Family photo of CeUICN members during annual meeting

CeUICN towards Jeju 2012

The Spanish Committee of IUCN (Comité Español de la UICN – CeIUCN) and its members will meet on 11 and 12 April in Vitoria (nominated European Green Capital) to discuss and agree on the motions to be presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012 (WCC) in Jeju, Korea [link], thus continuing the participatory process initiated in 2007, prior to the Congress held in Barcelona. …   | Spanish

28 Mar 2012 | Article
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Towards sustainable urban planning in Jerusalem

International experts in ecology, biodiversity management and community engagement gathered in Jerusalem with key Israeli specialists to produce strategies for URBIS – an emerging urban biosphere concept. URBIS aims to promote sustainability in city planning transcending municipal boundaries and fostering regional cooperation. …  

28 Mar 2012 | News story
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Allocution d'un exposant au cours de la formation

Atelier de formation en gestion holistique des ressources pastorales a Kousseri au Cameroun

Du 20 au 21 Mars 2012, s’est tenu à Kousséri un atelier de formation des cadres des ministères de l’élevage du Cameroun et du Tchad et des partenaires locaux de l’UICN sur le thème « Gestion Holistique des Ressources Pastorales ». …  

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SOS, SRI, Rhino, 2011A-003, Namibia, Kunene, Black rhino, 11A-03-02

Rhino walks 250 kilometers to return home

During a foot patrol to track rhinos and deter poaching 53 rhinos were sighted including a female that walked 250 km to return home. The SOS-funded project aims for immediate protection of a sub species of the Critically Endangered Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in Namibia`s remote north-west Kunene Region. They are the only rhino that persist on unfenced, communal land with no formal conservation status. Protecting the rhino will also provide increased security of the wider habitat, of which the rhinos form an integral part. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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SOS, babirusa, 2011A-002, YANI 11A-02-06

Babirusas released from lethal snares

A patrol team discovered 35 lethal poachers` snares encircling a salt-lick where Babirusas gather. They could rescue two Babirusas that were trapped in the snares. The SOS-funded project aims to reduce destructive pressures on the Sulawesi Nantu Forest and prevent the extinction of the Babirusa and Anoas. The Sulawesi Babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis) is a rare, curly-tusked pig endemic to Sulawesi`s rainforests and listed Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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Huascaran National Park, Peru

Take a bath where the tropics touch the sky

Huascaran National Park, Peru, World Heritage site 

27 Mar 2012 | Fact sheet
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TSG 1.51 Formal session

IUCN-ELC at the 6th World Water Forum: The TSG 1.5.1 session “Why does water law matter to you? Exploring local to global perspectives”

Marseille, 14 March 2012. The IUCN Environmental Law Centre was actively involved in the preparation process of the 6th World Water Forum as coordinator of the Target and Solutions Group (TSG) 1.5.1: Increase the political acceptance and implementation of the principles of existing international, regional and local water law in the international community. The aforementioned TSG was part of the Priority for Action 1.5: Contribute to Cooperation and Peace through Water. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story

WLGSP launch at the Swiss Pavilion

Launching the Water Law and Governance Support Platform: a direct line to legal expertise

Marseille, 13 March 2012. On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the Global Water Programme launched the Water Law and Governance Support Platform (WLGSP). The event was hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and held in the Swiss Pavilion (Marseille, Parc Chanot - Hall 3). …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story

Lorena Aguilar y Vivienne Solís charla MINAET

“Cambio Climático impacta de manera diferenciada a mujeres y hombres.”

En el marco de la Celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujer, el pasado 8 de marzo, las expositoras Msc. Lorena Aguilar, Consejera de la Unidad de Género y Ambiente de UICN y Msc. Vivienne Solís, vicepresidenta de la Comisión de Educación y Comunicación CEESP de la UICN, discutieron acerca del impacto diferenciado que sufren las mujeres en condiciones de vulnerabilidad ante los embates del cambio climático. …  

27 Mar 2012 | Article
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Factories in the Himalaya Region

Himalayan and Mekong regions unite to tackle climate change - The HIMEK Alliance Workshop

The Himalayan region, stretching across 2,500 kilometers and home to some 100 million people is especially vulnerable to rising temperatures caused by climate change. Evidence indicates that regional emissions of short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs) and especially black carbon are a key factor in the rise of temperatures. The rising temperatures are causing Himalayan glaciers to recede at rapid rates, allowing little time for affected communities to adapt. The Mekong River Basin is influenced by these events as the Mekong River originates in the Himalayas. The Mekong Basin is inhabited by about 65 million people and provides a staple diet of rice to nearly 300 million people. …  

27 Mar 2012 | Article