Central America

Cloud Forest on Mount Lidgbird, Lord Howe Island

Climate change key threat to ecosystems at risk

Climate change has emerged as a key threat to a diverse range of ecosystems in Australia and beyond, according to studies published in a special issue of the journal Austral Ecology. …  

17 Jul 2015 | News story

Presentation at 2015 Communications Summit in Brussels #ECS2015

Blog: Embracing a new era of communications – harnessing the power of the digital world

By Claire Warmenbol. Did you know that the world today creates as much data in 10 minutes as in all of human history up until the year 2003? That is a lot of information. Amongst all this noise, how do environmental messages stand a chance of being heard? Or better, to have an impact and instigate change? …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

Portada libro Legalidad Florestal en Mesoamérica

Nueva publicación de la UICN examina el marco legal que regula los bosques de Mesoamérica y sus recursos

San José, 30 de junio de 2015 (UICN). El cambio de uso del suelo constituye uno de los principales factores que contribuyen a la deforestación y uno de los principales retos que enfrenta la región de Mesoamérica. Las regulaciones existentes y la capacidad de las instituciones para implementar las leyes requieren de una revisión urgente para poder contar con medidas eficaces y efectivas. Esta es una de las principales conclusiones a las que arriba el libro Legalidad Forestal en Mesoamérica, publicado por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y el Centro de Derecho Ambiental del Programa de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN.  …  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

En la foto, Jesy Nohemy Barralaga Euceda (de blanco)  junto a  Marianela Ramírez y Leónidas Pérez, Abanderados(as) de la Cuenca del Río Goascorán, I Encuentro de Abanderados, mayo de 2012.

“El recurso hídrico debe unir al mundo”

Jesy Nohemy Barralaga Euceda, abanderada de la cuenca del Goascorán y presidenta del Consejo de Sub-cuenca bajo Goascoranen Honduras, viajó al 7° Foro Mundial Del Agua, en Korea del Sur con el fin de compartir sus experiencias de gestión de esta cuenca. Aquí una crónica de su viaje.  …  

25 Jun 2015 | News story

UN Member States formally adopt a resolution for the introduction of legal measures to protect the high seas

A major step towards a legally-binding deal for the high seas

Another significant step towards improved protection and management of the high seas was achieved today as UN Member States formally adopted a resolution for the development of legal measures to conserve marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. …  

19 Jun 2015 | News story

Building drought resilience in Uganda and Kenya

From drought-stricken to stewards rising

Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to raise awareness of this global threat.  …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

13A-069-022 Tagging oceanic manta rays 2, Socorro Islands, Mexico _ Josh Stewart, SOS Save Our Species, Manta Trust

To have healthy oceans we need healthy marine wildlife

According to the United Nations, World Oceans Day is about a healthy planet being based on healthy oceans – so true and in so many ways! The ecological pressures on Earth’s oceans are as diverse and daunting as the storms that can roll across its blue horizons. But there is hope rolling in the deep! Days like today can catalyse, unite and promote efforts to save these, our blue lungs, from ourselves. …  

08 Jun 2015 | News story

Infographic 'Going with the Flow'. The natural capital of water, follow @IUCN_Water on Twitter

On Valuing Nature’s Water Infrastructure

Blog by Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water Programme. Posted originally on the Economist Insight for World Environment Day 2015. …  

05 Jun 2015 | News story

Planting trees

World renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall announced as Honorary Patron of Nature for IUCN

Nature conservation needs champions – people who are passionate about the cause and have the knowledge and respect to stimulate change. Today, on World Environment Day, we are delighted to announce that renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, has become an Honorary Patron of Nature for IUCN. …  

05 Jun 2015 | News story

Okavango Delta, a Ramsar Wetland and World Heritage Site

Safeguarding the world’s wetlands – let’s be bold, brave and ambitious

“We have to make the Ramsar Convention a catalyst for change – and change on a scale massive enough to stop and reverse a terrible history of wetland loss and destruction.” …   | Spanish

03 Jun 2015 | News story

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