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A giant panda in the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary, World Heritage Site, China

Home of the giant panda

Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, People's Republic of China …  

09 Nov 2010 | Fact sheet

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

5 Countries aim to safeguard mangroves

Safeguarding mangrove ecosystems for their ecological, social and environmental value was the central topic of discussion amongst five Pacific Island Countries during an Induction Workshop of the Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL) Project undertaken in Suva last week from October 27th to 30th. …  

03 Nov 2010 | News story

Workshop on Gender and Climate Change – Towards a Gender Plan of Action in Climate Change in Jordan

Jordan first Arab country to mainstream gender in climate change policy

Amman, Jordan – 2 November 2010. Water scarcity is one of the major challenges affecting the Arab region as a direct result of the impacts of climate change. Jordan was one of the first developing countries to respond to this challenge by signing the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). …  

02 Nov 2010 | International news release

5 Day Training Course on “Use of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management”

Quetta, Mon 01 Nov 2010 – A 5 day training course titled “Use of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management” was organized for the civil society, academia, R&D institutions and Government departments of Balochistan. This course was designed keeping in view the geographical conditions of the province as disaster prone area. …  

02 Nov 2010 | News story

Save our Species logo

SOS – A new call on businesses to respond to extinction crisis

The Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, and IUCN today announced they had established the Save Our Species (SOS) initiative with more than $US10 million in financing commitments and called on businesses to help build the biggest global species conservation fund by 2015. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2010 | International news release

Vicuna_Vicugna vicugna

Nature’s backbone at risk

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan. …   | French | Spanish

27 Oct 2010 | International news release

IUCN China Work Group 1st Meeting (Sep 2010)

China IUCN Work Group

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27 Oct 2010 | News story

Shirotori Gardens, Nagoya

IUCN Kankeisha Conshinkai Nagoya – Constituency reception in Nagoya

Over 300 representatives from IUCN Members, Commission members, Councilors and the Secretariat braved the scattered showers on Monday evening, 25 October to enjoy the beautiful Shirotori Gardens in Nagoya, Japan, the setting for the IUCN Constituency reception on the occasion of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10). …   | French | Spanish

26 Oct 2010 | Article

Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae), one of the worst Invasive Alien Species

Plant conservation progress in Asia

A new report from IUCN suggests that combining conservation, using plant diversity sustainably with a focus on poverty alleviation should be the future strategy for plant conservation in Asia. It emphasizes that the sustainable use of plants should be integrated in development plans, and climate change adaption and regional cooperation are also vital components for conserving plant diversity. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

26 Oct 2010 | International news release

The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course

Hydropower on the agenda at annual WANI Meeting, Lao PDR

The 12th WANI coordination meeting was held in Luang Prabang, Laos from 18 to 22 October. The meeting was set to strengthen the coordination and delivery of WANI into 2012 and beyond. Global WANI coordinators and IUCN staff, along with colleagues and partners from the Mekong region discussed in particular issues surrounding hydropower development. …  

23 Oct 2010 | News story