2013

Participants at a demonstration farm

REDD+ lessons from the field shared in Tanzania

 Technical experts and community representatives shared lessons from selected REDD+ pilot projects in Kilosa and Kondoa districts, Tanzania, on March 4-8, 2013 through field visits and dialogues. Site visits were conducted in Chabima and Dodoma Isanga villages in Kilosa district; and in Mnenia and Mapinduzi villages in Kondoa district. Both visits were followed by dialogue workshops aimed at building consensus on a set of of REDD+ lesson learned from the field activities. In both districts, drivers of deforestation and forest degradation are being addressed through awareness creation, conservation agriculture, beekeeping, use of energy saving stoves and promotion of tree nurseries. …  

20 Mar 2013 | News story
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Listening to the ocean

IPBES is calling, how will stakeholders answer?

IUCN and the International Council for Science (ICSU) have launched a survey to collect views on stakeholder engagement in IPBES, the top new nature platform on biodiversity and its benefits. All stakeholders, including the private sector, indigenous peoples, local, scientific and conservation communities, are invited to contribute to the development of the first draft of their engagement strategy. …  

19 Mar 2013 | News story

Guía explicativa del Protocolo de Nagoya, 2013.

Explanatory Guide of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing now available in Spanish

IUCN has launched the Explanatory Guide of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, in Havana, Cuba, during the workshop of the ABS LAC Regional Project. The guide was presented by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and IUCN Global Policy Unit. …   | Spanish

19 Mar 2013 | News story

CEESP Youth Network: An agenda for action

The CEESP Youth Network envisions an intergenerational community of leaders who learn and work together within and through IUCN, for a just, sustainable and peaceful world. The goals of the CEESP Youth Network for the next four years are to: 1) recognize and support emerging leaders in the structures, policies and activities of CEESP; 2) promote the involvement of youth in the development of CEESP's four prioritiy areas for 2013-2016; and 3) foster cross-commission collaboration and participation. …  

19 Mar 2013 | Article
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Ganesh Pangare

Water cooperation in Asia: Interview with Ganesh Pangare

In our countdown to World Water Day, we speak to Ganesh Pangare, Head of the IUCN Asia Water Programme. …  

19 Mar 2013 | News story

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood

Woodland Trust – marking The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by planting 6 million trees

Through the successful Jubilee Woods Project, the Woodland Trust has encouraged members of the public to plant trees and learn why they are so important to help foster a more widespread appreciation and love for our natural environment. …  

18 Mar 2013 | Article
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Degraded Lands is a Value-Loaded Term

Degraded lands” is a term that is increasingly used to identify priority areas for restoration or development. Yet degradation is a complex term, laden with value judgments and perspectives. Areas that fall in this category have attracted negative labels such as waster lands, unoccupied lands and so forth and yet in the eyes of resources users what is considered degraded lands could be viewed in the positive as fallow land set aside to recover. …  

18 Mar 2013 | News story
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Armenia

Caucasus’ nature can help face climate change and natural hazards

Healthy and resilient ecosystems substantially contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation and can help prevent and buffer natural disasters. On 27-28 February 2013, the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre organized a workshop in collaboration with IUCN’s Member organization CENN (Caucasus Environmental NGO Network) on “Nature-based solutions to Climate Change: Global Best Practice and Experiences in the Caucasus Ecoregion”. …  

18 Mar 2013 | News story
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Culture & Conservation Priorities

The Theme on Culture and Conservation is in the process of forming new Working Groups. Trisha Kehaulani Watson from Hawai'I has agreed to lead a working group on WCC Resolution 5.115 "Strengthening biocultural diversity and traditional ecological knowledge in the Asia-Pacific Island region". …  

18 Mar 2013 | Article
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Logo International Year of Water Cooperation

Countdown to World Water Day!

Each year World Water Day (WWD) is celebrated on the 22nd of March, and has become one of the key dates on the UN calendar. The day marks a special focus on global water issues, with this year in particular global attention on water cooperation. …  

18 Mar 2013 | News story