Aires protégées

Réunion Gouvernance RBTDS

La réserve de biosphère transfrontière du delta du fleuve Sénégal : Vers un système de gouvernance efficace et equitable

La Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontière du delta du fleuve Sénégal – RBTDS a été classée en juin 2005 par l’UNESCO à la demande du Sénégal et de la Mauritanie. Elle constitue un cadre d’orientation pour le développement durable de la région, en privilégiant la conservation et la restauration des écosystèmes. Basée sur une approche territoriale transfrontalière, elle vise une prise en compte intégrative du fonctionnement écologique du milieu, du paysage, des usages et des systèmes de production agropastoraux, et propose un zonage renvoyant à la fois à des priorités de gestion et à des responsabilités institutionnelles. Celles-ci sont nombreuses, incluant l’Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Sénégal (OMVS), les différentes collectivités territoriales, les institutions de l’Etat dont les Parcs nationaux, et les représentants des usagers et des communautés locales. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

The Great Blue Mountains Area in Australia

Australian Wildife corridor protects species in a changing climate

The world's first transcontinental wildlife corridor - stretching 3500 kilometres from the coast of the Northern Territory to the coast of South Australia - has been jointly announced today by Premier Mike Rann and NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson. Announcement by Northern Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson and South Australia premier Mike Rann …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

IUCN logo

Protected Areas Retreat 16-17 February 2009

Following the external review of the IUCN Programme on Protected Areas (PPA) in 2009, 30 participants met together in Rolle, Switzerland, to provide input into the IUCN’s management response that will shape the future of the PPA. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

Alisdair Harris

Coastal Conservation offers survival for the poor

A young British Conservationist has won an international award for helping to create a new model of community-run Marine Protected Areas, which both saves marine diversity and helps to feed marine dependent communities. …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, World Heritage Site

Damage evaluated at Machu Picchu World Heritage Site after torrential rains

UNESCO World Heritage Centre

In response to the recent impacts of torrential rains at the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a technical visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre was carried out by Nuria Sanz, Chief of the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit, from 6-10 February in Lima, Peru. …   | Spanish

19 Feb 2010 | News story

Deep-sea squid (Teuthowenia pellucida)

To save the planet, save the seas

Just like forests, the oceans can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by trapping and storing carbon. The underwater world's potential to buffer climate change should be highlighted as a cost-effective solution, writes Dan Laffoley, marine vice chair of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

04 Jan 2010 | News story
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Wood extraction

Borneo Natives Proclaim Tropical Forest Reserve

Penan Peace Park" is aimed at protecting the last primeval rainforests of Sarawak´s Upper Baram region and is challenging the official logging plans – the Penan wish to develop tourism and to protect their native rights. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Landmark Legal Opinion Finds that Indigenous Brazilian Tribe in Amazon owns carbon-trading rights

Finding Comes During Global Climate Talks in Copenhagen; Could Impact Other Indigenous Groups Seeking to Protect Land, Way of Life …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji.

Protected Areas – a natural solution to climate change crisis

Protected areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a report just released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Protected areas – natural solutions to climate change crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 December 2009 –  Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

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