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http://www.agrobiodiversityplatform.org/

Climate change and agrobiodiversity: Strengthening adaptability and resilience, facilitating adaptation and transition

Agrobiodiversity is already proving to be important in helping rural communities and farmers throughout the world adapt to climate change. Diversity (genetic, species and ecosystem) in production systems can improve adaptability and resilience and is an essential part of adaptation to changing production conditions. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

www.coffee.uni-bonn.de

Progress towards Conservation of Wild Arabica Coffee in Ethiopia

The remnant forests of Ethiopia are important hotspots for biodiversity conservation. The most popular coffee species (Coffea arabica) originates from the a fromontane rainforests in the country. These forest ecosystems which harbor the only wild gene pools of this globally important crop plant are highly fragmented due to agricultural expansion and over exploitation. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

Groundwater usage in the Mekong basin

National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand

The importance of a participatory approach to water management is main focus of the National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

27 Jan 2010 | News story

Minister Morgan

Minister lauds Nature Seychelles’ Heritage Garden

A model garden that promotes the use of traditional food and medicinal plants was opened amidst much praise at the Nature Seychelles’ Centre for Education and Environment. The Garden was officially opened on 16 October 2009 on the occasion of World Food Day. It is a model for the Heritage Gardens project - an initiative started in 2005 by Nature Seychelles and Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources and Ministry of Education upon realization that food crops, fruits and medicinal plants were disappearing from farms, backyards and people’s cuisine. Its aims are, among others, promoting the love, nurture and propagation of traditional plants (edible and medicinal) by young people thereby passing on a rich biological and cultural heritage and encouraging a return to ways of sustaining life that were beneficial to people, the environment and left the least impact. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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Delta Environment Centre Class

Delta Environment Centre - empowering people for a better environment

Delta Environmental Centre is an environmental education, training and consultation network that aims to encourage participation in environmental action projects by sharing appropriate knowledge and developing responsible values and attitudes. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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Africa Environment Magazine

ENVIRONMENT magazine: South Africa IUCN members partner with other organizations to launch the world-class magazine

Four IUCN members in South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust, Game Rangers Association of Africa, the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, and the Wilderness Foundation; have teamed up with three other organizations in South Africa to launch a brand new magazine. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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South Africa Members Meeting

South Africa members host the new Regional Director

The new Regional Director, Mr Ali Kaka visited South Africa to meet with the members and familiarize himself with the activities members are doing in the country. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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Zimbabwe Members Meeting

Zimbabwe members push for a strong IUCN programme

IUCN will soon have a country programme for Zimbabwe following the commitment made during the members’ meeting that was held in Harare, 6 November 2009 at the IUCN Offices. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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IUCN National Committe Chair for Botswana

Botswana members warm up to the new direction IUCN has taken in the region

Members in Botswana have expressed their confidence in the direction the IUCN Secretariat has taken in mobilizing the members towards the implementation of the IUCN programme. This was expressed at the meeting the members had with the IUCN Regional Director, Mr Ali Kaka in Gaborone Botswana on August 13, 2009. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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Map of Kenya

The IUCN National Committee of Kenya moves to a different level

Members in Kenya have agreed to strengthen the IUCN structures in Kenya and get their national committee recognized by Council soon. This was agreed during the meeting of the IUCN members in Kenya that was held on Friday, October 16, 2009 in Nairobi Kenya. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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