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Minister Jessica Eriyo plants a symbolic tree to commemorate the launch

Uganda government and IUCN launch a management plan for Mabira ecosystem

 Uganda’s Minister of State for Environment, Honourable Jessica Eriyo officially launched the Kalagala Offset Sustainable Management Plan (2010 – 2019) to address environmental management of the Mabira ecosystem. The launch was organized by IUCN in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Environment. IUCN facilitated the development of the plan using the Ecosystems Based Approach. The world bank provided both financial and technical support to the planning process. …  

20 May 2011 | Article
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Right to left: Jim Leape (WWF International); Jane Madgwick (Wetlands International); Anada Tiéga (Ramsar); Deborah Bossio (IWMI); Julia Marton-Lefèvre (IUCN); Marco Lambertini (BirdLife International); Yeon-Chul Yoo (Chair of SC); and Rafael González Bordón (SC Vice-Chair).

Ramsar partners sign new memorandum of cooperation

The Ramsar Convention’s relationship with its five International Organization Partners (IOPs), of which the IUCN is a long standing partner, were strengthened on May 19th through the signing of a new Memorandum of Cooperation for 2011-2017. …  

19 May 2011 | News story

3-Day Training on Formulation and Project Proposal Development

Karachi: May 19, 2011

A 3-Day training workshop was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme with the financial assistance of the Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN) at Pearl Continental hotel Karachi. …  

19 May 2011 | International news release

Discussion on Scenarios in Ohiamatu simpa- Ghana

Forest communities contribute to pro-poor REDD+ readiness process in Ghana

Efforts by IUCN in Ghana to engage local communities and exchange information on key REDD+ governance issues are bearing fruit. A series of meetings and workshops at the regional and community levels have generated detailed inputs that can directly feed into Ghana’s evolving REDD+ strategy. That process is at a crucial stage. Ghana has received funds from the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and was accepted as one of five pilot countries for the Forest Investment Program (FIP). Now that the country is ready to start the building of its REDD+ strategy, community organisations have a crucial role to play in the identification of REDD+ activities that can be the building blocks of such a plan. 

19 May 2011 | News story
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Women using water in Pangani river basin, Tanzania

Tanzania Minister calls for increased IUCN engagement in conservation and poverty eradication

Tanzania’s Minister of State in the Vice President Office (Environment), Dr Terezya Huvisa, has called on IUCN to engage more strongly in environmental conservation, but also help people tackle poverty in both urban and rural areas of Tanzania. The Minister said this when the IUCN Head of Tanzania office, Mr Abdalla Shah called on her to brief her on IUCN’s work in the country.   …  

19 May 2011 | News story
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Saddlebill stork by the springs in Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Environment enthusiasts discuss the place of environment in Tanzania’s Constitution

 IUCN hosted the second meeting, for the year 2011, of the Informal Discussion Group on Environment (IDGE) in Tanzania on May 10, 2011. The meeting discussed the place of environment in the constitution of Tanzania in order to inform the Constitution review process currently underway. …  

19 May 2011 | News story
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Ratón arbóreo de Santa Marta (Santamartamys rufodorsalis)

Spectacular mammal rediscovered after 113 years!

A unique and mysterious guinea-pig-sized rodent, not seen since 1898 despite several organized searches, has bizarrely showed up at the front door of IUCN Member ProAves’ El Dorado Nature Reserve Eco-lodge in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Colombia. …   | Spanish

19 May 2011 | News story

Dr Kenton Miller among bamboo in Brazil.

Conservation loses a champion

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of one of nature conservation’s leading lights. Dr Kenton R. Miller, a former IUCN Director General and globally-recognized leader in protected area management, passed away on May 9th, 2011. …  

18 May 2011 | News story
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América del Sur

IUCN's South American Members Forum, ready

The forum will be held from the 13th to the 15th June 2011, in Lima, Peru. Around 100 people from the Union’s institutional membership, expert commissions, and the secretariat will participate. …   | Spanish

18 May 2011 | News story
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IUCN ready to help EC implement new Biodiversity Strategy

The implementation of the new EU Biodiversity Strategy will be a major challenge for the European Commission. IUCN, with its large network of experts and long-standing experience in biodiversity conservation, stands ready to support the Commission. …  

18 May 2011 | Article

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