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World’s poorest on front line in climate change fight

Climate change is already happening – and it hits poor people most. The effect of more frequent hurricanes, floods and droughts on developing countries is devastating, as this year’s cyclone Nagris proved again in southern Myanmar, leaving over 130,000 people dead or missing.
To protect the world’s poor against today’s more frequent extreme weather events, some US$ 2 billion is required according to the Internacional relief agency Oxfam. However, commitments so far only total US$173.
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24 Jul 2008 | News story

Royaume des Pays-Bas et PRCM : Ensemble pour la sauvegarde des côtes marines d’Afrique de l’Ouest

Dakar, 16 Juillet 2008 – M. Johannes W. Gunivortus JANSING, Ambassadeur du Royaume des Pays-Bas à Dakar et Madame Julia MARTON-LEFEVRE, Directrice Générale de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN) ont signé un contrat de contribution financière pour la mise en œuvre de la seconde phase du Programme Régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l’Ouest (PRCM). …  

24 Jul 2008 | International news release

The Hawksbill caught in Minh Chau is tagged before being returned to the wild

Rùa biển bị đe dọa diệt chủng đã được trả về với đại dương

Hưởng ứng công tác của IUCN nhằm tăng cường hiểu biết trong cộng đồng ngư dân về bảo tồn các loài bò sát biển, vào cuối tháng 6 và đầu tháng 7, hai con rùa biển bị mắc vào lưới của ngư dân đã được trả về thiên nhiên. …  

23 Jul 2008 | News story

The Hawksbill caught in Minh Chau is tagged before being returned to the wild

Endangered Sea Turtles Released Back to Ocean

Two sea turtles caught in fishermen’s nets were returned to the wild in late June and early July, in response to IUCN’s work raising awareness in fishing communities about conservation of the marine reptiles. …  

23 Jul 2008 | News story

Agriculture in Panama

Understanding agriculture’s dilemma between food security and conservation – new publication

 Agriculture is suffering from a growing dilemma: it needs to feed a fast growing world population, and conserve biodiversity and manage natural resources of an increasingly depleted planet. …  

22 Jul 2008 | News story

Volcán Tacaná

Guatemala y México: Trabajan por la gestión integrada de cuencas compartidas

Alcaldes y presidentes municipales de México y Guatemala, junto con técnicos municipales, analizaron la importancia de la gestión integrada de las cuencas compartidas y la propuesta de un Código de Conducta para el manejo integrado y sostenible de las cuencas hidrográficas de los ríos Coatán y Suchiate. 

19 Jul 2008 | News story

Joao de Queiroz, Director Regional de UICN-Sur

La oficina sudamericana de UICN tiene un nuevo Director Regional

Joao de Queiroz asumió esta semana sus funciones como Director Regional de la oficina sudamericana de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, ubicada en Quito, Ecuador. …  

18 Jul 2008 | News story

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Sri Lanka 2048 looks at Business As Unusual: How can companies do well while doing good?

The private sector is acknowledged as the engine of our economic growth. But how long can this 'engine' keep running without addressing its many impacts on society and the natural environment? …  

18 Jul 2008 | News story

Earthquake affected area in Sichuan

Environmental Considerations for Post-earthquake recovery action in China

影响四川、甘肃、陕西的7.9级汶川大地震距今已有两个多月了。近日,中国商务部和联合国共同在北京召开了专家研讨会,研究灾后重建问题。5月12日的汶川地震已造成6.9万人死亡,超过500万人无家可归,同时还对当地丰富的生物多样性资源造成了巨大影响。 …  

17 Jul 2008 | News story

EPLP 68: Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas

Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas

La publicación "Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas: de la tensión a la coexistencia", es el resultado de un proyecto de investigación dirigido por el Centro de Derecho Ambiental de UICN en colaboración con la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental. Esto proyecto tuvo tiene por objeto documentar algunas de las prácticas locales más significativas en materia de aguas en cuatro países de América Latina: Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala y Paraguay. …  

17 Jul 2008 | News story

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