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Workshop participants, La Antigua, Guatemala, July 2008

Playing roles that could be real

Several stakeholders from the governmental sector, NGOs and civil society together with IUCN practitioners, took part in a capacity building event focused on negotiating agreements for conflict resolutions on shared waters. …  

28 Jul 2008 | News story

Sea urchin in sea grass

Las praderas marinas “hacen agua”

Las praderas marinas son esenciales para especies comerciales como las gambas …  

25 Jul 2008 | International news release

Sea urchin in sea grass

Seagrass meadows in “hot water” – IUCN

Seagrass meadows are essential to commercial species such as prawns …   | Spanish

25 Jul 2008 | International news release

ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting in Rome, July 2008

ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting

The Steering Committee of ECOLEX met at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on July 21-22. Present were representatives of the three partner organisations, FAO, IUCN, and UNEP - including Stefano Burchi (FAO), Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin (IUCN) and Iwona Rummel-Bulska (UNEP). …  

25 Jul 2008 | News story

West African fish market

Learning a new trade to save sharks in Senegal

Thirty-five women from Senegal took part in a workshop this June aimed to reduce the trade in endangered shark meat. …  

25 Jul 2008 | News story

West African fish market

World’s poorest on front line in climate change fight

Climate change is already happening – and it hits poor people most. The effect of more frequent hurricanes, floods and droughts on developing countries is devastating, as this year’s cyclone Nagris proved again in southern Myanmar, leaving over 130,000 people dead or missing.
To protect the world’s poor against today’s more frequent extreme weather events, some US$ 2 billion is required according to the Internacional relief agency Oxfam. However, commitments so far only total US$173.

24 Jul 2008 | News story

Royaume des Pays-Bas et PRCM : Ensemble pour la sauvegarde des côtes marines d’Afrique de l’Ouest

Dakar, 16 Juillet 2008 – M. Johannes W. Gunivortus JANSING, Ambassadeur du Royaume des Pays-Bas à Dakar et Madame Julia MARTON-LEFEVRE, Directrice Générale de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN) ont signé un contrat de contribution financière pour la mise en œuvre de la seconde phase du Programme Régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l’Ouest (PRCM). …  

24 Jul 2008 | International news release

The Hawksbill caught in Minh Chau is tagged before being returned to the wild

Rùa biển bị đe dọa diệt chủng đã được trả về với đại dương

Hưởng ứng công tác của IUCN nhằm tăng cường hiểu biết trong cộng đồng ngư dân về bảo tồn các loài bò sát biển, vào cuối tháng 6 và đầu tháng 7, hai con rùa biển bị mắc vào lưới của ngư dân đã được trả về thiên nhiên. …  

23 Jul 2008 | News story

The Hawksbill caught in Minh Chau is tagged before being returned to the wild

Endangered Sea Turtles Released Back to Ocean

Two sea turtles caught in fishermen’s nets were returned to the wild in late June and early July, in response to IUCN’s work raising awareness in fishing communities about conservation of the marine reptiles. …  

23 Jul 2008 | News story

Agriculture in Panama

Understanding agriculture’s dilemma between food security and conservation – new publication

 Agriculture is suffering from a growing dilemma: it needs to feed a fast growing world population, and conserve biodiversity and manage natural resources of an increasingly depleted planet. …  

22 Jul 2008 | News story

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