April

Pueblo Saramacca, Surinam, 2010

Supporting the planning and development of the Saramaccas’ forest territory

IUCN was invited to support Saramacca peoples through the facilitation of a training process that enabled them to identify different options for managing their territory and conserving biodiversity. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Pueblo Saramacca, Surinam, 2010

Supporting the planning and development of the Saramaccas’ territory

IUCN was invited to support Saramacca peoples through the facilitation of a training process that enabled them to identify different options for managing their territory and conserving biodiversity. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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The Drina River (BiH/Serbia)

Dinaric Arc Initiative to boost transboundary cooperation in the Western Balkans

Transboundary cooperation is instrumental for the conservation of natural assets and for improved regional cooperation in the Western Balkans. This is one of the key conclusions of a stakeholder meeting organized in Tara National Park (Serbia) under the auspice of the IUCN-led project Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Adélie Penguin

Antarctica and climate change

Previous to the Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts scheduled for the 6–9th of April 2010 in Svolvær, Norway (link), the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) released the results of two studies on the impact of climate change on species. …  

13 Apr 2010 | News story

Palm leaf

Transat support for sustainable tourism projects run by not-for-profit organizations

Transat A.T. Inc., one of the world’s largest integrated tourism companies, is seeking to support sustainable tourism projects proposed by not-for-profit organizations in its major destination countries. Projects selected by Transat are eligible for financial support of as much as CDN$50,000 or 35,000 € each. With this initiative, Transat wants to support communities that care about preserving and enhancing their natural and cultural heritage through a sustainable tourism approach. …  

13 Apr 2010 | News story

Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

Traditional knowledge key to conserving biodiversity

Climate change, unsustainable development and biodiversity loss are mounting threats to life on earth and human societies. Throughout the ages, local communities have developed knowledge and tools for survival and adaptation to their environment. But as indigenous cultures, local languages and practices are eroded, so is our civilization’s resilience to new environmental challenges. …  

12 Apr 2010 | News story

Forest near Rkoni Monastery, Georgia

New ENPI FLEG Program website launched

Today the new website for the ENPI FLEG Program was launched. The ENPI Program - Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighbourhood Policy East Countries and Russia is implemented by the World Bank, WWF and IUCN and is funded by the European Union. …  

09 Apr 2010 | News story

biofuels puzzle piece

Path to Sustainable Bioenergy in United States Will Require a New Roadmap, according to IUCN member, NWF

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation calls for strong agriculture and energy policies that create jobs, curb global warming pollution, enhance national security, protect wildlife and uphold soil and water quality. …  

08 Apr 2010 | News story
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2010 International Year of Biodiversity

EAZA Conservation Forum 2010 "Working for Biodiversity"

EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, will hold its flagship event for the International Year of Biodiversity in Switzerland from June 29th to July 3rd 2010. The EAZA Conservation Forum 2010 will be hosted by the Papiliorama Foundation and will take place in the medieval town of Murten, about twenty minutes from Bern. 

08 Apr 2010 | News story

Padlocks for Lake Parón water users, Rio Santo, Peru

Protecting the Rio Santa watershed in Peru

“What we need to do is improve the management of the entire basin”, said Marco Arenas, Head of the Huascaran National Park Authority in Huaraz, as he explained the water problems in the region to Mario Aguirre, IUCN Water Coordinator for South America. …  

08 Apr 2010 | News story