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Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Ghost Forest art project praised by IUCN Director General

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre, has accepted the role of ambassador for a major art installation called “Ghost Forest”, by British artist Angela Palmer. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Hima Kafr zabad in Lebanon

Hima as a model for natural resource management in West Asia and North Africa

By: Odeh Al-Jayyousi, PhD.
Regional Director, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia 
orj@iucn.org

The West Asia - North Africa region has a rich history of hosting and nurturing a system of community-based natural resource management, one that can inform governance structures in the 21st century to benefit local communities in WANA.
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11 Aug 2010 | Article

Mekong at sunset

Keeping the giant catfish in Thailand's Mekong River

There were roast chickens and rice, pig’s heads and beer – all borne in a solemn procession as offerings to an unlikely recipient, the Mekong giant catfish. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

In Suva, Fiji - IUCN Regional Director, Taholo Kami, Kiribati President, H.E. Anote Tonga and UNESCO Director (Apia Office), Dr. Vise Pongi.

Kiribati celebrates World Heritage Listing

Following the decision made at the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting held in Brazil last week, celebrations were high amongst Kiribati nationals residing in Fiji as they came together on Monday night to honor the efforts and the recognition awarded to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area as one of the new World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Adaptación al cambio climatico

Adaptación al cambio climático: reglas para el cambio

La UICN pone en marcha la iniciativa “Buena gobernanza del agua para la adaptación: Construyendo la capacidad de adaptación al cambio climático basada en ecosistemas a nivel nacional y regional en Mesoamérica”. El proyecto forma parte de la Iniciativa Internacional del Clima. El Ministerio Federal de Medio Ambiente, Conservación de la Naturaleza y Seguridad Nuclear apoya esta iniciativa en el marco de una decisión adoptada por el Parlamento Federal Alemán – Bundestag. …  

06 Aug 2010 | International news release

Community members rally to protect the sea turtle in Baja California Sur, Mexico

CEC Newsletter August 2010

Look for 'good practices' among the 35 news items in the July/August issue of the IUCN CEC Newsletter. …  

06 Aug 2010 | News story

Palm leaf

Greening Education Conference

The annual International Event on Greening Education will be held 27-29 October in Karlsruhe, Germany. The focus is on ecologizing curriculum, greening courses and creating low carbon education institutions. …  

06 Aug 2010 | News story

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