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Volunteers learning how to identify Hawkweed species at a newly-discovered infestation

Australian Alps in better health thanks to volunteers

Involving volunteers in environmental projects is a great way to tackle environmental issues as well as offering people the chance to experience the physical and mental health benefits of connecting with nature. …  

07 Apr 2014 | Article

Bill Jackson, Chief Executive of Parks Victoria

On the move

Interview with Bill Jackson, Chief Executive, Parks Victoria, co-leader of the World Parks Congress stream Improving Health and Wellbeing …  

07 Apr 2014 | Article

Gran Ruta Inca.

Publicaciones sobre la Gran Ruta Inca y otros caminos ancestrales andinos: guías metodológicas y testimonios de sus pobladores

La Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina (SGCAN), el Instituto de Montaña (IM) y la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN-Sur), ponen a disposición para descarga gratuita, un conjunto de publicaciones elaboradas con el objetivo de ayudar a poner en valor la Gran Ruta Inca o Qhapq Ñan y otros caminos ancestrales andinos. …  

07 Apr 2014 | News story

Earth Hour 2014

Our members in the news - Earth Hour 2014

 At 8.30 pm on Saturday 29 March 2014, individuals, communities, businesses and governments worldwide will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – transcending all barriers of race, religion, culture, society, gender, geography and generation in a global celebration of the one thing that unites us all – the planet. …  

06 Apr 2014 | Article

Sekong River, Lao PDR

Water and energy challenges: Diverse perspectives for a way forward

4 April 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Different sectors  can  work together to create policy that seeks to effectively conserve our natural resources, while simultaneously addressing the demands of a growing population in a rapidly developing country.  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Wind turbine in Sigatoka, Fiji

Understanding small wind energy systems

Small wind turbines present an opportunity for fossil-fuel dependent Pacific Island nations to reduce their import bill, transition to a low carbon economy and supply off-grid energy to remote rural areas. …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Some MACBIO workshop participants

Placing a value on the marine environment: Opportunity and challenges

Quantifying the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region provides an opportunity to improve the management of these ecosystems, but environmental valuation faces some unique regional challenges in the Pacific.  …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

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New IUCN App for marine invasive species in Mediterranean marine protected areas

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has released today a new app for smart phones, and an online tool to help managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) control the spread of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea. The presentation took place during the workshop on Climate Change and Marine Protected Areas held in Cadaqués (Spain), organised by the Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) and the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the Barcelona Convention (UNEP/MAP RAC/SPA) in collaboration with the Generalitat of Catalunya, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, and with the support of the Rhone-Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency and the MAVA Foundation. …   | French | Spanish

03 Apr 2014 | News story

“Acceso a Recursos Genéticos en América Latina y el Caribe: Investigación, Comercialización y Cosmovisión”

UICN lanza segunda publicación sobre “Acceso a Recursos Genéticos en América Latina y el Caribe: Investigación, Comercialización y Cosmovisión”

Con el objetivo de desarrollar herramientas prácticas para mejorar las capacidades en el tema de ABS, el proyecto UICN PNUMA GEB ABS LAC lanza su segunda publicación titulada “Acceso a Recursos Genéticos en América Latina y el Caribe: Investigación, Comercialización y Cosmovisión”.   

03 Apr 2014 | News story

Recently created by the Government of Afghanistan, the Wakhan National Park covers an immense area (25 percent larger than Yellowstone National Park) filled with snow-capped mountains and alpine grasslands.

WCS Applauds Afghanistan's Declaration Establishing Entire Wakhan District as the Country's Second National Park

Huge New Protected Area is About 25 Percent Bigger Than Yellowstone National Park …  

03 Apr 2014 | News story

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