2013

Conservation and Biodiversity Outlook

European launch of landmark assessment of urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services

The scientific foundation of the world’s first global assessment on the relationship between urbanization and biodiversity loss, entitled Cities and Biodiversity Outlook (CBO), was presented last week in Brussels at an event organized by IUCN and SRC as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities.   …  

17 Oct 2013 | News story
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Family group - Project Steering Committee held in Marseille (France),  27 September 2013.

The Mediterranean Experience of EcoTourism - MEET Network takes off

In the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument (ENPI CBC MED) funded “Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism - MEET” project, aimed at developing a new approach for Eco-tourism planning in Protected Areas of the Mediterranean, a Network has been established to improve the cooperation and support protected areas in employing and promoting Eco-tourism as a tool for conservation and sustainable development. …  

17 Oct 2013 | News story

SOS, WWF, Irrawaddy Dolphins, Cambodia

From policy to action: thanks to SOS support, enforcement equipment and training make protection for the Mekong Dolphins all the more so tangible.

Irrawaddy dolphins can live in both saltwater and freshwater. However while they are widespread in coastal areas, they now survive in three rivers only. With fewer than 100 dolphins and unsustainable mortality rates, the Mekong population is considered Critically Endangered.   …  

17 Oct 2013 | News story

Ceremonia de Premiación Premios BRUGAL-República Dominicana

Reconocimiento a Grupo Jaragua en República Dominicana

El Grupo Jaragua, organización miembro de UICN en República Dominicana, ha sido reconocida con el Premio Nacional “Brugal Cree en su Gente” en la categoría Ambiental. Así mismo, se le otorgó el “Gran Premio Nacional George Arzenio Brugal”.   …  

17 Oct 2013 | News story
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Victoria Flores de FEPROAH, presentó la experiencia de su organización con los Planes Comunitarios de Gestión Territorial y su participación en el proceso REDD+ y negociación FLEGT en Honduras.
Siete de las organizaciones de base que conforman FEPROAH, fueron elegidas por el Fondo de Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO) como casos ejemplares de Manejo Forestal Sostenible para América Latina y el Caribe.

Forestería Comunitaria: un camino a la conservación con equidad social

Tanto el Congreso Forestal Centroamericano (COFOCA) como el Pre Congreso Forestal Comunitario se realizaron a finales de setiembre en San Pedro Sula. En conjunto fueron una plataforma que permitió a los titulares y gestores comunitarios de bosque mostrar el beneficio social, económico y ambiental de gestionar los ecosistemas boscosos tomando en cuenta las necesidades y derechos de los pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales.El impacto positivo de la gestión comunitaria de los bosques para la conservación de los recursos naturales y desarrollo sostenible resulta efectivo para demostrar la necesidad de garantizar derechos sobre la gestión de los bosques a escala comunitaria.   …  

16 Oct 2013 | News story
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Publicación La vida de la chagra, 2013

En Colombia, La vida de la chagra

De Iris Andoque y Hernando Castro, La Vida de la Chagra, saberes tradicionales y prácticas locales para la adaptación al cambio climático es una publicación desarrollada en el marco del proyecto El clima cambia, cambia tú también, implementado por la UICN, la SPDA y Tropenbos Internacional Colombia, con el apoyo de AECID. …  

16 Oct 2013 | News story
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Western Gray Whale

WGWAP-13 report now available

In spring, renowned whale scientists, oil and gas industry representatives, IUCN and other actors gathered in Japan for the 13th meeting of an independent advisory panel. It seeks to demonstrate how critically endangered species of Western Gray whales can co-exist with responsible economic development conducted by Sakhalin Energy off Sakhalin Island in the North Pacific. The full meeting report is now available. …  

16 Oct 2013 | Article

The River Jamuna

Rivers for Life: photo competition call for entries

IUCN is pleased to announce a photo competition entitled “Rivers for Life” to showcase the diversity of the Brahmaputra/Jamuna river.
 

15 Oct 2013 | News story

The Second Coastal Forum  - Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Soc Trang Province, 15-18 October 2013

Coastal Forum confirms nature-based solution a key for climate change adaptation

Soc Trang, Viet Nam, 15 October 2013 - More than 200 delegates representing local communities, government agencies, academics, NGOs and media from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered together at the Second Annual Coastal Forum from 15-18 October in Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam, to share experiences, lessons learned and good practices for climate change adaptation in the coastal zone, highlighting nature-based solutions.   …  

15 Oct 2013 | News story
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Caucasian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor)

Armenia: diverse landscapes, rich biodiversity

The geographical location, geological complex structure and location of Armenia at the junction of major biogeographical zones have contributed to the evolution of rich biodiversity and different types of natural ecosystems in this country. Read the Country Focus on Armenia to learn about Armenian nature and conservation action. …  

15 Oct 2013 | News story
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