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Derecho Ambiental en Centroamerica

Derecho Ambiental en Centroamerica

La UICN a través de su Centro de Derecho Ambiental y su Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica, se complacen en presentar el libro: Derecho Ambiental en Centroamérica, el cual se enmarca dentro de la cooperación entre ambas oficinas. Derecho Ambiental en Centroamérica, aborda la temática desde una perspectiva regional y nacional; respondiendo a la necesidad de contar con un texto que sintetiza y analiza el amplio espectro temático del Derecho Ambiental. Una perspectiva centroamericana, que actualiza y desarrolla a fondo, el análisis jurídico de diversas materias. …  

30 Jul 2009 | News story
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The Member's representative showing the growing sea weed

Introducing sea weed (Eucheuma denticulatum) culture to Fishermen in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka

a collaborative project with a Member, Sewa Lanka Foundation …  

30 Jul 2009 | News story

arborvitae Special Issue July 2009 - Strengthening Voices for Better Choices

New! arborvitae special issue in five languages!

From the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices project, a review of the lessons and experiences of IUCN’s global multi-stakeholder forest governance project in five different languages. …  

29 Jul 2009 | News story

The Lesser Kestrel adopted the first artificial breeding structure in Gorayk IBA in Armenia!

Lesser Kestrel adopted the first artificial breeding structure in Gorayk IBA in Armenia!

Lesser Kestrels adopt their First Breeding Structure in Armenia
Lesser Kestrel is a small falcon breeding in Gorayk IBA which is South of Armenia. It is endangered globally and is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild (IUCN Red List, 2007). …  

24 Jul 2009 | News story

Woman with a fishing scoop

Discovering the value of wetlands in Lao PDR

Many communities in Lao PDR have limited access to water, health clinics and education. Fishery resources are decreasing, land for riverbank agriculture is scarcer and unsafe chemical fertilizers are being introduced.   …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Indigenous Suruí group and IUCN staff

Amazonian indigenous group leads the way for sustainable forest management

IUCN had special visitors at its Headquarters on Tuesday morning! Four representatives from the indigenous Suruí people of Mato Grosso state in the Brazilian Amazon are participating in the Paléo Music Festival in Switzerland and visited us to share their stories regarding ongoing conservation activities carried out on their lands. …   | Spanish | Spanish

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvbre at Holcim event in Fez

Holcim Awards Gold prize for sustainable construction to Fez in Morocco

This innovative approach to sustainable construction project was selected for the top international prize from almost 5000 plans and visions from 121 countries. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and celebrated architects and building professionals presented on 16 July the trophy at a hand-over event in Fez , Morocco …  

17 Jul 2009 | News story
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The Environmental Information Revolution - A Forum

Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans;  managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
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16 Jul 2009 | News story

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The time for biodiversity business

What do ecotourism excursions, wild flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants, essential oils, herbal teas and jams have in common? They are all products of healthy ecosystems. …   | French

16 Jul 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Managing the invasive risk of biofuels – IUCN draft guidelines available for comment

IUCN is working with a number of organisations to develop a set of guidelines on minimising the risk of biological invasions that may result from biofuel developments. The project was launched because of growing concerns that a rush to develop biofuels may open the door to new invasions by introduced species. There is also increasing evidence to suggest that potential future biofuel feedstocks are "high risk" species that pose a serious threat to ecosystems and livelihoods. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story
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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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