many parts of tropical Asia and Africa, home to significant percentages of the world’s biodiversity. …  

08 Jul 2010 | News story

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From the field

A round-up of some of the work under way by IUCN regional offices on ecosystem valuation and investment. …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

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