Mediterráneo

6th World Water Forum, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012

Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN

Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

The new approach could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment.

El dilema de la pesca equilibrada – UICN propone un novedoso enfoque para la pesca

Un estudio de la UICN publicado en la revista Science propone un replanteamiento de la gestión pesquera que podría aumentar la seguridad alimentaria y reducir al mínimo los efectos ambientales negativos que acarrea la actividad pesquera. …   | English | French

01 Mar 2012 | News story

King Penguin

UICN acoge con beneplácito a 33 nuevos Miembros

El 15 de febrero de 2012, el Consejo de la UICN, en su 78ª reunión, admitió a 33 nuevos Miembros y reconoció oficialmente al Comité Nacional de Miembros de la UICN de Brasil. …   | English | French

22 Feb 2012 | News story

Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa)

EU experts on IPBES thematic content

Over 80 experts, including those from the IUCN Secretariat and several IUCN Members, recently gathered for a workshop of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) to discuss the proposed work programme of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It was an opportunity to identify numerous ways for IPBES to collaborate with existing mechanisms so that its first activities are timely and effective. The workshop outcome is now available.  …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

HSBC Bank

HSBC and IUCN support Water and Energy Management for the Zarqa River Basin in Jordan

The climate change impact on the agricultural economy of Zarqa Basin upon which the livelihoods of its inhabitants depends was reported to be serious. HSBC jointly with IUCN are now embarking on an initiative to help adapting to such situation.
 

14 Feb 2012 | News story
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Reporting conclusions on Mediterranean biodiversity wetland session

MedWet assess efforts for conservation wetlands and propose the AGADIR Commitments for the next 20 years

The International Symposium on Water and Wetlands has taken place from 6 to 9 February in Agadir (Morocco) under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed IV. It was the opportunity to review the progress on wetlands conservation since the Grado meeting in Italy in 1991 and to define the road map for the next twenty years. …  

13 Feb 2012 | News story

VOLCANDPARK

First International Congress on Management and Awareness in Protected Volcanic Landscapes (VOLCANDPARK)

Volcandpark is the first congress on the management of protected volcanic areas, including raising public awareness and geotourism. It aims to provide a forum for reflection and debate, combining knowledge of volcanology with land management and disseminating this information to the people who work in these volcanic areas. …  

13 Feb 2012 | News story
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White-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys)

Love you for life: Monogamous species celebrate Valentine’s Day

What do gibbons, swans, wolves, French Angelfish, and albatrosses have in common? This Valentine’s Day they will all be celebrating with their life-long partners—these species are some of the few creatures that mate for life. …   | French

11 Feb 2012 | News story

Orquídea. Cali, Colombia.

Diálogo Internacional de Finanzas para la conservación de la Biodiversidad a puertas

El evento es co-organizado por los gobiernos de Ecuador, Suecia, Noruega e India, junto con Japón, actual Presidente de la COP10 del CBD. Se realizará en Quito, Ecuador, del 6 al 9 de marzo, con apoyo de Swedbio, SIDA, NORAD y UICN. …   | English

02 Feb 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story


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