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The IUCN information booth at the AMCDRR Market Place

The Bangkok Declaration 2014: Committing to Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Hosted by the Royal Thai Government, the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) was held in Bangkok from 22-26 June 2014, with the theme “Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities”. The objective was to assure a commitment to DRR from all participating stakeholders; ranging from national governments to civil society and international organisations. During this Conference, IUCN led a side-event and had an information booth.  

23 Jul 2014 | Article

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IUCN Red List wins 2014 Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize for Biodiversity

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is honoured this year, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, with the announcement that it will receive the 2014 Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize for Biodiversity. …   | Dutch

22 Jul 2014 | News story

IUCN guides the cement and aggregates sector to better manage biodiversity

IUCN, in collaboration with industry associations in the cement and aggregates sector, has launched a new guide to encourage companies to responsibly manage biodiversity throughout their operations. …  

22 Jul 2014 | News story

Rosewood saplings in the site prepared for plantation

Community conservation and reforestation in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

On Friday 27 June, a Siamese Rosewood planting day and an environmental awareness-raising activity took place in Chachoengsao Province in Thailand, with 400 persons in attendance. This was organized with funding from organizations such as the Rotary Club of Bangkok, with IUCN providing technical assistance. The area selected for planting is a key biodiversity corridor; the Anglue Nai Corridor Forest.   …  

22 Jul 2014 | Article

Elaboración de maquetas - Taller participativo Perú

The implementation of the no-regret climate change adaptation measures in Canchayllo and Miraflores moves forward

In the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve (RPNYC) in the Peruvian Andes, several workshops for the participatory development of sustainable grassland and water management plans and for strengthening technical and organizational capacities have been carried out. …   | Spanish

21 Jul 2014 | News story

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La Lista Roja de Especies de la UICN gana Premio a la Biodiversidad de la Fundación Príncipe Alberto II de Mónaco

¡Vaya forma de celebrar los 50 años! La Lista Roja de Especies de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) ha sido seleccionada como ganadora del Premio a la Biodiversidad 2014 de la Fundación Príncipe Alberto II de Mónaco.   …  

21 Jul 2014 | News story

 Trevor Sandwith, Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme

IUCN and the Green List of Protected Areas

Recognising and promoting excellence in protected area governance and management that achieves real conservation impact. …  

21 Jul 2014 | Article

Earth dike in Mo O village, Soc Trang Province

To build or not to build, that is the question

Mo O is a coastal village in Soc Trang Province where the cultivation of watermelons is the leading income source. Watermelons are planted on sandy soil just behind an earth dike. When the dike breaks and sea water floods in, as it often does, the villagers lose most of their crop. …   | Vietnamese

21 Jul 2014 | Article
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August dike in Dong Thap Province, May 2014

Rice at all cost?

On May 27, IUCN and the South West Steering Committee (SWSC) organized an inception workshop in Can Tho for a 4-year BMU-funded project Integrated Planning Approaches to Implement the CBD Strategic Plan and Increased Ecosystem Resilience to Climate Change. The project will test planning and investment strategies that will enhance the capacity of Mekong Delta to cope with growing competition over its land and water resources in a changing climate. …   | Vietnamese

21 Jul 2014 | Article
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Durante el Conversatorio se discutió sobre la necesidad de dinamizar el sector maderero en Costa Rica ya que es necesario  incorporar una visión más amplia y estratégica para que el sector no colapse

Organizaciones se reunieron para conocer avances de la Estrategia REDD+

Un profundo análisis sobre la gestión forestal costarricense se realizó en el conversatorio “Caminos recorridos y retos para la Estrategia REDD+”, en el que se concluyó que se requiere hacer un cambio significativo en la política forestal de Costa Rica para fortalecer el brazo productivo y retomar la reforestación, asegurando fuentes de mercado para la madera y sus productos derivados.   

18 Jul 2014 | News story

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