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Mr. Darshan Dhami in his goat farm

FFF Programme Improving Local Livelihoods

 IUCN Nepal in partnership with the Federation of Community Forestry User Group of Nepal (FECOFUN) and Federation of Cottage and Small Scale Industry (FNCSI), is implementing Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) initiatives in Nepal to build the capacity of small holders’ producer groups to improve access to business services. …  

25 Mar 2015 | Article

Juan Carlos Barrantes, Coordinador de la Comisión Binacional Sixaola, expone los avances durante la actividad.

Más miembros, nuevas alianzas y estatutos reformados fortalecen la Comisión Binacional de la Cuenca del Río Sixaola

Durante el último año la Comisión Binacional para la Cuenca del Río Sixaola ha avanzado a paso firme en su consolidación. Estableció una unidad coordinadora y grupos especiales de trabajo que facilitan la planificación de actividades, resultando en la construcción de un Plan de Acción que pauta el accionar de la Comisión.   …  

24 Mar 2015 | Article

El premio reconoce la gestión ambiental, la protección, uso sostenible de los recursos naturales y ecosistemas estratégicos en el Chocó.

Organización Miembro de UICN, Fundación MarViva, recibe medalla al mérito ambiental en Colombia

La Fundación MarViva, Miembro de la UICN, recibió de la Corporación Autónoma Regional para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Chocó – CODECHOCÓ, la Medalla al Mérito Ambiental. Esta distinción se efectuó en el marco del evento de lanzamiento de la nueva Área Marina Protegida “ Distrito Regional de Manejo Integrado Golfo de Tribugá – Cabo Corrientes”, llevado a cabo en Nuquí – Chocó el pasado 12 de marzo de 2015. CODECHOCÓ destacó el compromiso de MarViva con la gestión ambiental del Departamento del Chocó y la preservación de los ecosistemas marinos del Golfo de Tribugá – Cabo Corrientes.  …  

24 Mar 2015 | News story

Aletsch glacier, Switzerland

Switzerland’s commitment to World Heritage gets strong

A ceremony was held by the Swiss Commission for UNESCO on March 23 to celebrate the signing of the Swiss Charter on World Heritage. Designed as a voluntary instrument of commitment, the charter aims to strengthen World Heritage in Switzerland and promote its values. …  

24 Mar 2015 | News story

Ainsi, la ZMPV participe en droit de la Mer à la protection d'un site dont la conservation mobilise des outils juridiques de nature variée.

The Pelagos sanctuary deserves more

Mediterranean associations call on French, Italian governments and the Principality of Monaco "the Pelagos sanctuary deserves more" An appeal on behalf of the Mediterranean’s most extensive protected area, covering 4% of the entire basin and home to the fin whale, the sperm whale and dolphins,the Pelagos sanctuary.   …   | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2015 | News story

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Learning our Lessons : A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa

Learning our Lessons
A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa
By S. Wicander and L. Coad
118 P. …   | French

23 Mar 2015 | News story

Seagrass beds support hundreds of marine organisms

Putting a price on the seagrass wetlands of Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu

IUCN India, in partnership with the GIZ and the Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute, are implementing a project to economically valuate the ecosystem services provided by the seagrass beds of Palk Bay. This is the first time a project of this nature will be undertaken for seagrasses in India. …  

23 Mar 2015 | Article

Women from the JLGs discussing livelihood interventions.

Building opportunities for fisher-women in Tamil Nadu: the power of micro-financing

Up t 87% of the poorest households in India do not have access to credit; 380 million are in need of microfinance services. Unequal education opportunities and access to business prospects has resulted in stunted economic security, particularly amongst women in coastal communities. This is where Small Grant Facility projects in India, under the Mangrove for the Future initiative (implemented by IUCN), are making a difference.  …  

23 Mar 2015 | Article

An IMFFS prototype pond in Tamil Nadu

An integrated fisheries mangrove approach to addressing food security and poverty allieviation in coastal India

Aquaculture around the world has grown at an impressive rate in the last decade. It has helped to produce more fish, kept the prices of fish relatively stable, and made seafood more accessible to consumers. With over 16% of global animal protein sourced from fish, and rising trends in demand for good quality seafood, aquaculture must step up to meet the need. However, producing more fish sustainably without degrading the environment and depleting natural resources remains a challenge. Irresponsible and destructive aquaculture practices continue to threaten the industry. In India shrimp aquaculture met with devastating consequences in the 1990s as a result of disease outbreaks, leaving hundreds without livelihoods. In 1996 the Supreme Court put a halt to intensive shrimp farming; 60% of landowners were forced to abandon their farms. Investment is needed in India and around Asia, to implement newer, eco-friendly technologies and models, and their adaptation to local conditions. …  

23 Mar 2015 | Article

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

Water is nature, water is everything

Every year on 22 March, the international community celebrates World Water Day, a day to draw global attention to the water challenge and renew commitments to safeguard the planet’s most vital resource. …  

22 Mar 2015 | News story

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