Juin 2009

Mekong floods 2008

No ecosystem is an island

By CEM Member Dr. Ilan Kelman
Disasters kill people and destroy infrastructure. They are a problem for society as a whole. So where does nature come into the equation? …  

12 Jun 2009 | News story
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Shell International

Shell starts to sell advanced biofuel

IUCN is pleased to hear that second generation biofuels is being sold at a Shell service station in Canada as part of a month-long demonstration. …  

11 Jun 2009 | News story

Humedales del Ñeembucú, Argentina.

Guyra Paraguay y Proteger realizaron un taller sobre monitoreo en Ñeembucú

  Participaron pescadores de Pilar, Asunción, Paso de Patria y Ayolas, Paraguay, autoridades gubernamentales, y docentes y alumnos de las Universidades de Asunción y de Pilar. Los pescadores manifestaron su interés en recolectar datos de la pesca artesanal comercial ya que están preocupados por el futuro las pesquerías …  

10 Jun 2009 | News story
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Venado, pampa argentina

Campos del Tuyú, primer Parque Nacional en la provincia de Buenos Aires

Desde sus inicios, la reserva fue un área protegida privada que se creó y administró gracias al aporte de miles de socios y aliados de la Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina, durante los últimos treinta años. Hoy es el primer parque nacional de la provincia de Buenos Aires. …  

10 Jun 2009 | News story
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Eastern European Green Belt

All along the watch towers in the Balkan Peninsula

A guide on how to preserve shared natural heritage in the border region of Albania, Kosovo* and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has been published today by IUCN. …  

10 Jun 2009 | News story

Landscapes and Livelihoods drawing

IUCN brings livelihoods and landscape to IEA discussion on indirect effects of bioenergy

At a workshop on indirect effects of bioenergy, organised by a working group of the International Energy Agency, IUCN brought messages related to the social effects, including livelihoods and landscapes. …  

09 Jun 2009 | News story
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IUCN organised training on gender and climate change 28-30 May 2009

Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change

Over twenty men and women from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America participated in a global Training of Trainers on gender and climate change, organized by IUCN. …  

08 Jun 2009 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Happy World Oceans Day

IUCN is delighted to join the international community in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8th 2009, now officially designated as such by the United Nations . This annual event serves to remind us all of our collective responsibility to protect the world's living ocean and conserve its resources for present and future generations. …  

08 Jun 2009 | News story

Map of areas closed to fishing, Western Pacific

IUCN welcomes fishing closures in Pacific high seas pockets

IUCN welcomes the decision by Western Pacific island nations to close an area three times the size of California to fishing activity, effectively creating the world's largest no-take zone.  The decision was reached in order to protect one of the world's last great tuna stocks. The fishing effort in the economic exclusion zones (EEZs) around the islands, mainly carried out by foreign fleets that pay the island states for the right to fish, will continue at a unsustainable rate, however, according to IUCN. …  

07 Jun 2009 | News story

Public Awareness Campaign Training

Environmental Awareness Prize

In line with the IUCN mandate to help the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges, IUCN and Inwent honoured the Syrian Arab Republic for presenting the best case study on environmental awareness focusing on water scarcity. Six case studies were presented from Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine in addition to Syria. This award was part of a 5-day-training workshop entitled How to Design & Implement Public Awareness Campaigns organized by IUCN Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) and Inwent Capacity Building International during May 31 – June 5, 2009 in Jordan. …  

06 Jun 2009 | News story