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Réunion Gouvernance RBTDS

La réserve de biosphère transfrontière du delta du fleuve Sénégal : Vers un système de gouvernance efficace et equitable

La Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontière du delta du fleuve Sénégal – RBTDS a été classée en juin 2005 par l’UNESCO à la demande du Sénégal et de la Mauritanie. Elle constitue un cadre d’orientation pour le développement durable de la région, en privilégiant la conservation et la restauration des écosystèmes. Basée sur une approche territoriale transfrontalière, elle vise une prise en compte intégrative du fonctionnement écologique du milieu, du paysage, des usages et des systèmes de production agropastoraux, et propose un zonage renvoyant à la fois à des priorités de gestion et à des responsabilités institutionnelles. Celles-ci sont nombreuses, incluant l’Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Sénégal (OMVS), les différentes collectivités territoriales, les institutions de l’Etat dont les Parcs nationaux, et les représentants des usagers et des communautés locales. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

www.brac.net

IUCN Member BRAC - one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs

“Fazle Hasan Abed has built one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs” says an article published recently in The Economist. An IUCN member organization in Bangladesh called Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) was acknowledged as “the largest, fastest-growing non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the world—and one of the most businesslike”. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

Biosphere Ethics Initiative

IUCN Members are invited to discover the work of the Biosphere Ethics Initiative and to get involved with their programme to incorporate principles of environmental ethics into specific conservation action. …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

Kumbhalgarh Map

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) carries out biodiversity assessment of the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary in India

The Biodiversity of Kumbhalgarh, Phulwari-ki-Nal and Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuaries, located in the Southern Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan, India, were assessed to make an inventory of the flora and fauna of the area and prepare appropriate conservation action plans by an IUCN member Foundation for Ecological Security (FES). …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

Manta ray over coral reef, Chagos Archipelago

Chagos Archipelago/British Indian Ocean Territory Exchange

To find out more and contribute to the series of exchanges on the issue concerning the Chagos Archipelago/British Indian Ocean Territory, please click here. …   | French | Spanish

08 Mar 2010 | News story

Aira Kalela

Powering change: IUCN celebrates International Women’s Day

To mark 2010 International Women’s Day, IUCN is honouring leaders who are at the forefront of women’s empowerment in tackling climate change. …   | Spanish

08 Mar 2010 | News story

Grievance

Grievance Procedure on Private Sector Engagement

To address concerns raised by some of IUCN’s constituency about IUCN’s private sector engagements the IUCN Secretariat has established a grievance procedure as a means of receiving, recording and responding to grievances   …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

A break out session at the Shell IUCN biofuel standards workshop.

IUCN, Shell and Packard Foundation host workshop “Towards Harmonization for Biofuel Sustainability Standards”

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Illegal fishing vessel

Pêche Illégale: Ce que peut le droit européen

La pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée (pêche INN) est reconnue par l’ensemble des parties prenantes
(pêcheurs, administrations, ONG), comme l’ennemi numéro un de la pêche durable. Certains avancent même, bien que cela soit sujet à discussion, que sans pêche INN, la pêche serait durable ! …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Revista Conservación Colombiana y libro Conservación Privada y Comunitaria en los Países Amazónicos

Nuevos documentos y publicaciones, Colombia y Perú

Proaves pone a disposición el Plan para la Conservación de Aves Migratorias en Colombia; mientras la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental lanza la publicación Conservación privada y comunitaria en países amazónicos. …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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