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International Union For Conservation Of Nature
The International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature
and Natural Resources[2]) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education. IUCN's mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable". Over the past decades, IUCN has widened its focus beyond conservation ecology and now incorporates issues related to sustainable development in its projects. Unlike many other international environmental organisations, IUCN does not itself aim to mobilize the public in support of nature conservation
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Fontainebleau
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau
(/ˈfɒntɪnˌbloʊ/; French pronunciation: ​[fɔ̃tɛnblo])[1] is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 55.5 kilometres (34.5 mi) south-southeast of the centre of Paris. Fontainebleau is a sub-prefecture of the Seine-et-Marne
Seine-et-Marne
department, and it is the seat of the arrondissement of Fontainebleau
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Kinshasha
Kinshasa
Kinshasa
(/kɪnˈʃɑːsə/; French: [kɛ̃ʃaza]; formerly Léopoldville (French: Léopoldville or Dutch  Leopoldstad (help·info))) is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is beside the Congo River. Once a site of fishing and trading villages, Kinshasa
Kinshasa
is now a megacity with an estimated population of more than 11 million.[2] It faces Brazzaville, the capital of the neighbouring Republic of the Congo, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River, making them the two closest capital cities on Earth after Rome
Rome
and the Vatican City. The city of Kinshasa
Kinshasa
is also one of the DRC's 26 provinces
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Maasai People
Maasai are a Nilotic
Nilotic
ethnic group inhabiting central and southern Kenya
Kenya
and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress.[3]The Maasai speak the Maa language (ɔl Maa),[3] a member of the Nilo-Saharan family that is related to Dinka and Nuer languages. Some have become educated in the official languages of Kenya
Kenya
and Tanzania, Swahili and English
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Serengeti
The Serengeti
Serengeti
(/ˌsɛrənˈɡɛti/) ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located mainly in northern Tanzania
Tanzania
and extends into south-western Kenya
Kenya
between 1 and 3 degrees south (latitudes) and between 34 and 36 degrees east (longitudes). It spans approximately 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
(NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha
Arusha
in the Crater Highlands
Crater Highlands
area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area
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Morges
Morges
Morges
(Latin: Morgiis (plural, probably ablative, else dative)[3]) is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Morges
Morges
and is also the seat of the district.Contents1 History1.1 Prehistory 1.2 Medieval Morges 1.3 Early Modern Morges 1.4 Morges
Morges
in the modern era2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Heritage sites of national significance 6 Twin Town 7 Politics 8 Economy 9 Transport 10 Religion 11 Education 12 Sport 13 Notable residents 14 References 15 External linksHistory[edit] Morges
Morges
is first mentioned in 1288 as Morgia. It was known by its German name Morsee though that name is no longer used.[4] Prehistory[edit] There were several prehistoric settlements along what is now the Morges
Morges
lakefront. The largest and best known, Grande-Cité, was occupied in the late Bronze Age
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Greenpeace
Greenpeace
Greenpeace
is a non-governmental[3] environmental organization with offices in over 40 countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[4] Greenpeace
Greenpeace
was founded by Irving Stowe and Dorothy Stowe, Canadian and US ex-pat environmental activists in 1971. Greenpeace
Greenpeace
states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth
Earth
to nurture life in all its diversity"[5] and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. It uses direct action, lobbying, research, and ecotage[6] to achieve its goals
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Friends Of The Earth
Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth
International (FoEI) is an international network of environmental organizations in 74 countries.[3] Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth
was founded in 1969 as an anti-nuclear group by Robert O Anderson[4] who contributed $200,000 in personal funds to launch FOTE with David Brower, Donald Aitken and Jerry Mander after Brower's split with the Sierra Club. FOTE main mission was to lock up and prevent further development of nuclear energy.[5][6] Their first employee was Amory Lovins, who kicked off FOE in the UK. It became an international network in 1971 with a meeting of representatives from the U.S., Sweden, the UK and France.[7] For further historical details, see articles on the national FOE organizations. FoEI is assisted by a small secretariat (based in Amsterdam, Netherlands) which provides support for the network and its agreed major campaigns
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Ford Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Ford Foundation
is a New York-headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare.[2][3][4][5] Created in 1936[6] by Edsel Ford
Edsel Ford
and Henry Ford, it was originally funded by a US$25,000 gift from Edsel Ford.[3] By 1947, after the death of the two founders, the foundation owned 90% of the non-voting shares of the Ford Motor Company. (The Ford family retained the voting shares.)[7] Between 1955 and 1974, the foundation sold its Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
holdings and now plays no role in the automobile company
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United Nations Conference On The Human Environment
The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden
from June 5–16 in 1972. When the United Nations General Assembly
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UNEP
The United Nations
United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations
United Nations
Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) in June 1972 and has overall responsibility for environmental problems among United Nations
United Nations
agencies but international talks on specialized issues, such as addressing climate change or combating desertification, are overseen by other UN organizations, like the Bonn-based Secretariat of the United Nations
United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations
United Nations
Convention to Combat Desertification
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Ashkabad
Ashgabat
Ashgabat
(Turkmen: Aşgabat, pronounced [ɑʃʁɑˈbɑt̪][citation needed]; Russian: Ашхабад, tr. Ashkhabad, IPA: [ɐʂxɐˈbat]) — named Poltoratsk (Russian: Полтора́цк, IPA: [pəltɐˈrat͡sk]) between 1919 and 1927, is the capital and the largest city of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
in Central Asia, situated between the Karakum Desert
Karakum Desert
and the Kopet Dag
Kopet Dag
mountain range. The city was founded in 1881, and made the capital of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic in 1924
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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World Charter For Nature
World Charter for Nature was adopted by United Nations
United Nations
member nation-states on October 28, 1982
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United Nations General Assembly
For two articles dealing with membership of and participation in the General Assembly, see:General Assembly members General Assembly observersThe United Nations
United Nations
General Assembly (UNGA or GA; French: Assemblée Générale "AG") is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, and the main deliberative, policy-making and representative organ of the UN
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