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Kadavu Waterfall. Water resources need careful management and monitoring in view of population growth and rapid development on the island

Fijian communities discuss future water resources

Successes achieved from Fiji’s Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) were the backdrop of IUCN’s latest Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) workshop in Kadavu, Fiji 15-16 April. This community-based work successfully achieved the rehabilitation and protection of local Marine Protected Areas and coastal zones. …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

Cousin Island Seychelles

The first island purchased for species conservation

Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles …  

22 Apr 2010 | Fact sheet

Plan Especies Migratorias y Experiencias Adaptación al Cambio Climático

WWF-Colombia lanza dos nuevas publicaciones

Un diagnóstico para el manejo sostenible de especies migratorias y una recopilación de experiencias sobre adaptación al cambio climático están disponibles en el sitio web de la organización. …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

White Volta Tributary, Burkina Ghana border

Debating Strategies for Reducing Poverty in Transboundary River Basins

More than 50 water management policy specialists and practitioners met in Nairobi on April 15-16 to ask how people living in poverty can be helped by coordinating the management of water across international borders. …  

19 Apr 2010 | News story

Guinea Bissau

Preserving Guinea Bissau’s natural and cultural diversity

Guinea Bissau houses a wealth of biodiversity that is of local, national, and global significance. However, growing population pressure on coastal and marine resources, shifting agriculture, rice production, artisanal fishing and the extraction of fuelwood from forests and mangroves are causing increasing biodiversity loss. …  

18 Apr 2010 | Video

Location of the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra, Indonesia

Last refuge for Indonesia’s largest mammals.

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra …  

16 Apr 2010 | Fact sheet

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Séminaire international Culture et Développement

Del 4 al 5 de mayo 2010 Girona, España …   | English | Spanish

13 Apr 2010 | Event
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Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

Traditional knowledge key to conserving biodiversity

Climate change, unsustainable development and biodiversity loss are mounting threats to life on earth and human societies. Throughout the ages, local communities have developed knowledge and tools for survival and adaptation to their environment. But as indigenous cultures, local languages and practices are eroded, so is our civilization’s resilience to new environmental challenges. …  

12 Apr 2010 | News story

Healthy Parks - Healthy People Congress International Congress 2010

International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress

With the increasing recognition of the value of nature to human health and wellbeing worldwide, Parks Victoria will host the first International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress in 2010. This will be a unique opportunity to bring together delegates from all relevant sectors (i.e. planning, community development, physical and mental health, tourism, climate change, education, recreation, ecology and park management) to explore how we can take better advantage of the way nature significantly contributes to our wellbeing and broader societal benefits. …  

11 Apr 2010 | Event
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Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Mangrove forests in worldwide decline

More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging and agriculture, according to the first-ever global assessment on the conservation status of mangroves for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

09 Apr 2010 | International news release