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Red Coral in Portofino Marine Protected Area (Italy)

More research efforts are needed to understand the conservation status of Mediterranean corals

Over the last two years, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation was coordinating the expert group to assess the status of the Mediterranean anthozoans. After intensive data gathering, monitoring and analysis the experts estimated that around 45% of species were listed as Data Deficient, that is, there is no adequate information to make an assessment of its risk of extinction. The preliminary results of the evaluation indicate that approximately 11% of the species assessed are threatened of extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. 

24 Oct 2014 | News story

Ráckeve, Hungary

Green infrastructure, a sustainable answer to Europe’s challenges

Green Infrastructure (GI) is an innovative way of protecting biodiversity while simultaneously contributing to sustainable and smart growth. It is defined as a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas, which deliver a wide range of ecosystem services in terrestrial and marine areas. Green Infrastructure is also a key component of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy and contributes to the restoration of degraded ecosystems in Europe, the enhancement of ecosystem services, and climate change adaptation. …  

24 Oct 2014 | News story

The Third Annual Coastal Forum: Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia, 23-25 October 2014

Coastal communities across three countries in ASEAN commit to climate change adaptation

Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia, 23 October 2014 - Based on the empirical evidence through four years of intensive learning and working together between villagers, local governments, scientists, NGOs and the media; coastal communities in eight provinces of Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam confirm climate change impacts are happening and commit to work more strategically to adapt through the adoption of the Preah Sihanouk Declaration. …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

La Dra. Grethel Aguilar responde preguntas de la audiencia sobre el tema de desarrollo sostenible. A su lado, Sergio Musmanni, de GIZ y  la moderadora y representante del Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica, Alejandra Aguilar.

“Es posible alcanzar un punto de encuentro efectivo entre la protección del ambiente y el desarrollo económico”

¿Cómo conciliar comercio, medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenible? ¿Puede incorporarse este equilibrio en un tratado comercial? Estas y otras preguntas se plantearon durante el encuentro “Dos regiones asociadas-Un mundo de oportunidades” sobre el Acuerdo de Asociación entre la Unión Europea y Centroamérica: Comercio e inversión, realizado entre el 16 y 17 de octubre en San José, Costa Rica.  …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

Mono, Amazonía.

Un nuevo proyecto regional buscará unir 8 países en una misma visión de conservación para las áreas protegidas de la Amazonia.

Aumentar la resiliencia ante el cambio climático y mantener la provisión de bienes y servicios de la Amazonia son los principales objetivos de esta nueva iniciativa. …   | English | Portuguese

23 Oct 2014 | News story

Island of Vilm, Germany

International Conservation Course on Vilm Island

On September 29, an ELC Legal Officer travelled to the island of Vilm in the North Sea to give a presentation on international environmental conventions to a group of Masters' degree students participating in a course run by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). …  

22 Oct 2014 | News story

Los investigadores Lázaro Flores, de Guatemala, Marcos Williamson, de Nicaragua y Anita Tzec, de Belice comentan sobre los aportes efectuados por los habitantes de territorios indígenas al mapa.

Mapa de pueblos indígenas, áreas protegidas y ecosistemas naturales a semanas de cerrar ciclo de investigación

Tras meses de diálogo, talleres, reuniones y grupos focales con pueblos indígenas y recopilación de información oficial existente, los investigadores y asesor del proyecto de mapeo de pueblos indígenas, áreas protegidas y ecosistemas naturales en Centroamérica intercambiaron experiencias, avances, lecciones aprendidas y desafíos durante el segundo taller regional en San Salvador a principios de octubre. En este taller se contó con la participación del coordinador del proyecto de mapeo, los siete investigadores nacionales y el Asesor Técnico Principal, el Dr. Mac Chapin.  …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Dancers welcoming Mua Voyage sailors to Vanuatu

Mua Voyage pauses in Vanuatu, with Australia next on the horizon

The three vaka canoes sailing on the Mua Voyage have arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and will soon re-launch with southeastern Queensland, Australia, the next destination to hear their message on people, oceans and climate change. …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Lake Ohrid, FYR Macedonia

Regional directors jointly for nature

The rich natural heritage of our region depends on the coordinated action of all countries – this is a message sent out by the nature conservation authorities today in Ohrid. IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe (IUCN SEE) has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia in organizing the first annual meeting of national nature conservation authorities in the region to work toward defining regional priorities and joint activities in nature conservation.   …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Disneynature supporting SOS

Disneynature’s BEARS supporting SOS - Save Our Species

SOS - Save Our Species is proud to team up with the world-renowned Disneynature. The film studio that presented the record-breaking film "Earth", brings its new documentary Bears (“Grizzly” in French) to the silver screen. …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

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