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Prime Minister of PNG, The Honourable Peter O'Neill CMG (left) and Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, The Honourable Charles Abel (right) at the Strategy launch

PNG shifts towards responsible development

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) commends the PNG Government for launching their National Strategy for Responsible Development this month. …  

17 Apr 2014 | News story

The American red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a freshwater turtle usually sold as a pet, and now introduced in several European countries where it represents an ecological threat for the indigenous fauna and flora.

European Parliament adopts legislation to tackle invasive alien species at EU level

The European Parliament today adopted legislative plans to prevent the introduction and manage the spread in the EU of invasive alien species (IAS) of plants, animals or insects that cause ecological and economic damage. The legislation aims to tackle the threat through better, more coordinated action by member states, and provides for a ban on species declared to be of “Union concern”. …  

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Midori Prize for Biodiversity

Nominations Open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014

The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. …  

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Emmanuel de Mérode, directeur van Virunga National Park

Directeur Virunga National Park gewond bij aanval

Directeur Emmanuel de Mérode van Virunga National Park in DR Congo is dinsdag gewond geraakt tijdens een schietpartij. De Mérode werd meerdere keren geraakt toen hij vanaf het reservaat op weg was naar Rumangabo, vlakbij de stad Goma. De toestand van de directeur van het oudste natuurreservaat in Afrika is stabiel.  …   | English

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants à l'atelier régional

Le projet de directive CEDEAO sur les infrastructures hydrauliques validé

Un atelier régional s’est tenu les 31 mars et 1er avril à Ouagadougou pour présenter, discuter et valider le projet de directive CEDEAO relative au développement d’infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l’Ouest, élaborée à partir des lignes directrices validées en décembre 2011 par l’organisation communautaire. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Left to Right: Teina Etches (National Council of Women), Maria Henderson  (Parekura (president) of Kouto Nui), and Ana Tiraa (Climate Change Office, IUCN Councillor)

Progress for Cook Islands Marine Park

In its strides to establish the Cook Islands Marine Park, or the Marae Moana, key stakeholders met last month to discuss findings of a legal analysis facilitated by IUCN Oceania. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Director of Fiji Department of Energy (left) receiving certificate of completion

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small. In fact amounting to only 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos Cochas - Perú

Los sistemas de producción pastoril: una alternativa al cambio climático en los Andes peruanos

Como parte de la implementación de las medidas robustas en Canchayllo y Miraflores, se llevaron a cabo foros de aprendizaje, visitas de campo y conversatorios para sensibilizar e incidir en la importancia de la gestión sostenible de los pastos nativos.  
 

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Grasberg mine (before 2000) adjacent to Lorentz National Park, World Heritage site in Indonesia

Financial giant HSBC commits to further protecting World Heritage sites

HSBC has issued a new policy on World Heritage sites and Ramsar Wetlands, strengthening its commitment not to provide financial support to projects that can threaten these exceptional areas. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Refugees working in Werribee

Working beyond the boundaries

Parks Victoria in Australia is running a successful partnership programme that is helping refugees gain employment and language skills while connecting with their local park, to the benefit of both the people and the park. The programme includes a thriving community garden project, complete with a horticultural educational facility. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

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