August

Togitogiga Waterfalls, Samoa

A voice for all

“Samoa is blessed with fertile soils and abundant nature”, says Yvette Kerslake, “but freshwater resources are getting scarce.” Yvette works as Principal Watershed Officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) in Apia, Samoa’s capital. She is part of a team in charge of the rehabilitation and sustainable management of the Togitogiga catchment, a project jointly implemented by MNRE and IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

26 Aug 2010 | News story

Mariners Cave, Vava'u group

IUCN welcomes Tonga as new State Member

The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the Union’s Statutes, becoming the 84th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has been designated by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

24 Aug 2010 | News story

Vegetable nursery in Linda Vista, Guatemala

Communities reduce disaster risks by investing in nature

"Hurricane Stan in 2005 was the catalyst for action. We knew what needed to be done, we just did not realize the risks of inaction", said Gerardo Barrios De León, Head of the Tojgüech River Microwatershed Council. …  

23 Aug 2010 | News story

Logo of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)

Non Regression Principle Knowledge Forum

As you already know, the Principle of Non-Regression is an International Law Principle known by Human Rights specialists requiring that norms which have already been adopted by States not be revised, if this implies going backwards on the subject of standards of protection of collective and individual rights.

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law has established a Knowledge Forum on the matter to take concerted action against this considerable challenge faced by environmental law. …  

19 Aug 2010 | News story

Mapa represas de la cuenca amazónica

Disponible mapa interactivo sobre represas en la Cuenca Amazónica

La base de datos incluye información de Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. El mapa interactivo pone a disposición información sobre más de 140 grandes represas, que fueron identificados según su estado de avance: en funcionamiento, en construcción y en planificación. …  

18 Aug 2010 | News story
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Maasai women taking part in vulnerability assessment, Chambogo Same District, Tanzania

Empowering people to manage water

Across East Africa, water catchment planning and development at the local level is essential for sustainable and integrated water management in the region. "It is at the local level that the opportunity for involvement of all stakeholders, including non-state actors, in water resources management exists", says Katharine Cross, IUCN Water Programme Officer. …  

17 Aug 2010 | News story

Le Ministre de l'ECNT entouré des partenaires qui ont appuyé l'évenement.

Célébration de la journée internationale des peuples autochtones en RDC

La Journée internationale des peuples autochtones a été organisée pour la première fois en RDC ce lundi 9 août 2010 au Jardin botanique de Kinshasa par le ministère de l’Environnement, Conservation de la nature et Tourisme  avec l’appui de ses partenaires au développement notamment UNFPA, WWF, CARPE-UICN et  la Fédération des Industrielles du Bois (FIB) avec la collaboration des réseaux des peuples autochtones et la Société civile de la RDC.
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16 Aug 2010 | News story
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Koongara adjoins the famous Nourlangie Rock formation which contains spectacular and ancient rock art

Protected forever

IUCN has congratulated the Australian government on its decision to include the Koongarra project area which covers substantial uranium deposits, into Kakadu National Park and World Heritage site, prohibiting any future mining activity in this area. …  

13 Aug 2010 | News story

Selva Viva, Napo. Amazonía Ecuatoriana

La conservación transfronteriza, mecanismo esencial para los bosques tropicales

Los ecosistemas no reconocen fronteras políticas. Con la propagación de problemas mundiales potencialmente devastadores, como el cambio climático, la escasez de agua y la pérdida de biodiversidad, la cooperación transfronteriza en la gestión de paisajes y ecosistemas se torna crucial. …  

12 Aug 2010 | News story
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