2013

Tuvalu.

Hybrid electricity system for Tuvalu

Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world and is aiming to have 100% generation of electricity through renewable sources by 2020. IUCN, with assistance from the Governments of Austria and Italy, helped to achieve this vision. …  

08 Oct 2013 | Video

Cascada, Chillán. Biobío, Chile.

Adaptation in the Bío Bío region: natural and local solutions strategies to face the climate change

The implementation of the project of the UICN, Ecosystems for the Protection of Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC) is on progress in Chile. Get to know the results of the Analysis of Capacity and Climatic Vulnerability, which was carried out in early September.  | Spanish

08 Oct 2013 | News story
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BiodivERsA Policy Brief #1 - RACE

Wildlife diseases threaten Europe’s biodiversity

Severe infectious diseases of wildlife are on the increase mainly due to the globalization of trade leading to increased mobility of pathogens, including invasive alien species. These epidemics are a serious threat to biodiversity and result in the degradation of ecosystem functioning.   …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story
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Communities face an uncertain future with longer and more severe drought spells in parts of Eastern Africa

Building resilience to drought: communities share their stories

Improving the resilience of dryland communities to the impacts of severe droughts is what the ‘Building Drought Resilience’ project in the Upper Aswa sub-catchment in Northern Uganda is all about. …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story

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Raising awareness on the issue of unsustainable fishing: not “just” the Ganges River Dolphins’ problem!

Unsustainable fishing practices are a key issue in the Indian Brahmaputra river system and threaten the local population of Endangered Ganges River Dolphins, now reduced to just 300 remaining individuals. …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story

Keynote speech by IUCN Bangladesh Country Representative

Celebrating World Tourism Day 2013

IUCN Bangladesh country office has celebrated the World Tourism Day (WTD) jointly with the Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) and Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC). A seminar was organized at the Banquet Hall of Hotel Abakash, Mohakhali, Dhaka to mark the day.  Mr. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad, Country Representative, IUCN Bangaldesh presented the key note paper on the theme of the World Tourism Day of this year which is “Tourism and water: Protecting our common future.” In the presentation Mr. Ishtiaq has underlined the relationship between water and tourism in Bangladesh and also the tourism´s responsibility and needed commitment to preserving the water resources. The seminar was chaired by Mr. Maqsudul Hassan, Chairman , BPC while  Hon'ble Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism  Lt. Col. (Rtd) Muhammad Faruk Khan , MP, attended the seminar as the Chief Guest and Mr. Khorshed Alam Chowdhury, Secretary of the same ministry  was the Special Guest. …  

08 Oct 2013 | Article

MFF Programme trains coastal managers on socio-ecological resilience

Resilience is still a developing science, and the resilience approach is very much needed in disaster-prone countries like Pakistan – as it deals with building capacities of local communities to cope with the impacts of climate change and other disasters that are adding to the fiscal stress on Pakistan’s poor economy. …  

07 Oct 2013 | International news release

Parque Nacional Natural Cuevadelos Guacharos22 Rio Suaza/ Colombia

Ciencia para la conservación: avanza la aplicación de la Lista Roja de Ecosistemas

Expertos en La Lista Roja de Ecosistemas realizaron dos talleres regionales para los países de América Latina, con el fin de conocer cómo va el desarrollo del mapa de los ecosistemas potenciales a nivel continental y los avances de los casos de Colombia, Chile y Costa Rica en cuanto a la elaboración de las listas rojas nacionales. …  

07 Oct 2013 | News story
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PEDRR Lecture on " Unpacking resilience in the post-HFA: Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters" on 11 October

The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) would like to invite you to a lunch-hour discussion to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction this Friday, 11 October, at MIE-2 at 11:30-13:00. Light refreshments will be served.   …  

07 Oct 2013 | Article
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The future of water: what SDG will be set for the post2015 development agenda

Budapest Water Summit: Water post Rio+20

IUCN experts are attending the Budapest Water Summit, taking place 8-11 October, which will gather the international community to form a recommendation to the UN for a Sustainable Development Goal focused on water and sanitation. …  

07 Oct 2013 | News story