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Investigating the impacts of infrastructure on ecology and coastal livelihoods: MFF small grant study on land use options for Thondamanaru Lagoon, Sri Lanka

The Thondamanaru Lagoon is a brackish water body. During the rainy season it covers an area of approximately 30 sq miles with an average dept of 1.5 meters.  In 1953, the Irrigation Department established a barrage with sluice gates about 0.4 km from the mouth of the lagoon. 

19 Jun 2015 | News story

Seongsan Ilchulbong peak in Jeju, Republic of Korea

A step forward for the most recognised areas on the planet

Imagine you were awarded an Olympic medal for your athletic performance, a Michelin star for your cooking skills and the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal for your conservation work, would you be able to keep all three skills up to the highest standard? Now imagine a natural area that is partly listed as a World Heritage site overlapping with a Biosphere Reserve, contains four Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance, all of which are incorporated into a wider Geopark – is it possible for all four international designations to be harmoniously managed? …  

18 Jun 2015 | News story

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: From Deforestation to Forest Restoration

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: From Deforestation to Forest Restoration

Deforestation accounts for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions and is also strongly linked to development issues, as healthy forests are vital in the fight against poverty. Forest and landscape restoration initiatives offer significant benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation, and are also an efficient means of generating income for local communities, improving rural livelihoods and preserving cultural traditions. They provide solutions to balancing conflicting land use interests in forest areas and can reconcile environmental concerns with economic development. …  

18 Jun 2015 | News story

Dr Ashton James Berry, Mrs Kelly Hoareau and Ms Sylvanna Antha

Soft skills considered in academic curricula by University of Seychelles

The University of Seychelles is working towards including negotiation modules using the Mutual Gains Approach within their Governance and Stakeholder Engagement Course. This initiative is being led by three graduates of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme’s Negotiation Skills Training of Trainers held in February 2015, which equipped participants with skills to train and assist protected area practitioners in negotiation skills using the Mutual Gains Approach. …  

18 Jun 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants à l'atelier de l'OBN au Mali

L’Autorité du Bassin du Niger renforce son réseau de collecte de donnés

L’ABN organise, grâce au soutien du « Partenariat pour la gouvernance environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest – PAGE » de l’UICN-PACO, une tournée dans cinq de ses pays membres, afin de renforcer sa capacité de collecte de données et poursuivre l’opérationnalisation de l’observatoire du bassin. …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Cooperation agreement between IUCN and EFE

UICN y EFE organizarán I foro de periodismo ambiental de agencias Mediterráneo

Las dos instituciones formalizan su primer acuerdo de colaboración para impulsar la información ambiental especializada y de calidad en el Mediterráneo.  | English | French

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Opening

Developing countries progressively adopting and adapting to agricultural biotechnology

In a joint effort, a conference was organized to build and strengthen linkages among R&D/S&T institutions working in the field of agriculture, biotechnology and food security for effective South-South cooperation; and to provide a forum to scientists, researchers, technologists and faculty members to update one another and share the recent developments in the field of agriculture and biotechnology, as well as for knowledge-sharing on the understanding, current status and needs of food and feed security. …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Building drought resilience in Uganda and Kenya

From drought-stricken to stewards rising

Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to raise awareness of this global threat.  …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Comunero entrevistado por medios locales

Segundo Encuentro Regional de Comunidades de los páramos, voces y aprendizajes.

Con una mañana asoleada en los páramos de Imbabura y en la Feria de Productos Artesanales de Zuleta se cerró el Segundo Encuentro Regional de Comunidades de los páramos, un evento organizado por la Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN-Sur) que permitió el intercambio de delegaciones de 17 comunidades y organizaciones comunitarias procedentes de las alturas de Colombia, Ecuador y Perú, unidas en la búsqueda de alternativas de manejo sostenible de los páramos andinos.  …  

16 Jun 2015 | News story

MEET Project conference

MEET Project Catalogue presentation and discussion at Expo Milano 2015 in Italy

Project partners from Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia had the opportunity to share their thoughts in a conference entitled ‘Eco-Tourism supporting ecosystems resilience: the successful experience of MEET Project’, which took place at a universal exhibition Expo Milano 2015, Italy on June 12th, to present and discuss various components of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Project Catalogue.   …  

13 Jun 2015 | News story

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