2010

118 mining conflicts in 15 countries in Latin America

One study shows that there are 118 mining conflicts in 15 countries in Latin America.  Mining projects involving hundreds of Latin American communities. Currently, of the 337 mining projects in the region, 139 are in conflict with different communities. This is what reveals the Database Mining Conflicts in Latin America.  …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

La Segua, Ecuador

Cuidar los Humedales, una respuesta al cambio climático

2 Febrero, Día Mundial de los Humedales. “Los humedales son valorados como fuentes de agua, recarga de acuíferos, criaderos naturales de peces y reservorios de diversidad biológica y cultural, entre otras irremplazables funciones; ahora necesitan ser reconocidos como aliados indispensables en la mitigación de los impactos negativos del cambio climático sobre las cuencas hídricas y los asentamientos humanos”, señalaron desde PROTEGER. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story
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Best 2009 IUCN-PACO Employee

Mr. Bongo Gravier: Best 2009 IUCN-PACO Employee

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 28 January 2010 (IUCN) – Mr. BONGO Gravier, Driver at the IUCN Cameroon Programme Office, receives the title of 2009 Best Employee for the entire IUCN Central and West Africa Programme (PACO). …   | French

01 Feb 2010 | News story
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2001 IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria version 3.1 (Arabic)

IUCN Red List and Criteria version 3.1 now available in Arabic

IUCN-Med is pleased to announce that the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria version 3.1 has now been published in Arabic, with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID), and the objective of promoting red listing in Arabic countries at national and regional levels. The “Guidelines for Application of IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional levels” also in Arabic will be published later during the year. …   | French | Spanish | Arabic

01 Feb 2010 | News story

Peacock Parachute Spider (Poecilotheria metallica), Threat category: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Trondheim conference calls for new biodiversity targets

High level IUCN representatives are among the keynote speakers at the Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity which opens today in Norway. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story

IUCN chiefs at the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh

Top IUCN chiefs among leaders at the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh

More than 100 world leaders participated in the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh to discuss solutions to the global financial crisis under the theme Sustainable Competitveness, which symbolises the start of a new decade of thinking. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and IUCN President, Ashok Khosla, highlighted the importance considering the value of ecosystem services in 21st Century.  
 

31 Jan 2010 | News story

A little hamlet in Walaek-Baliem Valley, Papua

Ensuring the sustainability of Baliem Valley’s forests in Indonesia

The Samdhana Institute and the Department of Forestry of the Government of Indonesia, both Members of IUCN, are working to identify sustainable options for Baliem Valley’s forests and its dependents, who live in the heart of Papua, the Indonesian half of New Guinea. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network

Establishment of the Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN)

The use of resource and environmental economic analytical information to support and or underpin economic development and environmental conservation decisions is relatively new in the Pacific. Resource management has conventionally either not involved consideration of economic factors at all or has involved it only inadequately. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

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Geo-Tagging Reveals Mining Threats on Philippine’s “Last Ecological Frontier”

A field update from the ALDAW Network (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch)
Between July and September 2009, a mission organized by the Philippines-based Ancestral Land/Domain Watch (ALDAW) and the Centre for Biocultural Diversity (CBCD) at the University of Kent traveled to Southern Palawan in the Philippines. The mission was led by Dr. Dario Novellino (CBCD researcher and CEESP member). Palawan is part of the “Man and Biosphere Reserve” program of UNESCO and hosts 49 animals and 56 botanical species found in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

Diver enjoying the experience of diving on biodiverse and healthy Egyptian coral reefs. Photo by HEPCA

Tourism industry should better cater for climate-sensitive holiday makers

A survey of tourists and tour operators in the Egyptian Red Sea region shows that the industry often misperceives its clients’ environmental sensitivity, putting its own business at risk. Climate change is a growing threat to the tourism industry by making destinations less attractive and jeopardizing major sources of income. The awareness of tourists towards climate change and other environmental issues is likely to be a major driver of their future holiday choices.
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29 Jan 2010 | News story

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