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World Leaders Conservation Forum, Jeju, Korea. July 2015

IUCN Director General to attend the first World Leaders´ Conservation Forum

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen will join international efforts to seek creative nature-based solutions to global environmental challenges by addressing the World Leaders´ Conservation Forum (WLCF) which takes place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 to 9 July.
 

23 May 2015 | News story

Cartel del concurso de Microrrelatos - Día Mundial de Medio Ambiente

El Ayuntamiento de Málaga y UICN promueven un concurso de microrrelatos para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

El Ayuntamiento de Málaga y el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) organizan la 1º Edición del concurso de microrrelatos dentro del conjunto de actividades programadas por la ciudad de Málaga para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medioambiente 2015, el próximo 5 de junio. …  

22 May 2015 | News story

World Ocean Day event

World Ocean Day to be marked by preparations for the Paris climate conference

World Oceans Day, June 8, 2015, will bring together scientists, political decision-makers, civil society and youth to elaborate, promising ocean-sensitive actions and strategies to mitigate climate change and its socioeconomic impacts. …  

22 May 2015 | News story

His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge and IUCN Director General Inger Andersen

His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge leads wildlife talks at IUCN

IUCN was deeply honoured to host His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge as he convened a meeting of United for Wildlife (UfW) at IUCN headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, on Monday 18 May to discuss global cooperation in tackling the illegal wildlife trade. United for Wildlife is a collaboration led by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in conjunction with seven partner conservation organisations, including IUCN, all joining forces to tackle wildlife crime. …  

22 May 2015 | News story

Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach

New global guidance on transboundary conservation

A new publication by IUCN aims to help transboundary conservation practitioners and those intending to become involved in initiating, managing and governing transboundary conservation programmes 

22 May 2015 | News story

Multi-agency approach to improve the Water Safety in Kelani River

Multi-agency approach to improve the Water Safety in Kelani River

 Home for more than 25% of Sri Lankans, the Kelani River Basin (KRB) is the primary source of drinking water to millions of people living or working in Greater Colombo. Furthermore, a large number of industries and business depend on the natural resources and services provided by the basin. 

22 May 2015 | News story

Estuardo Roca, en representación de la UICN-ORMACC se refiere a la Estrategia Nacional de Restauración Forestal de Guatemala.

Guatemala lanza la Estrategia Nacional de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal: un mecanismo para el desarrollo rural

Guatemala de la Asunción, 14 de mayo del 2014. La Mesa de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal, con apoyo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) lanzó la “Estrategia Nacional de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal (ENRPF): Mecanismo para el desarrollo sostenible de Guatemala, 2015-2045” (ERPF), cuyo objetivo es restaurar en forma sostenible 1.2 millones de hectáreas de tierras degradadas para el año 2045, articulando actores e instrumentos por medio de la construcción de capacidades. La Mesa de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal es una instancia de carácter intersectorial que está integrada por más de 30 organizaciones de Guatemala e instituciones gubernamentales. …  

21 May 2015 | News story

Promotoras y promotores graduados con el equipo de Randi Randi. GAD de la parroquia La Libertad.

Habitantes de los páramos ecuatorianos se gradúan en adaptación al cambio climático

El pasado 30 de abril, 22 promotoras y promotores de las comunidades Palo Blanco, La Libertad, San Luís y Chitacaspi (Cantones Mira y Espejo, Provincia del Carchi, Ecuador) se graduaron en adaptación al cambio climático. Esta graduación es producto de dos meses de curso continúo que llevó adelante el equipo de la Corporación Grupo Randi Randi, como parte del componente de "Investigación y construcción de capacidades" del proyecto Comunidades de los Páramos, cuya base son el enfoque de género y el desarrollo del liderazgo comunitario.  …  

20 May 2015 | News story

Wolf (Canis lupus)

EU State of Nature Report points to continued loss of biodiversity, but success of Natura 2000

The State of Nature in the EU report, released by the European Environment Agency, shows that few species and habitats have a favourable conservation status in the EU and that progress towards the 2020 biodiversity strategy targets has not been substantial since the last assessment. Nevertheless, it also demonstrates that species and habitats with favourable status trends have benefited greatly from protection through the Natura 2000 network of protected areas, which now covers 18% of the EU’s land and 4% of marine waters. …  

20 May 2015 | News story

Fiddler crab

All species great and small must be preserved

The paper, “The Importance and Benefits of Species”, released today in the journal Current Biology, advocates a conservation philosophy that all species are important, no matter their direct use by humans, apparent value, intelligence or attractiveness. The default setting for our relationship to all species on Earth should be “Conservation”, not trying to develop arguments for why a species should be saved through its current perceived usefulness to humans. …  

20 May 2015 | News story

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