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The Estonian oak tree on a football field was voted European Tree of the Year 2015.

Oak tree on football field voted European Tree of the Year 2015

Nearly 200,000 people from all over Europe voted for their favourite tree in the European Tree of the Year contest during the month of February. The winner is an Oak tree on a football pitch in Estonia, accumulating 60,000 votes. The runner up was the Hungarian 'Great Plane of Tata', and the Spanish 'Poplar pollard of the Remolinar' came third.     …  

05 Mar 2015 | News story

New Caledonia coast

European Environment Agency releases report: Europe natural capital still degrading

In its State of the Environment Report 2015 just released, the European Environment Agency highlights improvements while pointing out that Europe is not on track to meet its environmental goals. More ambitious policies and actions are needed to address the challenges. …  

05 Mar 2015 | News story

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International Conference: Ecological Restoration in the Mediterranean region: Challenges and Opportunities

 The ECOPLANTMED project, “ECOlogical use of native PLANTs for environmental restoration and sustainable development in the MEDiterranean region”, invites you to the International Conference with the theme “Ecological Restoration in the Mediterranean region: Challenges and Opportunities”, hosted by the project partner Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut, Lebanon on 15 and 16 October 2015. The conference focuses on ecological restoration of Mediterranean type habitats and intends to highlight the importance of using native plants for restoration. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

The Green Caravan Campaign - Ira, Jordan

Members in the News: The Green Caravan Campaign Planted Carob Seedlings in Ira, Jordan

 Working on the Green Caravan Campaign, which is a 3 year project that aims at combating desertification, overgrazing and urban sprawl in Jordan, the Arab Group for protection of Nature (APN) chose Ira Forestry Station in Balqa Governorate to be its next site to plant around 500 Caorb seedlings. Carob has many economic, nutritional and medical benefits as well as a resilience to the harsh climate and drought, where it does not need water and intensive care to grow. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

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RKNOW at the World Water Forum 2015

 RKNOW will be launched at a side event at the World Water Forum 2015, South Korea. IUCN, members and partners will be attending the World Water Forum 2015 to share the Regional Knowledge Network on Water and its new knowledge. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

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Introducing the Regional Water Knowledge Portal

 The Regional Knowledge Network on Water (R-KNOW) introduces its knowledge sharing database. Containing more than shared case studies, RKNOW is proudly presenting new knowledge and data over 4 thematic areas for the MENA region. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

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Water Conservation in Balqa, Jordan

This year, and following up on Water DROP activities in Balqa, Jordan, a number of beneficiaries in the Balqa Governorate have been granted water harvesting wells aiming at reducing their water crisis in the area. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

Asistentes a la II Reunión de la Mesa Interinstitucional en Guatemala.

Autoridades conocen avances durante la II Reunión de la Mesa Interinstitucional contra la Tala Ilegal de Guatemala

En la ciudad de Antigua Guatemala, miembros de la Mesa Nacional Interinstitucional contra la Tala Ilegal se reunieron para conocer esfuerzos realizados por el Gobierno, así como Organizaciones no Gubernamentales en temas de fomento, aplicación de la ley y justicia, mejoramiento de procesos técnicos y capacidades institucionales para el fortalecimiento de la gobernanza forestal en Guatemala. La reunión estuvo presidida por autoridades del Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB), el Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (CONAP), el Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) y la Vicepresidencia de la República de Guatemala. …  

05 Mar 2015 | News story

En la mesa principal, Mario Escobedo PRCC, María Pia Hernández (ORMACC-UICN),  Elvis Rodas, Sub Secretario de Mi Ambiente y Arnaldo Bueso (CARE).

Representantes de la sociedad civil hondureña aprendieron sobre Consentimiento libre, previo e informado y REDD+

3 de marzo, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Con presencia de funcionarios de ministerios, agencias y organizaciones de cooperación internacional, organizaciones indígenas y afrohondureñas, técnicos y técnicas de varias instituciones gubernamentales, inició el taller sobre Consentimiento libre, previo e informado y salvaguardas REDD+.   …  

04 Mar 2015 | Article

Brigitte Baptiste, directora del Instituto Humboldt

La directora del Instituto Humboldt representará los intereses de conservación de la biodiversidad de América Latina y el Caribe ante el IPBES

Brigitte Baptiste, directora del Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, fue elegida como una de las 25 expertas globales del Panel Multidisciplinario de Expertos (MEP) de la Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre Biodiversidad y Servicios Ecosistémicos (IPBES) y actuará en representación oficial de América Latina y el Caribe por un periodo de tres años (2015-2018).  …  

04 Mar 2015 | News story

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