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Great haul of China

Three of China’s top performing protected areas are registered for consideration on the new IUCN Green List of Protected Areas …  

04 Sep 2014 | Article

Bali Barat National Park

Bali’s secret bounty

Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia …  

04 Sep 2014 | Article

Both islands use diesel powered boats such as this for fishing and transportation.

Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport receives grant for low-carbon sea transport

The Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport (OCST) has been awarded a grant of EUR 30,000 from the Transformations to Sustainability Programme of the International Social Science Council to help the Pacific Islands region shift to more environmentally-friendly forms of sea transport. …  

04 Sep 2014 | News story

Bhaya representative speaking at the meeting

Cruise boats in Ha Long Bay: what do the businesses say?

The majestic limestone pillars rising out of the green waters of Ha Long Bay form one of Vietnam’s iconic landscapes and its greatest tourist attraction. Every day, hundreds of cruise boats shepherd thousands of visitors among the islands, cave systems, and small beaches that make up the bay. Threatening Ha Long Bay and its important tourism industry, however, is the growing problem of water pollution. …   | Vietnamese

04 Sep 2014 | Article
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Ministers signing the Pacific Mangroves Charter at the UN 3rd International Conference on SIDS in Apia, Samoa

Samoa leads five Pacific Island nations in signing up to the Pacific Mangroves Charter

Environment Ministers of five Pacific Island countries – Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa and Vanuatu – have committed to increase efforts to conserve mangroves, by signing the Pacific Mangroves Charter at a side event of the 3rd United Nations International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). …  

04 Sep 2014 | News story

The 12th meeting of the National Coordinating Body (NCB) of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme

Meeting Marks Start of Third Phase of MFF with Emphasis on Regional Initiatives and Private Sector Engagement …  

03 Sep 2014 | News story

Leonel Mac (FUNDLACHUA) y Chocolateros de Estados Unidos en el momento de firma de contrato de exportación.

Organizaciones comunitarias indígenas de Guatemala exportan cacao a Estados Unidos

El cacao de la región de Lachuá es cada vez más reconocido por su fino aroma y sabor entre las compañías chocolateras de Estados Unidos de América. Prueba de ello son los acuerdos comerciales firmados entre entre las organizaciones comunitarias indígenas FUNDALACHUA y ADIOEMAC y las compañías chocolateras de Estados Unidos Lake Champlain Chocolates, Parliament Chocolates, Mast Brother Chocolates, Dandelion Chocolate, representadas en Guatemala por Cacao Verapaz. También la finca privada CHIMELB, que se involucró junto a las organizaciones comunitarias en el fomento de la cadena a nivel regional, firmó un acuerdo comercial con Cacao Verapaz.  …  

03 Sep 2014 | News story

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West Africa’s Crocodile Conservationists in Training

Digbé, Zoh, Monet, and Irie awoke one February morning not realizing their professional lives were about to change forever. They were the crocodile keepers at the Abidjan National Zoo (ZNA) but from that day they were transformed into crocodile conservationists thanks to SOS grantee Dr. Matt Shirley, team leader with Project Mecistops.   …  

03 Sep 2014 | News story

Journalist asking questions at the film screening

Journalists react to two films on the Mekong?

Hydropower is considered a source of clean renewable energy. This has led to an explosion of dam construction in the Mekong region. But the costs are becoming increasingly clear, particularly in Thailand and Vietnam, which have by far the largest number of dams. Downstream, dike and canal construction in the Mekong Delta has helped Vietnam become the world’s second largest rice exporter. But as with dams, the costs of this narrow-minded approach have become apparent. …   | Vietnamese

03 Sep 2014 | Article
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Uto Ni Yalo

Canoe voyage delivering key message about protected areas in the Pacific

The ‘Mua: Guided by Nature’ canoe voyage to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a compelling and striking way of conveying and advocating the importance of the Pacific’s protected areas to the world – and that is one reason why the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme is lending support. …  

02 Sep 2014 | Article

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