2013

Male Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

All our cousins on display

The first book to profile all species of primates, with illustrations of every species and insights into their role in nature and value to humans, has been launched today by Lynx Edicions in association with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Conservation International (CI). …  

14 May 2013 | News story

Diseño de Chazuta

Saberes ancestrales de Chazuta, Perú

Eloísa Trellez, miembro de la CEC en el Perú, comparte la reciente publicación de este libro que recoge los testimonios de 20 sabios y sabias, poseedores de saberes ancestrales de Chazuta, distrito del departamento de San Martín, selva alta del Perú.
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14 May 2013 | News story

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Economic valuation of ecosystems take spotlight in Sri Lanka training for coastal planners

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) over the past few years has been supporting financially in building capacity of member organizations of the National Coordinating Bodies (NCBs) through several overseas training programmes.  In 2012, MFF introduced in-country training based on the needs of respective NCB member organizations and two such programmes were held during that year.   

14 May 2013 | News story
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3rd MWD/NWG meeting, Cambodia

Mekong Water Dialogues Meeting: Setting up a Future Action Plan in Cambodia

Pursat, CambodiaIUCN Cambodia organized a two-day Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) National Working Group meeting, bringing together ten members and key stakeholders from the Fisheries Administration to share and exchange knowledge to set up an action plan for the future. It aimed to provide information about MWD progress activities from 2012-13 and to discuss the 2013 work plan. Its objective was also to find solutions to climate change vulnerabilities in the Tonle Sap area, and to define actions for sustainable natural resource management in the Boeung Chmmar Ramsar Site. 

13 May 2013 | Article
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Alejandro Lago Candeira, consultor del proyecto GEF ABS LAC de la UICN, Director de la Cátedra UNESCO de Territorio y Medio Ambiente de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

A view of the Nagoya Protocol

Alejandro Lago Candeira, Director of the UNESCO Cathedra of Planning and the Environment at Rey Juan Carlos University and GEF ABS LAC project consultant inform how countries are preparing for access to genetic resources and its protection, while ratifying the Protocol. …   | Spanish

13 May 2013 | News story

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May

The theme for 2013 is "water and biodiversity". Visit the website of the Convention on Biological Diversity for resources to mark the day. …  

13 May 2013 | News story

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Become a nature conservation leader!

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme aims to strengthen organisations from the nature conservation sector in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, by developing the personal capacity of early-career conservation professionals to overcoming global biodiversity loss. The training programme catalyzes personal capacity development through training on international best conservation practice and policy, management training, and personal network development.   …  

12 May 2013 | News story
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Carcasse d'éléphant

Au moins 26 éléphants massacres dans un patrimoine mondial

Au moins 26 éléphants ont été massacrés dans le site Patrimoine Mondial au Dzanga Bai en République Centrafricaine, à la suite de l’entrée ce lundi de 17 hommes armés de Kalachnikovs dans l’habitat unique d’éléphants, localement appelé « village des éléphants ». …  

12 May 2013 | News story

Mekong Days in Washington DC 2013

"Mekong Days"

Robert Mather, Head of IUCN Southeast Asia Group, was in Washington, DC for the U.S. debut of the film “MEKONG”, which examines the issues of hydropower development and its impact on Mekong citizens' lives. IUCN, Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD), Challenge Programme for Food and Water (CPWF), and the Goethe Institute set up the debut of the film during the DC Environmental Film Fest, and also planned related “Mekong Days” -- several days of events held over 22-27th March 2013, highlighting issues related to the Mekong, including panels at the Goethe Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center in which Robert participated. …  

11 May 2013 | Article
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Signature d'accord de coopération entre le Haut Commissaire aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification,  
Dr.Abdeladim LHAFI	et le directeur de l'UICN-Med, Antonio Troya.

Framework agreement between the IUCN and the Kingdom of Morocco for the conservation of nature

A Cooperation Framework Agreement was signed by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the Moroccan High Commission for Water, Forestry and Desertification Control (HCEFLCD) on May 7th, in Rabat. Through this agreement, the two parties aim to strengthen their relations regarding the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and the protection of nature. …   | French | Spanish

10 May 2013 | News story