June

EcoBook

Red Social Ecobook de UICN ya está en línea

La iniciativa Pacto por la Vida, auspiciada por UICN, puso en línea la plataforma social Ecobook, www.eco-book.net  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Forum CSR International - The business case for biodiversity

The business case for biodiversity has never been stronger. And with good reason, given that all recent assessments paint the same dismal picture of a planet in the throes of the ‘Sixth Great Extinction’. Current rates of biodiversity loss are unparalleled in human history. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Business engagement for biodiversity in Japan

Business engagement for biodiversity in Japan

 To show their support for biodiversity conservation, Japanese businesses and government agencies have announced a new multi-stakeholder initiative. The”Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership” aims to scale-up and broaden private sector engagement towards the CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Lessons learned from improving forest governance in Acre, Brazil

Lessons learned from improving forest governance in Acre, Brazil

This new publication not only analyses the lessons learned in Acre, Brazil, from IUCN's global forest governance project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC), but is itself part of an ongoing local process of social learning about governance and forests. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Windfarm - E.ON climate & renewable

Offshore wind farms – green energy or biodiversity threat?

In the rush to find new sources of energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, offshore wind farms are increasingly seen as an attractive solution, but their potential impact on marine biodiversity should not be overlooked. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Photo de famille - réunion société civile bassin du Sénégal

L’UICN donne la parole à la société civile

Dans le cadre du dialogue régional sur les grandes infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l’Ouest initié par la CEDEAO, les acteurs de la société civile disent leur volonté de travailler avec les Etats et les organismes de bassin pour améliorer les performances des barrages hydroélectriques. …  

23 Jun 2010 | News story
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Parliamentarians' Water Forum in the Arab World, Lebanon May 2010

Water & Law for parliamentarians of Arab states

Unprecedented and interactive, the Parliamentarian Water Help Desk is an initiative that consists of a data base containing international water legislation and scientific information that will provide a common ground for parliamentarians and other stakeholders on water issues. Through a network of experts on international water legislation, it will develop, among other products,  guidelines for parliamentarians around the globe. …  

23 Jun 2010 | News story
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EUROPARC Federation

Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe

Bill Halainen, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Commission member, and  Communications officer of the International Rangers Federation, reviews the new book ‘Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe’ from IUCN Member, EUROPARC Federation. The paperback celebrates Europe’s natural heritage and explains why protected areas are so important. Amongst other things it also explores the abundant flora and fauna in the first national parks in 36 European countries making the book the perfect gift during the official International Year of Biodiversity. …  

22 Jun 2010 | News story

Gustavo Alanis - CEL SC Member

Two new CEL Steering Committee members

Two new members: Mr. Gustavo Alanis, from Mexico, and Ms. Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, from France, were accepted as members of the CEL Steering Committee in the 74th Council Meeting held this June in Gland. …  

22 Jun 2010 | News story

Eastern chimpanzee

96% of chimpanzees could be saved by African action plan

Ninety-six per cent of known populations of eastern chimpanzees, that’s an estimated 50,000 individuals, could be protected with a new action plan, which puts stamping out illegal hunting and trafficking as key to saving one of man’s closest relatives. The nations of East and Central Africa have developed a 10-year plan to save the eastern chimpanzee from hunting, habitat loss, disease, the capture of infants for the pet trade and other threats, IUCN and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story