Protected Areas

Participants en séance de travail

Aires marines protégées : Mieux se former pour une gouvernance partagée

Une session de formation sur la gouvernance partagée des aires marines protégées s'est tenue à Popenguine au Sénégal du 12 au 23 juillet 2010. …  

31 Oct 2010 | News story
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Couverture

Un guide pratique pour les Aires Marines Protégées d’Afrique de l’Ouest lancé

Le lancement officiel de l’ouvrage  «  … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest » s’est déroulé en marge du 5ème Forum régional marin et côtier récemment organisé à Nouakchott en Mauritanie. Fruit d’un travail de longue haleine, engagé dans le cadre du projet GP Sirènes et du Programme Régional de conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine (PRCM), il s’inscrit dans la droite ligne de "Partager le Pouvoir" publié par l’UICN/ CEESP et l’IIED et valorise la riche expérience des praticiens de terrain d’Afrique de l’Ouest. …  

31 Oct 2010 | News story
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EUROPARC Federation

RECOGNISING THE TRUE VALUE OF NATURE

RETHINKING TODAY’S SUBSIDIES TO REFLECT TOMORROW’S PRIORITIES …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

Le Ministre de l'environnement de la Guinée Bissau, CBD COP 10 Nagoya, Japon

24% du territoire de La Guinée Bissau érigés en aires protégées d’ici 2012.

La Guinée Bissau vient de prendre l’engagement de porter le taux de couverture de ses aires protégées actuellement de 15% à 24% d’ici deux ans. - Nagoya – Japon 25 octobre …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture

It’s in our hands: New book on our relationship with nature launched

A new book, Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture, is being launched by IUCN today at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Nagoya, Japan. The launch is part of an event organized through a collaboration between ETC-COMPAS and IUCN and is dedicated to promoting sacred natural sites and their crucial role in conserving nature and culture. The book is based on experience from around the world which highlights the importance of sacred natural sites in biodiversity conservation and the long-standing relationships between nature and people. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

European Green Belt

European Green Belt: From Paper to Practice

The 4th European Green Belt conference took take place on the 6th October 2010 in Kuhmo, Finland, in the frame of the 20 years anniversary symposium of Finnish-Russian friendship in cross-border cooperation. One of its main conclusions is that European Green Belt initiative continues to prove its rationale and deliver across its span – it is quite vivid on the ground with numerous activities taking place or being planned. Moreover, there is a potential for the initiative to grow in the future. It is right time to launch discussion on how the Green Belt could strengthen its operations in order to embark on a new phase and expand its outreach. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN Deputy Director Bill Jackson with Go4BioDiv group at Mount Fuji, Japan

Treasures at risk: Young people from across the globe unite for World Heritage

Young people from all five continents representing natural World Heritage sites are gathering at a nature-based camp at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan for the International Youth Forum Go4BioDivOur Treasures at Risk – to share experiences and challenges facing their sites, notably climate change. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Juvenile Sakhalin Taimen

New preserve on Russia’s Koppi River will protect habitat for taimen and tigers

A decade of efforts by the Wild Salmon Center and partners culminates in formal protection of 94,000 acres to safeguard the critically endangered Sakhalin taimen, Siberian tiger, and other wildlife in the Russian Far East. …  

21 Oct 2010 | News story

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Protect nature – and let it protect us!

Protected areas are one of the most effective tools for conserving biodiversity and offer natural solutions to some of today’s major challenges: water quality and shortages, climate change, natural disasters, health and sustainable livelihoods. But will those taking part in the meeting in Nagoya recognize their value and the urgent need to increase most needed investments in them? …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story

Paruku Indigenous Protected Area

Putting plans to work: IUCN's commitment to protected areas.

“Helping to establish a global network of protected areas has been one of the greatest successes achieved to date by Parties to the CBD” claims Trevor Sandwith, the new Head of the IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, speaking at the Convention on Biological Diversity Meeting of Parties in Nagoya, Japan. “National parks, wilderness areas, biological corridors, areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities are the world’s best biodiversity conservation tools and essential for human wellbeing and security”. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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