Janvier 2010

IUCN chiefs at the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh

Top IUCN chiefs among leaders at the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh

More than 100 world leaders participated in the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh to discuss solutions to the global financial crisis under the theme Sustainable Competitveness, which symbolises the start of a new decade of thinking. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and IUCN President, Ashok Khosla, highlighted the importance considering the value of ecosystem services in 21st Century.  
 

31 Jan 2010 | News story

A little hamlet in Walaek-Baliem Valley, Papua

Ensuring the sustainability of Baliem Valley’s forests in Indonesia

The Samdhana Institute and the Department of Forestry of the Government of Indonesia, both Members of IUCN, are working to identify sustainable options for Baliem Valley’s forests and its dependents, who live in the heart of Papua, the Indonesian half of New Guinea. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network

Establishment of the Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN)

The use of resource and environmental economic analytical information to support and or underpin economic development and environmental conservation decisions is relatively new in the Pacific. Resource management has conventionally either not involved consideration of economic factors at all or has involved it only inadequately. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

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Geo-Tagging Reveals Mining Threats on Philippine’s “Last Ecological Frontier”

A field update from the ALDAW Network (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch)
Between July and September 2009, a mission organized by the Philippines-based Ancestral Land/Domain Watch (ALDAW) and the Centre for Biocultural Diversity (CBCD) at the University of Kent traveled to Southern Palawan in the Philippines. The mission was led by Dr. Dario Novellino (CBCD researcher and CEESP member). Palawan is part of the “Man and Biosphere Reserve” program of UNESCO and hosts 49 animals and 56 botanical species found in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

Diver enjoying the experience of diving on biodiverse and healthy Egyptian coral reefs. Photo by HEPCA

Tourism industry should better cater for climate-sensitive holiday makers

A survey of tourists and tour operators in the Egyptian Red Sea region shows that the industry often misperceives its clients’ environmental sensitivity, putting its own business at risk. Climate change is a growing threat to the tourism industry by making destinations less attractive and jeopardizing major sources of income. The awareness of tourists towards climate change and other environmental issues is likely to be a major driver of their future holiday choices.
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29 Jan 2010 | News story

With the support of the European Commission

Options for Future Policy Options for Biodiversity Policy in the EU

The Commission has set out possible future options for biodiversity policy in the EU for the period after 2010. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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‘Avatar is real’, say tribal people

Survival International: 25 January 2010 - Following the film, Avatar's win at the Golden Globes, tribal people have claimed that the film tells the real story of their lives today. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples contribute extensibly to humanity's cultural diversity, enriching it withmore than two thirds of its languages and an extrordinary amount of its traditional knowledge. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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Economic Value of Natural Capital and Green Development Mechanism

Biodiversity continues to be lost; funding continue s  to be inadequate. Can carbon markets provide insights for increasing biodiversity finance? During the 1st week of December 2009, the Green Development Mechanism 2010 Initiative kicked off international multi-stakeholder consultations about the possibility of setting up a 'green development mechanism' under the Convention on Biological Diversity - essentially a 'CDM' for biodiversity. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

Terralingua.org

Secretariat provided and hosted by Bioversity International

Since 1996 Terralingua, an international NGO and IUCN member, has been at the forefront of developing research and applications in the field of biocultural diversity. This field conceives of the diversity of life as diversity in nature and culture. It has brought to the fore the links and interdependence between language, knowledge and the environment at the local level, and between biodiversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity globally. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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