Juin 2011

Premio Red Life para UICN-Med

Idées pour sauver la Méditerranée

Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l´Union Internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN-Med) a reçu un des prix aux 10 meilleures idées pour sauver la nature. …   | English | Spanish

17 Jun 2011 | News story
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Niño en fuente pública de agua

Gestores del recurso hídrico en Centroamérica contarán con información actualizada

El lunes 20 de junio se lanzará la publicación “Situación de los recursos hídricos en Centroamérica: Hacia una gestión integrada”. La actividad tendrá lugar a las 5:00 p.m. en las instalaciones de la Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica y la Iniciativa Caribe de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN). …  

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Cover of brochure "Understanding forest dependency for REDD+

Understanding forest-dependency for REDD+

A new briefing paper illustrates how participatory assessment tools can inform REDD+ decision-making about important links between forests and livelihoods. REDD+ is a mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The Forests‐Poverty Toolkit is a rural assessment tool that uses locally identified poverty indicators and participatory exercises to collect data which differentiate forest dependence among men and women, richer and poorer people and among people living closer or further away from markets. The toolkit also sheds new light on non-monetary aspects of forest dependency. Finally it collects data on villagers’ assessments of the drivers of deforestation through time, and of the key current forest problems in their area and their potential solutions. …  

16 Jun 2011 | News story
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Jane Smart, Director of IUCN's Biodiversity Conservation Group and Global Species Programme
Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN and H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, Secretary General of EAD during the signing ceremony

IUCN and Abu Dhabi join forces for conservation

IUCN and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) have signed a four-year Framework Agreement in support of the IUCN Programme, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC). …  

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Dja Reserve, Cameroon

Staving off the threats to Cameroon’s natural riches

The Dja Reserve in Cameroon is home to some of the largest and best protected rainforest tracts in Africa, with 90% of its area intact. It was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1987, largely for the diversity of species found there but now faces several challenges, not least from mining. …  

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Participants see board "Say No to Plastic Bag" at Cu Lao Cham MPA Communications Center.

Vietnam’s MPAs and marine turtle conservation: issues and opportunities

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a resource management tool that can be used to slow down and eventually reverse degradation of coastal ecosystems. Globally, scientists have recognized the value of MPAs, especially no-take marine reserves, in improving marine ecosystem health, including the viability of fisheries (NCEAS 2001). Furthermore, MPAs can help to support alternative livelihoods by promoting sustainable use of coastal resources of coastal resources such as ecotourism (Agardy 1993). Science-based MPA planning is underway in many countries (e.g., Osmond et al. 2010) with positive results for communities and ecosystems on which the depend (Samonte et al. 2010, Palumbi 2002). …   | Vietnamese

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Arabian Oryx

Une lueur d’espoir dans le désert

Selon la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge de l’UICN des espèces menacéesTM, l’Oryx d’Arabie (Oryx leucoryx), qui avait été poussé au bord de l’extinction par la chasse, a devant lui aujourd’hui un avenir plus rassurant. Sa population sauvage compte maintenant un millier d’individus.  …   | English | Spanish

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Vélopass bike sharing station in Lugano

IUCN promotes pedal power

A new public bike rental system – the biggest of its kind in Switzerland – opens today, 15 June, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, thanks to a public-private partnership involving IUCN. …  

15 Jun 2011 | News story

The Chi River's farmers have succeeded in developing a community cooperative to grow and sell organic vegetables through major supermarkets across the country.

River basin management supports prospering livelihood strategy

 On 13 June members of the Chi River Basin Organisation committee gathered to discuss national integrated water resource management and river basin management in northeast Thailand. The aim was to consolidate information for use in influencing water policy and improve water governance in Thailand.  

15 Jun 2011 | News story
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Ignace Schops (right) with Jacko Vangronsveld, Doctor Professor of the Centre of Environmental Issues of the University of Hasselt (left)

Honorary doctorate to Director of IUCN Member

Director of Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland and former Countdown 2010 Ambassador Ignace Schops received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hasselt, Belgium on 30 May. …  

15 Jun 2011 | News story