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Island of Vilm, Germany

International Conservation Course on Vilm Island

On September 29, an ELC Legal Officer travelled to the island of Vilm in the North Sea to give a presentation on international environmental conventions to a group of Masters' degree students participating in a course run by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). …  

22 Oct 2014 | News story

Los investigadores Lázaro Flores, de Guatemala, Marcos Williamson, de Nicaragua y Anita Tzec, de Belice comentan sobre los aportes efectuados por los habitantes de territorios indígenas al mapa.

Mapa de pueblos indígenas, áreas protegidas y ecosistemas naturales a semanas de cerrar ciclo de investigación

Tras meses de diálogo, talleres, reuniones y grupos focales con pueblos indígenas y recopilación de información oficial existente, los investigadores y asesor del proyecto de mapeo de pueblos indígenas, áreas protegidas y ecosistemas naturales en Centroamérica intercambiaron experiencias, avances, lecciones aprendidas y desafíos durante el segundo taller regional en San Salvador a principios de octubre. En este taller se contó con la participación del coordinador del proyecto de mapeo, los siete investigadores nacionales y el Asesor Técnico Principal, el Dr. Mac Chapin.  …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Rock Islands Palau, Pacific

BIOPAMA launches regional observatories in Pacific and Central Africa

Two regional observatories were launched in the Pacific and in Central Africa with the aim of supporting decision-making for more effective protected areas management and biodiversity conservation. These observatories were established by BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme), a programme developed on the initiative of the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Secretariat, supported by the European Union, and implemented by IUCN and other partners. …  

21 Oct 2014 | Article

Dancers welcoming Mua Voyage sailors to Vanuatu

Mua Voyage pauses in Vanuatu, with Australia next on the horizon

The three vaka canoes sailing on the Mua Voyage have arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and will soon re-launch with southeastern Queensland, Australia, the next destination to hear their message on people, oceans and climate change. …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Lake Ohrid, FYR Macedonia

Regional directors jointly for nature

The rich natural heritage of our region depends on the coordinated action of all countries – this is a message sent out by the nature conservation authorities today in Ohrid. IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe (IUCN SEE) has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia in organizing the first annual meeting of national nature conservation authorities in the region to work toward defining regional priorities and joint activities in nature conservation.   …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Reserva Costera Valdiviana

Three winners, one special mention: results of the video contest: ”Inspiring Stories from Protected Areas”

It was a difficult task for our judges to select the three winning videos from the contest organized by IUCN´s Regional Office for South America, with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The recognitions are for Chile, Peru and Argentina.  | Spanish

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Bosques

El brote de ébola resalta el vínculo crítico entre la pérdida de la biodiversidad y la salud humana

La doctora Jane Smart, Directora Global del Grupo de Conservación de Biodiversidad de la UICN (CBD), habló sobre el ébola en la conferencia de la Convención sobre la Diversidad Biológica (CBD) que se realizó en la República de Corea.   …  

20 Oct 2014 | Article

Collage of all White-lipped Peccary artworks

Artists unite for threatened species

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Peccary Specialist Group recently enlisted the voluntary help of artists to raise awareness of the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), which is increasingly threatened by habitat loss and hunting. The creativity and generosity of the artists resulted in over 38 artworks showcasing a wide range of artistic styles, and capturing the peccary’s social behaviour, environment and charm. …  

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Workshop

Supporting near shore fishery and coastal communities by Saving Estuaries and Lagoon Ecosystems from Environmental Threats

Within the ambit of the Capacity Building component of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Sri Lanka, a workshop titled Ecosystem-based Management of Estuaries and Lagoons was held from 17-19 September 2014 at the Hotel Good Wood Plaza in Katunayake with a field excursion on the 18th of September to seven sites situated within the Negombo Lagoon area. 

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Conference participants

European Green Belt Association established

Held in late September, the 8th Pan-European Green Belt Conference marked a milestone for future cooperation: a legal body in charge of the Initiative’s coordination was established. Transboundary management of protected areas, ecosystem services and nature tourism will be some of its regional priorities. …  

19 Oct 2014 | News story

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