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April 2008 Blog Posts (13)

Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards

The Reuters – IUCN Media Awards is a worldwide competition in environmental journalism to recognise excellence in professional reporting on environmental and sustainable development issues; and foster a dialogue between journalists and experts to encourage informative reporting based on sound scientific data.

The Awards are open to journalists in print and online news services throughout the world. Journalists are invited to submit entries related to environment and sustainable… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on April 29, 2008 at 17:26 — No Comments

Using climate information to help combat malaria

button Malaria affects between 300 and 500 million people every year, according to the WHO. It causes two percent of all deaths worldwide--among them 3,000 children a day, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Complications from malaria, such as severe anemia, account for at least a million additional deaths. Most of the countries where endemic and epidemic malaria occurs are among the poorest on Earth. Because the disease causes…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on April 25, 2008 at 21:33 — No Comments

WASH Media Award

Some of you may be interested in applying for this award.

WASH Media Award

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and SIWI are co-sponsoring the second edition of the WASH Media Award competition, to be held between July 2007 and April 2008. This competition is open to journalists in developing countries who publish or broadcast original investigative reports on issues relating to water supply, sanitation or hygiene in their… Continue

Added by Mun-Keat Looi on April 23, 2008 at 18:00 — No Comments

The Earth, our lovely Mother

The Earth is just like our own mother.

She raised me up, feeding me and telling me what should I do.

Some times is not eassy to conduct what our mother asked us to do or not do?

Now she is getting old.

Her skin is not smooth anymore, her beauty was fading away but she stills the wise and lovely mother. I give my tribute and respect to her has done to me and to all brother and sister.

Let us give our love to mother of earth.

Happy Earth… Continue

Added by Maria D. Andriana on April 22, 2008 at 6:33 — No Comments

Rethinking agriculture research to meet people's needs

People in Africa, Latin America and South and West Asia will have their say about the future of food and farming under a major project that aims to make agricultural research better at serving people's needs.

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) initiative comes as a landmark intergovernmental report finds that agriculture must be more ecological and locally relevant to protect soils, biodiversity and livelihoods worldwide.

IIED's work will… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on April 16, 2008 at 11:03 — No Comments

Forests and Climate Change

posted on behalf of Budhy Kristanty at the CIFOR media unit (B.KRISTANTY@CGIAR.ORG)

Forests and Climate Change at Asia Pacific Forestry Week

National Convention Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 08:30-12:00 (room 313)

Forests are high on the agenda of any future climate strategy, both as a means of sequestering carbon, and of reducing the vulnerability of forest-dependent communities. This event will provide the platform to raise key… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on April 13, 2008 at 11:30 — No Comments

Uganda Conference for Science Communication 2008

posted on behalf of William Odinga Balikuddembe (


Theme: Talking the Science We All Live

1.0 Introduction:

The Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) is organizing a science communication conference as one of its activities aimed at developing science communication in Uganda. The conference, to be held in November 2008, will bring together over 500 journalists,… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on April 11, 2008 at 14:52 — No Comments

Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction Day at CBD CoP9 - call for proposals

The IIED-facilitated Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) together with the CBD Secretariat and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) will host a one day meeting on Saturday 24 May, during the ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to review experience to date in linking biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction - in policy and in practice.

The event is intended to help build links between conservation and… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on April 11, 2008 at 12:17 — No Comments

Introducing the 'Shadows of the Struggle' Novel

This is a journalist telling a tale oof one off hiis experience in a fictional narration. It is set in Searawaji Province where the people were compelled to live in communities of poverty despite the wealth oil and gas exploratory activities make of a few who had control over this treasure.

The ''SHADOWS OF THE STRUGGLE'. depicts Niger Delta; the centre of the oil and gas rich region,of Nigeria that has suffered ill -environmental practices,unemployment for the youths,poor…


Added by Tamunobarabi Gogo Ibulubo on April 8, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

Snakes are beautiful !

I recently visited my native place -a nondescript place in rural eastern UTTAR PRDESH ,India .One day there was a lot of noise,hustle bustle outside my home and when I inquired I found some people were busy in fishing out a snake from its burrow. I have been reading 'Snakes Of India' by P J Deoras ,late herpetologist from India.SO I got genuinely interested in identification of the snake.And the poor fellow came out to be a non poison Wolf snake but even then the villagers were adamant to kill… Continue

Added by priyesha mishra on April 8, 2008 at 11:11 — 2 Comments

Today is World Health Day


The theme of this year's World Health Day, is "protecting health from climate change". In support of this, the IRI helped convene more than 70 high level experts from public health agencies, private institutions and corporations to brainstorm ways to overcome the challenges climate change poses to global health. Participants recognized that the breadth and severity of these impacts remain largely unknown…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on April 7, 2008 at 15:21 — 2 Comments

IRI News mailing list for journalists


I recently put together an "News" mailing list for people who want to keep tabs on the work we do at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, and I invite you to sign up if you're interested. As a subscriber, you will receive an email alert each time we post a new home-page feature about our research. I keep hoping this will occur every two weeks, but in reality it's more like every three. That same email will list upcoming IRI-related events, seminars and… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on April 1, 2008 at 17:00 — No Comments

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

The first-ever Asia-Pacific Forestry Week will bring together more than 500 key forestry officials and specialists from government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutions, regional and international networks, UN agencies and the private sector. It presents a unique opportunity for diverse stakeholders and forest managers to share perspectives and seek solutions to the most challenging issues facing forests and forestry… Continue

Added by Regan Suzuki on April 1, 2008 at 11:30 — No Comments

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