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SOS, Áreas Protegidas: UICN contribuye a fortalecer la voz de Mesoamérica y el Caribe

En el marco de IV Congreso Mesoamericano de Áreas Protegidas, a celebrarse en San José, Costa Rica, entre el 18 y 21 de marzo de 2014, la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) propone un espacio novedoso de diálogo: “SOS, Áreas Protegidas”.  …  

17 Feb 2014 | News story
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marine, young managers, Belize

Young Marine Protected Managers get together to learn and connect

From February 4th to 9th 2014, a learning exchange for junior marine protected area managers from different Caribbean islands took place in Belize, to promote learning and information-sharing among young marine protected area managers who will implement the skills and knowledge acquired here to strengthen the protection of natural resources in the region.   …  

14 Feb 2014 | News story
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abanderados, cuencas

Basin Champions Share Knowledge and Solutions


A tour by boat to watch flora and fauna alongside the Sixaola River kicked off the 4th Meeting of Basin Champions from January 27 to 30, 2014, held in this watershed shared by Costa Rica and Panama.
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14 Feb 2014 | News story

La Directora General de la UICN, Julia Marton-Lefèvre comparte sus experiencias con el personal de ORMA-C en San José, Costa Rica,

“Nosotros somos las voces de la naturaleza”

Cálida en el trato y anuente a escuchar y dar respuestas pertinentes sobre la organización y su futuro, la Directora General de la UICN, Julia Marton-Lefèvre visitó la oficina regional para Mesoamérica y el Caribe (ORMA-C), el 3 y 5 de febrero de 2014. Durante ésta, aprovechó para conocer de primera mano sobre el quehacer, éxitos y ruta futura de la oficina regional, además de compartir con miembros de la UICN y de las comisiones. …  

07 Feb 2014 | News story
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Los participantes se mostraron muy satisfechos de los resultados del encuentro.

Reunión Bilateral UICN-México: Con la naturaleza como coincidencia

Como un encuentro de viejos amigos, la reunión bilateral UICN-México, celebrada entre el 29 y 30 enero del 2014, trajo a la mesa un repaso por una buena relación de años, así como nuevas ideas de proyectos por desarrollar en equipo.   …  

07 Feb 2014 | News story
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Haiti has two protected marine areas.

New marine protected area in Haiti

On last December the Haitian government published the creation of Haiti’s second Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the official journal, Le Moniteur. The new MPA is hereby called the “The Three Bays Protected Area (Parc Marin des Trois Baies)” and is located in Northeastern Haiti.

07 Feb 2014 | News story
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Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …  

29 Jan 2014 | News story

Healthy Reef in Curacao at Oostpunt

Sixty years of Coral Reef research in Curaçao

The Caribbean island of Curaçao lies just a little bit to the North of Venezuela and is surrounded by more than 100 square kilometers of coral reefs. In a recent compilation of all available scientific literature on the state of Caribbean reefs by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), some of Curaçao’s reefs, especially those along the eastside of the island, rank among the best remaining in the Caribbean region. In addition to its fringing reefs, large inland bays can be found around the island harboring mangrove/sea grass communities that serve as nursery areas for certain types of reef fish that more abundant than on similar islands that lack inland bays. Curaçao’s reefs currently range in quality from degraded to almost pristine.   …  

19 Dec 2013 | News story
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Group Photo from left to right 
- Jeffrey Sybesma (Secretary Carmabi Board)
- King Willem-Alexander
- Queen Maxima
- Paul Stokkermans (Director Carmabi)
- Governor Lucille George-Wout of Curacao

Children from left to right
- Roswen Dorothea
- Eva Hooi
- Yordi Winterdaal

Opening of CARMABI Science Center by King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands

On the 18th of November 2013, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the newly built Carmabi Science Center, located on Curaçao. King Willem-Alexander was crowned King of the Netherlands and his wife Princess Maxima, was crowned Queen in April 2013. Carmabi, which is short for Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity is located at Piscadera Bay, located just north of the main city of Willemstad. The opening of the science center became official after the unveiling of a special plaque, marking the occasion. The event was applauded by the Carmabi board, staff, and over 100 guests invited for the official opening.   …  

19 Dec 2013 | News story
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Secretarios Ejecutivos y Unidad Coordinadora de la Comisión Binacional de la Cuenca del Río Sixaola

Sixaola River Basin Binational Commission (CBCRS) Restructures and Strengthens

CBCRS chooses a new coordinating unit and ratifies members at its first binational assembly under the new bylaws approved in January 2013. …   | Spanish

02 Dec 2013 | News story
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