2012

Andes Centrales. Parque Nacional Sajama, Bolivia.

Mejorando las capacidades para la adaptación integrada al cambio climático

Módulos diseñados para ser utilizados por capacitadores en procesos de creación y fortalecimiento de capacidades a nivel local. …  

07 Dec 2012 | Project completed

Connectivity Conservation workshop participants at ELC, 27 November 2012

Connectivity Conservation Workshop at IUCN Environmental Law Centre

On 27 November 2012, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) convened a one day workshop on the “Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation” in Bonn, Germany. The purpose of the workshop was to present the results of a two year project entitled Protected areas law at the intersection of biodiversity conservation and climate change and particularly the conceptual work on the legal aspects of connectivity conservation. …  

07 Dec 2012 | News story
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Kazbegi Mountain

Georgia – a haven for biodiversity

Did you know that Georgia is listed in two of the world’s 34 “biodiversity hotspots"? Located on the Southern slopes of the Great Caucasus Mountain Range, Georgia hosts many endemic species. IUCN and its Members are active in the country and the Caucasus region to protect this rich natural heritage.  …  

07 Dec 2012 | News story
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Forest landscape restoration in Rwanda

El movimiento de restauración de paisajes se aproxima a los 50 millones de hectáreas con los compromisos de Costa Rica y El Salvador

El movimiento mundial encaminado a restaurar 150 millones de hectáreas de tierras deterioradas y deforestadas de aquí a 2020 – conocido como el “Desafío de Bonn” – cobra hoy nuevo impulso en la conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el clima en Doha, al comprometerse Costa Rica y El Salvador a restaurar hasta un millón de hectáreas cada uno. Nos aproximamos así a los 50 millones de hectáreas – un tercio de la meta – y se reconoce ampliamente que la mayor iniciativa de restauración de la historia está bien encaminada. …   | English | French

06 Dec 2012 | International news release

Negotiating

Diverse but united: the EU at international negotiations

Currently, world leaders are gathering in Doha, Qatar at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to discuss how to we can deal with the changing climate. The European Union, representing its 27 member States, is one of the Parties to the Convention. How does this supranational union assimilate all the different views of its Member States and speak with one voice at the negotiations table? This article looks at the international climate change debate and the role of the EU herein.  …  

06 Dec 2012 | News story
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Hoge Kempen National Park, Belgium

Belgian Member runs for European Landscape Award 2013

Last week, the Flemish Minister for Heritage Geert Bourgeois announced the Hoge Kempen National Park – a project of IUCN Member, the “Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland” (RLKM) – to become the Belgian candidate for the European Landscape Award in 2013.   …  

06 Dec 2012 | News story
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Mangrove forest died due to big storm and wave

Cambodia's mangroves under threat

 Cambodia's vital southern mangrove systems are choking as rising sea levels, agitated by climate change, inundate them with sand, while sand dredging sucks them dry of sediment, a study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has found. …  

05 Dec 2012 | Article
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Phoebe Chiu, a third-grader from Ohio, USA, won first place with "Wetlands: a heaven of wildlife" in a national science-art contest run by IGES.

Students Discover Biodiversity in National Children's Science-Art Contest

With the theme "The World's A Place of Living Things," the 17th annual art contest of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) invited students to share their impressions of biodiversity. …  

05 Dec 2012 | News story

IUCN Science and Learning Officer and CEC Focal Point

Reflections of Rod Abson as CEC Focal Point

After two and a half years working with IUCN as Knowledge Management Officer and Focal Point for the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), today is my last day at IUCN and I would like to take this opportunity to reflect back on some of the highlights of working with the Commission. …  

05 Dec 2012 | News story

WWViews on biodiversity is a global citizen participation project designed to provide policymakers with information about citizens’ views on biodiversity issues.

World Wide Views on Biodiversity - A Documentary

Policy makers need to know the views of ordinary people. This lively video reports on a global event in September that  proves biodiversity is a priority of citziens all over the world. From CEC member Bjørn Bedsted, coordinator of WWViews. …  

05 Dec 2012 | News story