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Kande,Malawi - Fishermen returning from fishing rest at Malawi lake shores

Building bridges for better water management: IUCN project expands to Africa

BRIDGE stands for ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ and is an IUCN project which has been implemented since 2011 in nine transboundary basins. Recently, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the addition of five new river basins for BRIDGE work in Africa.  …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

sea turtles, Sierra Leone

“The outbreak of the Ebola virus caused some setbacks for the project but we are finding our way through” Edward Aruna, Project Coordinator for an SOS funded Sierra Leone sea turtle conservation project.

Of the world’s seven marine turtle species, five are known to occur along the Sierra Leone coast, including: loggerheads (Caretta caretta), green turtles (Chelonia mydas), olive ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea), hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata), and leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea). …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

Cap de Creus Natural Park (Catalonia, Spain)

Consolidating local partnerships for ecotourism in Mediterranean protected areas

This week the first workshop to consolidate local clusters for ecotourism starts in the protected areas of Cap de Creus, Aiguamolls, and Montgri Natural Parks in Catalonia (Spain). This is one of the 10 Mediterranean Experience of EcoTourism Product consolidation and Sustainability Workshops jointly organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in the framework of the activities of the Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET). …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

EU initiative to counteract African wildlife crisis

African wildlife is facing an unprecedented crisis. Currently, about 5,000 African flora and fauna species, which represents 27% of all species assessed on the continent, are listed on the IUCN Red List threatened with extinction. The main threats to African wildlife are weak governance, poaching and wildlife trafficking, and the loss of habitats through land conversion and climate change. In addition, wild species are used unsustainably for purposes such as firewood and bushmeat. …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

La representante de UICN-ORMACC, Rocío Córdoba se refirió a la importancia de la hidrodiplomacia o cooperación entre estados para una mejor conservación y gestión integral del recurso hídrico para fomentar la paz.

Representantes del proyecto BRIDGE se reúnen en Honduras

Del 16 al 19 de febrero se realiza en Tegucigalpa un importante encuentro de Representantes a nivel mundial del Proyecto Bridge: Construyendo Diálogos y Buena Gobernanza del Agua. El objetivo del encuentro es el de intercambiar experiencias sobre la cooperación en torno a la gestión del agua.  …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

Life in the Sundarbans

MFF India starts new SGF projects!

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) India has initiated Cycle IV of the Small Grant Facility (SGF) projects.
 

17 Feb 2015 | Article

Maleo

What Maleos teach us about parenting, trust and the world we live in

Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo), Sulawesi’s endemic birds, can inspire us about parenting, trust, and the world we live in. Marcy Summers, Project Director with the SOS grantee Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (AlTo), writes to SOS about Maleos’ nesting season and their heartening rituals. …  

16 Feb 2015 | News story

Los manglares de Bahía de Panamá vistos desde el aire.

Humedal de Bahía de Panamá declarado área protegida por ley

Con el apoyo del gobierno panameño y el impulso dado por el Comité Nacional de Miembros de la UICN en Panamá y otras organizaciones ambientalistas, el humedal de Bahía de Panamá fue declarado, por Ley, área protegida, lo que impide construcciones en esta zona hasta que se elabore un plan de manejo para esta reserva.
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12 Feb 2015 | News story

Dr Nik Senapati, CEO Rio Tinto, sharing his perspective on 'Business Case for Biodiversity' in the plenary for Top Management

Leaders for Nature India Forum links valuing natural capital to future prosperity

The first Leaders for Nature India Forum held on 30 January in Mumbai explored how natural capital accounting could help the private sector address some of the biggest challenges it is facing today in India and around the world. 

12 Feb 2015 | Article

Trainers conducting a fish survey with villagers

Training helps Lao PDR communities manage Fish Conservation Zones

The lives of Northern Lao PDR communities are built around fish as they are a valuable source of food and income.  Decline in fisheries productivity and fish diversity would lead to economic and health problems for people in this region.   
 

11 Feb 2015 | News story

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