July

Dugong under water

CMS meets ELC

Bonn is hosting several MEA Secretariats, including the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their ranges. The Convention was signed in 1979 in Bonn and entered into force in 1983. Since then, its membership has grown steadily to include over 113 Parties from Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story

Participants of the Transboundary Water Management training

Reality and implementation of transboundary water management

West Asia is one of the most water-stressed regions of the world. A number of countries in the region share transboundary water aquifers and rivers that may create enough reason for political conflict among those countries. Therefore, there is a vital need to develop regional strategies to manage those shared water resources, especially with the continuous increase in population growth and the resulting increase in demand for water. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story
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Lancement du guide « … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest »

En marge du 5ème Forum Marin et Côtier, organisé à Nouakchott du 28 au 1er juillet 2010, s’est déroulé le lancement officiel de l’ouvrage  «  … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest ». Plusieurs de ses auteurs étaient présents, dont Grazia Borini-Feyerabend. Le public comptait la présence de la Directrice générale et du Directeur régional de l’UICN, ainsi que diverses personnalités du PNUE, du WWF, de la FIBA et de Wetlands International. …  

23 Jul 2010 | News story
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Susan Guthridge-Gould, CEC Member

Themes for CEC Newsletters: An Invitation to Share Your News

Showcase your expertise and experience in the CEC e-newsletter. Does your story fit in one of the upcoming themes? Next deadline: September 1st. …  

23 Jul 2010 | News story
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Photo Signature Charte

La Charte Mangrove : Cinq pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest s’engagent dans la conservation de la mangrove

En marge du forum régional côtier et marin, cinq gouvernements de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Mauritanie, Gambie, Guinée, Guinée Bissau et Sierra Leone) ont, le 1er Juillet 2010 à Nouakchott en Mauritanie, apposé leur signature sur le document les engageant à coopérer pour la protection de la mangrove dans la sous-région. Le Sénégal s’engage à faire de même dans les prochains jours. Cette charte comprend également des plans d’actions détaillés spécifiques que chaque pays devra entreprendre. La signature est le résultat de trois années de travail conduites par l’UICN et Wetlands International. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Environment Committee adopts report on the implementation of EU biodiversity conservation law

Halting biodiversity loss constitutes the absolute minimum level of ambition to be realised by 2020”, MEPs stated in an own-initiative report adopted on July 14. Noting that several factors – such as the incomplete implementation of legislation, poor integration into sectoral policies, insufficient scientific knowledge and data gaps, and insufficient funding – have prevented the EU from achieving its 2010 biodiversity target, the Committee presented its priorities for future EU policy in this field. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story

Dinaric Arc - Transboundary Cooperation

Now that we know where we are, how do we move ahead?

In the beginning of its second year of implementation the joint IUCN, WWF and SNV Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc project took a step forward in convening stakeholders from the region of the Western Balkans to agree on concrete joint actions that will advance cross-border cooperation in the region. The project is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and runs for three years. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story

 Dr William (Bill) Jackson

Climate change, Restoration and Resilience

“We need to continuously, strongly and publicly argue that carbon sequestration is only one of many ecosystem services that forests can provide”. 

22 Jul 2010 | News story

Cattle at Xe Champhone Wetlands in Savannakhet Province_DoE, WREA

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention.   …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Beung Kiat Ngong, LAO PDR

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention. IUCN played a key role in the recent accession of Lao PDR to the international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands. …  

21 Jul 2010 | News story