Áreas protegidas

Chielinah Bandana, Weichiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, Winner of the 2008 Equator Prize

10 days left for Equator Prize nominations

IUCN is a proud partner to the Equator Initiative, which has opened its call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2012, to be awarded to 25 outstanding local initiatives that are working to advance sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. …  

21 Oct 2011 | News story

IUCN delegation to ACP Secretariat

Working together to support development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

“The Governments of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are waking up to the recognition that the management and restoration of ecosystems is an effective way of providing natural solutions to the development pressures of our time,” stated Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), during a recent visit of IUCN Regional Directors to Brussels. …  

11 Oct 2011 | News story

IUCN PA management categories training_working groups

Looking beyond the name: IUCN PA management categories training for the Dinaric Arc

At the end of September 2011 a three-day training workshop introduced the IUCN protected area management categories and governance types to conservation experts from five Dinaric Arc countries having the responsibility of decision making on protected areas designation and management. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Cover: Guidelines for Sacred National Sites in Estonian

IUCN-UNESCO’s Guidelines for Sacred Natural Sites translated into Estonian

In Estonia, around 2,500 traditional sacred natural sites covering large areas of land are known to contain significant spiritual, cultural and natural heritage values. Further research and documentation are expected to reveal a network of as much as 7,000 sacred natural sites in the country alone.   …  

03 Oct 2011 | News story

Prokletije Mountains

Focus on Transboundary Protected Area of Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains

The training on Transboundary Protected Areas, conducted by IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe in cooperation with IUCN WCPA members, was held in Shkodra, Albania, 12-13 September. The training was given to representatives of Local Action Groups (LAGs) from Albania and Montenegro residing in the area of potential three lateral transboundary protected area of Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Wangari Maathai

La naturaleza pierde a una heroína

La UICN lamenta profundamente la pérdida de Wangari Maathai, una de las mayores ambientalistas de África y gran defensora de la justicia social, los derechos humanos, la paz y la democracia. Wangari Maathai falleció el martes en Nairobi, a los 71 años. …   | English

26 Sep 2011 | News story
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NP Plitvice - Two boats

Looking for common ground between the oldest Croatian and the youngest BiH national parks

This summer Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia hosted a stakeholder meeting to discuss joint priorities for long term cooperation for biodiversity protection with Una National Park in Bosnia and Herzegovina. …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN Med

UICN-MED busca expertos en especies

El Centro de Cooperación con el Mediterráneo de la UICN (UICN-Med) busca expertos voluntarios interesados en contribuir a la evaluación de varios grupos taxonómicos de la región mediterránea según los criterios de la Lista Roja UICN, en el marco del proyecto titulado Valoración de la biodiversidad del Mediterráneo, Fase II: Respuesta a principales lagunas de conocimiento en la región Mediterránea. …   | English | French

16 Aug 2011 | News story
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Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Remember the rangers: 31 July is World Ranger Day

Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation. While some are exposed to hazardous environmental conditions such as floods or dangerous animals, others are targeted because they stand up to poachers, drug warlords and criminals. This year alone, at least 31 were murdered, some under the most horrific circumstances. …  

31 Jul 2011 | News story

Cousin Island Seychelles

Half of Seychelles Islands become protected

The Seychelles Government has announced that it will declare new protected areas in the archipelago, resulting in half (50.59%) of all Seychelles land becoming protected by law. The Cabinet approved the designation of protected areas, which amount to 15.72 km² of land representing 3.53% of Seychelles land territory and total 45,500 hectares. Last year, the Silhouette National Park and the Recif Island Reserve were created, increasing the total area of protected land to 47.06%. …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story


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