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Las praderas marinas también almacenan CO2

Los días 16 y 17 de mayo se han celebrado en el Instituto de Estudios Portuarios de Málaga las primeras Jornadas abiertas sobre “las Praderas de fanerógamas marinas en el litoral español: Conservación, uso y gestión”, organizadas por el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN en el marco del proyecto Life+ Posidonia Andalucía. Las presentaciones ya están disponibles a través de la agenda. …  

23 May 2012 | News story

Vice minister speaking with rural village community

Report Calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities

Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among forest-dependent communities. 

16 May 2012 | News story

Mediterranean Seagrass Meadows : Resilience and Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation. A Short Summary.

Mediterranean Seagrass Meadows: Resilience and Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation

This new study will be presented in Málaga during the Seagrass meadows event in Spain and provides an insight into their potential for carbon sequestration at a time when carbon credit schemes are becoming increasingly important in combating climate change. …   | French

16 May 2012 | Media advisory

Escolares malagueños en la visita al nuevo Itinerario de Biodiversidad en la finca Los Ruices, acompañados por la Concejala de Medio Ambiente, Ana Mª Navarro Luna, y el director de UICN-Med, Antonio Troya.

Escolares malagueños aprenden el valor de la biodiversidad

Cerca de 11.000 escolares han participado este año en dos programas educativos de biodiversidad organizados por el Ayuntamiento de Málaga -Miembro de UICN- con el fin de difundir la riqueza botánica y paisajística de este municipio. …  

10 May 2012 | News story

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SOS - Save Our Species: New call for proposals open!

The second SOS Call for Proposals has just opened. Non-governmental organisations (including IUCN members), community groups, and other civil society organisations are welcome to apply for an SOS grant for one of the following Strategic Directions: …  

08 May 2012 | News story

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Linking IUCN science to global action

IUCN is ready to participate actively and share its most prominent knowledge products with an emerging global platform on biodiversity and its benefits (IPBES). Learn more on IUCN’s knowledge, tools and standards and discover how these can help IPBES linking science to action. …  

20 Apr 2012 | News story

Jebel Zaghouan National Park

Mobilizing local partners for Eco-tourism in Tunisia

As part of a project led by IUCN-Med and funded by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) for the establishment of an eco-tourism plan in two pilot protected areas in North Africa (Morocco and Tunisia), a 2nd field visit took place in Tunisia during the last week of March. …  

16 Apr 2012 | News story

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IUCN offers conservation knowledge for global nature platform

The world needs a stronger link between government policy and scientific facts regarding nature and its benefits. IUCN is taking part in the second plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 16-21 April, Panama City, Panama. …  

13 Apr 2012 | News story

Reunión del Comité español de UICN preparatoria del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza 2012

España se prepara para el V Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza

El Comité español de UICN (CeUICN) y sus miembros debaten las principales problemáticas ambientales que plantearán durante encuentro mundial de septiembre en Jeju, Corea del Sur …  

12 Apr 2012 | News story

A sacred place of the Sámi people in the middle of  Lake Inari in Finnish Lapland.

Europe’s sacred lands – a secret in need

‘The Diversity of Sacred Lands in Europe’, provides a unique insight into Europe’s often forgotten sacred natural sites. It looks into their history, importance and the threats they currently face. The book is a must-read for managers of European protected areas and landscapes and those interested in the religious and cultural aspects of European natural sites. Published by IUCN and Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services of Finland, the book is part of a series issued by The Delos Initiative of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

04 Apr 2012 | News story

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