Gestión de ecosistemas

Improving the lives of people living in refugee camps and reducing pressure on the local environment.

Easing the pressure

The Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, the biggest in the world, is vastly overstretched due to an influx of people fleeing conflict in the wider Eastern Africa region. The local environment is equally feeling the strain. …  

01 Oct 2011 | News story

MESCAL project logo

Work for mangroves gets new look

A new logo was unveiled yesterday by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, marking the beginning of its awareness raising activities for its mangrove projects in five Pacific Island countries.  …  

30 Sep 2011 | News story

vallée Sourou

The Sourou Valley: Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Sourou Valley, a wetlands region in the north of Burkina Faso, was for a time considered a breadbasket for the country. However, an IUCN economic valuation study of the region's ecosystem services overturned this idea. …   | French

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Wangari Maathai

La naturaleza pierde a una heroína

La UICN lamenta profundamente la pérdida de Wangari Maathai, una de las mayores ambientalistas de África y gran defensora de la justicia social, los derechos humanos, la paz y la democracia. Wangari Maathai falleció el martes en Nairobi, a los 71 años. …   | English

26 Sep 2011 | News story
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Río Azupizú, Puerto Bermúdez. Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha. Perú.

ANA y UICN Desarrollaron Curso Sobre Caudales Ambientales Ecológicos

La Autoridad Nacional del Agua (ANA) y la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) Sur con sede en Quito (Ecuador), realizaron -los días 5 y 6 de septiembre,  el Curso “Caudales Ambientales Ecológicos”. …   | English

19 Sep 2011 | News story

Water supply in Guatemala

Candidatos a la presidencia de Guatemala presentan su posición ambiental

Con el propósito de conocer la visión y las políticas del próximo gobierno para enfrentar el serio deterioro que presenta la base de recursos naturales de Guatemala y especialmente para mostrar la relevancia del tema ambiental y situarlo en la agenda gubernamental, se convocó a todos los candidatos a la primera magistratura a debatir sobre ambiente y desarrollo. …   | English

14 Sep 2011 | News story

Dr Alejandro Iza, Director IUCN Environmental Law Centre, chairs the 'Strengthening Water Diplomacy in Transboundary Basins' seminar

Overcoming challenges to water cooperation

With more than 270 transboundary rivers worldwide, and threats such as climate change, the need for improved capacity in managing water resources sustainably and equitably has never been greater. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

UN Decade on Deserts and Desertification

UN Decade on Deserts and Desertification

With more lands around the world facing increasing deterioration and degradation, the United Nations General Assembly declared the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification, which will run from January 2010 to December 2020 to promote action that will protect the drylands. The Decade is an opportunity to make critical changes to secure the long-term ability of drylands to provide value for humanity's well being  

02 Sep 2011 | News story
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Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

El pastoreo es la respuesta a la sequía de África

El pastoreo móvil es parte de la solución a la sequía en el Cuerno de África, según la Iniciativa Mundial por un Pastoreo Sostenible (IMPS) de la UICN. …   | English | French

30 Aug 2011 | News story


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