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Erosion due to logging in Mamberamo, Papua New Guinea

Registration open for practical training in environmental compliance and enforcement

IUCN, through its BIOPAMA programme, is partnering with the Australian Centre for Environmental Compliance to offer two regional training courses in Honiara, Solomon Islands, designed to build the capacity and confidence of managers and officers tasked with ensuring environmental compliance and enforcement.
 

07 Aug 2014 | News story

11A-23-94, Michael Dvorak, CDF, Mangrove Finch

Know the enemy: lessons from the labs on Galapagos

It may be a little unfair to wage war on a fly. But for SOS grantee and IUCN Member, Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Philornis downsi, deserves it. This parasitic insect is in the unfortunate situation of being an invasive species – a relative newcomer to the Galapagos islands, and one whose own ecological niche is threatening the survival of endemic bird species. Particularly at risk are Darwin’s famed finches – especially the Critically Endangered mangrove finch (Camarhynchus heliobates).   …  

06 Aug 2014 | News story

Huascaran National Park

Peru’s protected natural areas sustain both people and nature

Livelihoods, food and biodiversity are tightly interwoven in and around Huascarán National Park and other natural protected areas in Peru. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Mt. Everest range view from Mt. Amadablam.

Protecting forests can save lives

Snow avalanches threaten people, towns and transport systems in many mountainous regions throughout the world. Growing scientific evidence now shows that forests have the potential to prevent avalanches from starting, which makes them a valuable means of protection with immediate impact. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

local women working on medicinal plants

Demonstration projects in Morocco (As part of the SEARCH project)

During the SEARCH project, several actions dealing with the different aspects were prioritized and thereafter projects were proposed for the pilot action phase of the SEARCH project concentrating on aromatic and medicinal plants and constructing water catchments.   …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Suva fish market

Pacific Islanders will need alternative sources of protein within two decades if current overfishing continues

Overfishing, population growth, rapid urbanization, habitat degradation and climate change are all leading to a ‘perfect storm’ for coastal fisheries in the Pacific Islands region, which means that many Pacific Island countries and territories will need to find alternative sources of protein for their population within the next two decades. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Rehabilitation of well

Demonstration projects in Lebanon (As part of the SEARCH project)

 Based on the clusters and the strategies developed through the SEARCH project processes in Lebanon, several actions dealing with the different aspects were suggested and prioritized upon specific objective criteria. Projects proposed for the pilot action phase of the SEARCH project were agreed upon and consolidated by the national and local stakeholders based on participatory approaches (workshops, focus groups…). The suggested projects also reflect the results of the vulnerability assessment to increase resilience of local target groups in the face of climate change. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

working with the locals

Demonstration projects in Palestine (As part of the SEARCH project)

 As a result of the joint planning process in Marj Sanour, water harvesting projects were suggested by the stakeholders. These projects mainly focus on harvesting rain and flood water in pools, cisterns, dams, and reservoirs.   …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Draught in Egypt

Demonstration projects in Egypt (As part of the SEARCH project)

In Egypt,  pilot projects were conducted in SEARCH chosen communities based in Minya and Beni Suef. Projects aimed at the rehabilitation and maintenance of sewage systems, raising awarness about climate change, plantation of economic trees, recycling agricultural waste, water saving irrigation systems and finally women empowerment.    …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

HSBC funded project

Demonstration projects in Jordan (As part of the SEARCH project)

 The HSBC Bank in Jordan has committed to support local community water and energy initiatives designed by the SEARCH project. Consequently, HSBC funded a project in the Zarqa River Basin aiming to introduce environmentally friendly best practices that target the farming community of both Khirbet Al Hadead and Russaifeh. These sustainable approaches will help increase water and energy usage efficiency and therefore limit agriculture loss. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

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