2013

Powered by Nature awards

Powered by Nature: deadline extended for social media award

Calling for your best idea for a social media campaign on energy and nature! The student competition Powered by Nature now gives you two more weeks to apply for a unique experience and week-long collaborative workshop on social media and sustainability in the Netherlands. The deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 23:59 CEST.  …  

29 Apr 2013 | News story

Elephants in the Uduwalawe National Park

Red alert: Sri Lanka's vanishing natural wealth

A public lecture titled ‘Red alert: Sri Lanka’s vanishing natural wealth’ given by CEC member Dr Sriyanie Miththapala under the aegis Tree Society of Sri Lanka hit home among the people who attended. There have been many requests for publication and dissemination of this lecture. …  

29 Apr 2013 | News story

The Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) once formed numerous, immense spawning groups. However, heavy fishing has reduced these spawning groups and overall population numbers to critically low values.

A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk

At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction, putting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at risk, finds a report published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCN SSC) Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group. …   | Dutch

28 Apr 2013 | International news release

Reflection workshop in Morocco

Reflecting on Climate Change in the Region

 During a regional reflection workshop in Morocco, the SEARCH team reflects on climate change resilience in the region. …  

27 Apr 2013 | Article
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Abanderados y Abanderadas en Cuencas Transfronterizas

The Declaration of San Marcos is signed by Champions in Transboundary Basins

Under the third meeting of champions (as) the participants decide to reaffirm its commitment to sustainable integrated management of water resources and transboundary cooperation in shared watersheds …   | Spanish

26 Apr 2013 | News story
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Acto de presentación de las publicaciones de UICN-Med 2012

Presentación de las publicaciones del Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo en 2012

Nueve publicaciones editadas por el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN (UICN-Med) el año pasado han sido presentadas hoy conjuntamente con el Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente y la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) en Madrid. …  

26 Apr 2013 | Article

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Post2015 Process: The Water Thematic Consultation Report

Following the online UN Post2015 consultation process, a report on the thematic consultation on Water has been published and is now available for public commenting. …  

26 Apr 2013 | News story

Fisherwomen selling aquatic products at the market of Xuan Thuy National Park

Working with fisherwomen in Xuan Thuy National Park

Every day, hundreds of local fisherwomen enter the mangrove forest in Xuan Thuy National Park to collect shells, mollusks, crabs, and other aquatic products. Although the law prohibits any kind of resource extraction in the core zone, the poor women who depend on these natural resources have no other choice. Up to six hours a day, they wade through the mud and water and end up earning less than US$3 a day. The overexploitation of aquatic products has resulted in increased scarcity and growing competition between the fisherwomen. …   | Vietnamese

26 Apr 2013 | Article
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Shrimp ponds in Quang Ngai Province

Where have the sea turtles gone?

“Sea turtles don’t come to nest on our beach anymore!” said Mr. Minh, a member of Sea Turtle Nesting Beach Protection, a volunteer network in Quang Tri Province. Despite the participation of nearly 3,500 local residents and school children in beach protection, a recent survey found that, since 2007, no marine turtle nests have been recorded in Quang Tri, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai Provinces and the very few nests that remain in Binh Dinh Province are on off-shore islands. Meanwhile, according to a 2009 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), 1,000 mature turtles a year are killed accidentally by fishermen as “by-catch”. …   | Vietnamese

26 Apr 2013 | Article
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Hugo Echeverría, miembro de la Comisión Mundial de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN.

Amicus Curiae and the right of access to justice in environmental causes

Hugo Echeverria, member of IUCN’S World Commission on Environmental Law, talks about a law proposal on Amicus Curiae, submitted a few weeks ago at Ecuador’s Legislative Power. …   | Spanish

26 Apr 2013 | News story
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