Central America

Caribbean Members at the IUCN's Members Assembly

Commitment to increase support for conservation in the Caribbean

  The world’s largest conservation organisation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has committed to increase its support for and engagement of the Caribbean in its work. …  

28 Sep 2012 | News story
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Trabajo en grupos durante la capacitación

Consolidation of the Binational (Panama-Costa Rica) Commission of the Sixaola River Basin Moves Forward

Members of the Sixaola Binational Commission met May 14-17 in Bocas del Toro, Panama, to strengthen their capacities in governance of shared waters and determine the next steps as commission. …   | Spanish

28 Sep 2012 | News story
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Participantes del taller Cooperación y Gobernanza Transfronteriza

Costa Rica and Panama Continue Committed to Transboundary Governance and Cooperation

The Binational Technical Sectoral Commissions of the Costa Rica-Panama Convention for Border Development exemplify the importance of binationality and cooperation between States, institutions and social actors as fundamental pillars of development. …   | Spanish

20 Sep 2012 | News story
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Ing. Byron Medina realizando una conceptualización general acerca del PSA.

Share Experiences in Payment for Environmental Services in San Jerónimo, Baja Verapaz

On July 4-6 and 9-11 two trips for sharing experiences were made in San Jerónimo Baja Verapaz so that members of the associated municipalities groups of ADIMAM and MANCUERNA could learn about PES in San Marcos, and to officially launch the IUCN handbook on implementing PES mechanisms. …   | Spanish

20 Sep 2012 | News story
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Áreas degradadas en proceso de restauración del cerro Cotzic, Ixchiguán, San Marcos.

Sharing experiences in Forest Restoration Pilot Sites Promoted by IUCN and Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala

During July various trips for sharing experiences were made to forest restoration and natural regeneration demonstration sites promoted by IUCN and Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala in the upper parts of the Coatán and Suchiate watersheds, with representatives of the private sector and the Coatán Basin Committee of Mexico, members of the Costa Rica-Panama Sixaola River Basin entity, members of the Naranjo River Associated Municipalities, representatives of the National Department of Rural Outreach of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Security and the Zaragoza municipality, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. …   | Spanish

20 Sep 2012 | News story
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Áreas degradadas en proceso de restauración del cerro Cotzic, Ixchiguán, San Marcos.

Intercambio de experiencias en sitios piloto de restauración forestal impulsadas por la UICN y la Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala.

Durante el mes de julio del año 2012 se realizaron diversas giras de intercambio de experiencias a sitios demostrativos de restauración forestal y áreas con regeneración natural de pinabete que promueven la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza –UICN- y la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala –USAC- en las partes altas de las cuencas Coatán y Suchiate, con representantes del sector privado y del comité de cuenca del río Coatán de México, integrantes del organismo de la cuenca del río Sixaola Costa Rica-Panamá, miembros de la Mancomunidad de municipios de la cuenca del río Naranjo –MANCUERNA–, representantes de la Dirección Nacional de Extensión Rural del Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación –MAGA- y de la municipalidad de Zaragoza, Chimaltenango, Guatemala.  …  

20 Sep 2012 | News story
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Modelo tridimensional de la microcuenca del río El Xum, Cubulco, B. V.

Four Microwatershed Management Plans Delivered to Municipalities, Communities and Institutions, Baja Verapaz

Four Microwatershed Management Plans Delivered to Municipalities, Communities and Institutions, Baja Verapaz …   | Spanish

20 Sep 2012 | News story
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Feria del Agua

First Environmental Fair on Water, Environment, Health and Food Security,

Municipality, IUCN and Other Organizations Hold “First Environmental Fair on Water, Environment, Health and Food Security,” in San Antonio Sacatepéquez, San Marcos …   | Spanish

20 Sep 2012 | News story
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San Marcos, Guatemala

Officials, Technicians, Journalists and Members of the Private Sector in Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala visit IUCN Projects in San Marcos

Event organized as part of strategy to disseminate and replicate experiences in integrated microwatershed management and promote dialogue, in the frame of BRIDGE and the Good Water Governance for Climate Change Adaptation project. …   | Spanish

19 Sep 2012 | News story
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Activities in Cahoacán River Basin

Cahoacan II Work Begins in the El Tizate Microwatershed

IUCN, with sponsorship from Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte I.A.P. and support from Sociedad de Historia Natural del Soconusco, begins work to mitigate effects of severe rainstorms in strategic microwatersheds …   | Spanish

19 Sep 2012 | News story
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