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February 2011
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New tool to assist IUCN Committees' annual reporting

The Membership Unit has designed a questionnaire to facilitate the process of submitting National and Regional Committees' annual reports to Council and the Director General in compliance with Paragraph 66 (d) of the IUCN Regulations.

With a more consistent and standardized annual reporting system we will be able to analyse and compare the data between the regions and Committees, closely monitor progress made, strengthen cooperation and share best practices.

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A selection of the latest conservation news from and for Members featured on the IUCN website.

> IUCN Members in top 10 environmental think tanks
> Moroccan Member environmental film festival
> New Director of Australian Committee for IUCN
> IUCN congratulates Ramsar Convention on 40th anniversary
> Year of the Rabbit - species hopping out of view?
> American singer rocks IUCN's world
> Rwanda - restoring nature for future prosperity
> UN Forest Forum catalyzes commitment
> Raise the value of forests, says IUCN
> Access and Benefit Sharing opened for signature
> World Wetlands Day
> This frog isn't just a frog...
> IUCN speaks out for environmental defender
> Forests and poverty video: latest thinking
> The Economics of Nature: UK National Committee
> WII action to support 'pro-poor' forests in India
> New IUCN Deputy Director General
> Nature+ drives next IUCN Congress
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Coming Up: World Water Day - 22 March 2011

Find out more about World Water Day and IUCN's Water Programme. More detailed information will be sent to Members in the coming weeks.

> IUCN Water Programme web pages
> Announcing World Water Day: 22 March 2011
World Water Day, 22 March 2011:

Follow up from IUCN Council

Council decision C/75/25 - Consultation on the Draft Operational Guide for IUCN National and Regional Committees: The draft guide has been circulated to National and Regional Committees in line with the decision taken during the 75th meeting of Council (18-20 November 2010).

> Access Council decisions and the Overview of the 75th Meeting of Council via the Members' Portal
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Reminder: Applications for IUCN Membership

Members have been sent the circulation list of applications for IUCN Membership to be considered by the IUCN Council at its 23-25 May 2011 meeting. Please note that the deadline to object to an application is 9 March 2011.

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2012 World Conservation Congress

Stay up to date with developments on the Congress web pages

The stunning new logo represents nature and its beauty in a positive and enlightening way. The colourful symbol, evoking at the same time a flower and a bird, also incorporates traditional indigenous Korean patterns. The Congress theme is to be Nature+, a simple and memorable slogan that captures the fundamental importance of nature and its inherent link to every aspect of our lives.

> More information: Congress logo and theme
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Members' Portal

This is an exclusive platform for Members to share knowledge, engage with other IUCN Members and learn about new opportunities. Visit the Members' Portal to view recent information from the IUCN Council and Secretariat and to access interesting opportunities: jobs, funding and awards.

> Members' Portal

IUCN expert Commissions

 Latest Commission newsletters/reports:

> Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)
> Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) Annual Report 2010
> Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)
> Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)
> Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)
> Species Survival Commission (SSC)
> World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
> Join a Commission
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IUCN Conservation tools

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Access a range of Open Access Journals here

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Send us news of your new publications to: membership@iucn.org 

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