2013

Arturo Mora

Conservar o no conservar: ¿dónde radica el dilema de la biodiversidad en América del Sur?

Arturo Mora
Con nacionalidades colombiana y ecuatoriana, Arturo Mora es Oficial de Programa de la Oficina Regional de UICN para América del Sur encargado de los temas de Política sobre biodiversidad, Economía y sector privado. Especialista también en temas de comercio internacional y medio ambiente, economía ambiental, zonificación económica ecológica y desarrollo sostenible.
Economista Ambiental de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Máster/DEA y Alicante al Doctorado en Conservación Internacional de la Biodiversidad de las Universidades de Córdoba e Internacional de Andalucía (España) y con Certificación de Postgrado en Medios de Vida Sostenibles de la Universidad de Bradford de Gran Bretaña
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05 Jul 2013 | News story
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UICN-Sur

Cambio climático: si conservamos los ecosistemas y protegemos el conocimiento tradicional, mejoramos nuestra capacidad de adaptación

Rommel Lara, Coordinador del proyecto de UICN y SPDA El clima cambia, cambia tú también. Antropólogo por la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), Máster en Ciencias Sociales con mención en estudios socioambientales por la FLACSO. Actualmente se desempeña como profesor en el departamento de Antropología de la PUCE. Ha trabajado en temas relacionados con pueblos indígenas y conservación de la diversidad biológica, conflictos socioambientales y políticas públicas sobre conservación de la naturaleza. …  

05 Jul 2013 | News story
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A large tree within the Mamiri Forest Reserve in Western Ghana within the region of the Upper Guinean Rainforest

IUCN in Ghana releases new forest conservation documentary

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) “Towards Pro-Poor REDD+” project in Ghana recently released a 30-minute documentary, profiling how Ghana’s efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) are addressing climate change and the needs of the poor.  …  

04 Jul 2013 | Article

A large tree within the Mamiri Forest Reserve in Western Ghana within the region of the Upper Guinean Rainforest

IUCN in Ghana Releases New REDD+ Documentary

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) “Towards Pro-Poor REDD+” project in Ghana recently released a 30-minute documentary, profiling how Ghana’s efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) are addressing climate change and the needs of the poor.  …  

04 Jul 2013 | Article

Camera traps

Exciting results from camera traps!

The IUCN wildlife monitoring team has placed 20 hidden cameras all over the Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park during the first week of June and the first spectacular results are here presented. Purchased in the framework of the project “Institutional support for Protected Areas in Albania” funded by the Italian Development Cooperation, they are helping the team to assess the presence and distribution of the wildlife species in the protected area. The findings will be included in the protected area database being currently developed, used for the management plan preparation, for raising public awareness as well as the long term monitoring of wildlife in Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park.  

04 Jul 2013 | Article

Installation of solar systems in Tonga.

IUCN helps bank gear up for eco-friendly loans

Over the next seven months, IUCN Oceania will run a training programme to enable the Tonga Development Bank (TDB) to issue loans for solar systems to small businesses. This is a crucial step in setting up the first eco-friendly loan for the Kingdom. …  

04 Jul 2013 | Article

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Resilient Cities 2013: the values of green spaces for cities

The ICLEI Resilient Cities Conference is an event held annually in Bonn which connects local government leaders and climate adaptation experts from all over the world to discuss adaptation challenges in urban environments. The event serves as a forum for innovative ideas and strategies for resilient urban planning and knowledge sharing. …  

03 Jul 2013 | Article
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Climate negotiations: an ambitious result needed in Warsaw

Only a few hours before US President Barack Obama addressed the world with his Climate Action Plan, a debate promoted by MEP Vittorio Prodi on the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in November took place at the European Parliament on 25 June 2013. A distinguished group of MEPs, EU and Presidency officials, representatives from USA, China, and Brazil, businesses, IUCN and UNEP sent a call for a clear move forward on an ambitious international agreement.  …  

03 Jul 2013 | News story
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Participants of the validation workshop

Workshop for the implementation of the Forest and Farm Facility in Nepal

 A two-day National Workshop on “Validation of the Baseline Study and Discussion on Implementation of the Forest and Farm Facility in Nepal” is concluded. The workshop is jointly convened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).  

03 Jul 2013 | News story

IUCN-WWF cover MPA guide publication

A new practical tool to evaluate Marine Protected Areas management in the Mediterranean

According to a recent survey conducted by the MedPAN Association over 80 Mediterranean marine protected areas (MPA) more than half of them did not yet have a management plan for the sites and 75% of the Natura 2000 sites (in EU countries) still did not have a management body. In order to reinforce the effectiveness of Mediterranean marine protected areas and to achieve a more unified approach, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and WWF-Italy have worked in close collaboration with MPA managers to create an inclusive yet synthetic tool to assess MPA management. …   | French | Spanish

03 Jul 2013 | News story