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Participants at BIOPAMA training for terrestrial protected area management, July 2015, Trinidad

Davantage de capacités pour les aires protégées terrestres des Caraïbes

Environ 22% des terres des Caraïbes anglophones sont désignées « aires protégées ». 25 professionnels, chargés de la protection de ces zones importantes de ressources, ont bénéficié d’une formation d’une semaine axée sur les aires protégées terrestres. Cette formation, organisée par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) et l’Institut caribéen pour les ressources naturelles (CANARI) dans le cadre du Programme pour la biodiversité et la gestion des aires protégées (BIOPAMA) a eu lieu du 6 au 11 juillet 2015, à Trinité-et-Tobago. …   | English

28 Jul 2015 | News story

Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 82 - Legalidad Forestal en Mesoamérica

Forestry law in Mesoamerica

Change in land uses is one of the main factors contributing to deforestation and one of the main challenges facing Mesoamerica. Existing laws and regulations are in need of revision in order to ensure efficient and effective implementation by institutions and state agencies. This is one of the main conclusions of the book: Legalidad forestal en Mesoamérica (Forestry Law in Mesoamerica) published on June 30, 2015 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre of the Environmental Law Programme. …  

27 Jul 2015 | News story

Southern coast of Upolu island, Samoa

Les principaux forums régionaux font avancer le programme sur les aires protégées et les autres aires conservées du Pacifique

Plusieurs ateliers régionaux et rassemblements dans le Pacifique ont permis d’évaluer et d’améliorer la structure de l’ordre du jour des aires protégées du Pacifique. Ces événements, qui ont pu compter sur la participation de nombreux partenaires, Commissions et Membres régionaux de l’UICN, ont permis de s’engager directement avec les acteurs du Pacifique sur les initiatives du Programme pour la biodiversité et la gestion des aires protégées (BIOPAMA) et ont favorisé la contribution, l’échange et la collaboration. …   | English

24 Jul 2015 | News story

BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance

Enhancing hydro-diplomacy to facilitate the review of the draft IGAD Regional Water Resources Protocol

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Water Unit in collaboration with the International Union for the Conversation of Nature (IUCN) conducted a two-day training course on Hydro-diplomacy and International Water Law to officials hailing from IGAD member states water sector ministries in Naivasha, Kenya from 7 to 8 July 2015. …  

23 Jul 2015 | News story

Hydrodiplomacy training 6-8 July 2015 
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Enhancing hydro-diplomacy to facilitate discussions on the draft IGAD Regional Water Resources Protocol

The IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) component of BRIDGE Africa is supporting IGAD to finalize its draft Protocol on Regional Water Resources and convened a second regional meeting on July 6th-8th 2015 in Naivasha, Kenya, attended by senior government officials who form the Technical Advisory Committee, members of  IGAD on Water Resources, legal experts from the IGAD Member States as well as staff from the IGAD Secretariat that reviewed the IGAD draft Protocol on Water Resources. …  

23 Jul 2015 | News story

Cloud Forest on Mount Lidgbird, Lord Howe Island

Climate change key threat to ecosystems at risk

Climate change has emerged as a key threat to a diverse range of ecosystems in Australia and beyond, according to studies published in a special issue of the journal Austral Ecology. …  

17 Jul 2015 | News story

Natural Capital Coalition

A route through the complex world of Natural Capital

Today marks a significant milestone in the development of the first global Natural Capital Protocol, less than a year before its launch: the release by the Natural Capital Coalition of an extensive report about business expectations and anticipated benefits from the Protocol; and an early glimpse of the draft Principles and Framework. …   | Dutch

16 Jul 2015 | News story

Giraffe chewing cud

Giraffe research and conservation in northern Tanzania

IUCN headquarters in Switzerland was very pleased to be visited by Dr. Derek Lee and Monica Bond of the Wild Nature Institute and IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group on 29 June 2015. They gave a presentation to explain their cutting-edge research on giraffes in Tanzania. …  

16 Jul 2015 | News story

Presentation at 2015 Communications Summit in Brussels #ECS2015

Blog: Embracing a new era of communications – harnessing the power of the digital world

By Claire Warmenbol. Did you know that the world today creates as much data in 10 minutes as in all of human history up until the year 2003? That is a lot of information. Amongst all this noise, how do environmental messages stand a chance of being heard? Or better, to have an impact and instigate change? …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

Legal Effectiveness meeting, ELC Bonn 2015

Improving Effectiveness of Environmental Law: A meeting of experts

The last five decades have seen a proliferation of legal instruments related to the environment, ranging from treaties to national legislation to constitutional provisions to municipal regulations. Yet ecosystems and natural resources continue to decline at an alarming rate, while environmental challenges such as climate change and species loss accelerate. The expansive legal framework we have developed to ensure environmental sustainability is not meeting the ever-growing challenge. This raises questions of legal effectiveness. …  

10 Jul 2015 | News story

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