A strategic environmental assessment meant to guide decisions on the Rufiji hydropower project in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve World Heritage site is completely inadequate, according to an independent technical review commissioned and issued today by IUCN. The document does not assess the project’s economic viability, social and environmental impacts, or project alternatives – which is the essence of such an assessment.
On behalf of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, I would like to express our great concern for the sentences pronounced on 20 November in Iran on six conservationists from IUCN Member organisation Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF), three of whom are members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Cat Specialist Group.
Gland, Switzerland, 30 October 2019 (IUCN) – IUCN has opened media registration for the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental event that will drive global action towards a more sustainable future.
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