Octobre 2010

EUROPARC Federation

Protected Areas: a key tool for protecting nature and promoting sustainable development

The annual EUROPARC Conference and General Assembly takes place in a different European country each year, and brings together 500 professionals from protected areas, ministries responsible for protected areas and major European conservation organisations.  The 2010 EUROPARC Conference was held in Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise National Park, Italy from 29th September to 02nd October and resulted in the Pescasseroli Declaration 2010. 

05 Oct 2010 | News story

Countdown 2010

Success story of the day: Eiffage Group

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Eiffage built the first highway in Europe fully considering biodiversity and respecting reinforced offsetting measures outlined in the new French laws – the A65 motorway in the region of Aquitaine in the South-West of France. To share its knowledge and experience on the building of the motorway, Eiffage – a leading figure in the European concessions and public works sector – has designed a special strategic programme. …  

05 Oct 2010 | News story

Palm trees in a river in Térraba Sierpe, Costa Rica

Encuentro de Cuencas - Basin managers meet in Costa Rica

Not designed as a formal congress or workshop, the "Encuentro de Cuencas" meeting gathered those working on water at the community level, to share lessons and stories on local water management experiences. …   | Spanish

05 Oct 2010 | News story

Photo de famille

« Genre, tenure foncière et forestière dans les politiques de changement climatique » : L’étude validée

Un atelier s’est tenu à Ouagadougou le 21 septembre 2010, sous le patronage du Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme. Il visait à examiner dans l’application des politiques nationales de changements climatiques du Burkina Faso, la prise en compte effective des questions d’équité de genre et tenure pour l’amélioration des capacités d’adaptation au changement climatique des groupes défavorisées et, en particulier les femmes. 

04 Oct 2010 | News story
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Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Étude préliminaire

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Etude préliminaire

L’intérêt de la vallée du Sourou comme pôle de développement socioéconomique tiré par l’accroissement de la production agricole remonte à peu près à la fin de la première guerre mondiale et a connu plusieurs épisodes jusqu’à la mise en place de l’Autorité de Mise en valeur de la Vallée du Sourou (AMVS) en 1986. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story
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Danish Ministry of Environment

Success story of the day: Danish Ministry of the Environment

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Ministry (an IUCN Member)  joined Countdown 2010 to promote its own achievements for biodiversity and utilise the initiative’s outreach potential to advance conservation in the country. In January 2007, the Minister sent special New Year post cards to all mayors in Denmark. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story

Coralina

Success story of the day: Coralina

Story featured in the Made in Countdown Publication: Based on a participatory process and with an ecosystem approach, the Seaflower Marine Protected Area (MPA) was created in 2005 thanks to the leadership of IUCN Member Coralina – the Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Old Providence and Santa Catalina , a department of Colombia in the Caribbean – and the support of the local and national governments. Seaflower is the largest MPA in the Great Caribbean and one of the largest on the planet. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story

Coop

Success story of the day: Coop

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication:  Acknowledging that organic production assures better sustainable management of resources and can increase biodiversity, Coop – the first Swiss supermarket chain – felt the need to act. The company fosters organic agriculture at various levels: it has established a close partnership with Bio Suisse (Swiss organic farmers association, www.bio-suisse.ch) and launched the organic brand Naturaplan. …  

02 Oct 2010 | News story

Recognition of IUCN Pakistan Members

Representatives of two of the IUCN Pakistan Members Khwendo Kor and Strengthening Participatory Organisation have been selected to be part of a nine-member committee constituted on the instructions of the President of Pakistan for flood relief work. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story

Made in Countdown

Success story of the day: Cascais Natura

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication:   The environmental agency Cascais Natura, who joined Countdown in 2007, is very active in the preservation of Cascais’ …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story