2012

Visitors in the Polistovsky reserve, Russia

Ecotourism secures Russia's forests

Bezhanitsky district in North-Western Russia is just a three-hour drive from the EU border. It hosts the largest peat bog in Europe and many unique forest and wetland landscapes. …  

01 Apr 2012 | News story

Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

Congress Forum just a few clicks away

Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

IUCN’s impact on global conservation

IUCN’s impact on global conservation

As preparations gear up for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress, we take a look at what impact these events have on international nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

The SULi Specialist Group is a joint initiative of CEESP and SSC: at the recent SSC Chairs’ meeting in Abu Dhabi, CEESP Chair Aroha Mead, SULi Chair Rosie Cooney, and SSC Chair Simon Stuart embrace the new collaboration. Photo: Monika Bohm.

Introducing SULi: the new CEESP-SSC Specialist Group on Sustainable Use and Livelihoods

In recent months a new collaboration between the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy and the Species Survival Commission has been taking shape. The Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, or SULi, is a cross-Commissional Specialist Group focused on the sustainable use of wild living resources. …  

30 Mar 2012 | Article

More solar systems for Tonga

43 new solar home systems have been installed and are now in full operation on the island of Lofanga in the Kingdom of Tonga. This is the third solar project completed by IUCN Oceania and the Government of Tonga, with support from the Governments of Italy and Austria, in the remote islands of Ha'apai. …  

30 Mar 2012 | News story
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The local fishermen fishing in Beoung Chhmar, Tonle Sap

Canceling Fishing Lots in the Tonle Sap: Benefits and Risks

On February 28, 2012, speaking to students at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Hun Sen said “I need to send a message to all people in the whole Tonle Sap that there are no longer any fishing lots”. The prime minister said that he had decided to cancel these lots because fishers had complained about declining catches and there were frequent disputes between fishers and the lot owners. He said that some of the canceled lots would be turned into conservation zones (Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin is now drafting a sub-decree to establish these zones) and added that next year he would cancel fishing lots on the Mekong River in Kampong Cham and Prey Veng Provinces. …  

30 Mar 2012 | Article

Alejandro Iza and Alice Aureli

IUCN-ELC at the 6th World Water Forum: Launch of the publication Governance of Shared Waters: Legal and Institutional Issues

Marseille, 16 March 2012. On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre launched the book “Governance of Shared Waters: Legal and Institutional Aspects” (Grethel Aguilar Rojas and Alejandro Iza (2011). Governance of Shared Waters. Legal and Institutional Issues. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.). …  

30 Mar 2012 | News story

cambio climático y bosques

Guía para capacitar sobre Cambio Climático y Bosques

En el marco del Proyecto REDD Pro Poor, financiado por la Agencia de Cooperación Danesa (DANIDA), se desarrolló el set de capacitación sobre “Cambio Climático y Bosques”. En Guatemala, este set de capacitación, que consta de una cartilla de capacitador, un rotafolio de infogramas y una cartilla para usuarios, fue utilizada y validada durante un amplio proceso de generación de capacidades para la población indígena, campesina y organizaciones de la sociedad civil.
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30 Mar 2012 | Article
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SOS, Mangrove Finch

Save Our Species funds Mangrove Finch project on Galapagos Islands

Swen Lorenz, Chief Executive of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an IUCN member organization, visited IUCN HQs in order to sign a grant agreement with SOS - Save Our Species to protect the Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) which is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Mangrove Finch is the rarest of the 13 species of Darwin Finches with an estimated remaining population of 100 individuals found only in two locations on the Galapagos Islands. …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story