2013

Forest ranger with a felled Siamese rosewood tree left behind by loggers after the raid. Forest rangers are tasked with laborious and dangerous jobs to protect the forests, but with little support from the government.

More must be done to safeguard our Natural World Heritage

On 14th March 2013, 33 year old forest ranger Thaweesak Chomyong, was killed trying to prevent illegal Phayung (Siamese Rosewood) logging in Pang Sida National Park. This tragedy shocked many people in Thailand. It made us stop and think, and ask the question “What is really happening in our most important protected forests?” …  

26 Jun 2013 | Article

Powered by nature award

Congratulations! Winners of Powered by Nature award announced

IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and Alcoa Foundation announced the winners of the Powered by Nature award. Communications students across Europe were invited to submit ideas to co-create a social media campaign to shape the future of energy.  …  

26 Jun 2013 | News story
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Allocution du Directeur départemental de l'Environnement de la Sangha

Le Congo célèbre la 41ème journée Mondiale de l’Environnement

Le 05 Juin 2013 a connu la célébration de la journée mondiale de l’environnement sous le thème « pensez-mangez-préservez ». Cette fête internationale s’est vue manifestée de plusieurs façons dans diverses régions de la planète et la Mongolie avait été désignée hôte global de la cérémonie. Le Département de la Sangha au Congo Brazzaville dans le Bassin du Congo, n’était pas en marge. …  

26 Jun 2013 | Article

Banderole dialogue Parlement-Gouvernement

L’UICN soutient le Dialogue Parlement-Gouvernement sur la problématique de la réforme Foncière au Cameroun

Les 11 et 12 juin 2013, au Palais des verres de Ngoa Ekelle à Yaoundé, le Réseau des Parlementaires pour la Gestion durable des Ecosystèmes de Forêts denses et Humides d’Afrique Centrale (REPAR) a organisé avec le soutien de l’UICN « et d’autres institutions internationales et nationales, un Dialogue Parlement-Gouvernement sur la problématique de la réforme foncière au Cameroun. …  

26 Jun 2013 | Article

Carrying firewood in Uganda

A Way Forward for REDD+ Benefit Sharing in Uganda

IUCN’s “Towards Pro-Poor REDD+” project in Uganda has produced a study on REDD+ benefit sharing that provides concrete recommendations to guide Uganda, as well as other developing countries, when designing and implementing REDD+ strategies.  …  

26 Jun 2013 | Article

Reglamento CBCRS

Bylaws of the Sixaola Basin Binational Commission: Instrument for Social and Environmental Sustainability

Good practices in transboundary governance: The case of the Binational Commission of the Sixaola Basin and its regulation was presented as example of governance structure giving sustainability to interventions. …   | Spanish

25 Jun 2013 | News story
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Tuvalu Marine Life

Tuvalu releases the first inventory of its most vital resource: Marine life

Alofa Tuvalu,the French-Tuvaluan NGO, handed out "Tuvalu Marine Life" a publication symbolically printed in 100 copies, to Tine Leuelu, Ambassador of Tuvalu to Belgium, to IUCN, UNESCO and to its partners. The event took place, early June, at the Paris Tropical Aquarium. …  

25 Jun 2013 | News story

Coordination communale Yokadouma

L’UICN appui le processus de démembrement de la plate-forme nationale REDD+ et changement climatique dans les trois communes du TNS- section Cameroun

Du 28 mai au 05 juin 2013, trois ateliers de démembrement communale de la plate-forme nationale REDD+ et CC se sont tenus dans le paysage du Tri National de la Sangha (TNS), plus précisément dans les communes de Yokadouma, Salapoumbe et Moloundou, avec l’appui de l’UICN dans le cadre du Projet « Appui à la participation multi-acteurs au processus REDD+ au Cameroun, Gabon, Congo et RCA » financé par le Fonds Forestier pour le Bassin du Congo (FFBC) . …  

24 Jun 2013 | Article

Farmer Nguyen Van Muoi, Hamlet 4 with his shrimp ponds

Why pump sea water onto your rice fields?

On a recent visit to Tra Vinh, I saw an unususual sight: next to the sea dike, which was built to prevent sea water intrusion, a farmer was pumping sea water back over the dike onto his rice fields. What was happening? …   | Vietnamese

24 Jun 2013 | Article
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ELC Legal Officer - Santiago Martinez

ELC welcomes climate change expert

Please join us in welcoming our new colleague Santiago Martínez Ochoa, who joined the ELC as Legal Officer at the end of May.   …  

24 Jun 2013 | News story