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Camels in Ksar Ghilane in South Tunisia

Desert power

As climate change escalates, the world is increasingly looking to engineered solutions to reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable energy. Recently the focus has turned on deserts and how they can be used to supply large amounts of renewable energy which is causing some concern among environmentalists. …  

14 Sep 2009 | News story

Protected Areas: facing the challenges

An IUCN-led workshop on the future of the CBD Programme of work on Protected Areas, started today in Jeju Island, South Korea. The workshop will focus on ways to address the new challenges to protected areas, including climate change. …  

14 Sep 2009 | News story

La UICN avanza en una iniciativa para la Cuenca del Plata

En una reunión convocada por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) en Buenos Aires autoridades gubernamentales y de organismos internacionales, especialistas y organizaciones miembro de la UICN de Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Paraguay y Uruguay discutieron una propuesta socioambiental para la Cuenca del Plata. La iniciativa está enfocada a revertir la degradación ambiental, con énfasis en la conservación de la biodiversidad, el uso sostenible de los recursos naturales y la equidad social. La Cuenca del Plata, identificada como una de las más vulnerables a los impactos del cambio climático, ofrece recursos y servicios ambientales a 130 millones de personas y provee de agua dulce a más de 50 grandes ciudades incluyendo Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Asunción, Brasilia y San Pablo.
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11 Sep 2009 | News story
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GWI et autorités de l’Est réunis autour du CLE de la Sirba

Les 26 et 27 août 2009 à Fada N’Gourma,  s’est tenue une réunion de concertation sur la mise en place du Comité Local de l’Eau (CLE) en queue du sous bassin de la Sirba,  dans la salle de conférence de la Direction Régionale de l’Agriculture, de l’Hydraulique et des Ressources Halieutiques de l’Est (DRAHRH-Est).
 

11 Sep 2009 | News story
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Les partenaires LLS évaluent les progrès des activités dans le TNS Cameroun et tirent des leçons.

En collaboration avec ses partenaires, le Programme Paysages et Moyens d’Existence (LLS) de l’UICN a organisé la 2ème réunion semi annuelle de suivi évaluation participatif à Yokadouma au Cameroun du 21 au 28 Août 2009. …  

10 Sep 2009 | News story

Convention on Biological Diversity

Looking to the Future of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

The International Workshop will be held in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 14-17 September 2009, and will be focusing on reviewing the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas.   

09 Sep 2009 | International news release
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The vaquita of the Gulf of California is well on its way to extinction. The cause is bycatch in fishing nets

IPCC for the Oceans?

A new report was presented to a United Nations General Assembly Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole in New York last week which provides governments with options for establishing an assessment process for better understanding ocean processes through an integrated framework. The Working Group developed recommendations for this year’s General Assembly that provide a way forward for establishing a regular global marine assessment process, with further agreement on certain modalities to be worked out in 2010.  …  

08 Sep 2009 | News story

Basking shark

News from IUCN members: Save Our Seas Foundation study basking sharks and call to protect cetaceans

Marine experts, assembled by the Save Our Seas Foundation in July, called for action to sustain the Indian Ocean whaling ban and protect dolphins from growing slaughter. Despite the ban on whaling in a large area of the Indian Ocean, populations of both whales and dolphins appear to be on the decline, mainly because of accidental entrapment in fishing gear and in some cases, intentional hunting. …  

08 Sep 2009 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 3 new Members

On 26 August 2009, the 54th IUCN Bureau of Council admitted 3 new Members to IUCN: le Réseau des Aires Protégées d’Afrique Centrale – RAPAC [Central Africa Protected Areas Network] - an international non-governmental organisation based in Gabon; and two non-governmental organisations: The Jordanian Society for Organic Farming JSOF – Jordan, and The Garrison Institute – USA. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2009 | News story

Dead Sea

Valuing the Dead Sea Basin

IUCN is involved in a study to integrate environmental economic values into planning scenarios for part of the Dead Sea Basin (Jordan). It’s the first work of its kind in the region. …  

05 Sep 2009 | News story

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