Mai 2011

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

Clean water for São Paulo

King Hassan II Great World Water Prize

The King Hassan II Great World Water Prize is an international award jointly established by the Government of Morocco and the World Water Council. The theme for the 2012 Prize is 'Cooperation and Solidarity in the fields of management and development in water resources.' …  

06 May 2011 | News story

An extended continental shelf of 396,000 sq. kilometres in the Mascarene region outside the border of the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).

Mauritius and Seychelles to jointly manage extended continental shelf

Seychelles and Mauritius have received official notification from the Secretariat of the United Nations (Division for the Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs) that following a Joint Submission both countries will now have jurisdiction, as provided under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), over an extended continental shelf of 396,000 sq. kilometres in the Mascarene region outside the border of their two respective Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).  …  

06 May 2011 | News story
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Sea urchin

Régions ultrapériphériques et pays et territoires d’outre-mer – Stratégie Europe 2020

L’importance des régions ultrapériphériques et pays et territoires d’outre-mer est reconnue dans la stratégie biodiversité 2020 de l’Union européenne, récemment adoptée : La biodiversité, notre assurance-vie et notre capital naturel – stratégie de l’UE à l’horizon 2020. …   | English

06 May 2011 | News story

SANBI’s Tanya Abrahamse and BotSoc’s  Zaitoon Rabaney exchanging copies of the agreement

Botanical giants pool efforts for species conservation in South Africa

Two IUCN members signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various aspects of conservation. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) have agreed to strengthen their historical link and demonstrate a true model for effective cooperation and a mutually beneficial relationship between a public entity and civil society.  …  

06 May 2011 | News story
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Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

06 May 2011 | News story

European Green Belt

The European Green Belt: always in the focus

The general interest in the European Green Belt initiative is constant: the latest issue of “Dispatches” published within Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a journal of the Ecological Society of America, features an article on the European Green Belt initiative. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

EUROPARC annual conference: Quality Counts – Benefits for Nature and People

IUCN Member, EUROPARC, will hold its annual conference “Quality Counts – Benefits for Nature and People” from 21st – 25th September in the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve in Southern Germany. Registration opened on the 2nd May. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

World Environment Day

Green bloggers: win a trip to India to cover World Environment Day 2011, on June 5!

How would you like to win a trip to India to do something you already love doing – blogging!? Here’s a chance to flex your writing skills and to be a part of the World Environment Day global movement.
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05 May 2011 | News story

Richard Aishton

"We do exactly what we say’ - Interview with Richard Aishton

Richard Aishton, ENPI FLEG Program Coordinator at IUCN Europe, was recently interviewed by the ENPI Info centre, as part of their series on "The People Behind the Projects". Richard explained that the Program is trying to promote sustainable forest management and good consistent transparent governance of forest resources in 6 eastern European Neighbourhood Countries and Russia. "Its a long road and we know we will not achieve it in our lifetimes but it’s important to start out and move towards that goal." …  

05 May 2011 | News story