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International Mountain Day Celebrated at Ziarat

IUCN Pakistan, Ziarat Office in collaboration with the local communities celebrated International Mountain Day 2010 at Ziarat. The participants belonged to the Valley Conservation Committees and the Juniper Environmental Council Ziarat. The event was organized to create awareness about the significance of mountains and to mobilise communities for sustainable use of mountain resources. The event began with planting of saplings in ‘Khandi Mountain Range Reserve’ by the community representatives and other participants followed by an awareness raising ceremony held at the PTDC Hotel. …  

11 Dec 2010 | News story

IUCN partners with ACWUA during the Arab Water Week

IUCN partners with ACWUA during Arab Water Week

In a region that is severely affected by climate change, population growth and increasing demand on water resources, an urgent need for addressing those challenges has become essential to propose common solutions to better manage water resources in the Arab region. Therefore, the first Arab Water Week was organized in Amman, Jordan from 5-9 December, 2010 by the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) under the umbrella of the League of Arab States (LAS) and in partnership with the Arab Ministerial Water Council (AMWC) and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI). …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

Foundation for climate deal laid in Cancun - IUCN

Governments at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, managed to approve a series of tangible if modest steps that set up a 'global climate fund' to help poor nations create a mechanism to share clean technologies, protect tropical forests and help the poor adapt to impacts ranging from storms to rising sea levels, says IUCN. …   | Spanish

10 Dec 2010 | International news release

Fighting climate change in watersheds


10 Dec 2010 | News story

Dr Tamar Ron

A proposed alternative institutional approach to meeting international biodiversity targets

Considering that the 2010 biodiversity target has not been met, a more practical approach is required to mitigate biodiversity loss, says Dr Tamar Ron, an independent conservation consultant and member of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas and Species Survival Commission. …  

10 Dec 2010 | Article
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The vicuña, a wild South American camelid adapted to the high Andean region

Can high fashion help the high Andes?

The growing demand for luxury clothing is helping to secure one of South America’s threatened species—the vicuña—but can it also secure the livelihoods of the poor Andean communities who produce vicuña fibre? …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

Fast track funding for climate

Fast track climate funding for vulnerable mountain communities was announced today by the government of Germany. The programme, to be carried out by IUCN, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will assess vulnerability among communities and farmers to droughts and floods linked with rising regional temperatures and the loss of glaciers and ice. …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Chalet de l'UICN à Montreux

IUCN highlights how biodiversity and development are intimately linked during summit of French-speaking countries.

IUCN made sure that biodiversity was high on the agenda when 70 heads of State and 3,000 delegates gathered for the 13th Francophonie Summit in Montreux, Switzerland earlier this year.   | French

10 Dec 2010 | News story

SEO - Birdlife

SEO/BirdLife, la Consejería de Industria, Energía y Medio Ambiente de Extremadura y el Ayuntamiento de Cáceres colaboran en la conservación del águila imperial Ibérica

Cáceres es la localidad número 100 de la Red de Municipios por el Águila Imperial, garantizando así la conservación de la especie en el término municipal más extenso de España. El Convenio presentado hoy en Cáceres se enmarca dentro del Programa Alzando el Vuelo que desarrolla SEO/BirdLife y que cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Biodiversidad y Adif y el apoyo de Obra Social Caja Madrid. …  

10 Dec 2010 | International news release
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Shallow black tip shark

Study calls for EU ban on removing shark fins at sea

Shark fisheries experts say in a report released today that to strengthen the European Union’s ban on shark finning, EU fishermen should no longer be permitted to remove shark fins on board ships, and that loopholes in EU regulations make it possible for fishermen to fin an estimated two out of every three sharks without detection or punishment. …  

09 Dec 2010 | News story

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