2013

Fund raising workshop - Jordan

Fundraising Regional Workshop

 A regional workshop funded by the MAVA foundation towards better fundraising skills and financial management  …  

06 Feb 2013 | Article
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Chimborazo, Ecuador.

Sustainable páramos: Upcoming efforts in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

With the objective of promoting sustainable management of the páramos, the project “Communities of the Páramo: Strengthening Capacities and Coordination for Climate-Change Adaptation” will be implemented by the Mountain Institute (Peru), Fundación Tropenbos (Colombia) and Ecociencia (Ecuador) under the coordination of IUCN South America (IUCN-Sur) and with the support of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. …   | Spanish

05 Feb 2013 | News story
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A group of villagers from Mekong River provinces protests in front of the headquarters of Ch Karnchang, the Thai company contracted to build the controversial hydroelectric Xayaburi dam in Laos.

After Xayaburi, it's time for some 'hydro-diplomacy'

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Xayaburi dam in Laos on Nov 7 marked the symbolic end to a long and contentious international campaign to delay the dam's construction until further studies into its potential trans-boundary impacts were complete. …   | Vietnamese

05 Feb 2013 | News story
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Trainers at the workshop

Knowledge sharing & networking towards better conservation

Improving methodological skills and capacities in nature conservation practice, advocacy and networking in the region. …  

05 Feb 2013 | Article
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The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Brazil resolves to restore its ecosystems

After numerous national workshops over 13 months, the Ecological Restoration Initiative’s action plan has been established to combat ecosystem degradation caused by productive activities, especially agricultural livestock, in the country. …   | Spanish

05 Feb 2013 | News story
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Vicepresidentes UICN, 2013 - 2016

Designados nuevos Vicepresidentes de la UICN, 2013 – 2016

Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Pakistán), Miguel Pellerano (Argentina), John Robinson (EUA) y Marina von Weissenberg (Finlandia) son los nuevos vicepresidentes de la UICN, nombrados hace pocos días en la reunión número 81 del Consejo de la Unión. …  

04 Feb 2013 | Article
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The Sitio Ramsar Río Yata

Ramsar, with Bolivia’s help, surpasses 200 million hectares of global coverage

The government of Bolivia is celebrating World Wetlands Day 2013 today by designating three enormous new Wetlands of International Importance in the Department of Beni in the lowland northeast of the country, bringing the Convention's global total of area coverage by the Contracting Parties to 204,797,361 hectares (2,047,973 km2). The new listings, providing strong evidence of Bolivia's strong commitment to wetland conservation and the Ramsar Convention's wise use philosophy, also move that country from 8th place to first place in total land area amongst the Parties, now with 11 sites covering 14,842,405 hectares, surpassing Canada's formerly premier position with 13,066,695. …  

04 Feb 2013 | News story

Mulberry and walnut trees in Glushnik, Bulgaria

European Tree of the Year 2013: vote open!

The vote for the European Tree of the Year 2013 is now open on www.treeoftheyear.org. Trees from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia are running for the award. Which tree in Europe will be the winner this year?   …  

04 Feb 2013 | News story

SIDA Brochure

Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development

Advanced International Training Programme in "Integrated Sustainable Coastal Management” for the Middle East and North Africa region in Sweden, September 9 - 27, 2013 and in Jordan, February 2 - 13, 2014.  Closing date for application is February 15, 2013   …  

04 Feb 2013 | Article
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World Wetlands Day celebrated at Keenjhar Lake, the largest fresh water source for the cities of Karachi and Thatta

IUCN Pakistan in collaboration with the Mangroves for the Future Programme, Sindh Coastal Community Project of the Sindh Coastal Development Authority, and Sindh Fisheries Department, celebrated the World Wetland Day at the Keenjhar Lake, Thatta, to highlight the importance of the Keenjhar freshwater ecosystem on February 02, 2013. …  

02 Feb 2013 | International news release