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MRC/IUCN Regional Workshop on Mekong Wetlands, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods

On 25-26 January over 40 wetlands specialists met in Ho Chi Minh City in a workshop organised by Mekong River Commission (MRC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in order to share recent experience, knowledge gained and lessons learned from ongoing work on wetlands in the Mekong Basin, and to identify priority areas for future work.
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24 Feb 2010 | News story
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Call for Papers - Policy Matters: Issue 18

Call for Papers - POLICY MATTERS: ISSUE 18 “Rights-based Approaches to Conservation: Ensuring the Local Integrity of Environmental Law and Policy” Guest Editors: Kabir Bavikatte, Harry Jonas, and Holly Shrumm (Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment) …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Harrie Hendrickx (Unilever, The Netherlands) visiting a family involved in collecting Allanblackia seeds in Western Province in Ghana

Million-dollar boost to the people and biodiversity of West Africa

An IUCN initiative that works to improve the livelihoods of people in West Africa has received a major boost in the form of a CHF 1.9 million grant from Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

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Coastal Conservation offers survival for the poor

A young British Conservationist has won an international award for helping to create a new model of community-run Marine Protected Areas, which both saves marine diversity and helps to feed marine dependent communities. …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Upcoming Earthwatch lectures

IUCN Member Earthwatch to host two lectures in London as part of an ongoing series of educational events. …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

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Call for Papers - Policy Matters: Issue 17

Call for papers - POLICY MATTERS: ISSUE 17 “Macroeconomic Policies for Sustainable Development” Guest Editor: Alejandro Nadal (Co-Chair, TEMTI; Full Professor, Center for Economic Studies, El Colegio de México). …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Mangroves at Nasilai, Rewa delta, Fiji.

Mangroves to the rescue

Coastal ecosystems in the Pacific region are under severe threat. Increasing population, coastal development, squatter settlements and increasing demand for resources are having a serious impact. Climate change will only make things worse for these vulnerable coastal areas, and urgent action is needed to address the ongoing threats. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story
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Des animateurs de la CEC d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre réunis en Sierra Leone.

La réunion des animateurs de la commission d’éducation et de communication de l’UICN en Afrique centrale et occidentale s’est tenue du 4 au 5 février 2010 à Freetown en Sierra Leone. Elle a regroupé 16 animateurs issus de 12 pays (Bénin, Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Sénégal, RDC, Guinée Bissau, Togo, Guinée, Libéria, Pays-Bas, Burkina Faso, Ireland). …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story

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Biodiversity: My hotel in action - the video

A video designed to make the hotel industry more aware of the importance of biodiversity has been launched by IUCN, in partnership with Accor, the European leader in hotels. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story

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