2012

SOS, babirusa, 2011A-002, YANI 11A-02-06

Babirusas released from lethal snares

A patrol team discovered 35 lethal poachers` snares encircling a salt-lick where Babirusas gather. They could rescue two Babirusas that were trapped in the snares. The SOS-funded project aims to reduce destructive pressures on the Sulawesi Nantu Forest and prevent the extinction of the Babirusa and Anoas. The Sulawesi Babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis) is a rare, curly-tusked pig endemic to Sulawesi`s rainforests and listed Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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TSG 1.51 Formal session

IUCN-ELC at the 6th World Water Forum: The TSG 1.5.1 session “Why does water law matter to you? Exploring local to global perspectives”

Marseille, 14 March 2012. The IUCN Environmental Law Centre was actively involved in the preparation process of the 6th World Water Forum as coordinator of the Target and Solutions Group (TSG) 1.5.1: Increase the political acceptance and implementation of the principles of existing international, regional and local water law in the international community. The aforementioned TSG was part of the Priority for Action 1.5: Contribute to Cooperation and Peace through Water. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story

WLGSP launch at the Swiss Pavilion

Launching the Water Law and Governance Support Platform: a direct line to legal expertise

Marseille, 13 March 2012. On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the Global Water Programme launched the Water Law and Governance Support Platform (WLGSP). The event was hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and held in the Swiss Pavilion (Marseille, Parc Chanot - Hall 3). …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story

Lorena Aguilar y Vivienne Solís charla MINAET

“Cambio Climático impacta de manera diferenciada a mujeres y hombres.”

En el marco de la Celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujer, el pasado 8 de marzo, las expositoras Msc. Lorena Aguilar, Consejera de la Unidad de Género y Ambiente de UICN y Msc. Vivienne Solís, vicepresidenta de la Comisión de Educación y Comunicación CEESP de la UICN, discutieron acerca del impacto diferenciado que sufren las mujeres en condiciones de vulnerabilidad ante los embates del cambio climático. …  

27 Mar 2012 | Article
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Factories in the Himalaya Region

Himalayan and Mekong regions unite to tackle climate change - The HIMEK Alliance Workshop

The Himalayan region, stretching across 2,500 kilometers and home to some 100 million people is especially vulnerable to rising temperatures caused by climate change. Evidence indicates that regional emissions of short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs) and especially black carbon are a key factor in the rise of temperatures. The rising temperatures are causing Himalayan glaciers to recede at rapid rates, allowing little time for affected communities to adapt. The Mekong River Basin is influenced by these events as the Mekong River originates in the Himalayas. The Mekong Basin is inhabited by about 65 million people and provides a staple diet of rice to nearly 300 million people. …  

27 Mar 2012 | Article

United Nations

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day One

Yesterday was the first day of the 3rd Intersessional meeting on Rio+20. Delegates were meeting last week in the same place but under a different meeting title: “First round of informal-informal negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document”. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas

Especialistas revisan Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas de República Dominicana

Santo Domingo. Representantes del Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, el Comité Nacional de Miembros de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y representantes de la sociedad civil de República Dominicana se reunieron el 7 y 8 de marzo para identificar las acciones que deben fortalecerse para hacer del Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas un instrumento sólido y eficaz para enfrentar los efectos del cambio climático. …  

26 Mar 2012 | Article
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Andrej Sovinc, IUCN WCPA Regional Chair for Europe

Andrej Sovinc: Ad-Interim Chair for WCPA Europe

Andrej Sovinc from Slovenia has agreed to take on the role, subject to approval from Council.  …  

26 Mar 2012 | News story
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Hopi elder consults with US Forest Service archaeologist at a mining operation that has destroyed a pilgrimage route into the sacred San Francisco Peak

A new initiative to protect the sacred natural sites of the world

Sacred Natural Sites are areas of rich and diverse nature that have special spiritual significance to individuals and to communities. They are important locations for supporting threatened human cultures as well as declining plant and animal life. They are considered the world’s oldest form of protected area and some are among the most charismatic places on Earth. At the heart of sacred natural sites are their custodians. These are the individuals, families and communities that protect these sites on a day-to-day basis.   …  

26 Mar 2012 | Article
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Woman and her children washing in Koh Kapik Commune,

People of Koh Kapik brainstormed to draft adaptation plan

IUCN Cambodia conducted a Promoting Local Innovation workshop in Koh Kapik Commune, Cambodia, during 12‐14 Mar 2012. This was aiming to identify and prioritize local adaptation activities to be supported by the project in Koh Kapik Commune. 

25 Mar 2012 | Article
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