2013

IUCN-WWF cover MPA guide publication

A new practical tool to evaluate Marine Protected Areas management in the Mediterranean

According to a recent survey conducted by the MedPAN Association over 80 Mediterranean marine protected areas (MPA) more than half of them did not yet have a management plan for the sites and 75% of the Natura 2000 sites (in EU countries) still did not have a management body. In order to reinforce the effectiveness of Mediterranean marine protected areas and to achieve a more unified approach, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and WWF-Italy have worked in close collaboration with MPA managers to create an inclusive yet synthetic tool to assess MPA management. …   | French | Spanish

03 Jul 2013 | News story

'A story from Tanzania on being too busy…' by Nicholas Winer

Everywhere getting a job done is the practised art of choosing priorities, delivering on them and then covering up later when some of the choices turn out to have been wrong. It is that sinking feeling we get realising, sometimes too late and sometimes just in time, that the boring and half forgotten memo from so and so in the field actually came wired to some undetected dynamite about to explode all over our corporate reputation and call our judgement into question. …  

03 Jul 2013 | Article
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La Chinantla, Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexican Lessons To Take to Heart -- Traveling The Path to Biodiversity and Forest Conservation in Our Age of Global Change

Written by international experts in the field including CEESP member Janis Alcorn, Community Action for Conservation: Mexican Experiences is a lively and deep-running resource that offers invaluable stories and analyses of the Mexican experience with conservation. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Right Scale, Resilient Watersheds: Managing Complexity through Nodal Networks

What does the group of Wall Street trad­ers focused on banks of computer screens have in common with the wa­tershed communities of South Ameri­ca’s Gran Chaco, the second largest ecosystem on the continent; the priests of Bali, where some of the ear­liest evidence of irrigation used in rice cultivation is found; the Arctic Circle’s indigenous communities of herders and hunters; and National Heritage Areas? A great deal. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Coda Cavallo Cape, Italian Marine Protected Area

Marine Protected Areas workshop in Albania

On July, 10th, 2013, a national workshop on Marine Protected Areas will be organized in Tirana, Albania by the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP/MAP - RAC/SPA), the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (IUCN-ELC). 

02 Jul 2013 | News story
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Appel à propositions pour subventions du PREE

Un Appel a candidature pour des petites subventions du Programme Régional d’Education à l’Environnement en Afrique de l’Ouest (PREE/PRCM) au profit des 7 pays du Programme (Sierra Leone, Guinée, Guinée Bissau, Gambie, Sénégal, Mauritanie and Cap Vert).

La date limite de soumission des propositions est fixee au 31 juillet 2013. …  

02 Jul 2013 | News story
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16th International Riversymposium

16th International Riversymposium 2013: Linking water - energy - food

Rivers are the key to ensuring water, energy and food security in Australia and in many countries around the world.  If you are helping to solve this problem, the 16th International Riversymposium to be held in Brisbane, Australia from 23-26 September, 2013, is the place to connect with other like-minded professionals from government, private industry, academia and civil society organisations. Find your next piece of the water - energy - food nexus puzzle in Brisbane, Australia for the 16th International Riversymposium. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article

Complexe du Mayombe : vers un renforcement de l’initiative

Invité à Luanda par Mme Fatima Jardim, Ministre de l’environnement de l’Angola et présidente du comité ministériel de l’initiative Mayombe, le Directeur régional de l’UICN-PACO a pris part à plusieurs rencontres du 10 au 14 Juin 2013; ainsi l’initiative a été présentée aux médias et aux partenaires techniques et financiers présents à Luanda. Lors d’un déplacement au Cabinda, le DR a pu constater les investissements importants en cours de réalisation dans le parc pour accueillir les éco gardes et le siège local du projet. …   | Portuguese

02 Jul 2013 | News story
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Solomon Islands

Rallying for the cause

This year’s annual meeting of IUCN Patrons of Nature, with its theme of ocean conservation, was held recently in Monaco, graciously hosted by HSH Prince Albert II, himself a Patron of IUCN. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article

Assessing anthropogenic pressure and its impact on Hippophae salicifolia pockets in Central Himalaya

The following article by Shalini Dhyani and Deepak Dhyani CEESP member was recently published in Journal of Mountain Science. The article argues that Natural habitat of Hippophae salicifolia in Central Himalaya is continuously being degraded due to habitat destruction and harvesting. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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