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Biodiversity offsets and marine and coastal development

Biodiversity offsetting has helped promote conservation of endangered species on land, but can the same ideas be applied to the sea? Dr Ameer Abdulla highlights the utility of developing marine-based biodiversity offsets. …  

03 Aug 2010 | Article
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La Reunion, Piton cabris, copyright IUCN Wendy Strahm

New natural jewels on the World Heritage crown

Following IUCN’s recommendations, the landscapes of France’s La Reunion Island, Russia’s Siberian Putorana Plateau and the Phoenix Islands Protected Areas of Kiribati have been added to the List of Natural World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The Committee also decided to add Danxia (China) to the List. …  

02 Aug 2010 | International news release

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil

IUCN opens a new office in Brazil

IUCN has opened a new office in Brazil, to be located in the federal capital Brasilia. Establishing a permanent institutional presence in a country that offers great opportunities and challenges in the social and environmental fields was considered essential, and IUCN’s Brasilia office will address the need to effectively and efficiently implement the IUCN programme in South America. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

Taporopora No Apopo, an education for sustainable event held on Rarotonga by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in 2010

Cook Islands Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

Students from 16 schools attending an ESD conference on Raratonga, Cook Islands, explored issues of culture and the environment through art, song, dance and drama. From Jane Taurarii and Anaseini Pokino of the Ministry of Education, and CEC member Seema Deo of Fiji. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

An environmental education workshop in Guinea Bissau in early 2010 aims to be the start of a new network of EE professionals in West Africa.

Newsletter du PREE - Programme Régional d’Education à l’Environnement en Afrique de l’Ouest

Version française en pièce jointe. English version in attachment. Shared with CEC by Frédéric Airaud, Chargé de Programme UICN Guinée Bissau.
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02 Aug 2010 | News story

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

Community Outreach and Education Efforts Mobilize Sea Turtle Conservation Movement

Community parnterships, social marketing and environmental education are raising the profile of the sea turtle conservation movement in Baja California Sur, Mexico, as documented in a new study by CEC member A.J. Schneller with Patricia Baum. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

Training Manual

Training local communities on gender and climate change in Jordan

Amman, Jordan, 1 August 2010 – Realizing the negative impacts of natural disasters and environmental changes on vulnerable communities and the essential role that women can play in reducing those vulnerabilities, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the Arab Women Organization in Jordan recently conducted a training course on gender and climate change for community based organizations (CBOs) and women groups, empowering them to be the catalysts of change in their communities. The training was held from Aug. 1-5, 2010 in Jordan and was funded by the Global Women Fund. …  

01 Aug 2010 | News story

The role of communication as a policy tool

Mainstreaming Biological Diversity - CEPA

This eight-page publication presents the case for the work programme on communication, education and public awareness (CEPA) for the Convention on Biological Diversity. It highlights the role of communication as a policy tool. English / French / Hungarian …  

01 Aug 2010 | News story

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Help families of rangers who have died on the frontline of conservation

On 26 July 2010 Achille Vilavu was killed whilst protecting the gorillas of Mount Tshiaberimu against a Mai Mai militia attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Achille is just one of a long line of rangers who have given their lives for conservation worldwide. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

CEC member and film director Samik Gupta with a wild caught Russell's viper during shooting of "The Sleepless Sentinel".

Film on Russell's Viper by CEC Member in India

CEC member Samik Gupta focused his 24th wildlife film on the Russell's viper. Though it is blamed for a third of snakebite cases in India each year, the viper helps to protect more than 1 metric tonnes of crops annually by eating rats in the fields. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

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