Juillet 2011

glassfrogs, CI, amphibians, SOS

Ecotourism to preserve amphibians

Conservation International`s (CI) amphibian project in the Chocó of Colombia is supported by SOS and protects a newly discovered and as-yet unnamed toad with red eyes, using ecotourism as an effective conservation method. …  

20 Jul 2011 | News story

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19-21 September 2011 International seminar on management of marine protected areas beyond national jurisdiction

This international seminar is jointly organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN - Commission on Environmental Law) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), in partnership with the French Marine Protected Areas Agency (AAMP), the International Centre of Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE), the Legal Analysis and Research Laboratory at the University of the Littoral - Opal Coast (LARJ-ULCO), and the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), and with the contribution of Nausicaa. Download flyer here 

20 Jul 2011 | News story

Sar Planina, a mountain range in the Balkans

Conservation without borders – nature helps Europe overcome political divides

Conservation action involving several countries brings large scale benefits to nature and helps resolve social and political conflicts, a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) publication shows. …  

20 Jul 2011 | News story
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Blue carbon policy working group

Action plan underway for Blue Carbon policy

Effective management of coastal ‘blue carbon’ systems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses, requires implementation of strategic policy and financing mechanisms – most of which are already in place, as for example Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).   …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

Lanzamiento del Decenio de la Biodiversidad, Ecuador, 2011.

Comienza el Decenio de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Biodiversidad 2011-2020

El lanzamiento de la celebración, se realizó en Quito, Ecuador, en el marco del Taller de Actualización de las Estrategias y Planes de Acción para la Biodiversidad del CDB. …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

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Une nouvelle équipe à la tête du REPALEAC

Le Réseau des Populations Autochtones et Locales pour la gestion durable des Ecosystèmes forestiers d’Afrique Centrale (REPALEAC) a organisé du  13 au 15 Juillet 2011 à Douala au Cameroun, un atelier de recadrage de son  plan d’action stratégique sous régional grâce à l’appui financier et technique de la GIZ et de l’UICN. Cet atelier visait globalement l’actualisation  du  plan d’action stratégique du REPALEAC pour une meilleure visibilité et la restructuration en vue d’une participation effective des autochtones à la gestion durable des ressources naturelles en Afrique centrale. …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story
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Joint Statement on the Recognition of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System by the European Commission

The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, has received official recognition by the European Commission (EC) for meeting the sustainability criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

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L’UICN soutien la participation des populations autochtones au processus de relecture de la loi forestière au Cameroun

Le réseau Recherche-Action-Concertées (RACOPY) qui regroupe plusieurs organisations de la société civile travaillant sur la problématique des populations autochtones (Baka, Bakola, Bagyéli et Bedzang) au Cameroun,  a organisé un atelier de validation de sa contribution au processus de relecture de la loi forestière le 1er juillet 2011 à Mbalmayo grâce à l’appui financier de l’UICN à travers le projet REDD+. …  

15 Jul 2011 | News story
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Stung Treng wetlands, a Ramsar site: a wetland of international importance

Streamlining wetland conservation in Cambodia

In a first for Cambodia, the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) is in the initial stages of developing a national plan to strategically manage wetlands.


15 Jul 2011 | News story

a Karen woman in her traditional house in Ob Luang National Park, Thailand

Think out of the box on gender and mitigation

The linkages between gender and mitigation might be less intuitive than is the case with adaptation, but understanding this relationship is imperative as it offers a unique platform to move away from the notion that women are victims, to an understanding that women are agents of change – capable of significantly strengthening our efforts on climate change. …  

14 Jul 2011 | News story