October

Success story of the day: PAN Parks Foundation

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: PAN (Protected Area Network) Parks – an independent foundation aiming to create a European network of wilderness protected areas to improve nature protection through sustainable tourism development – organised a trip for decision makers to Majella National Park, Italy. The aim of the trip was to experience wilderness and to build support for wilderness areas that contribute to biodiversity protection. Inspired by the trip a Member of the European Parliament developed a special report on wilderness in Europe. The report was adopted by the European Parliament on 3 February 2009 with 538 members voting for and only 19 against. …  

15 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Noord-Brabant Province

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Noord-Brabant Province was the first region to join Countdown 2010. In December 2006, the Province established the “Brabant Taskforce Biodiversiteit en Countdown 2010” – a working group of public and private sector representatives. The Taskforce has been a major driving force in the Netherlands for promoting Countdown 2010. …  

15 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Natuurpunt

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Natuurpunt – the main nature conservation organisation in the Flanders Region – believes that green energy is necessary, and must go hand in hand with nature development. The organisation has been actively looking to create a partnership with a sustainable energy company. Several potential partners were contacted and any opportunities evaluated. Finally, Natuurpunt decided to work together with a local solar power company. …  

15 Oct 2010 | News story

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

IUCN has published a new report on forest governance structures, systems and stakeholders in six key tropical forest countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Viet Nam. …  

15 Oct 2010 | News story

Erika Stanciu - President of EUROPARC

An interview with Erica Stanciu

Erika Stanciu is the President of EUROPARC - the umbrella organization for Europe’s protected areas - with more than 460 members from 36 countries. IUCN EURO met with Erika to learn about the results of the recent EUROPARC annual conference and her thoughts on the link between biodiversity and protected areas. …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: NatureGate

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The NatureGate® R&D together with the University of Helsinki created the NatureGate® Online Service, which can be used to identify species easily and rapidly, just by making observations of the specimen and clicking provided options accordingly. NatureGate® is designed to facilitate lifelong learning of sustainable use of biodiversity. …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story

Join this roster for building bridges between journalists and the sources of information they need to tell the story of biodiversity

Join the Biodiversity Media Alliance

Calling for greater support for media coverage of biodiversity issues, IUCN, IIED and Internews are officially launching the Biodiversity Media Alliance. A press conference will be held 27 October during COP10 in Nagoya. From CEC member Mike Shanahan. …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story

Young participants at one of nine workshops for climate change leaders run by LEAD International for the British Council Climate Change Programme

Designing Workshops for Young Climate Leaders

The British Council Climate Change Programme attracts the “YouTube Generation” and nothing less than innovative, learner-centred workshops will do. CEC member Edward Kellow from LEAD International describes the LEAD approach in running a series of workshops for young climate leaders aged 18-32. …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story

Douglas F. Williamson, CEC member

Lessons Learned from Workshops on Water and Journalism

CEC member Douglas F. Williamson wrote a publication expanding on themes of water and journalism, drawing from the United Nations Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development’s workshops in Tehran, Iran, Cairo, Egypt, and Montevideo, Uruguay. …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story

Mobilisez-vous et devenez un relais de la campagne  « La biodiversité c’est ma nature »

Biodiversity Is My Nature - A French Campaign

Make your own biodiversity portait! You are invited to launch this campaign for biodiversity awareness in your own country. CEC member Florence Clap shares details in English, French and Spanish about this initiative of the French Committee for IUCN. …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story