África Central y del Oeste

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More needed to save Congo’s natural heritage

A rescue plan for the five Democratic Republic of Congo sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger will be the focus of today’s high-level meeting organized by the Congolese authorities and UNESCO. …   | French

14 Jan 2011 | News story

REDD+ Partnership Workshop: Session III on Benefit Sharing Mechanisms (l. to r.) Pham Quoc Hung, Ministry of Agriculture Vietnam; Charles McNeill, UNDP; Donna Lee, US State Department; Joseph Armathe Amougou, Ministry of Environment Cameroon; John Costenbader, IUCN ELC; Daniela Carrion, Ministry of Environment Ecuador (not pictured).

IUCN-ELC delivers paper on REDD+ benefit-sharing at Cancun Workshop

John Costenbader, IUCN-ELC Legal Officer, presented a paper on benefit-sharing in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) at the 26 November Interim REDD+ Partnership Workshop “Enhancing Coordinated Delivery of REDD+: Emerging Lessons, Best Practices and Challenges”. …  

13 Jan 2011 | News story

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Adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Thomas Greiber, ELC Senior Legal Officer and member of the German delegation to the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, was recently interviewed by German political magazine JointMag: Perspectives on German-African futures. …  

12 Jan 2011 | News story

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Renforcement de capacité d'élus locaux au Centre Ouest et au Centre Est du Burkina Faso

Du 14 au 20 décembre 2010 à Koudougou et à Tenkodogo, se sont tenues des Formations des maires, et présidents de commission Environnement et Développement local …  

05 Jan 2011 | News story
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

UICN da la bienvenida al Año Internacional de los Bosques

Los bosques del mundo son esenciales para la vida, su diversidad y para alcanzar los objetivos más grandes de la humanidad, tales como: reducir la pobreza, frenar el cambio climático y lograr un desarrollo sostenible. Durante 2011, la UICN trabajará para asegurar que los bosques ofrezcan su máximo potencial para el bienestar humano y la conservación de la biodiversidad. …   | English

03 Jan 2011 | News story

CEMEX book launch, European Parliament

Fresh Water: The Essence of Life

CEMEX this month launched 'Fresh Water: The Essence of Life" a new, visually captivating book in both the European Parliament, Brussels and at the COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

Chalet de l'UICN à Montreux

IUCN highlights how biodiversity and development are intimately linked during summit of French-speaking countries.

IUCN made sure that biodiversity was high on the agenda when 70 heads of State and 3,000 delegates gathered for the 13th Francophonie Summit in Montreux, Switzerland earlier this year.   | French

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Winner of Young Laureate Awards from Rolex, CEC member Nnaemeka Ikegwuono

Young CEC Member Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu Wins Rolex Award for Enterprise

By creating an interactive, rural radio service, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu wants to improve the lives of farmers in Nigeria. The CEC member is a winner in the Rolex Awards for Enterprise Young Laureates Programme.
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27 Nov 2010 | News story

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Desarrollo de la membresía y de los Comités de la UICN

La UICN da la bienvenida a 35 nuevos Miembros y reconoce oficialmente a 3 Comités Regionales y 2 Comités Nacionales. …   | English | French

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Parthenium hysterophorous has invaded about 2 million ha. in Ethiopia including productive grasslands where it has displaced valuable pasture species to the detriment of livestock and wildlife.  Unless action is taken, parts of the Masai-Mara may look just like this in years to come.

Noxious weed threatens the biggest wildlife migration on the planet

The Serengeti - Masai Mara ecosystem in Africa, which hosts the largest wildlife migration known to man, is under attack from a noxious weed from Central America, commonly known as feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus). If left unchecked it could threaten the continued migration of millions of animals across the plains every year, including 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 zebra. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story


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