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11 May 2011 | News story

Presentation on “Climate Change” Options and Issues-10 May, 2011 orgnized by IUCN Pakistan at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University Quetta

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Balochistan chapter in collaboration with Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University organized a brief Presentation on Climate Change; issues and options. …  

10 May 2011 | International news release

Workshop on Guggul Tree Conservation

Karachi, May 10, 2011 (IUCN)

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature in collaboration with the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) organised a workhop to discuss issues facing the Guggul Tree in particular and other species in general. Year 2011 has been marked as the Year of the Forests and this wokshop was a much-needed step towards knowledge sharing and management. …  

10 May 2011 | International news release

Romanian tree of the year 2011

Romania wins European Tree of the Year

The winner of the first European Tree of the Year contest, with 23, 312 votes, is a five hundred year old lime from Romania. In second place a Bulgarian plane (18,378 votes) and the Hungarian plane tree is third (8, 836 votes). In total over 56, 000 votes were cast. The winning tree will be awarded at a ceremony held by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation and IUCN on 25 May 2011, during Green Week in Brussels. …  

10 May 2011 | News story

Dr Kenton Miller among bamboo in Brazil.

Kenton Miller Condolences Book

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."  Albert Einstein …  

10 May 2011 | News story
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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 yesterday. …   | Spanish

10 May 2011 | News story

Alexis Rivas, Viceministro de Coordinación Política de Ecuador. Miembro de la CEESP.

Cuando la Antropología también es Política

“Un científico sin preguntas, simplemente no existe”. ¿De dónde venimos?, ¿quiénes somos?, ¿hacia dónde vamos?, son las interrogantes que recorrían la mente de Alexis Rivas, desde su adolescencia. Este científico social, miembro de la Comisión de Política Económica, Social y Ambiental de la UICN, es en la actualidad Viceministro de Coordinación Política de Ecuador. …  

09 May 2011 | News story
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EUROPARC Federation

Nature Scholarship Provides Chances for Young European Conservationists

The Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2011 are now open for applications! The award provides three young European conservationists with €3000 to undertake a study visit to one or more protected areas in European countries other than their own. It is given by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation and the EUROPARC Federation. The deadline for applications is Friday May 20th 2011. …  

09 May 2011 | Article
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Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

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