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Updating the R-KNOW National Steering Committee in Jordan on R-KNOW Activities

 The National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW) project in Jordan, which is consists of stakeholders from different governmental institutions and NGOs, meets on a regular basis in order to discuss project activities in Jordan. …  

17 Apr 2015 | Article

People riding bicycles over a bridge on the Nam Xong River

Blog from the World Water Forum II: Let’s not talk only about water

Raphaël Glémet, Senior Programme Officer for Water and Wetlands within IUCN’s Asia Regional Office, talks to us about his passion for all things water, and shares his excitement about innovative approaches to transboundary water governance. …  

17 Apr 2015 | News story

Ruins of the Roman City of Tharros. Sinis protected area, (Italy).

Final Call: Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Test Tours, Spring 2015

The MEET project is finally launching the second round of MEETecotourism packages test tours. The Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET) Project is a cross-border cooperative eco-tourism venture funded by the European Union (in the framework of the ENPI-CBC Mediterranean Programme 2007-2013). …  

16 Apr 2015 | Article

Announcing the 1st World Forum on Ecosystem Governance

All life depends on the services provided by healthy ecosystems, including human wellbeing. Today these complex systems are threatened by unsustainable demands for resources, climate change, political con-flicts, and decades of inadequate and inappropriate management. Understanding the state of the world’s ecosystems, the threats they face, and their resilience is crucial if we are to develop holistic and inclusive and innovative policies, strategies and actions to remediate these threats. …  

16 Apr 2015 | Article


Commercial agriculture and forestry could have a net positive impact on biodiversity – IUCN report

Gland, Switzerland, 16 April 2015 (IUCN) – A new IUCN study examines, for the first time, how commercial agriculture and forestry production could reduce global biodiversity loss by applying innovative approaches already used by some companies in the extractive and infrastructure industries.

16 Apr 2015 | News story

El ganador del premio Sasakawa. Dr. Allan Lavell (centro) en el momento de recibir el reconocimiento en Japón.

“La gestión del riesgo debe ser parte del ADN del desarrollo”

Por una vida dedicada al estudio e impulso del tema de gestión del riesgo como parte de las agendas de desarrollo de los países, el Dr. Allan Lavell, investigador en la temática de Reducción de Riesgo de Desastres con la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), autor de múltiples publicaciones y conferencista en más de 40 países a lo largo de todo el mundo, recibió el Premio Sasakawa durante la Tercera Conferencia Mundial de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (WCDDR) en Sendai, Japón en marzo, 2015.   …  

15 Apr 2015 | Article

Fishing in the Mekong

Blog from the World Water Forum I: Scattered pearls do not make a necklace

Marcello Rocca, Communications Officer for the Water and Wetlands Programme within IUCN’s Central and West Africa office, reports back on his experience of this important event so far.  …  

14 Apr 2015 | News story

Comunidad Ñangali, Provincia de Huancabamba, Departamento de Piura, Perú.

Investigaciones Adaptivas realizadas por mujeres de los Páramos de Huancabamba

Artículo preparado por el Instituto de Montaña, Perú. “Comunidades de los Páramos” de la UICN. …  

14 Apr 2015 | News story

Night view of Mauna Kea.

The rising: Native Hawaiians and local community face off against government and university to protect sacred mountain (CEESP member opinion editorial by Trisha Kehaulani Watson)

CEESP- TILCEPA's role is anchored in an understanding that conservation and the success of Protected Areas in conserving biodiversity are located in social, economic and cultural contexts. Local and traditional knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, stewardship and livelihoods all play a role in determining whether biodiversity can be effectively conserved or will be depleted. There is a broad range of Protected Area practices; and within these arrangements the interface between the State, Protected Area agencies (private, communal, State or para-Statal) and communities always involves the exercise and negotiation of power. This aspect of power relations in Protected Areas governance and processes is not in a single act, but in an ongoing process that requires reflection, assessment and transparency to maximize healthy, mutually respectful cooperation. …  

14 Apr 2015 | Article

Illegal wildlife trade caught at the Custom Area of Mexico's International Airport in Mexico City.

International Trade in Wildlife Involving Mexico: A Critical Appraisal of Wildlife Trade Dynamics between Mexico and the European Union

Dr. Ines Arroyo Quiroz, a CEESP/SULi member and her co-applicant Dr Wyatt (Northumbria University, UK) have been granted with the British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship Scheme recently. This award will enable them to develop the research project International Trade in Wildlife involving Mexico: A Critical Appraisal of Wildlife Trade Dynamics between Mexico and the European Union, which is starting in March 2015. …  

14 Apr 2015 | Article

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