Dinaric Arc - Transboundary Cooperation

At the crossroads of conservation and development

Transboundary cooperation among adjacent countries epitomizes the ambition of the Rio +20 conference. As discussed during the side event organized by IUCN and the Italian Government (DGCS) at the UN Conference on sustainable development (Rio+20), it offers some early results and insights into the relevance of natural resource management for the green economy. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

Business unusual

Let’s get serious!

IUCN and the UN Global Compact are helping business in Rio get serious about biodiversity, boosting private sector efforts in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services – the benefits we get from nature. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story


Estados Unidos y otros países a favor de restaurar más de 18 millones de hectáreas de tierras forestales

El Servicio Forestal de Estados Unidos, Ruanda, una coalición de Brasil y grupos indígenas de Mesoamérica se han comprometido a restaurar un total de más de 18 millones de hectáreas de su paisaje forestal. Esta decisión inyectará miles de millones de dólares en las economías locales y mundial además de aportar muchos otros beneficios, según afirma la UICN. …   | English | French | Portuguese

18 Jun 2012 | News story
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Dr Mark Smith

Blog: Negotiating [clean] water in Rio

My first day in Rio was yesterday. I was off the plane at 6 am, to the hotel and then straight to Rio Centro for a lunchtime side event with the Ramsar Secretariat on the upcoming TEEB study on water and wetlands. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

View across what was once the Atantic Rainforest, just north of Rio de Janeiro

Up the road from Rio - fresh forests and green jobs

Several centuries of farming have left the Atlantic rainforest north of Rio de Janeiro scarred and with just a few patches of forest left as havens to rare birds and mammals. Recovery of this forest would seem a tall order. But for Mauricio Ruiz, founder of Instituto Terra de Preservacao Ambiental (ITPA) this has been his life’s work. …  

17 Jun 2012 | News story

SOS CDF 2011A-023 Mangrove finch

New mangrove finch fledglings

During the last breeding season of the Galapagos Islands' mangrove finch, the SOS project team identified at least 13 fledged nests out of which have emerged around 19 juveniles. This is a real boost for the population which is thought to number only around 100 individuals. The SOS-funded project aims to protect the Critically Endangered Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) by extending the bird's natural range and protecting its habitat, the mangrove forests.  

14 Jun 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Rio+20 Launch: TEEB for Water and Wetlands

A new TEEB -The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- initiative for Water and Wetlands will be launched at the UN's Summit on Sustainable Development on 15 June in Rio, Brazil. …  

13 Jun 2012 | News story

Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

2012 Congress Online Programme

Programa del Congreso en directo

A medida que se aproxima el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza, usted puede enterarse de lo que ocurre y cuándo. Actualizado con regularidad, el Programa en línea es un compañero útil para organizar su agenda en Jeju y obtener el máximo provecho de su experiencia. …   | English | French

04 Jun 2012 | News story

Indígena kichwa, Ecuador.

Entre el hielo y la tierra

Al pie del Chimborazo, en Ecuador, los quichuas luchan contra el cambio climático conservando el agua del subsuelo, mientras el hielo de las alturas se derrite. …   | English

28 May 2012 | News story

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