July

Mine Pabari, ESARO, with ELC staff

An Expanding Role for Environmental Law in Eastern and Southern Africa

In recent decades, biodiversity and natural resource conservation has surfaced from being a relatively special interest topic to one of the eminent issues of our time. Probably nowhere is the need for stronger environmental protection laws and procedures greater than in least-developed countries (LDCs), such as in many parts of tropical Asia and Africa, home to significant percentages of the world’s biodiversity. …  

08 Jul 2010 | News story

Parque National Pico Bonito, Honduras

Communities apply CRiSTAL and take action in reducing vulnerability to climate change

The devastating aftermath of tropical storm Agatha in Central America, underscored communities’ vulnerability to climate change impacts in the region. …  

06 Jul 2010 | News story

Antorcha ambiental

Ampliada fecha de postulaciones para aplicar al Premio Antorcha Ambiental

Si su organización ha realizado proyectos de incidencia política en el tema ambiental, le invitamos a participar en la V edición del “Premio Antorcha Ambiental”, que reconoce la excelencia en la labor de organizaciones que han llevado a cabo procesos de incidencia política en materia ambiental en Centroamérica. …  

06 Jul 2010 | News story

Life Cycle Tonga taskforce meeting in Tonga.

Tongans strengthen cycling culture

The government of Tonga has ventured on the path to promote greener transportation and strengthen the cycling culture of the Kingdom by supporting IUCN Oceania’s Life Cycle Pacific Initiative. Government ministries, cycling groups and other key stakeholders met last week to officially establish Life Cycle Tonga and discuss the way forward. …  

06 Jul 2010 | News story

Pacto por la Vida

Transmisión vía web: “Encuentro de Experiencias Locales en Gestión de Cuencas Hidrográficas”

El próximo martes 7, miércoles 8 y jueves 9 de julio, se transmitirá en vivo, vía webcast, algunas de las presentaciones que se llevarán a cabo durante el “Encuentro de Experiencias Locales en Gestión de Cuencas Hidrográficas”, llevado a cabo en San José, Costa Rica.eco-book.net/pg/ustreamsitechannel 

06 Jul 2010 | News story
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Pseudocyphellaria dozyana. Especie reportada, pero apenas ahora se realiza el primer registro desde hace mas de 45 años.

CDF Galapagos Lichen Survey Leads to Wealth of New Discoveries

A Galápagos lichen survey conducted 16 June 2010 by an international scientific team of lichenologists, botanists, professors, graduate students, and naturalists taking part in a lichen workshop convened 14-18 June by the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) uncovered a bounty of new findings: more than 60 species newly reported from Galápagos, and an estimated ten species new to science. …   | Spanish

05 Jul 2010 | News story

Convict surgeonfish

CEC Newsletter June 2010

Two dozen stories in this June newsletter represent the wide range of CEC members' interests and activities. …  

05 Jul 2010 | News story

Cérémonie d'ouverture du forum

5ème Forum côtier et marin ouest-africain : La conservation de la biodiversité au centre des débats

Organisée sous le thème : « La biodiversité, notre sécurité dans un monde en changement. Sauvons-la ! », la rencontre qui a regroupé près de 200 invités de profil varié s’est déroulée du 28 juin au 1er juillet 2010 à Nouakchott en Mauritanie. …  

05 Jul 2010 | News story
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European biodiversity in a global context

The conference “European biodiversity in a global context” organized by the Secretariat of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”, run jointly by IUCN and the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD) took place the European Parliament on the 1st of July. The conference addressed critical issues that must be addressed in the run up to the COP such as financing, indicators, setting appropriate sub targets, and the mainstreaming of biodiversity policy. The conference highlighted that now is the opportune time for the European Union to take the lead in biodiversity conservation, and that it needs to speak with one voice at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) in October. …  

02 Jul 2010 | News story

Aplicación de CRISTAL

Herramienta CRISTAL busca reducir vulnerabilidad de comunidades

Los desoladores acontecimientos vividos con Ágatha, la primera tormenta tropical de este año, ponen al relieve nuestra vulnerabilidad ante los eventos climáticos. Es una nueva y urgente invitación a reflexionar sobre la importancia de dar prioridad a la reducción de la vulnerabilidad en la toma de decisiones. …  

01 Jul 2010 | News story