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Development of Dams in West Africa: new report on evolution of international policy on dams

Ten years after the publication of the World Commission on Dams report, the West and Central Africa office of IUCN commissioned a study to look at the approaches to decision-making around large dams. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton Lefèvre, speaking at United Nations in New York.

Celebrate the good news about forests

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre addresses the Collaborative Partnership on Forests high level meeting during the 9th UN Forum on Forests, 3 February. …  

04 Feb 2011 | IUCN statement

Larissa Brisbane. IUCN Oceania Senior Energy Programme Officer

New Senior Energy Programme Officer - IUCN Oceania Regional Office

 Ms. Larissa Brisbane is the new Senior Energy Programme Officer for the Regional Office. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Penelope Figgis WCPA Regional Chair for Oceania

Penelope Figgis is new Director of Australian Committee for IUCN

Ms Penelope Figgis is the newly appointed Director of ACIUCN, the Australia Committee for IUCN. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr. Jan Steffen. IUCN Marine Programme Coordinator.

New Regional Marine Programme Coordinator – IUCN Oceania Regional Office

Dr. Jan Steffen is IUCN Oceania’s new Regional Marine Programme Coordinator, having joined the Office in January, 2011. Jan’s diverse experience is a testimony to his motivation and commitment to conservation of marine areas. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

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Year of the Rabbit – species hopping out of view?

Celebrations begin on Thursday 3 February 2011 to mark the Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rabbit. However, as we enter this new cycle in the Chinese zodiac, conservationists are warning that, in spite of their reputation as prolific breeders, nearly one in four rabbits, hares and pikas - from the order known as lagomorphs - are classified as Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Participants of the CDM Capacity Building Workshop.

Regional CDM Capacity Building Workshops to minimize barriers for small islands participation

 In light of the various barriers encountered by small island countries in participating in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme, the UNEP Risoe Centre from Denmark with the assistance of the Fiji Government, IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and SPREP have begun a series of workshops to build understanding and capacity for Pacific Island Countries in the effort to assist them to efficiently implement CDM procedures. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Celebrating people's action to sustainably manage the world's forests

CEC and the UN Forum on Forests

The United Nations Forum on Forests in January in New York gave the CEC Chair and CEC Focal Point a chance to expand the network and promote strategies for 'communicating forest values'.

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Stewart Maginnis, IUCN Director for Environment and Development.

Negotiation update

The 9th UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9) is drawing to a close. With just over 24 hours left, negotiators are entering lockdown to get a meaningful declaration in place for Friday's finish. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Standard Chartered Bank and International Union for Conservation of Nature Forge Partnership

Biological diversity of Sri Lanka is significantly important both at regional and a global scale and Sri Lanka has the highest species density (number of species per 10,000 sq. km) for flowering plants, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals in the Asian region. Furthermore, Sri Lanka is declared as one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots of the world.  

03 Feb 2011 | News story
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