2013

Theme on culture and conservation co-chairs updates

Theme on culture and conservation co-chairs Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua and Dr Elise Huffer have initiated a community capacity building exchange program between communities that live on World Heritage sites in the Pacific, Canada, Africa and Australia, in collaboration with the theme on sustainable livelihood Co chairs Iain Davidson Hunt and Masego Madzmawuse. …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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CEESP TGER Chair and South America Regional Chair meet at the Potato Festival in Lima, Peru

Dr. Janis Alcorn (CEESP TGER) visited Pierina Benites Alfaro,  the CEESP Vice Chair for Latin America, at the IVth Festival of the Potato, in the Parque de la Exposicion, in Lima Peru on 1 June 2013.  Pierina managed the exhibit of certified seeds from the FAO Andean Potato Seed project, for which she is a consultant.  …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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Spanish Website for CEESP

In 2012, as part of the Work Plan of the CEESP Regional Vice President Office for South America, Gonzalo Zambrana Avila designed the CEESP website in Spanish, for the use of Spanish-speaking members. …   | Spanish

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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IUCN training on climate change for Thai PBS as part of the MOU and BCR project.

IUCN and SDF brought Thai PBS team to learn about climate change in community level

BANGKOK — A group of producers, news reporters, production teams, academic researchers and trainers pertaining to the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) rendezvoused to East Thailand and Coastal Cambodia to learn about villagers’ climate change related problems on 22-26 April. …  

30 Jun 2013 | Article
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Community meeting on tourism development for Beung Kiat Ngong wetlands

Conserving wetlands through tourism

Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar Site, located in Champasak Province in southern Lao PDR, consists of various features such as swamps, lakes, peatlands and marshes. The wetland is home to 43 fish species in the wet season and 20 fish species in the dry season. It doesn’t only offer a passage for fish to move upstream, but is also a spawning ground for them. Water birds use Bueng Kiat Ngong as a nesting site. …  

30 Jun 2013 | Article

Producción de cacao

FUNDALACHUA celebró acuerdo comercial para la exportación de cacao

Recientemente, la Fundación Lachuá (FUNDALACHUA) celebró su primer acuerdo comercial con la empresa Lake Champlain Chocolate para exportar casi seis toneladas métricas de cacao a los Estados Unidos.   …  

29 Jun 2013 | News story
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Tim Badman, Director of the World Heritage Program at the International Union for Conservation of Nature

WHC credibility upheld during Cambodia’s hosting

For Tim Badman, the director of the World Heritage Program at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the WHC meetings in Cambodia this year produced a welcome strong yield of natural site inscriptions. …  

28 Jun 2013 | Article
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A poor fisher and his discarded by-catch

The near-shore fishery challenge in Soc Trang

Soc Trang Province has recognized that the near-shore fishery and mangroves is suffering from a loss of species diversity, and this is increasing the vulnerability of coastal communities, who are heavily dependent on mangrove and marine resources, to climate change. The province has implemented numerous programs and regulations to protect and conserve its heavily exploited near-shore fishery.   …  

28 Jun 2013 | Article
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Spoon-billed sandpiper

Spoon-billed sandpiper animated film offers hope

CEC member Barrie Cooper from Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK shares this film which features some of the threats to the survival of the spoon-billed sandpiper but it also offers hope!  …  

28 Jun 2013 | News story

State of the Worlds Birds

Birds indicate a planet in peril, but investing in conservation makes economic sense

Declines in birds across the globe are providing evidence of a rapid deterioration in the global environment that is affecting all life on earth – including people. However, birds also tell us that saving the planet comes at a relatively small price – an investment that’s vital to secure our own future. …  

28 Jun 2013 | News story