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Aires Marines Protégées et gestion des pêches : un point sur la 1ère année du projet CEPIA

Un bulletin d’information sur la 1ère année de mise en œuvre de certaines composantes du projet CSRP « Appui aux initiatives de cogestion et à l’intégration des AMP dans la gestion des pêches » vient d’être édité. Mise en œuvre par l’UICN-MACO et ses partenaires nationaux (centres de recherche halieutique et gestionnaires d’AMP) en Guinée, Mauritanie, Sénégal et Guinée Bissau et baptisée CEPIA (Construire ensemble une gestion des Pêches intégrant les AMP), cette initiative vise à développer des outils de compréhension et d’évaluation de l’impact des AMP sur la pêches. …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story
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Etat de l’art mondial sur le rôle des aires marines protégées dans la gestion des pêches

  Dakar a abrité du 13 au 15 décembre 2011 un atelier majeur sur la compréhension du rôle des aires marines protégées pour la durabilité du secteur des pêches. Fruit du travail d’un groupe d’experts de haut niveau (Serge Garcia, Jean Boncoeur et Didier Gascuel) commis par la Commission Sous Régionales des Pêches (CSRP) dans le cadre d’un projet régional financé par l’AFD, le rapport final a été présenté et discuté, et fera l’objet d’une synthèse bientôt accessible. …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story
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Riding an elephant in Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Ecotourism in Nepal – Visiting an elephant sanctuary

CEC member Yvonne Otieno describes her experience in Chitwan National Park. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story

A manta ray blots out the sun in the sea off Raja Ampat Island, Indonesia

Draft Guidelines for applying the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories to Marine Protected Areas open for review

IUCN has developed Draft Guidelines for applying the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories to Marine Protected Areas and has opened a participatory review process. …  

15 Dec 2011 | News story

Dassies and fynbos on Table Mountain, part of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas in South Africa

BIOPAMA: capacity building to fight “paper parks”

BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) is IUCN’s landmark programme to improve management capacity for effective protected areas management. …  

14 Dec 2011 | News story
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Lachuá Lagoon National Park

Protected, naturally

More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These are the findings of a newly-published paper in the journal Solutions. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

Green Belt Meeting participants

South Eastern European Green Belt meets again

In the period from 16 to 19 November 2011 more than 50 representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations met in Ulcinj, Montenegro, to discuss the future of the Green Belt in South-Eastern Europe. The meeting was organized by EuroNatur with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, and the German Federal Environment Agency. …  

24 Nov 2011 | News story

Dr. Dongwon Shin (Executive Director, KNPS), Dr. Jane Smart (Global Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group), Poul Engberg-Pedersen (Deputy Director General IUCN), Dr. Chong-Chun Kim (Secretary General, Korean Organizing Committee IUCN WCC), Trevor Sandwith (Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme)

Unique marine national park in Korea now officially certified by IUCN

Hallyeohaesang National Park, a unique marine ecosystem in South Korea, has been certified as a Category II Protected Area under the UN List of Protected Areas. Hallyeohaesang National Park was designated in 1968 as one of the first national marine protected areas in Korea. 

23 Nov 2011 | News story
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Transboundary Joint Secretariat and IUCN strengthen collaboration

The Transboundary Joint Secretariat (TJS) for Nature Conservation and the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre (CCC) have joined forces for Southern Caucasus protected areas. …  

17 Nov 2011 | News story
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Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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