Conferencia Internacional sobre Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Conocimiento Tradicional. Alemania, 2012.

Conference on Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Research Cooperation and Facilitated Access

In Göttingen, Germany, it was organized an international conference which brought together researchers and administrative officials both from provider and user countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America in order to discuss the implications of the Nagoya Protocol and options for implementation in the area of biological research. …   | Spanish

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Scene from Iraq

IUCN welcomes Republic of Iraq as new State Member

The Government of the Republic of Iraq has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Iraq as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Gerben Jan Gerbrandy

Opinion: The silent crisis

Europe is in a crisis. An economic and euro crisis. Merkel and Sarkozy dominate the front pages of our newspapers. At the moment economists and their analyses seem to interest even more people than the weather forecast. And the euro countries desperately try to collect 500 billion Euro to fill its emergency fund. This crisis is very vocal and hard to oversee. …  

06 Feb 2012 | Article
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Youth activity (Water Lily nursery)

UICN busca casos de éxito sobre protección del agua y servicios ecosistémicos

Con el propósito de presentar experiencias relevantes sobre gestión del agua y los servicios ecositémicos en el VI Foro Mundial del Agua, en Marsella, Francia; la UICN, se encuentra recopilando casos de éxito que demuestren el trabajo logrado a nivel latinoamericano. Los casos se recibirán hasta el 1 de marzo de este año y se cuenta con un formulario que facilita el tipo de información y análisis requerido para este importante evento mundial. …  

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Newsletter 2

Capacity Building for Natural World Heritage in Arab States

The Arab States are home to a wealth and diversity of natural heritage, with desert landscapes and marine sites being particularly noteworthy. However, the number of natural and mixed sites currently listed as World Heritage is the smallest of any of the UNESCO regions by a considerable margin.  

05 Feb 2012 | Article

Mangrove sapling plantation by community

IUCN celebrated World Wetlands Day at Shah Bundar, Thatta

The World Wetlands Day was celebrated by IUCN Pakistan at Shah Bunder on 2nd February to raise the awareness among communities and to highlight the significance of the wetlands.  …  

03 Feb 2012 | International news release


Green passport for sustainable tourism in France overseas

France has recently decided to adapt the UNEP Green Passport initiative to raise tourists’ awareness on biodiversity in French overseas territories. …  

03 Feb 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

Orquídea. Cali, Colombia.

Progress on finance for biodiversity to be discussed in Global Dialogue

The Global Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity, co-hosted by the Governments of Ecuador, Sweden, Norway and India together with Japan as the President of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and supported by SWEDBIO, SIDA, NORAD and IUCN, will be held from 6 to 9 March 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. …   | Spanish

02 Feb 2012 | News story
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Buena gobernanza del agua para la adaptación al cambio climático. II Encuentro Binacional

Comunidades de México y Guatemala cooperan en favor del mejor manejo de una cuenca compartida

Con el propósito de fomentar la cooperación entre fronteras en la cuenca compartida del Río Coatán, se realizó el "Segundo Intercambio Comunitario de Experiencias" entre el Consejo de la Microcuenca Esquichá, de Guatemala y el Comité de la Microcuenca Buena Vista, México. Ambas microcuencas están inmersas en el proyecto "BRIDGE"  el cual promueve la creación de capacidades comunitarias para fomentar la gobernanza local del agua.

02 Feb 2012 | News story
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