August

Alison Sudol

Doing good by looking good!

IUCN Goodwill Ambassador, American singer-songwriter Alison Sudol is teaming up with a clothing company that has a strong social and environmental ethic on a new project that will raise funds for IUCN’s conservation work. …  

19 Aug 2011 | News story

Taller gestión Transfronteiza del agua

El Salvador committed to strengthen capacities for consensus building and shared governance of water

Officers and senior officials of the Salvadoran government reinforced their expertise in aspects of international law on shared watercourses and negotiation skills in the second training workshop facilitated by IUCN, in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Integration and Economic Development. …   | Spanish

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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Papua and West Papua Provinces, Indonesia

Clarifying land rights as a pre-condition for pro-poor REDD in Papua Province, Indonesia

Secure rights over forests and the carbon within them is generally agreed to be a pre-requisite for any REDD+ mechanism to function successfully, and delivering this certainty has been a major pre-occupation of Governments and private sector investors. Defining these rights is not simple, at least in Indonesia, where up to 40 million people live within land designated as 'state forest' without any legal right to be there or to use the resources. In July 2011, at an international conference on Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise in Indonesia, (http://asiatenureconf2011.wordpress.com/) one expert reported that “whilst in Asia overall about a quarter of the forest is owned, designated or managed by communities and indigenous people, in Indonesia less than a tenth of one percent has been formally devolved to local communities.” …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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Comisión Binacional

Cross-border bodies work closely with IUCN Mesoamerica and Caribbean Initiative: Secretariat of Border Agreement between Costa Rica and Panama and IUCN follow up on institutional collaboration

The executive secretaries of the Convention on Border Development Cooperation between Costa Rica and Panama, Mr. Israel Barrera (Ministry of Economy and Finance of Panama-MEF-) and Mr. Oscar Mendez (Ministry of Planning of Costa Rica MIDEPLAN-) along with his team, and staff of the Center for Environmental Law and Water Management Unit of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) met in San Jose to follow up on agreements reached in April in Panama. On that occasion, the secretariat requested support to develop a draft charter for the operation of the Permanent Binational Commission (PBC) and to develop outreach materials and information in order to highlight the main achievements after two decades of the Convention …   | Spanish

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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Rarotonga, capital of the Cook Islands

Water experts talk solutions in the Cook Islands

Solutions for water efficiency and wastewater management in the Pacific were core topics at the annual GEF IWRM Steering Committee Meeting, which took place from 25-29 July 2011 in the Cook Islands. …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

NP Plitvice - Two boats

Looking for common ground between the oldest Croatian and the youngest BiH national parks

This summer Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia hosted a stakeholder meeting to discuss joint priorities for long term cooperation for biodiversity protection with Una National Park in Bosnia and Herzegovina. …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011.   …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011.  …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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IUCN Med

IUCN-Med call for species experts

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) is calling for voluntary experts to submit their expression of interest to contribute to the Red List assessment of different taxonomic groups in the Mediterranean Region, taking also part in the IUCN project entitled Mediterranean Biodiversity Assessment Phase II Responding to major gaps in knowledge in the Mediterranean region. …   | French | Spanish

16 Aug 2011 | News story
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Business unusual

Enter the Green Awards for Creativity in Sustainability

Enter by September 1, 2011. The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS showcases the best examples of creativity in business, citizen and government initiatives leading to sustainable outcomes.   …  

16 Aug 2011 | News story