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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

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

Tune in to the tuna debate

A Sustainable Tuna Roundtable is being held today, hosted by IUCN and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.  It will bring together the tuna fishing industry and the retail industry in an attempt to get both industries to agree on a single set of standards to assess the sustainability of tuna catches. 

21 Apr 2008 | News story

Jane Bulmer

New Legal Officer joins the ELC

Jane Bulmer has recently joined the team at the Environmental Law Centre as a Legal Officer.  

21 Apr 2008 | News story

IUCN promotes Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods during Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

IUCN is participating in the first-ever Asia-Pacific Forestry Week taking place from the 21st to the 26th of April 2008, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The event is expected to be the largest and the most important forestry-related event this year in the South East Asia region, a region which has seen the largest decline in forest area in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

21 Apr 2008 | News story

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