2012

United Nations

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day One

Yesterday was the first day of the 3rd Intersessional meeting on Rio+20. Delegates were meeting last week in the same place but under a different meeting title: “First round of informal-informal negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document”. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas

Especialistas revisan Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas de República Dominicana

Santo Domingo. Representantes del Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, el Comité Nacional de Miembros de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y representantes de la sociedad civil de República Dominicana se reunieron el 7 y 8 de marzo para identificar las acciones que deben fortalecerse para hacer del Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas un instrumento sólido y eficaz para enfrentar los efectos del cambio climático. …  

26 Mar 2012 | Article
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Andrej Sovinc, IUCN WCPA Regional Chair for Europe

Andrej Sovinc: Ad-Interim Chair for WCPA Europe

Andrej Sovinc from Slovenia has agreed to take on the role, subject to approval from Council.  …  

26 Mar 2012 | News story
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Hopi elder consults with US Forest Service archaeologist at a mining operation that has destroyed a pilgrimage route into the sacred San Francisco Peak

A new initiative to protect the sacred natural sites of the world

Sacred Natural Sites are areas of rich and diverse nature that have special spiritual significance to individuals and to communities. They are important locations for supporting threatened human cultures as well as declining plant and animal life. They are considered the world’s oldest form of protected area and some are among the most charismatic places on Earth. At the heart of sacred natural sites are their custodians. These are the individuals, families and communities that protect these sites on a day-to-day basis.   …  

26 Mar 2012 | Article
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Woman and her children washing in Koh Kapik Commune,

People of Koh Kapik brainstormed to draft adaptation plan

IUCN Cambodia conducted a Promoting Local Innovation workshop in Koh Kapik Commune, Cambodia, during 12‐14 Mar 2012. This was aiming to identify and prioritize local adaptation activities to be supported by the project in Koh Kapik Commune. 

25 Mar 2012 | Article
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IUCN CEC

Animals in biodiversity education: Tiere Live workshop in Europe

IUCN CEC members from Austria, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and the United Kindgom participated in a March workshop organized by the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) in partnership with IUCN CEC. …  

23 Mar 2012 | News story

Participants at the workshop.

Access and Benefit Sharing: South Pacific Countries gear up to implement the Nagoya Protocol

Representatives of ten South Pacific Island Countries gathered in Nadi, Fiji, on 19-22 March 2012 to share experiences and prepare to accede and implement the 2010 Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS), a protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity.  …  

22 Mar 2012 | Event

Seminar on World Water Day-2012 "Water and Food Security” at the Department of Botany, University of Karachi

Each year, World Water Day highlights various aspects of Water Conservation. It is an international day, celebrated to create awareness about rapidly depleting resource and was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22nd, 1993 as the first World Water Day. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story

Experts call for integrated approach to address Trans-boundary Inland Navigation in Bangladesh and India

Experts call for integrated approach to address Trans-boundary Inland Navigation in Bangladesh and India

The issues of trans-boundary inland navigation in Bangladesh and India should be tackled within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), experts suggested at an international workshop organized by IUCN.  They stressed the urgent need for effective policy implementation through collaborative actions. …  

22 Mar 2012 | Event

Energy

IUCN and business partners call for concrete action in Rio

In a letter to the national negotiators, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have strongly pressed governments to commit to concrete action at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development which takes place in June. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story