2012

More solar systems for Tonga

43 new solar home systems have been installed and are now in full operation on the island of Lofanga in the Kingdom of Tonga. This is the third solar project completed by IUCN Oceania and the Government of Tonga, with support from the Governments of Italy and Austria, in the remote islands of Ha'apai. …  

30 Mar 2012 | News story
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The local fishermen fishing in Beoung Chhmar, Tonle Sap

Canceling Fishing Lots in the Tonle Sap: Benefits and Risks

On February 28, 2012, speaking to students at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Hun Sen said “I need to send a message to all people in the whole Tonle Sap that there are no longer any fishing lots”. The prime minister said that he had decided to cancel these lots because fishers had complained about declining catches and there were frequent disputes between fishers and the lot owners. He said that some of the canceled lots would be turned into conservation zones (Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin is now drafting a sub-decree to establish these zones) and added that next year he would cancel fishing lots on the Mekong River in Kampong Cham and Prey Veng Provinces. …  

30 Mar 2012 | Article

Alejandro Iza and Alice Aureli

IUCN-ELC at the 6th World Water Forum: Launch of the publication Governance of Shared Waters: Legal and Institutional Issues

Marseille, 16 March 2012. On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre launched the book “Governance of Shared Waters: Legal and Institutional Aspects” (Grethel Aguilar Rojas and Alejandro Iza (2011). Governance of Shared Waters. Legal and Institutional Issues. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.). …  

30 Mar 2012 | News story

Journalists interview Prof. Chu Hoi at Lap An Lagoon, Thua-Thien-Hue

Training workshop for environmental journalists on "Investing in coasal ecosystems"

Viet Nam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, sea level rise, and potential tsunami. In addition, other coastal impacts has been rapidly increasing such as salt intrusion, ecosystems changes, depleted coastal fresh groundwater resources, uncertain livelihoods of local people in coastal areas,..What should be the solution to coastal sustainable development, to reduce unavoidable impacts, to adapt to rapidly changing coastal areas, and to improve local people’s livelihoods? Investing in coastal ecosystesms could be seen as one reliable and sustainable solution, to secure future for coastal areas. …   | Vietnamese

30 Mar 2012 | Media advisory
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cambio climático y bosques

Guía para capacitar sobre Cambio Climático y Bosques

En el marco del Proyecto REDD Pro Poor, financiado por la Agencia de Cooperación Danesa (DANIDA), se desarrolló el set de capacitación sobre “Cambio Climático y Bosques”. En Guatemala, este set de capacitación, que consta de una cartilla de capacitador, un rotafolio de infogramas y una cartilla para usuarios, fue utilizada y validada durante un amplio proceso de generación de capacidades para la población indígena, campesina y organizaciones de la sociedad civil.
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30 Mar 2012 | Article
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SOS, Mangrove Finch

Save Our Species funds Mangrove Finch project on Galapagos Islands

Swen Lorenz, Chief Executive of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an IUCN member organization, visited IUCN HQs in order to sign a grant agreement with SOS - Save Our Species to protect the Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) which is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Mangrove Finch is the rarest of the 13 species of Darwin Finches with an estimated remaining population of 100 individuals found only in two locations on the Galapagos Islands. …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story

Jeju

CEESP Mesoamérica prepara su camino para Knowledge café en Jeju

A finales de febrero se realizó un taller con organizaciones de jóvenes pescadores artesanales, el cual obtuvo valiosos resultados y aportes que enriquecerán el “Knowledge café”, que está preparando la CEESP Mesoamérica, junto con la Oficina Regional y la organización miembro CODDEFFAGOLF, de Honduras; la cual será presentada en setiembre próximo, durante la celebración del Próximo Congreso Mundial de la Conservación. …  

29 Mar 2012 | Article
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Wind farm

El Hierro to become world's first energy self-sufficient island

El Hierro – an island of only 269 km2 and around 10,000 inhabitants in the Canaries archipelago, an autonomous region of Spain and an EU outermost region situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The island hopes to become one of the first entirely energy self-sufficient islands in the world.  …   | Spanish

29 Mar 2012 | Article
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Thailand

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day Two

The day started with a meeting for civil society to express their concerns to the Bureau of the Rio+20 conference. Civil society groups expressed concerns about governments bracketing issues related to human rights and equity principles. There is an open letter for signature entitled Rights at Risk at the United Nations which can be accessed at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/rightsatrisk/ and if you want to hear and see how angry civil society is, .... …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story
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Male one year

Reintroduction of the chamois after 150 years of absence

A chamois reintroduction program carried out by the Nature and Man Foundation (FNYH), an IUCN Member since 1997, led to a birth increase of 47% compared to 2010. …   | Spanish

29 Mar 2012 | Article
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