Picture of a recent meeting of ICCA Consortium members and partners at CBD SBSTTA 14 (Nairobi), in May 2010

General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium

24 October 2010, Nagoya (Japan) – in conjunction with CBD COP 10 The “ICCA Consortium” is an association of organizations with experience and commitment in supporting indigenous peoples' conserved territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs) at local, national and/or international levels. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

 Workshop in Honduras - Working with Afro-descendant Women

CEESP Centroamérica apoya en la discusión del tema de Género y cambio climático

By Vivienne Solis Rivera Hay diferencias significativas en el modo en que las mujeres están enfrentando los efectos del cambio climático. Estas han de ser tomadas en cuenta, en atención a los derechos humanos de las mujeres y a la urgencia de la región centroamericana para aliviar los embates que ya enfrenta como consecuencia de este fenómeno global. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Democratising Food and Agricultural Research – citizens’ transforming knowledge and ways of knowing

By Michel Pimbert Throughout the world, agricultural research has largely been thought of as the domain of scientific experts, with farmers at the receiving end of the research outputs. If a crop variety or policy fails, farmers are often blamed for their “ignorance and inability” to farm correctly. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

When a Bill Passes in the Wilderness, Does Anyone Hear?

Iain Davidson-Hunt and Peggy Smith, CEESP Vice-Chairs, North America, Catie Burlando, CEESP Member The North American boreal forest is home for many Indigenous Peoples and has become a highly publicized contested ground in the international debate on conservation versus development. Some private sector companies are pursuing potential wealth from natural resource extraction and development (e.g. timber, minerals, tar sands, hydroelectric development) while Environmental Non-Government Organizations (ENGOs), with significant funding from private foundations, are pursuing a “protectionist” agenda that is well publicized internationally. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Philippines: Hope at last?

On the 30th June Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III was elected President of the Philippines. He is the only son of former president Corazon Aquino and her husband, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino II, both revered for leading the struggle to restore democracy in the archipelago of over 7,000 islands and 90 million people. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Fishing on the Perfume River in Vietnam

The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

Desarrollo Territorial en Madre de Dios: los impactos socioambientales de la carretera Interoceánica Sur

Pronaturaleza presenta publicación sobre impactos de obras de infraestructura

Desarrollo territorial en Madre de Dios: los impactos socioambientales de la carretera Interoceánica Sur …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity at IUCN headquarters, 2 September 2010

What lies ahead

Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, visited IUCN headquarters last Friday to talk about upcoming events related to the Convention: the UN General Assembly special high-level session on biodiversity which takes place on 22 September in New York and the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Nagoya, Japan in October. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

Tales of Water, Ecuador

Expert profile: Water Coordinator Rocio Cordoba

Fifteen years of experience in most areas of work is a time after which most people start to feel bored and tired of the everyday routine. This, however, is not likely to happen if you’re working in conservation and it’s certainly not going to happen if you’re IUCN’s Rocio Córdoba. …  

03 Sep 2010 | News story