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Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

UNEP Executive Director and IUCN Director General meet with environmental and sustainable development NGOs

Today in New York, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner met with leaders of several environment and sustainable development NGOs to discuss major issues affecting the global environment and sustainability agenda. …  

30 Jun 2015 | Article

Portada libro Legalidad Florestal en Mesoamérica

Nueva publicación de la UICN examina el marco legal que regula los bosques de Mesoamérica y sus recursos

San José, 30 de junio de 2015 (UICN). El cambio de uso del suelo constituye uno de los principales factores que contribuyen a la deforestación y uno de los principales retos que enfrenta la región de Mesoamérica. Las regulaciones existentes y la capacidad de las instituciones para implementar las leyes requieren de una revisión urgente para poder contar con medidas eficaces y efectivas. Esta es una de las principales conclusiones a las que arriba el libro Legalidad Forestal en Mesoamérica, publicado por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y el Centro de Derecho Ambiental del Programa de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN.  …  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

Tropenbos Internacional Colombia, Proyecto Comunidades de los páramos

Conociendo el páramo desde las escuelas

El proyecto Comunidades de los páramos en Colombia invita a considerar la educación escolar como un espacio fundamental para construir conocimiento asociado al páramo y al cambio climático.  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

SOS - Save our Species, Turtle Conservancy, Palawan turtles, treatment

Turtle community unites in time to save more than 3,000 endangered Turtles

When a haul of more than 4,000 endangered turtles were confiscated from a well-organized syndicate of poachers in the Philippines in mid-June, a successful rescue story seemed unlikely. …  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

Tendal Waterfall, Los Katíos National Park, Colombia

Colombian World Heritage site in conflict area comes off ‘danger list’, as advised by IUCN

Bonn, Germany, 30 June 2015 (IUCN) – Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger today at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. The decision follows advice by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, – the official advisory body on nature to the Committee. …   | French | Spanish

30 Jun 2015 | International news release

Farmer training workshop

Empowering Farmers on water management in small irrigation systems: Training of Farmers in the Kapiriggama cascade tank system in North Central Province of Sri Lanka

IUCN-HSBC project on Ecological Restoration of the Kapiriggama Cascade Tank System in Anuradhapura, North Central Province is aiming to improve the water use efficiency in ancient tank systems. These tank systems that are linked (a cascade) allow recycling of water multiple times as irrigation water. Project components include, improving the capacity of the tanks through partial de-siltation, adopting organic farming, improving drainage conditions, protecting tank bunds and adjacent areas and building the capacity of farmers and officers.  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

Selva Viva, Napo. Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Comunicadores de 8 países amazónicos se reunirán en Lima para desarrollar un plan de visibilización de las áreas protegidas de esta región.

UICN-Sur formará parte, los próximos 2 y 3 de Julio, de un evento que reunirá en Lima a comunicadores de los Sistemas de Áreas Protegidas de Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Perú y Venezuela, para desarrollar un plan de acción en torno a la visibilización de las áreas protegidas del Bioma Amazónico.
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29 Jun 2015 | News story

Wadi Rum - World Heritage Site

Statement by IUCN Director General on the Bonn Declaration on World Heritage

IUCN wishes to express its full support to the Bonn Declaration on World Heritage, agreed today by the World Heritage Committee at its annual meeting taking place in Germany. IUCN also welcomes the Global Coalition for the Protection of Cultural Heritage 'Unite4Heritage' launched today by UNESCO. …  

29 Jun 2015 | IUCN statement

Western Gray Whale and ship.

IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts

IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development and beyond in Sakhalin, in the Russian Far East. The application deadline is 20 August 2015. …   | Russian

29 Jun 2015 | News story

Water law discussions during the hydro-diplomacy training workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 27-28 April 2015.

Cambodia hydro-diplomacy training contributes to enhanced understanding on the application of international water law principles in 3S basins

“Awareness on the principle and laws governing use of international waters is the key to resolve conflict and strengthen cooperation in shared river basins” …  

29 Jun 2015 | Article

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