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Towards more effective governance of ecosystem services – lessons learned from Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, and Ecuador

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme has just published an Environmental Policy and Law Paper on the governance of ecosystem services, based on case studies from Cameroon, China, Costa Rica and Ecuador. (Thomas Greiber and Simone Schiele (Eds.) (2011), Governance of Ecosystem Services. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. Xii + 140pp.) The aim of this publication is to suggest ways for more effective governance of ecosystem services by examining the relevant legal and institutional frameworks of selected countries, identifying the gaps that exist and making recommendations for improvement. …  

07 Mar 2012 | News story

Photography exhibition on Pakistan’s Coastal Ecosystem - an MFF- Pakistan Small Grants event

Environmental degradation needs to be combated at the governmental and community levels.

Federal Secretary National Disaster Management Muhammad Javed Malik said that environmental degradation is a big challenge, which has to be prioritised at the governmental as well as community level. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

La Fundación Patagonia Natural

Calendario Ambiental 2012 de la Fundación Patagonia Natural

Por décimo novena edición, la Fundación Patagonia Natural ha lanzado su calendario ambiental. 5.000 ejemplares recorrerán escuelas e instituciones de la costa argentina mostrando la belleza e informando sobre valor natural y ecosistémico de los humedales. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

CEC member Dr S Nagarathinam (left) and Ms Marianne De Nazareth (right) are conducting research on man-elephant conflict depictions in the media.

Media research on man vs. elephant conflict

CEC member Dr. S. Nagarathinam and researcher Ms. Marianne De Nazareth will be studying how the media frames man-elephant conflict and the potential impact on policy and public attitudes. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

 Local communities harvesting crab and shrimp from the mangroves

Blue Ventures Conservation receives world renowned grant

Blue Ventures Conservation, an IUCN Member from the UK, will explore leveraging markets to conserve mangrove biodiversity and alleviate poverty in Madagascar. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story
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Spanish version of EPLP 77 "Legal Frameworks for REDD"

Spanish version of "Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level” (EPLP 77) now available

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has just released the Spanish version of the publication “Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level”. This publication identifies and analyses issues relating to the formulation and execution of laws and regulations for REDD at the national level. It was developed in collaboration with international and national REDD legal experts and includes case studies from Brazil, Cameroon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea.

06 Mar 2012 | News story

6th World Water Forum, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012

Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN

Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

The “Blue Carbon Policy Framework” outlines opportunities for including the conservation of coastal areas in climate change policies and financing processes.

Blue Carbon Policy - revisited

The International Blue Carbon Policy Working Group, co-organized by IUCN and Conservation International, revisited Blue Carbon policy recommendations. The revised Blue Carbon Policy Framework 2.0 outlines new and revised activities needed to include coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses into climate change mitigation policies and financing processes, taking into account the outcomes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP) in Durban and other relevant fora. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

Spinner dolphins in the Red Sea marine protected area (Egypt)

Communicating Protected Areas: CEC and WCPA join Futerra to plan marketing

A new global awareness campaign is the aim of a marking meeting organized by CEC Special Advisor Frits Hesselink and CEC member Laurie Bennet of Futerra with managers of protected areas from WCPA. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

Marine Park of the Glorieuses

France 1-1 UK

At the end of February 2012, France and UK announced new marine protected areas (MPA) in their overseas territories. France has created the Marine Park of the Glorieuses as part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF) located in Indian Ocean, while the UK have declared an MPA around the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands in the Southern Ocean.  …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story