Central America


BIOPAMA support to the UNEP-WCMC World Database on Protected Areas

More than one third of protected areas data for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries has been improved over the past two years through a collaborative effort between UNEP-WCMC (United Nations Environment Programme -World Conservation Monitoring Centre) and IUCN through the BIOPAMA programme (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management). Important protected area databases have been sustained and a number of high-impact reports have been produced to support the goal of improving access to best available science and knowledge on protected areas. …  

03 Apr 2015 | News story

El premio reconoce la gestión ambiental, la protección, uso sostenible de los recursos naturales y ecosistemas estratégicos en el Chocó.

Organización Miembro de UICN, Fundación MarViva, recibe medalla al mérito ambiental en Colombia

La Fundación MarViva, Miembro de la UICN, recibió de la Corporación Autónoma Regional para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Chocó – CODECHOCÓ, la Medalla al Mérito Ambiental. Esta distinción se efectuó en el marco del evento de lanzamiento de la nueva Área Marina Protegida “ Distrito Regional de Manejo Integrado Golfo de Tribugá – Cabo Corrientes”, llevado a cabo en Nuquí – Chocó el pasado 12 de marzo de 2015. CODECHOCÓ destacó el compromiso de MarViva con la gestión ambiental del Departamento del Chocó y la preservación de los ecosistemas marinos del Golfo de Tribugá – Cabo Corrientes.  …  

24 Mar 2015 | News story

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

Water is nature, water is everything

Every year on 22 March, the international community celebrates World Water Day, a day to draw global attention to the water challenge and renew commitments to safeguard the planet’s most vital resource. …  

22 Mar 2015 | News story

Forests in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa

World on track to meet ambitious forest restoration goal

Bonn, Germany, 21 March, 2015 – New restoration initiatives were announced today by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place in Germany. With these announcements, a total of 59.2 million hectares have now been contributed to the Bonn Challenge – a global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020. …  

21 Mar 2015 | News story

The Race For Water Odyssey to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution in the ocean set off from Bordeaux, France.

Race against oceans of plastic

A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France. …  

16 Mar 2015 | News story

Aerial view of Fire Island wilderness breach after Hurricane Sandy

Nature's protective power

IUCN experts are gathering at a UN conference in Japan this week to deliver the evidence to policy makers that healthy ecosystems play a critical role in protecting people from disasters. …  

14 Mar 2015 | News story

Grand Etang Lake, Grenada

Call for Expressions of Interest – Data Management Training

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is currently soliciting Expressions of Interest (EoIs) from organisations actively involved in managing protected areas at the national level and needing assistance in conducting data management workshops/trainings. …  

12 Mar 2015 | News story

Durante la instauración de la Comisión Regional de Cambio Climático de la Península de Yucatán (CRCCPY).

UICN apoya la creación de una “Mesa de Restauración de Paisaje” en la Comisión Regional de Cambio Climático de la península de Yucatán

Mérida, Yucatán, 2 de marzo de 2015. Con el objetivo de dar cumplimiento al Acuerdo General de Coordinación entre los gobiernos de los estados de la Península de Yucatán en materia de cambio climático, firmado en Cancún en diciembre de 2010, en el contexto de la XVI Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático, se instaló la Comisión Regional de Cambio Climático de la Península de Yucatán (CRCCPY). Dicha comisión coordinará las acciones y recursos de organizaciones de la sociedad civil y Gobierno, para la mitigación y adaptación a las modificaciones del clima que se producen a nivel global.   …  

11 Mar 2015 | News story

Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Pastoralism provides crucial services to humanity, can support green economy transition

Better management of neglected sector would boost water regulation and biodiversity and sequester up to 9.8 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions …   | French

09 Mar 2015 | News story

On hand for the official launching of the expansion were Belize Fisheries Department (Ecosystem Management Unit Coordinator), Jamez Azueta; San Pedro Tourist Guide Association (President), Billy Leslie;Belize Fisheries Administrator, Beverly Wade; Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr.; the Mayor of San Pedro Town, Daniel Guerrero; Marine Protected Areas Coordinator, Isaias Majil; Hol Chan Reserve Manager, Miguel Alamilla

The Hol Chan Marine Reserve in Belize has been expanded with full support of the government and stakeholders

On Tuesday, February 17th, The Government of Belize, through cabinet, approved the expansion of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve which was officially announced during a signing ceremony on February 25 in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize.  …  

07 Mar 2015 | News story

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