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Ploughshare Tortoises

Bangkok market a hub for illegal international trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises

Thailand is a major hub for the international trade in illegal freshwater turtles and tortoises, finds a new report, Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand, launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, a joint programme of WWF and IUCN. …  

24 Apr 2008 | International news release

Diploma awarded to IUCN SEE by the INP of Serbia

IUCN-SEE Received a „Diploma for Nature Conservation”

The close cooperation between IUCN -SEE and Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia awarded during the 60th anniversary of the Institute celebration. …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story

Park Güell - Banc ondulat

Barcelona Carbon Offset Fund

In an effort to make the Barcelona Congress a carbon neutral event, IUCN is making a call to all IUCN members and partners to propose one or more projects from which certified carbon offsets can be purchased after the event. …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story

ABI (Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative) at the Southern Tip of South Africa.

New approaches make their way on the protected areas stage

Protected areas leaders met in Cape Town recently to discuss how to get the most out of the huge progress made since the landmark IUCN Worlds Park Congress in 2003. The challenges facing the successful management of protected areas call for innovative approaches and increased role of local communities, according to South Africa Minister for the Environment and Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk.   …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story

Sarah Simons

International authority on invasive species appoints new executive director

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) has appointed Dr Sarah Simons as Executive Director. Dr Simons will lead the programme in its new location of Nairobi, Kenya.    …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story

Asiatic black bear

Biodiversity loss – it will make you sick

A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says. …  

23 Apr 2008 | International news release

Southern African Development Community Summit

Recognize role of environment in poverty reduction, IUCN urges Southern Africa

Food security, climate change and energy topped concerns at the recent Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit, but leaders failed to recognize the role of the environment in poverty reduction, according to IUCN. …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 6th Annual Colloquium

Call for Papers: Poverty Alleviation and Environmental Protection

The 6th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from 10-15 November 2008. The theme will be “Poverty Alleviation and Environmental Protection.” …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story

Arlene Amponin presents lessons learned from the Philippines PES case study

IUCN-GEF IW-Learn workshop examines the mechanics of Payments for Ecosystem Services

Are Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) a viable way of financing management of river basins and coastal environments? What steps are needed to develop PES schemes? What experiences and lessons learned have been generated from attempts to develop PES in the real world? These are some of the questions examined at the IUCN-GEF IW-Learn workshop on Designing Payment Schemes for Ecosystem Services held from April 3-5, 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam. …  

22 Apr 2008 | News story

Cantantes de la Orquesta del Río Infinito

Al ritmo de la Orquesta del Río Infinito se lanza Pacto Centroamérica por la Vida

Amalgama de ritmos y voces refleja riqueza cultural latinoamericana. Carta del Río San Juan denuncia, propone y exige atención a situación socioambiental transfronteriza .
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21 Apr 2008 | News story

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