Local volunteers release a green turtle in Minh Chau island

Helping hands needed: Marine turtles and their habitats

Forty eight essays and 108 paintings about marine turtles and their habitats from junior high school pupils on Minh Chau Island in the gulf of Tonkin were judged this September by a committee of environmental and community education activists, local conservationists, teachers, and representative from IUCN Viet Nam. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices: Working toward better forest governance

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project coordination team members from around the world met in Brazil this September to strategize how to institute improved forest governance in the Global South. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

CSR environmental prize

Greening private sector: IUCN celebrates best environmental practices

An environment prize has been established under the annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards for the first time in Viet Nam this year by IUCN. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Field visit during the training workshop in Ca Mau province

IUCN supports capacity building for local Agenda 21 implementation

Training workshops to improve the capacity of local actors to implement Agenda 21 priorities were jointly organized by IUCN and the Agenda 21 Office for Yen Bai and Ca Mau province in August and September, 2007. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants visit Da Nhim hydropower plant, a potential model for PES application in Viet Nam

Innovative legislation: Making Payment for Environmental Services feasible

Viet Nam faces considerable challenges to effectively safeguard biodiversity in the country.  The incorporation of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) in the Draft Viet Nam Biodiversity Law represents a mechanism to meet these challenges. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Group discussion at the Countdown 2010 network meeting in Ha Noi

Countdown 2010: Urging progresses in biodiversity loss reduction

The Countdown 2010 network met in Hanoi this August to discuss how to honour the commitment that they had made to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Nawzat Ali, Carl Bruch and Hassan Partow

Armed Conflict and the Environment

On September 17-18, 2007, the CEL Specialist Group on Armed Conflict and the Environment co-convened an international meeting on "Managing Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Societies: Lessons in Making the Transition to Peace." …  

05 Oct 2007 | News story

II Congreso Latinoamericano de Parques, Bariloche 2007

Argentina retorna a la membresía de la UICN, más comprometida con la conservación

El anuncio se realizó en rueda de prensa, en el marco del II Congreso Latinoamericano de Parques Nacionales y otras Áreas Protegidas. …  

05 Oct 2007 | News story

Agua y Desarrollo Local

Comienza el curso en línea “Agua y Desarrollo Local”

Con una videoconferencia arrancó el 1 de octubre el curso a distancia: Agua y Desarrollo Local, organizado por la Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador) y la UICN con el auspicio del Banco Mundial a través de la Red Global de Aprendizaje para el Desarrollo 

05 Oct 2007 | News story

Inauguración, Congreso Latinoamericano de Parques

Áreas Protegidas Latinoamericanas, claves para el desarrollo regional

Ayer comenzó el Segundo Congreso Latinoamericano de Parques Nacionales y otras Áreas Protegidas. Alrededor de dos mil personas de toda América Latina están presentes para discutir sobre el futuro de las áreas protegidas. 

01 Oct 2007 | News story