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Vegetable nursery in Linda Vista, Guatemala

Communities reduce disaster risks by investing in nature

"Hurricane Stan in 2005 was the catalyst for action. We knew what needed to be done, we just did not realize the risks of inaction", said Gerardo Barrios De León, Head of the Tojgüech River Microwatershed Council. …  

23 Aug 2010 | News story

Logo of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)

Non Regression Principle Knowledge Forum

As you already know, the Principle of Non-Regression is an International Law Principle known by Human Rights specialists requiring that norms which have already been adopted by States not be revised, if this implies going backwards on the subject of standards of protection of collective and individual rights.

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law has established a Knowledge Forum on the matter to take concerted action against this considerable challenge faced by environmental law. …  

19 Aug 2010 | News story

Mapa represas de la cuenca amazónica

Disponible mapa interactivo sobre represas en la Cuenca Amazónica

La base de datos incluye información de Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. El mapa interactivo pone a disposición información sobre más de 140 grandes represas, que fueron identificados según su estado de avance: en funcionamiento, en construcción y en planificación. …  

18 Aug 2010 | News story
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Maasai women taking part in vulnerability assessment, Chambogo Same District, Tanzania

Empowering people to manage water

Across East Africa, water catchment planning and development at the local level is essential for sustainable and integrated water management in the region. "It is at the local level that the opportunity for involvement of all stakeholders, including non-state actors, in water resources management exists", says Katharine Cross, IUCN Water Programme Officer. …  

17 Aug 2010 | News story

Koongara adjoins the famous Nourlangie Rock formation which contains spectacular and ancient rock art

Protected forever

IUCN has congratulated the Australian government on its decision to include the Koongarra project area which covers substantial uranium deposits, into Kakadu National Park and World Heritage site, prohibiting any future mining activity in this area. …  

13 Aug 2010 | News story

Selva Viva, Napo. Amazonía Ecuatoriana

La conservación transfronteriza, mecanismo esencial para los bosques tropicales

Los ecosistemas no reconocen fronteras políticas. Con la propagación de problemas mundiales potencialmente devastadores, como el cambio climático, la escasez de agua y la pérdida de biodiversidad, la cooperación transfronteriza en la gestión de paisajes y ecosistemas se torna crucial. …  

12 Aug 2010 | News story
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Taller "Metodologías para evaluar el estado de conservación de los peces de la Cuenca del Plata"

Analizaron metodologías para evaluar el estado de los peces de la Cuenca del Plata

Evaluaron los resultados obtenidos aplicando los criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN y del método MEGA, y la disponibilidad de información. …  

12 Aug 2010 | News story

Tacaná, Guatemala

A JEM of a business

Stories of start-up businesses run by twenty-somethings are a dime a dozen in the 21st century. But a group of high school and college students in the Guatemalan highlands have a truly unique tale to tell. …  

12 Aug 2010 | News story

Floods in Pakistan – interview partners available

Well-managed floodplains can help reduce the impact of disasters such as flooding, and help to decrease the vulnerability of cities and agricultural areas which lie in the path of devastating floods such as those in Pakistan. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Golden toad, Incilius periglenes

Search for lost amphibians

Teams of scientists around the world have launched an unprecedented search in the hope of rediscovering 100 species of "lost" amphibians – animals considered potentially extinct but that may be holding on in a few remote places – Conservation International and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group announced today. …  

11 Aug 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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