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New website set to benefit Mediterranean ecotourism sector

The MEET Network aims to improve the cooperation between Mediterranean protected areas and sustainable tourism. …   | French | Spanish

18 Sep 2014 | News story

Workshop opening

Indonesia commits to quality of its growing marine protected area network

This week the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sharif C. Sutardjo, officially opened a joint IUCN and Coral Triangle Center training event on marine protected area governance. Supported by IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme through the Blue Solutions project partnership, the focus on marine protected area governance builds on the recent success stories in effectively protecting coastal and marine resources across many of Indonesia’s 7,000 islands. …  

18 Sep 2014 | Article

Cambio climático y futuro de los páramos: ¿qué sabemos?

Cambio climático y futuro de los páramos: ¿qué sabemos?

Los páramos son ecosistemas fundamentales para la regulación del ciclo hidrológico, el almacenamiento de carbono atmosférico y es un corredor biológico para diversas especies de flora y fauna. Así como un espacio con una alta riqueza cultural y étnica que lo hacen único en el mundo. …  

18 Sep 2014 | News story

Securing the sustainability of the Mount Elgon forest ecosystem, Kenya - Uganda

Protected areas in Uganda – reducing climate change impacts and supporting livelihoods

The reality of climate change and the risks it poses to communities and ecosystems is increasingly being felt across Africa, with one of the greatest risks being landslides. …  

18 Sep 2014 | Article

equador

Páramos: ¿qué sabemos?

El proyecto Comunidades de los Páramos de la UICN, lanza un estudio que ofrece una visión general del avance en el conocimiento del páramo. En la recopilación de la información y su análisis participaron expertos de Tropenbos (Colombia), Instituto de Montaña (Perú), Ecociencia (Ecuador) y el especialista Robert Hofstede.   …  

18 Sep 2014 | News story

Sundarban mangroves

Recognising the power of wetlands

A wetland restoration project in the Sundarbans, a protected area shared by India and Bangladesh, is addressing climate change, protecting the coastline from floods while securing food and income for local communities. …  

17 Sep 2014 | Article

Luc Bas, Director, IUCN EU Representative Office

Will the new EU Commission assure Europe’s leadership on sustainable development?

IUCN EU Representative Office's Director Luc Bas reflects on the likely impact of the new European Commission line-up on the EU's environment policy for the coming five years. …  

17 Sep 2014 | News story

IUCN and Absolute World Group at Thailand Property Awards 2014

IUCN addresses environmental sustainability at the Thailand Property Awards

On 11th September in Bangkok, over 500 of the property industry’s leaders in Thailand gathered at the Conrad Hotel for a Gala Dinner and Property Awards Ceremony. Started in 2006, the Thailand Property Awards recognise quality in architecture, design, construction and development, rewarding the best condominiums, housing developments, villas, commercial buildings and hotels.   …  

17 Sep 2014 | Article

The vaquita of the Gulf of California is well on its way to extinction. The cause is bycatch in fishing nets

IUCN calls for immediate action to prevent the Vaquita’s extinction

Despite conservation efforts, numbers of Vaquita, a small porpoise found only in Mexico, have continued to decline, from around 600‐800 animals in the early 1990s to about 100 animals today, according to the latest report of the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA). …  

16 Sep 2014 | News story

Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) in Nusa Penida MPA, Bali, Indonesia

IUCN supports Global Ocean Commission petition for a new agreement on high seas protection: less than a week to go

On 21 September, the Global Ocean Commission will deliver a petition to United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. The document calls for a new international agreement (under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) to secure conservation and sustainable use of high seas resources. …  

16 Sep 2014 | News story

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