2013

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

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Update from SULi – the CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group

SULi has been busy in the last few months, with work focusing on establishing our new membership (with many new members from other parts of CEESP), planning work for the quadrennium, and taking forward work on small scale fisheries, indigenous knowledge, the economics of wildlife trade, and wild meat.

 
 

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 | Article
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Developing the Human Dependency on Nature Framework – Update on the process

The Human Dependency on Nature Framework is one of two new knowledge'baskets' included in the IUCN Global Programme for which CEESP has a lead role. The main goal of the IUCN Human Dependency on Nature Framework is to assess, document and communicate the role and importance of non-farmed natural/ wild resources for communities’ food and nutrition security.  …  

18 Mar 2013 | Article
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Natural Resources Governance Framework

The main aim of the IUCN Natural Resource Governance Framework is to provide an independent method to determine the strengths and weaknesses of natural resource decision-making and implementation. It will help decision-makers, whether citizens, economic institutions or political authorities to make better and fairer decisions that will underpin the sustainable management of natural resources and improve existing governance arrangements.    …  

18 Mar 2013 | Article
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IUCN Members' Assembly

IUCN Congress 2016: a green opportunity

After a successful World Conservation Congress held in Jeju, Republic of Korea in 2012, IUCN is looking ahead to the next Congress in 2016, and has launched the search for a host country. Please note that the schedule for the process of selecting the Host Country has been modified. …   | French | Spanish

15 Mar 2013 | News story

Alan Saunders, Regional Programme Coordinator, IUCN Oceania

New Regional Programme Coordinator appointed

 Mr. Alan Saunders has been appointed Regional Programme Coordinator for IUCN Oceania. …  

15 Mar 2013 | News story
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Raie

16ème CoP de la CITES : les parties réglementent le commerce international de certaines espèces de raies et de requins

Les parties de la CITES ont décidé lors de leur 16ème Conférence qui s’est déroulée à Bangkok du 03 au 14 mars, de mieux réglementer le commerce international du requin océanique (Carcharhinus longimanus), des trois espèces de requins-marteaux (Sphyrna lewini, S. mokarran, S. zygaena) du requin-taupe (Lamna nasus) ainsi que des deux espèces existantes de raies Manta (Manta birostris, Manta alfredi). Elles ont également voté l'interdiction du commerce international du poisson-scie (Pristis microdon) en transférant cette espèce de l’annexe II à l’annexe I. …  

15 Mar 2013 | News story

IUCN and UNESCO World Heritage Enhancement

TILCEPA’s Chair participated in a workshop on Enhancing the World Heritage Programme, 17-21 February 2013. The event took place on Vilm Island in the Baltic Sea, hosted by the German Bundesamt für Naturschutz and IUCN’s World Heritage Division.  …  

15 Mar 2013 | Article
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