Áreas protegidas

Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture

It’s in our hands: New book on our relationship with nature launched

A new book, Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture, is being launched by IUCN today at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Nagoya, Japan. The launch is part of an event organized through a collaboration between ETC-COMPAS and IUCN and is dedicated to promoting sacred natural sites and their crucial role in conserving nature and culture. The book is based on experience from around the world which highlights the importance of sacred natural sites in biodiversity conservation and the long-standing relationships between nature and people. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

European Green Belt

European Green Belt: From Paper to Practice

The 4th European Green Belt conference took take place on the 6th October 2010 in Kuhmo, Finland, in the frame of the 20 years anniversary symposium of Finnish-Russian friendship in cross-border cooperation. One of its main conclusions is that European Green Belt initiative continues to prove its rationale and deliver across its span – it is quite vivid on the ground with numerous activities taking place or being planned. Moreover, there is a potential for the initiative to grow in the future. It is right time to launch discussion on how the Green Belt could strengthen its operations in order to embark on a new phase and expand its outreach. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN Deputy Director Bill Jackson with Go4BioDiv group at Mount Fuji, Japan

Treasures at risk: Young people from across the globe unite for World Heritage

Young people from all five continents representing natural World Heritage sites are gathering at a nature-based camp at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan for the International Youth Forum Go4BioDivOur Treasures at Risk – to share experiences and challenges facing their sites, notably climate change. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Juvenile Sakhalin Taimen

New preserve on Russia’s Koppi River will protect habitat for taimen and tigers

A decade of efforts by the Wild Salmon Center and partners culminates in formal protection of 94,000 acres to safeguard the critically endangered Sakhalin taimen, Siberian tiger, and other wildlife in the Russian Far East. …  

21 Oct 2010 | News story

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Protect nature – and let it protect us!

Protected areas are one of the most effective tools for conserving biodiversity and offer natural solutions to some of today’s major challenges: water quality and shortages, climate change, natural disasters, health and sustainable livelihoods. But will those taking part in the meeting in Nagoya recognize their value and the urgent need to increase most needed investments in them? …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story

Paruku Indigenous Protected Area

Putting plans to work: IUCN's commitment to protected areas.

“Helping to establish a global network of protected areas has been one of the greatest successes achieved to date by Parties to the CBD” claims Trevor Sandwith, the new Head of the IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, speaking at the Convention on Biological Diversity Meeting of Parties in Nagoya, Japan. “National parks, wilderness areas, biological corridors, areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities are the world’s best biodiversity conservation tools and essential for human wellbeing and security”. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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Natural Solutions

Natural Ecosystems and Protected areas – Convenient Solutions to the Climate Change Crisis

World decision makers are paying inadequate attention to one of the strongest global tools in combating climate change says a consortium of powerful international environmental organisations. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Summit of Mt. Halla

Eleven sites added to global Geoparks Network

UNESCO 5.10.10 - During the 9th European Geoparks Conference on the island of Lesvos (Greece) from 1 to 5 October, the Global Geoparks Network Bureau admitted 11 new members in nine countries. The Global Network of National Geoparks, created under the aegis of UNESCO in 2004, now comprises 77 Geoparks in 24 countries around the world. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

SELLING NATURE SHORT

SHORT TERM CUTS - LONG TERM DAMAGE TO EUROPEAN BIODIVERSITY …  

08 Oct 2010 | News story


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