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Procession of elephants and mahouts for elephant baci, Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar site, Champasak

Closure of Mekong Water Dialogues project marked with release of Mahout documentary

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 27 April 2015 – IUCN Lao PDR today marked the conclusion of the Mekong Water Dialogues project with the release of a documentary film, “Mahouts of Southern Lao: On the Red List”, on IUCN’s Mekong Water Dialogues project website (iucn.org/asia/mekong_dialogues) and IUCN Lao PDR’s Youtube page. The objective of the film is to promote awareness about the long-standing traditions, such as the domestication and riding of elephants, of Beung Kiat Ngong wetland in Champasak province. 

27 Apr 2015 | News story

Municipio de Chia, Departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia

Investigadores locales sobre páramos se encuentran en Colombia

Para enfrentar los retos de conservación y mantener los enormes servicios ecosistémicos que los páramos brindan a los países andinos septentrionales es importante visibilizar los saberes locales tradicionales. La investigación local busca, entonces, potenciar y documentar estos conocimientos locales, conocimientos que no dependen totalmente de lo que otros saben o de la academia, sino de lo que se aprenden en la cotidianidad y que demuestran la capacidad de manejo de las comunidades de los páramos.  …  

24 Apr 2015 | News story

Reunión de Directores Globales de la UICN y Ministerio de Ambiente de Ecuador

Ministerio de Ambiente de Ecuador comparte experiencias con Directores Globales de la UICN

En el desayuno de trabajo participaron representantes de las oficinas del Este-Sur África, Luther Bois Anukur; de México, América Central y el Caribe; Grethel Aguilar; Bruselas, Luc Bas; Pan Europa, Sebastia Semene; Asia, Aban Marker; Estados Unidos, Frank Hawkins; Oeste-Centro África, Joseph Aimé Nianogo; y Ocenía, Taholo Kami.   …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Signing of the memorandum of understanding between Mr. Gino Van Begin, ICLEI’s Secretary General and Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, IUCN’s President during the 2015 ICLEI World Congress

IUCN and ICLEI to collaborate on supporting local sustainable development and nature protection

IUCN and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability – have committed to strengthening their global cooperation on sustainable development, with special emphasis on the integration of natural capital in urban and regional planning, and the implementation of nature based solutions. The two organisations signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect on 12 April 2015, during the 2015 ICLEI World Congress in Seoul. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Participants of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being for Latin America and Caribbean

Blue Solutions of Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region

For the second time now, the Blue Solutions Initiative convened a Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being. This time it was held in Cancun, Mexico (April 2015) for participants from Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

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