5 April 2011
IUCN April Newsletter Highlights Heroes of Conservation
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IUCN profiles several "conservation heroes" in its April "Focus" newsletter.

The advocates work to study, rehabilitate, and protect wildlife in the Amazon, Pakistan, the DRC, Malaysia, Nepal, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

April 2011: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released the April edition of “Focus,” the organization’s newsletter, highlighting stories of conservation’s “unsung heroes.”

The newsletter profiles six conservation advocates: Renata Leite Pitman, working in the Amazon, Brazil, who studies the world’s rarest wild dog species; Tahir Qureshi, who plants and rehabilitates mangrove forests in Pakistan; Prudence Mazambi and Pascal Murhula Balezi, who protect the environment through comics, theatre performances, radio programmes and reforestation initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Nicolas Pilcher, who saves turtles in Malaysia; Naresh Subedi, who protects Nepal’s wildlife; and Phaivanh Phiapalath, who focuses on protected areas in the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic. [Publication: IUCN: Monthly Focus Newsletter]

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