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Sekong River, Lao PDR

Water and energy challenges: Diverse perspectives for a way forward

4 April 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Different sectors  can  work together to create policy that seeks to effectively conserve our natural resources, while simultaneously addressing the demands of a growing population in a rapidly developing country.  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Wind turbine in Sigatoka, Fiji

Understanding small wind energy systems

Small wind turbines present an opportunity for fossil-fuel dependent Pacific Island nations to reduce their import bill, transition to a low carbon economy and supply off-grid energy to remote rural areas. …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Some MACBIO workshop participants

Placing a value on the marine environment: Opportunity and challenges

Quantifying the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region provides an opportunity to improve the management of these ecosystems, but environmental valuation faces some unique regional challenges in the Pacific.  …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

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New IUCN App for marine invasive species in Mediterranean marine protected areas

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has released today a new app for smart phones, and an online tool to help managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) control the spread of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea. The presentation took place during the workshop on Climate Change and Marine Protected Areas held in Cadaqués (Spain), organised by the Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) and the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the Barcelona Convention (UNEP/MAP RAC/SPA) in collaboration with the Generalitat of Catalunya, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, and with the support of the Rhone-Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency and the MAVA Foundation. …   | French | Spanish

03 Apr 2014 | News story

“Acceso a Recursos Genéticos en América Latina y el Caribe: Investigación, Comercialización y Cosmovisión”

UICN lanza segunda publicación sobre “Acceso a Recursos Genéticos en América Latina y el Caribe: Investigación, Comercialización y Cosmovisión”

Con el objetivo de desarrollar herramientas prácticas para mejorar las capacidades en el tema de ABS, el proyecto UICN PNUMA GEB ABS LAC lanza su segunda publicación titulada “Acceso a Recursos Genéticos en América Latina y el Caribe: Investigación, Comercialización y Cosmovisión”.   

03 Apr 2014 | News story

Recently created by the Government of Afghanistan, the Wakhan National Park covers an immense area (25 percent larger than Yellowstone National Park) filled with snow-capped mountains and alpine grasslands.

WCS Applauds Afghanistan's Declaration Establishing Entire Wakhan District as the Country's Second National Park

Huge New Protected Area is About 25 Percent Bigger Than Yellowstone National Park …  

03 Apr 2014 | News story

Women’s cooperative in Hyderabad, India

Documentation and Analysis of NBSAP Revision Processes

National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) are the main vehicles of national implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. They are processes through which societies come together to make the difficult decisions of where, when, and how biodiversity and ecosystem services should be conserved, used sustainably, and the benefits of this use shared equitably. Most countries that are Parties to the Convention have already developed at least one NBSAP. …  

03 Apr 2014 | News story

Agriculture in Garamba National Park

Agriculture and conservation: land use conflict or opportunity for mutual gain?

The BIOPAMA Capacity Building Action Plan for Eastern and Southern Africa is focused on addressing land and resource use conflicts in and around protected areas, with particular emphasis on working with other sectors such as agriculture, extractive industries and fisheries. After the initial success with a cross sectoral dialogue on potential land and resource use between the extractive industries and World Heritage sectors, BIOPAMA is looking towards another major sector, agriculture, potentially in competition with protected areas and biodiversity conservation in Africa. …  

03 Apr 2014 | Article
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Maldives Newsletter - March 2014

Maldives Marine News - March 2014

With more sea than land, with over 1000 vastly dispersed islands barely above sea level, the nation of the Maldives is intrinsically connected to its marine environment. Keeping this habitat attractive and healthy is key to sustaining the tourism industry, the fisheries, the physical integrity and the natural heritage of the archipelago. …  

03 Apr 2014 | Article

Dunes at sunrise in Gran Desierto de Altar

World Parks Congress Holds Promise for an Inspired Planet

Trisha Kehaulani Watson In Xochitepec, Morelos, Mexico, conservation leaders from around the world have gathered to plan for the World Parks Congress, to be held in Sydney, Australia in November 2014. Held once every ten years, the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) is a global gathering on protected areas. …  

03 Apr 2014 | Article

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