Shaping next steps: IUCN Members gather at Oceania Regional Conservation Forum

In the lead up to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju next year, IUCN drew together its Members from Oceania at the Oceania Regional Conservation Forum held in Brisbane, Australia, last week to dialogue on the proposed next four year IUCN Programme. …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story
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Foro Sudamericano de Miembros UICN. Lima, Perú, julio 2011.

South America prepares for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress

The positive energy from the first South American Forum of IUCN Members in Lima last July has not been lost. Communication between the constituents has generated a lot of action and today the Commission on Environmental Law is preparing to support the Chilean National Committee to review a major environmental rule; meanwhile the Secretariat in Quito announces the completion of two key meetings: the Regional Committee and the vice-chairmanships of committees. …   | Spanish

30 Aug 2011 | News story

Convict surgeonfish

How many species are there? We need to know.

If we are to meet the challenges facing tomorrow's world, we need a clearer understanding of how many species underpin the structure and functioning of ecosystems, says researcher Robert May. Links to three stories are shared by Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair. …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story

Orsibal Ramirez, Head of the San Marcos microwatershed committee, shows the location of the different communities in the Tacana watershed

Encouraging cooperation on water across borders

As part of IUCN’s BRIDGE project, or Building River Dialogue and Governance, a recent exchange workshop took place between Coatan River communities from Mexico and Guatemala, to promote community capacity in local water governance across borders.   …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story

Reading a script for the Caribbean radio drama 'Callaloo' about community resilience to climate change

Caribbean radio drama builds resilience to climate change

Conservation messages about coral reefs, mangroves and forests are featured in a story-telling radio programme by My Island-My Community, a partnership of PCI-Media Impact and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story

European National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans - A Summary

European National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans – A Summary

A recent study by Ann-Kathrin Neureuther et al. for BfN (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) of European National Biodiversity Stategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) was undertaken to provide a basis for possible future detailed studies of European biodiversity policies with a special focus on their ethical reasoning and their communication strategy. …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story

Missing the point in the Horn: Pastoralism is the answer, not the question

In the current food crisis context in the Horn of Africa, media and economic experts are accusing pastoralism of being an ineffective livelihood that is periodically subjected to similar crises. But all evidence points to mobile pastoralism as being part of the solution – not part of the problem – to a crisis that was predictable and predicted. Investments in drylands by government and international aid have to be reoriented, taking into account local ecological conditions as well as local capacities. …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story
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SOS, frog

Listen to frogs singing!

Ever heard a frog singing? Listen to six species of frog calls in Tamá Bi-national Park / Colombia. "The calls of frogs are essential to identify the species, because each species has a particular call", says project leader Aldemar Acevedo. …  

29 Aug 2011 | News story

Fotografía de los candidatos presidenciales de Guatemala durante foro de discusión sobre temas ambientales.

Candidatos a la presidencia de Guatemala presentan su posición ambiental

Con el propósito de conocer la visión y las políticas del próximo gobierno para enfrentar el serio deterioro que presenta la base de recursos naturales de Guatemala y especialmente para mostrar la relevancia del tema ambiental y situarlo en la agenda gubernamental, se convocó a todos los candidatos a la primera magistratura a debatir sobre ambiente y desarrollo. …  

29 Aug 2011 | News story
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Catie is forming a youth leadership team in CEESP

CEC assists CEESP to form youth leadership team

Two IUCN Commissions are working together to create a new Youth Leadership Team. Catie Burlando of CEESP and Dominic Stucker of CEC are taking the lead. …  

29 Aug 2011 | News story