Pleniére - salle de l’Hôtel Chafarinas AL Hoceima,

Planification participative pour la gestion efficace des aires marines protégée au Maroc

Le 4 mai, le séminaire régional « Recherche et planification participative pour la gestion intégrée des aires marines dédiées aux activités de pêche artisanale au sein de la méditerranée marocaine » a eu lieu à Al Hoceima (Maroc) où environ 90 pêcheurs venus de toute la méditerranée, de Saidia jusqu’à M’Diq, ont assisté à une Journée de recherche participative afin de trouver des solutions communes pour la sauvegarde et la restauration des écosystèmes côtiers et marins. …  

17 May 2013 | News story

International Convention Centre, Jeju

Candidates in the running for 2016 IUCN Congress

Eight interested parties have responded to IUCN’s call to showcase themselves as the ultimate green venue for hosting the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

16 May 2013 | News story

Floating food market in Thailand

Food Security: making the ecosystem connections

Worldwide, 870 million people go hungry every day. With the world population projected to exceed nine billion people by 2050, global agricultural output must expand by an estimated 60% to meet global food needs. …  

16 May 2013 | News story

Mekong Environmental Symposium 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Transboundary Fish Trade Study Presented at the Mekong Environmental Symposium

IUCN Lao PDR recently put together a team of researchers from Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Thailand to conduct a study on employment generation of the fish trade along one of the three major transboundary routes in the region, between Stung Treng, Cambodia; Champassak, Lao PDR; and Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.    

16 May 2013 | News story

H.E. Saut Yea, Deputy Governor of Kampot.

Zoning to adapt

Sustainable Coastal Management is one of the key mechanisms to ensure a better chance for Kampot and its people to cope with impacts from both climate and non-climate factors. …  

16 May 2013 | Article
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Questions aux experts : L’évaluation économique des écosystèmes naturels avec Jacques SOMDA de l'UICN-PACO

Une nouvelle interview est disponible sur la rubrique specialisée de la Plateforme des connaissances africaines pour l’environnement - www.iucn.org/dialoguenvironnement . « Questions aux experts » est un espace d’approfondissement des grandes thématiques et problématiques environnementales avec des experts du secteur. …  

15 May 2013 | News story
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St. Anna Church and the Mountains of Tatranská Javorina, The Carpathians

Cross Border Cooperation in the Carpathians

The 2nd Carpathian Network of Protected Areas Conference held in the High Tatras Region, Slovakia, 23-26 April 2013 included a half-day workshop entitled “Protected Area Management Planning with a Focus on Cross-Border Cooperation.” The workshop was organized by Tomasz Pezold, IUCN Programme Office for South-Eastern Europe and included introductory presentations on transboundary collaboration by an international panel: Michael Quinn (Canada), Alois Lang (Austria), Ewelina Zajac (Poland) and Mariann Komlós (Hungary). …  

15 May 2013 | News story
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Mr. Bajram Kullolli

Double interview: the view of local collaborators

Capacity building is one of the main tasks of IUCN’s “Institutional support for Protected Areas in Albania” project. International experts work closely on the ground with local partners, who are a valuable source of information and knowledge on the local context, to develop the capacity building activities. Through the project, local trainees are “learning by doing” while working on data collection and management plans creation. The local collaborators, Mr. Bajram Kullolli, Forest District Service specialist, member of the Plant Ecology Unit and Alsida Myrtaj, NGO “For a Healthier Albania” involved in the work of Socio-Economic Development Unit share their experiences. …  

15 May 2013 | Article
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UNDP Project

A vision for the sea

Sazani Island – Karaburun Peninsula is the first marine protected area in Albania, declared in 2010 as a result of an UNDP assisted project. In order to ensure the proper management of this area and to expand the marine protected areas network, a new project is currently implemented on the central and local governance level. Non-governmental and community-based organizations are considered important partners in the project implementation.  …  

15 May 2013 | Article
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Landscape Albania

Agricultural land abandonment and biodiversity

Rural landscape constantly changes replying to human demands and socio-economic challenges. Farming practices in fertile and accessible land, usually lowlands, are increasingly intensified, while mountains’ farming systems become marginalized and abandoned. A two-year project lead by University of Ioannina, Greece analysed the impact of agricultural abandonment on landscape structure, vegetation and farmland birds in South-Eastern Europe. The 72 sites in the Balkans were part of the research, 12 in Albania and 20 in Bulgaria, Croatia and Greece. …  

15 May 2013 | Article
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