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El Dr. John Bazzil antes de iniciar con el conversatorio.

Mecanismos de comercio sostenible podrían fortalecer la gobernanza forestal

En una reciente visita, el Dr. John Bazzil, quien funge como Oficial de la Unidad de Comercio y Desarrollo Sostenible para la Dirección General de Comercio de la Comisión Europea, expuso sobre la relevancia del Acuerdo de Asociación entre Centroamérica y la Unión Europea como mecanismo para incentivar una producción y comercio alineados con la gestión sostenible, incluyendo el manejo de recursos naturales como la madera.  …  

18 Jul 2014 | Article

The Nagoya protocol ensures fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources

Governments demonstrate their commitment to fair and equitable use of the planet’s genetic resources

A critical mass of 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has now ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) - a new international regime which aims to ensure fair access to the planet’s genetic resources, while making sure that benefits derived from their use are properly shared across the globe. This achievement will bring the Protocol into force on 12 October 2014. …  

18 Jul 2014 | News story

waves open sea

Another Step Forward on High Seas Governance

The international community continues to make progress in its discussions on issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction. At the eighth meeting of the UN Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study such issues (BBNJ Working Group), which took place from 16-19 June at the UN Headquarters in New York, the positive momentum of the seventh BBNJ Working Group meeting could be maintained.  …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

New IUCN guide on regulatory tools for improved biodiversity management in the cement and aggregates sector

A new IUCN guide, Biodiversity management in the cement and aggregates sector: Regulatory tools, promotes collaboration between government, business and civil society to ensure that public policies enable better biodiversity management standards in the cement and aggregates sector. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

“We can now begin to say which forest reserves are healthy and which are in a degraded state and may require restoration.” This is an early draft of an on-going effort to map the health of Ghana's important forest reserves.

IUCN Maps Health of Ghana’s Forest Reserves

You cannot manage what you have not measured. A new effort to map the health of Ghana’s important forest reserves is now underway. …  

17 Jul 2014 | Article

Photo of a painting of Moldova's beech forest. The painting won first prize at the “Beech Festival—Culture and Tourism” event held in May 2014.

Hundreds Come out to Celebrate Moldova’s Eastern Beech Forest

UNGHENI DISTRICT, MOLDOVA – Hundreds of people came together from May 19-25 to celebrate Moldova’s Beech Forest Nature Reserve during the second annual “Beech Festival—Culture and Tourism” event. Attendees enjoyed food, arts, music, and educational events promoting the natural heritage and local culture and folklore of the local forest and the people who live there. …  

17 Jul 2014 | Article

Protocolo de Nagoya y CDB.

El Protocolo de Nagoya sobre Recursos Genéticos entra en vigor

El Protocolo de Nagoya sobre el Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos y Participación Justa y Equitativa en los beneficios provenientes de su utilización entrará en vigor el próximo 12 de octubre 2014, tras su ratificación por 51 partes del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

Taholo Kami (IUCN), Aunofo Havea (Tonga), Hoturoa Kerr (New Zealand), Farri Bruun (Samoa) and Peia Patai (Cook Islands) after signing the memorandums of understanding.

Fleet growing for ‘Mua’ – the sailing voyage to World Parks Congress 2014

More Pacific Island countries are climbing aboard the ‘Mua: Guided by Nature’ voyage to help convey the ‘one Pacific voice’ to the world, with the number of traditional voyaging canoes sailing from the Pacific to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 rapidly growing into a fleet. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

13A-049-006, Chimbo, Young male chimpanzee, SOS Save Our Species,

Village Vigilance Committees and the Chimpanzees of Boé, Guinea Bissau

Reporting from Guinea-Bissau, Stichting Chimbo, an SOS Grantee and IUCN Member is resupplying its network of Village Vigilance Committees (CVVs) with uniforms, bicycles and skills to do their jobs. Deemed critical to helping protect the local population of Endangered West African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus), the project aims to strengthen the 28 CVVs it has created since 2008 by improving their functioning and creating an enabling environment for them to perform well.   …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

A new economic framework released by IUCN and partners can aid decision-making for restoration.

IUCN Releases An Economic Framework for Analyzing Forest Landscape Restoration Decisions

We depend on land for everything essential: food, water, shelter. When land loses its function and productivity - how should we go about restoring it? Where do we start? How shall we pay for it? A new framework for decision-making helps answer these questions, using the simple but powerful lens of economic analysis.   …  

16 Jul 2014 | News story

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