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Conference "Nature Conservation Beyond 2010 " May 2010, Tallinn, Estonia

The aim of the conference, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of nature conservation in Estonia, is to address the development trends in an international and local context. THE conference will take place from 27th – 29th May 2010 in Tallinn, Estonia. …  

11 Mar 2010 | News story

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IUCN UK April Conference “Nature – What’s in it for me?”

Ecosystems that support the lives, livelihoods and well-being of people around the world are under threat from a range of issues. To secure a sustainable future, new forms of ecosystem management will be required, but how can these be achieved? Answering this question will be the subject of the IUCN 2010 UK conference which will be hosted by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland on 18–20 April at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. …  

11 Mar 2010 | News story

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Broadening boundaries – naturally, the Green Belt of Fennoscandia

A landmark agreement was recently signed between Norway, Finland and Russia for the development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia - the vast area in Northern Europe uniting the three countries, spreading across the Kola peninsula, Finland and Karelia. This will reinforce the European Green Belt initiative and give greater priority to the well-established transboundary cooperation in Fennoscandia and the Barents Euroarctic Region. …  

11 Mar 2010 | News story

Réunion Gouvernance RBTDS

La réserve de biosphère transfrontière du delta du fleuve Sénégal : Vers un système de gouvernance efficace et equitable

La Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontière du delta du fleuve Sénégal – RBTDS a été classée en juin 2005 par l’UNESCO à la demande du Sénégal et de la Mauritanie. Elle constitue un cadre d’orientation pour le développement durable de la région, en privilégiant la conservation et la restauration des écosystèmes. Basée sur une approche territoriale transfrontalière, elle vise une prise en compte intégrative du fonctionnement écologique du milieu, du paysage, des usages et des systèmes de production agropastoraux, et propose un zonage renvoyant à la fois à des priorités de gestion et à des responsabilités institutionnelles. Celles-ci sont nombreuses, incluant l’Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Sénégal (OMVS), les différentes collectivités territoriales, les institutions de l’Etat dont les Parcs nationaux, et les représentants des usagers et des communautés locales. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

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IUCN Member BRAC - one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs

“Fazle Hasan Abed has built one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs” says an article published recently in The Economist. An IUCN member organization in Bangladesh called Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) was acknowledged as “the largest, fastest-growing non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the world—and one of the most businesslike”. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

Biosphere Ethics Initiative

IUCN Members are invited to discover the work of the Biosphere Ethics Initiative and to get involved with their programme to incorporate principles of environmental ethics into specific conservation action. …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

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Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) carries out biodiversity assessment of the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary in India

The Biodiversity of Kumbhalgarh, Phulwari-ki-Nal and Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuaries, located in the Southern Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan, India, were assessed to make an inventory of the flora and fauna of the area and prepare appropriate conservation action plans by an IUCN member Foundation for Ecological Security (FES). …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

St' Martin's Island

St. Martin’s Island and its unique biodiversity face serious threats

To mark the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, a Movement to Save St. Martin’s Island, an ecologically critical area in Bangladesh, was organized by an IUCN member Coastal Area Resource Development and Management Association (CARDMA). …  

09 Mar 2010 | International news release
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Jiri National Park, Korea

Asia’s natural parks ‘green lungs’ to combat climate change

Robust and connected systems of natural parks help conserve biodiversity and maintain benefits we receive from nature.  They are also crucial to help us to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts.  | Chinese

09 Mar 2010 | News story

Manta ray over coral reef, Chagos Archipelago

Chagos Archipelago/British Indian Ocean Territory Exchange

To find out more and contribute to the series of exchanges on the issue concerning the Chagos Archipelago/British Indian Ocean Territory, please click here. …   | French | Spanish

08 Mar 2010 | News story

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