2012

Inception workshop for 'Implementing a resilience framework to support climate change adaptation in the Mt Elgon region of the Lake Victoria Basin' Project in Kisumu October 2012.

Project seeks to enhance resilience to climate change in the Mt Elgon region of the Lake Victoria Basin

IUCN and its partners are implementing a project that seeks to improve the understanding of the science on climate change and demonstrate social and ecological resilience in the hotspots of the Mt Elgon region of the Lake Victoria Basin. The project will enhance learning on climate change adaptation from local to regional levels, and the evidence from adaptation approaches will inform policies across sectors.
 

10 Dec 2012 | News story
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St Lucia Marine Protected Area, South Africa

BIOPAMA meeting offers solutions for nature conservation and enhanced livelihoods in Eastern and Southern Africa

Three days of intensive work in South Africa from Dec 4 - 6 have led to breakthroughs for the Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (BIOPAMA) programme. The meeting, convened by the main BIOPAMA partners IUCN and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC), led to the identification of information needs, gaps and products for better decision making on protected areas in Eastern and Southern Africa, as well as priority capacity building needs linked to better decision making. …  

10 Dec 2012 | Article
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تحديث استراتيجية المراعي

تحديث استراتيجية المراعي – وزارة الزراعة بالتعاون مع الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة

تحت رعاية معالي وزير الزراعة الاكرم تم افتتاح اعمال الورشة التشاورية حول تحديث استراتيجية المراعي الحالية (الفجوات والفرص) والتي سيتم اطلاقها مطلع 2013 ضمن الاستراتيجية الزراعية والتي تعمل الوزارة على اعدادها بالتشارك مع جميع الجهات المعنية. 

09 Dec 2012 | Article
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Pesca en Araracuara, Colombia. 2012.

Diversidad biológica y cultural: claves para la adaptación al cambio climático

Tropenbos Internacional Colombia organizó el encuentro Diversidad biológica y cultural: claves para la adaptación al cambio climático en el marco del proyecto El clima cambia, cambia tu también que se desarrolla en un convenio de cooperación con UICN y SPDA, con el apoyo de AECID. El evento tuvo lugar en la maloca del Jardín Botánico de Bogotá; contó también con el acompañamiento de Fundación Natura y WWF. …  

07 Dec 2012 | News story

Connectivity Conservation workshop participants at ELC, 27 November 2012

Connectivity Conservation Workshop at IUCN Environmental Law Centre

On 27 November 2012, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) convened a one day workshop on the “Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation” in Bonn, Germany. The purpose of the workshop was to present the results of a two year project entitled Protected areas law at the intersection of biodiversity conservation and climate change and particularly the conceptual work on the legal aspects of connectivity conservation. …  

07 Dec 2012 | News story
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Kazbegi Mountain

Georgia – a haven for biodiversity

Did you know that Georgia is listed in two of the world’s 34 “biodiversity hotspots"? Located on the Southern slopes of the Great Caucasus Mountain Range, Georgia hosts many endemic species. IUCN and its Members are active in the country and the Caucasus region to protect this rich natural heritage.  …  

07 Dec 2012 | News story
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Forest landscape restoration in Rwanda

Landscape restoration movement approaches 50 million hectares with El Salvador and Costa Rica commitments

Doha, Qatar, 6 December, 2012 (IUCN) -- The global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020 – known as the “Bonn Challenge” – gains further momentum at the UN Climate Talks in Doha today, as Costa Rica and El Salvador each commit up to1 million hectares. The 50 million hectare mark – or one third of the target – is now within reach, amid broad acknowledgement that the largest restoration initiative in history is truly underway. …   | French | Spanish

06 Dec 2012 | International news release

Negotiating

Diverse but united: the EU at international negotiations

Currently, world leaders are gathering in Doha, Qatar at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to discuss how to we can deal with the changing climate. The European Union, representing its 27 member States, is one of the Parties to the Convention. How does this supranational union assimilate all the different views of its Member States and speak with one voice at the negotiations table? This article looks at the international climate change debate and the role of the EU herein.  …  

06 Dec 2012 | News story
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Hoge Kempen National Park, Belgium

Belgian Member runs for European Landscape Award 2013

Last week, the Flemish Minister for Heritage Geert Bourgeois announced the Hoge Kempen National Park – a project of IUCN Member, the “Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland” (RLKM) – to become the Belgian candidate for the European Landscape Award in 2013.   …  

06 Dec 2012 | News story
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Mangrove forest died due to big storm and wave

Cambodia's mangroves under threat

 Cambodia's vital southern mangrove systems are choking as rising sea levels, agitated by climate change, inundate them with sand, while sand dredging sucks them dry of sediment, a study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has found. …  

05 Dec 2012 | Article
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