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Awareness training for women in a human-Leopard conflict area of Northern Pakistan

Education for Conservation: Establishing leopard-friendly communities.

A leopard conservation project in Northern Pakistan has advanced human-feline relations in the area through the provision of educational training schemes. …  

20 Oct 2009 | News story

Herbal fair

Herbal Fair: Healing the World through Promotion and Conservation of Medicinal Plants

A fair promoting herbal medicine was held at the premises of Ujanipara Buddhist Temple in Bandarban District of Chittagong Hill Tracts. The fair was jointly organized by IUCN Bangladesh (IUCNB) and Bolipara Nari Kalyan Somity (BNKS), a member of IUCN. Around 300 people of different ethnic communities were present in this fair, a landmark event aimed towards conservation of essential medicinal plants. …  

20 Oct 2009 | News story

World map with IUCN Statutory regions

Announcing New National Activators for IUCN CEC

CEC has created a new element in our global governance structure: CEC National Activators. These movers-and-shakers will enhance Commission impact in their countries and regions. CEC members who have accepted this volunteer position as of October 2009 are listed here. Welcome! …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Katalin Czippan of Hungary is IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Europe

CEC in Europe: Autumn Update

Katalin Czippán, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Europe, invites CEC members to contact her for an invitation to the World Science Forum in November. She also reports on the first meeting of the UNECE Expert Group on Competences in Education for Sustainable Development, attended by five CEC members .  …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story
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Mold grows on bread in biodiversity science experiment

Students in Venice Study Biodiversity

CEC member Marco Prunotto is organizing an educational project for students aged 11 to 13 in Venice, Italy. Simple classroom experiments like growing mold on bread will produce samples that teach lessons in biodiversity -- observed under microscopes, recorded in cell phone photos, connected to larger issues of sustainability in everyday life. It's called the DiscoverBioD project. …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Biósfera Río Plátano

Desecha tus bosques, bajo tu propio riesgo

En su discurso de apertura del Congreso Mundial de bosques, en Buenos Aires, Argentina, William Jackson, Sub Director General de UICN, señaló que dado el ritmo del cambio climático, ninguna nación, rica o pobre, puede permitirse prescindir de sus bosques. …  

19 Oct 2009 | International news release
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Photo de famille 2ème réunion LLS

Réunion LLS

Les rideaux se sont refermés sur la deuxième réunion annuelle de l’initiative « Livelihoods and Landscape Strategy » (LLS), en français « Moyens d’existence et Paysage ». 

19 Oct 2009 | News story
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Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna: Endangered Species

The United States announced last week that it will seek the strongest possible management for the conservation of Atlantic bluefin tuna, sending a clear and definitive statement to the international community that the current status quo is not acceptable. …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Raoul du Toit Peter Scott Award

Rhino conservationist honoured

On 19th October, the IUCN Species Survival Commission presented the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit to Zimbabwean Raoul du Toit, in recognition of his exceptional efforts and successes in the field of African rhino conservation. …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Forget forests at your peril – IUCN

Economic development and forest loss and degradation do not have to go hand in hand, according to IUCN. …  

19 Oct 2009 | International news release

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