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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Strengthening Caribbean Conservation

Leaders in the fields of conservation and sustainable development are meeting in Trinidad this week to find ways to strengthen collaboration between the Caribbean island nations and IUCN. …  

05 May 2009 | News story

Montserrat’s threatened “mountain chicken” frog

Rescue plan in place for threatened Montserrat frog

An ambitious rescue operation has been put in place by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell) , the Ministry of the Environment in Montserrat and the Zoological Society of London, UK to prevent the decimation of Montserrat’s threatened “mountain chicken” frog from chytrid fungus. …  

05 May 2009 | News story

Oceania Regional Committee members

Oceania Regional Committee Meeting, April 30th - May 1st 2009

The Oceania Regional Committee recently met at the IUCN Oceania Regional Office in Suva, Fiji, for the first time in two years. …  

05 May 2009 | News story
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Sakiusa Tuisolia

New Pacific Ocean 2020 Coordinator

Mr Sakiusa Tuisolia (Saki) is the newly appointed Pacific Ocean 2020 Coordinator. …  

04 May 2009 | News story
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Etika Rupeni

Oceania Regional Office Welcomes New Interim Roundtable Coordinator

Etika Rupeni has joined the office as the new Interim Roundtable coordinator.   …  

04 May 2009 | News story
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Syria

Marine Protected Areas Management Planning Workshop series in Syria

Management planning is considered an essential step towards ensuring proper management of protected areas. Responding to the Syrian Ministry of Environment request, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in partnership with the Ministry has conducted a series of workshops on Marine Protected Areas Management and Planning for relevant stakeholders in Syria.  …  

02 May 2009 | News story

Climate Change

IUCN Members' Briefing on Climate Change

IUCN’s Council has identified the UNFCCC COP 15 in December, where it is hoped that a post-2012 climate change framework will be agreed, as a priority event for IUCN in 2009. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

CITES Animals Committee

Report on the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting

During the week of April 20 to 24, Species Programme represented IUCN at the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Animals Committee meetings are designed to provide scientific advice and guidance to the Parties of CITES and the Secretariat to assist in their decision-making on species issues. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Tsunami

The Tsunami Legacy

To better respond to natural disasters, governments should invest more in risk reduction for vulnerable communities and make sure to reflect gender concerns in the recovery processes - says a report launched on 24th April 2009 at the United Nations. According to the “The Tsunami Legacy – Innovation, Breakthroughs and Change” report, involving local communities in the recovery process is as instrumental as installing high-tech early warning systems. The report also highlights the need for governments to incorporate disaster risk reduction measures in national development plans. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Cuban Crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)

Cuba - The Crown Jewel of the Caribbean - But for how much longer?

Earlier this week the Brookings Institution brought together a panel of marine experts to outline a new path for the United States and Cuba to work together on environmental issues to protect diverse marine resources in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

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