November

Vegetable Garden

Donate a Super Garden in Haiti

On the occasion of World Food Day (16th October) IUCN Member Pro-Natura International, in association with the social enterprise JTS Semences, launched Super Garden for Haiti. The innovative, ecological and highly productive Super Garden was originally designed for Africa, and is a combination of the Improved Tropical Garden of JTS Semences and Pro-Natura’s biochar. The biochar-enriched Super Garden can provide food for a family of 10 in an area of 60m2 with a water saving of 80% compared to traditional methods. …  

08 Nov 2010 | News story

Presentation of the study on communities and forests in Armenia

Research on Communities and Forests in Armenia

On 27 October 2010, within the framework of the ENPI-FLEG program IUCN presented results of the study “Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of People Living in Communities Adjacent to Forests”.  

08 Nov 2010 | News story
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Hon Chong karst hills

IUCN-Holcim partnership in Vietnam

There are times when no matter how much a business tries to avoid or mitigate its environmental impacts, significant damage to the environment is inevitable. This is particularly a problem with the mining industry, which typically extracts large volumes of rock. And it’s especially an issue with the cement industry, which quarries limestone and clay to produce cement that’s literally the foundation of the houses, roads, bridges, and ports, and other infrastructure that make up a country’s “built” capital. And the issue is even more important in Vietnam where the conversion from “natural” to “built” capital is happening so fast. …   | Vietnamese

08 Nov 2010 | News story

Parte media del río Cahoacán, Tapachula, México

IUCN’s Cahoacan and Tacaná projects selected as role models

The IUCN Cahoacan and Tacaná projects in Mesoamerica were recently selected to feature in the new ECODES catalogue, profiling a distinct selection of innovative social projects implemented by organizations around the world. …   | Spanish

05 Nov 2010 | News story

(l. to r.) Vincent Graffin, Thomas Greiber, Kathryn Kintzele and Sheila Abed.

Brief on the BEI Side Event @ COP10

The Biosphere Ethics Initiative (BEI) launch and workshop took place on Thursday, October 21, from 1:15pm to 2:45pm during the first week of CBD COP10. …  

04 Nov 2010 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

5 Countries aim to safeguard mangroves

Safeguarding mangrove ecosystems for their ecological, social and environmental value was the central topic of discussion amongst five Pacific Island Countries during an Induction Workshop of the Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL) Project undertaken in Suva last week from October 27th to 30th. …  

03 Nov 2010 | News story

Vietnam's forests are an important store of carbon for the REDD market

REDD in Vietnam: issues, opportunities, and linkages

Forest loss and degradation are responsible for about one-sixth of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the entire transport sector. It is not only a major contributor to global warming but there is evidence that it’s possible to put a price on standing forest that makes conservation the economically rationale land use. In technical terms, there are large areas of forest where the price-elasticity of supply is high, meaning that decisions about whether to keep or clear forest are highly responsive to its price. …   | Vietnamese

03 Nov 2010 | News story

Olga María Bermúdez Guerrero, miembro de la CEC-UICN

Premio Entregado a Olga Maria Bermudez, Miembro de la CEC

En homenaje organizado por la Secretaría de Educación y la Secretaría de Ambiente del Distrito Capital le fue otorgada la estatuilla “Maestra de Maestras” a la Socióloga Olga María Bermúdez Guerrero, miembro de la CEC-UICN, por sus aportes a la formación ambiental de profesores y estudiantes del país. …  

02 Nov 2010 | News story

5 Day Training Course on “Use of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management”

Quetta, Mon 01 Nov 2010 – A 5 day training course titled “Use of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management” was organized for the civil society, academia, R&D institutions and Government departments of Balochistan. This course was designed keeping in view the geographical conditions of the province as disaster prone area. …  

02 Nov 2010 | News story

Cloud Forest, Des Voeux Peak, Taveuni, Fiji

Fiji welcomes adoption of protocols and conservation targets in Nagoya, Japan

Fiji joined 168 other Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity [CBD], in the early hours of Saturday morning 30 October, 2010, in adopting the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources [ABS] at the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10), held in the City of Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The conference had been in session from 18 to 25 October, followed by a High Level Segment from 27-30 October 2010 at Ministerial level. …  

01 Nov 2010 | News story