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The Commission farewells Glenn Switkes

The Commission farewells Glenn Switkes, a member of TGER, respected colleague, and a river warrior of unbreakable passion. …  

21 May 2010 | IUCN statement
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Project Ecotrad

CEESP member Sylvie Blangy shares her work on an Inuit/Saami comparative study on the impact of climate change on traditional livelihoods. This report is in French. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Joint PAEL-TILCEPA workshop on Protected Areas Management Evaluation and Social Assessment of Protected Areas

The Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) share a Strategic Direction on Governance, Communities, Equity and Livelihood Rights in Relation to Protected Areas which deals with social issues pertaining to Protected Areas. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

REDD and Communities Task Force calls for case studies on ICCAs and the “underlying causes of forest conservation”


The REDD and Communities Task Force of CEESP and the Global Forest Coalition have started a new initiative to map, document and promote successful examples of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community-driven forest conservation and restoration, and the incentive systems and policy frameworks that have made them work. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

About Community Governance: III Mesoamerican Congress on Protected Areas (Merida, Yucatan)

On March 7-12, 2010, more than 800 Mesoamerican participants, together with a number of researchers and scholars from around the world, discussed about the main experiences on protected areas management in the region. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

The ALDAW and CBCD mission geo-tagged itinerary on the Bulanjao range (Municipality of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines).

Participatory Video Validates Geo-tagging on Mining Threats

A field update from the ALDAW Network (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch) May 2010  

21 May 2010 | News story

Bolivian Indigenous Youth learning to interview with a Flip video camera. Flip cameras are inexpensive, create YouTube ready video, and use AA batteries. Therefore they are ideal for field work. Flip offers discounts to NGOs.

TGER "Video Voices" Indigenous Youth Workshop, Gran Chaco, Bolivia

TGER continues to lead CEESP "Video Voices" work encouraging rural people to take advantage of new opportunities of modern technologies and communications media to bring their voices and ideas about biodiversity and sustainable development to global debates via videos posted on the internet. A training workshop was held in Villa Montes, Bolivia, in the Gran Chaco-- a high biodiversity region that includes the world´s largest dry forest. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

New Indigenous Rights Network in Australia

Despite the disappointment that a national Human Rights Act has been relegated to the Australian Government's back-burner, Indigenous Australians are getting on with advocating and promoting their human rights. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

New Zealand Coast

New Zealand government proposal to withdraw protection for conservation lands

The New Zealand government has drawn up a proposal to remove areas from the legislative protection provided under Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 and to survey other conservation lands with a view to possible future mining. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Professor Masahito Yoshida, the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN

Japanese vision – the New Strategic Plan, a decade of biodiversity and raising awareness with origami

After the scientific and technical discussions in Nairobi, the eyes of the conservation world will be moving towards Nagoya, Japan, where Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet in October this year to make binding decisions on the future of the world’s biodiversity. The Japan Committee for IUCN has been working to make every effort to ensure that this event, which is crucial for the future of our planet, has a high profile in Japan. Professor Masahito Yoshida is the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN. Here he answers questions about the Committee’s work, its role in the CBD conference and how the Japan Committee for IUCN uses origami to raise awareness of the need to conserve biodiversity, all life on earth. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

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