Café del conocimiento sobre saberes ancestrales, del proyecto GEF-PNUMA-UICN para el Fortalecimiento de los Regímenes de Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Distribución de Beneficios en América Latina y el Caribe. Quito, Ecuador, 2011.

Traditional knowledge and its protection in the framework of the Access to Genetic Resources: the debate continues

Regional Project: Strengthening the Implementation of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing Regimes in Latina America and the Caribbean. …   | Spanish

23 Dec 2011 | News story
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PNC Election Announcement

Election for the IUCN Pakistan National Committee held in December 2011 for electing its Executive Committee for the period of January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. …  

23 Dec 2011 | News story

Mangrove à Mooréa, Polynésie-française

Working with nature in and for islands

What can we learn from islands on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in a changing climate: from practice to policy? Read the summary and download presentations of the event on the topic convened at the Rio Conventions Pavilion during the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 17), in Durban, South Africa. …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

An extremely rare sight: a Murphy’s petrel chick on Henderson Island. Rats have been killing over 99% of Murphy’s petrel chicks within 1 week of hatching

World Firsts on Henderson Island

The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB), an IUCN Member, and the Pitcairn Islands Government have announced that the ground-breaking rat eradication operation to restore Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in the South Pacific, has been successfully implemented. The final result as to whether all rats have been successfully removed will be known in 2013. …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

IUCN CEC Newsletter December 2011

More than 50 news stories from CEC members, Commission reports on CEPA workshops for NBSAPs and season's greetings from the CEC Chair …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

Pyramid 2012 is a voluntary, global-scale workshop event that is linked (unofficially) to the “Rio+20″ sustainability summit

Join Pyramid 2012 global workshop event for Rio+20

It’s an international happening. Hundreds of groups around the world — from schools, universities, businesses, communities, you-name-it — will all be doing Pyramid workshops at roughly the same time. CEC member Alan AtKisson invites you to join.   …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

IUCN-Med team - December 2011

IUCN-Med 2012

We are pleased to wish you the best for the season and coming year  | French | Spanish

22 Dec 2011 | News story

IUCN MWD Thailand prepares for Mekong Dhamma Yatra

The “Dhamma Yatra” – a walk to raise awareness of Mekong nature organised by MWD Thailand and partners

Between 10 and 19 February 2011, a walk will take place along the Mekong River in northern Thailand to celebrate and raise awareness of the river’s natural beauty and conservation importance. The “Dhamma Yatra” walk for Mekong nature is being jointly organised by MWD Thailand and its partners, the Mekong-Lanna Network for Nature and Culture Conservation, Hill Area and Community Development Foundation (HADF), Living River Siam, Northern River Basin Network, Khun Nikom Phuttha and his Dhamma Yatra Network, Plum Village, a network of people from eight Mekong provinces, Anantara Golden Triangle, Panyapeti Institute, the Tambon Community Organization Network from seven Mekong provinces in northeast Thailand, and the Recycle Band.  

21 Dec 2011 | News story
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IUCN MWD Thailand Indigenous women seminar

Indigenous women discuss managing water resources to enhance food security and adapt to climate change

On 2–3 December 2011, MWD Thailand, together with the Inter Mountain Peoples’ Education and Culture in Thailand Association (IMPECT), the Hill Area and Community Development Foundation (HADF), and the Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand, held a seminar in Chiang Rai for indigenous women to discuss and exchange views on managing water resources to enhance food security and adapt to climate change. Twenty women representing 10 ethnic groups (including Karen, Hmong, Mien, Palong, Lawa, Shan, Lahu, Lisu, Kachin and Akha) from Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai took an active part in the event.  

21 Dec 2011 | News story
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Felices fiestas 2011

UICN: ¡Felices Fiestas!

Víctor Hugo Inchausty, Director Regional (ad-interim) de la Oficinal Regional para América del Sur de la UICN. …  

21 Dec 2011 | News story
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