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Water, a scare resource

Blog from the World Water Forum IV: Two global water conventions: so what?

Juancarlos Sanchez, legal Officer at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre. I arrived in Daegu, South Korea, expecting to learn from different countries and regions about the implications of the entry into force of the UN Watercourses Convention and the global opening of the UNECE Water Convention.  …  

23 Apr 2015 | News story

Bumblebee

Launch of European Red List of Bees: Fostering bee-friendly agricultural practices

The recent release of the European Red List of Bees had found that 9.2% of Europe’s 1,965 wild bee species were threatened with extinction. This trend affects a broad variety of stakeholders, given the bee’s key role in the pollination of crops and wild flowers, which is essential to society and agriculture. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Reunión de Directores Globales de la UICN y Ministerio de Ambiente de Ecuador

Ministerio de Ambiente de Ecuador comparte experiencias con Directores Globales de la UICN

En el desayuno de trabajo participaron representantes de las oficinas del Este-Sur África, Luther Bois Anukur; de México, América Central y el Caribe; Grethel Aguilar; Bruselas, Luc Bas; Pan Europa, Sebastia Semene; Asia, Aban Marker; Estados Unidos, Frank Hawkins; Oeste-Centro África, Joseph Aimé Nianogo; y Ocenía, Taholo Kami.   …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Signing of the memorandum of understanding between Mr. Gino Van Begin, ICLEI’s Secretary General and Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, IUCN’s President during the 2015 ICLEI World Congress

IUCN and ICLEI to collaborate on supporting local sustainable development and nature protection

IUCN and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability – have committed to strengthening their global cooperation on sustainable development, with special emphasis on the integration of natural capital in urban and regional planning, and the implementation of nature based solutions. The two organisations signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect on 12 April 2015, during the 2015 ICLEI World Congress in Seoul. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Participants of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being for Latin America and Caribbean

Soluciones inspiradoras para las zonas marino costeras de América Latina y la región del Gran Caribe

La Iniciativa Blue Solutions organizó el segundo Foro Nacional sobre las Soluciones para los Océanos, las Costas y el Bienestar Humano. …   | English

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Bird Island, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Pacific protected area partnership reinvigorated

Established in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Round Table for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, a regional Protected Areas working group is being reinvigorated with the support of the BIOPAMA programme and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and is a driver to deliver the Regional Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Jean Wiener has been a pioneer working for establishing protected marine areas in Haiti.

Jean Wiener wins the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize

 Jean Wiener, Founder and Director of the environmental NGO FoProBiM in Haiti and Member of the IUCN, has won the prestigious Islands and Island Nations 2015 Goldman Prize in San Francisco. The Prize recognises individuals’ efforts to protect the natural environment. …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story

Paysage de la forêt pluviale de Kwabre, Ouest Ghana

Des communautés au Ghana se portent au secours de leurs forêts pluviales

Le mois dernier, trente-six membres de communautés locales ont achevé une formation intense et ont rejoint les Équipes communautaires de patrouillage des forêts chargées de patrouiller la forêt pluviale de Kwabre, dans l'Ouest du Ghana, explique David Osei, Coordinateur de terrain de l'organisation WAPCA (West African Primate Conversation Action), un bénéficiaire de subventions SOS.   …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story

Leaders for Nature

IUCN Leaders for Nature – Developing tangible ideas for greener cities

Leaders for Nature is the IUCN Netherlands’ business engagement network of twenty multinationals and major Dutch enterprises working together to green the economy. Its annual forum brings together private sector, government and civil society stakeholders to identify ways of integrating natural capital into business management and practices. …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story

A sand dune area was exploited for constructing shrimp ponds in Thanh Hai Commune, Ben Tre Province

Towards coastal resilience: Addressing climate change impacts in Ben Tre Province

Mangroves and Climate Change (MCC), a program under Mangroves for the Future (MFF), is focused on building resilience to climate change, decreasing vulnerability to disasters, and improving livelihoods. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, has coordinated the program in Vietnam since 2013, with the financial support of Danida, Sida and Norad. Within the framework of MFF, a Small Grant Facility (SGF) has been established to support coastal provinces in Viet Nam to develop coastal resilience models addressing climate change impacts. The purpose of these pilot projects is to protect coastal ecosystems, most notably through the sustainable use and management of mangroves. …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story
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