Dialoguing on Natural Capital: Reflections on the discussions at the ESARO Regional Conservation Forum

Natural Capital (NC) is emerging as a key concept in conservation discourse, including in IUCN. The idea of NC is often presented as a key strategy to locate conservation in a position of power within development programs and economic practice. It is premised on the idea that conservation strategies that reflect economics language are most likely to gain traction and be successful. …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

Commit, Care, and Inspire: WAZA launches two new strategies on Conservation and Animal Welfare

The creation of the two strategies was part of a global initiative made possible through a collaboration of efforts, intensive research, and expert analysis by external internationally respected authors and contributors from the world zoo and aquarium community. Both strategies were launched at WAZA’s 70th Annual Conference which was held in Al Ain, UAE on 15 October 2015. …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

WWF Italy

A Climate March in Italy

On 29th of November 2015, the Global Climate March took place in many cities all over the world. WWF Italy organized the March in Rome, Trieste, Genoa, Mantua and Catania. The slogan of the March was “Save the Climate, Save the Humans”. In Rome, the participants met in Campo dè Fiori near the French embassy and set off to the Roman Forum.  …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

A large portion of the Darabkola Forest of Sari (Mazandaran province, Iran) has gone, May 16, 2013.

Forecasting Iran Forests Futures: The ways of forests decline towards expansion

Many scientists have recognized a huge decline in quality and quantity aspects of Iran forests. A discourse analysis also shows it as a dramatically decrease, for example, 60% of the forests have been destroyed or severely degraded. What are problems, challenges, opportunities and solutions? What is going to happen for the forests, a disappearing, when we know Iran is a Low Forest Cover Country, based on UN and FAO definitions? Is there any way of Iran forests decline towards expansion? …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

A stakeholder analysis of how climate science and local knowledge is being used for risk management and decision-making in Bangladesh: Lessons learned from the south-west coastal region of Barisal

The aim of this study was to critically analyse the generation and use of climate science and local knowledge in climate risk management and decision-making in Bangladesh, with a focus on the cyclone and storm-surge affected Barisal division, in the south-west region of the country. It was anticipated that the study would allow identification of gaps in knowledge, as well as suggesting potential areas of future research, which could contribute to improvements in climate risk management strategies and decision-making. The study therefore has clear practical and policy-related implications. The objectives of the research are outlined below: …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

Dr. Mirza Barjees Baig is giving a presentation at the EECC, October 2015.

International Conference for Energy, Environment and Commercial Civilization (EECC)

Dr. Mirza Barjees Baig, (CEESP member, professor at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) participated in the International Conference for Energy, Environment and Commercial Civilization (EECC) in Chengdu of China from 23 to 27 October, 2015.  …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

Guidance for the rapid assessment of cultural ecosystem services

Cultural ecosystem services are complex and despite their fundamental importance for human well-being they are often overlooked in both ecosystem services assessments and decision making.  …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

Moulting Lagoon, a reserve forming a Ramsar site in Tasmania, Australia.

Biocultural diversity in wetlands – new activities under the Ramsar Convention

The Ramsar Convention has been wrestling with the ideas of cultural effects on wetland formation, management and conservation since its inception in 1971.  …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

Biogas plant under construction

Biogas Source of Sustainable Energy

Presently the world population is more than 7.3 billion and as per the United Nations estimates it will increase to 8 billion by 2025. To meet future energy demand it has recognized by scientist that something has to be done for the large global population of about 2 billion people live below the poverty line, whose needs have to be addressed on priority basis, so that they are not marginalized further due to globalization of economy and unequal sharing of resources and wealth.  …  

22 Dec 2015 | Article

Degraded gully landscape in the Kubanni watershed, January, 2006.

Harnessing the Permaculture Potential for the Restoration of Large Scale Degraded Gully Landscapes in Kubanni Watershed Zaria

Kharbal Kaltho (CEESP member) with his colleagues, Bala Ibrahim Girku and Maltho J. have conducted a research in the Kubanni drainage basin since 2006. The Kubanni drainage basin is located in Zaria 11008’58”- 11010’25” N and 7036’45” - 7038’28”E. 


22 Dec 2015 | Article

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