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Edas Muñoz, Director de la Fundación Vida expuso sus conclusiones durante el Taller sobre Hidrodiplomacia,

Hydrodiplomacy Contributes to Reaching Agreement about Water

  Water governance poses a challenge to countries’ sovereignty, making cooperation and open dialogue essential. This was the conclusion reached at the high-level workshop, “Governance of Shared Waters in Honduras,” held in early 2015. Attending were representatives of the Honduran Foreign Ministry, the Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment (Mi Ambiente), the National Institute of Forest Conservation and Development (ICF) and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH).
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22 Apr 2015 | Article

Reunión de Directores Globales de la UICN y Ministerio de Ambiente de Ecuador

Ministerio de Ambiente de Ecuador comparte experiencias con Directores Globales de la UICN

En el desayuno de trabajo participaron representantes de las oficinas del Este-Sur África, Luther Bois Anukur; de México, América Central y el Caribe; Grethel Aguilar; Bruselas, Luc Bas; Pan Europa, Sebastia Semene; Asia, Aban Marker; Estados Unidos, Frank Hawkins; Oeste-Centro África, Joseph Aimé Nianogo; y Ocenía, Taholo Kami.   …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

The Tacana people dancing

Tacana people define future of the forest

One of Bolivia's Indigenous Peoples - the Tacana - have helped to develop a territorial management programme which has already significantly reduced forest loss in large areas of South America and could help to determine the future of much of the Amazon rainforest. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

Signing of the memorandum of understanding between Mr. Gino Van Begin, ICLEI’s Secretary General and Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, IUCN’s President during the 2015 ICLEI World Congress

IUCN and ICLEI to collaborate on supporting local sustainable development and nature protection

IUCN and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability – have committed to strengthening their global cooperation on sustainable development, with special emphasis on the integration of natural capital in urban and regional planning, and the implementation of nature based solutions. The two organisations signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect on 12 April 2015, during the 2015 ICLEI World Congress in Seoul. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Oxbow

Where the blue Danube goes green

Donau-Auen National Park is one of the largest wetlands in Europe and extends from Vienna to the Slovakian border. Established as a transboundary national park in 1996,  it will host IUCN's 'Little Sydney' conference between 28-31 May and is one of the last remaining wetlands in Europe, consisting of a network of riparian forest (65%), water (20%) and meadow (15%).  …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article
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Participants of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being for Latin America and Caribbean

Blue Solutions of Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region

For the second time now, the Blue Solutions Initiative convened a Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being. This time it was held in Cancun, Mexico (April 2015) for participants from Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Bird Island, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Pacific protected area partnership reinvigorated

Established in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Round Table for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, a regional Protected Areas working group is being reinvigorated with the support of the BIOPAMA programme and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and is a driver to deliver the Regional Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Gonzalo Oviedo

Opening our minds to Indigenous issues

Gonzalo Oviedo is the person every conservationist dreams of sitting next to at a dinner party. He hails from Ecuador and has worked and traveled pretty much everywhere from the remotest part of the Galapagos Islands to the most northerly corner of Russia. IUCN's Senior Advisor for Social Policy, we caught up with Oviedo to ask him about his tireless work with Indigenous Peoples. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

Elder Peter Strikes-With-A-Gun witnesses the signing of the MOU by Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada Superintendent     
 Ifan Thomas and Piikani First Nation Chief Clayton Small Legs.

Parks Canada 'open doors' for Indigenous Peoples

Parks Canada demonstrated its strong commitment to developing their connections with Indigenous Peoples throughout the country with a declaration of support for the innovative ‘Open Doors Program’ which was part of the Promise of Sydney legacy at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Australia. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

A San bushman drinking water

San shining on Okavango Delta

In spring 2015, the Indigenous Peoples of the Ngamiland Province of north-western Botswana, known as the San, gathered at the Maduo Lodge in Maun to meet with government agencies to discuss the next steps after the Okavango Delta became the 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

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