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Protecting our natural heritage

 CEESP Member Antonio M Claparols provides this opinion piece for readers. As I write this the planet is being devastated by both droughts and floods.
In the United States the worse droughts and heat waves have caused
devastating effects on the land, agriculture and health of the people.
Agricultural produce has declined as the weather takes their toll.
The price of basic food such as corn, soybeans and wheat have increased as
the
demand out strips the supply.
The heat wave and drought has reached temperatures of over 100 degrees Fare
height thereby destroying the corn belt of the US. …  

15 Aug 2012 | Article
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Coastal Youth Workshop, Costa Rica

Prepared by Daniela Barguil CoopeSoliDar R.L

 
Seven young representatives from fishing communities of Central America and Mexico met in Tárcoles, Costa Rica, the 7th and 8th of June ( Oceans Day) , for a two day workshop, organized by UICN- Mesoamerican and Caribbean Regional Office, CoopeSoliDar R.L and CEESP and CEESP Youth, with the support of the organizations that nominated the young participants: ACRA (Nicaragua), Committee for the Defence and Development of the Flora and Fauna of the Fonseca Gulf- CODDEFFAGOLF (Honduras), CoopeTárcoles R.L. (Costa Rica), the Federation of Artisanal Fishing of Guatemala (FENAPESCA), and the Federation of Artisanal Fishing of El Salvador (FACOPADES).
 

15 Aug 2012 | Article
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Audiovisual platforms for indigenous & rural communities

Following the IUCN World Conservation Congress at Barcelona, Dr. Dario Novellino - a CEESP member since 2008 - has been investing much efforts in facilitating the creation of audio-visual platforms for indigenous and rural communities to express their voices and, particularly, their own critiques of state policies, development and top-down conservation projects. …  

15 Aug 2012 | Article
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Traditional swidden in Selous forest near Rufigi, Tanzania.

Shifting Cultivation, Gender and REDD+ in West and Central Africa

 CEESP TGER Co-Chair Dr. Janis Bristol Alcorn is serving as a technical advisor for a new USAID-funded study of "Shifting Cultivation, Gender and REDD+ in West and Central Africa", being implemented by USAID´s Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) project in coordination with CARPE and STEWARD projects in West and Central Africa. …  

15 Aug 2012 | Article
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CEESP Youth network needs your help in completing a survey on "Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships: Towards an IUCN-wide Action Plan".

 CEESP Youth network needs your help in completing a survey on "Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships: Towards an IUCN-wide Action Plan". Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships: Towards an IUCN-wide Action Plan The CEESP Youth Network needs your help to complete a survey. …  

15 Aug 2012 | Article
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Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot

A Tribute to Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot

The IUCN community is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot who died tragically on Sunday 3 June 2012 in the plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Obot was the Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, an IUCN Member organization, a Steering Committee member of the Commission on Environmental Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and Chair of the CEESP Theme on Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE). …  

05 Jun 2012 | Article
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2012 Congress Online Programme

IUCN Congress Programme now live

As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story

The 'doughnut' image used to portray and combine environmental and social factors.

Picking up the doughnut and running with it

With Rio +20 just weeks away, the attention of those in the environment and development sectors is increasingly turning to issues around the green economy and how to achieve sustainable development. A recent discussion paper by Kate Raworth, Senior Researcher at Oxfam GB presents a visual framework that can be used to think about inclusive and sustainable economic development. In a recent interview, Raworth described the development of her idea. …  

23 May 2012 | Article

Jeju Convention Center

CEESP at the World Conservation Congress (WCC)

It is shaping up to be an action-packed World Conservation Congress for CEESP. If you are planning to attend the IUCN Congress, please contact us at ceesp@iucn.org so we can involve you and keep you informed about CEESP related events during the Congress. Here are some of the events already planned: …  

10 May 2012 | News story
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New video available about IUCN in English, French and Spanish

A new IUCN video is now available on YouTube. …  

10 May 2012 | News story
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