2007

Innovative solution for shared waters

During the 7th Water and Nature (WANI) Coordination team meeting in Burkina Faso, the WANI team focused on the project for improving water governance in the Volta Basin (known as PAGEV by its French acronym), implemented by IUCN and the Directorate of Water Resources (DGRE) of Burkina Faso and the Water Resources Commission (WRC) of Ghana. …  

04 May 2007 | News story

Livelihoods workshop in Tamil Nadu,India

Boosting alternative livelihood creation in Asia

While many programmes and projects dealing with natural resource management in the South Asia region have included alternative livelihood components, these have often been poorly conceived and ineffective in their implementation. To address the lack of institutional capacity within the region to systematically approach
alternative livelihood creation in a participatory and poverty-focused way, IUCN and Integrated Marine Management Ltd (IMM) organised the first of three workshops from January 27 to February 3 in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India. …  

03 May 2007 | News story

Andrea Athanas presenting IUCN's statement to the UN CSD

Linking energy, ecosystems and livelihoods at UN CSD15

IUCN delivered a statement and released a position paper urging the CSD to link energy, ecosystems and livelihoods for sustainable development. …  

02 May 2007 | News story

Supporting the development of a new Nature Reserve Law in China

A new Nature Reserve Law is currently under development by the Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee (EPRCC) of the National People’s Congress in China. …  

30 Apr 2007 | News story

Grey Whale

Oil business and conservation work to protect Western Pacific Gray Whales

Sakhalin Energy and the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, convened by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), have agreed to work together on seismic surveys and oil spill prevention. These are some of the biggest threats to the critically endangered Western Gray Whales from the oil and gas development in the whales’ feeding area, off Sakhalin island. …  

27 Apr 2007 | News story

The oil spill

“The oil spill” – How the Lebanese environment was affected by the war

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) and partners launch new documentary of the Lebanon oil spill and its impact on the environment. …  

26 Apr 2007 | News story

Shooting of the oil spill documentary

The oil Spill – how the Israeli war in Lebanon affected the environment

On 15 August 2006 smoke from the July war bombs had still not settled, the smell of death and artillery was still congesting the air, a ceasefire was declared but remained uncertain, the blockade ongoing, and more than half of the Lebanese shoreline was soaking in black toxic oil. …  

26 Apr 2007 | News story

Deep-sea catch

28 recommendations on deep-sea fisheries

IUCN was part of the Expert Consultation on deep-sea fisheries on the high seas who have recently released a report of conclusions and recommendations to deep-sea fisheries on the high seas. Among them was recognition that spatial and temporal management tools such as Marine Protected Areas are particularly useful in data-poor situations such as encountered in the deep seas. …  

24 Apr 2007 | News story

Congreso Académico sobre Derecho del Agua

El Programa de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN y la Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica (ORMA) participaron activamente en el Congreso Académico sobre Derecho del Agua. Este evento fue organizado por la Asociación Costarricense de Derecho Ambiental (ACDA) en San José y contó con el auspicio de UICN y otras varias organizaciones. …  

19 Apr 2007 | News story


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