2013

Old Peam Krasaop village is vulnerable to adverse impacts on the mangrove forest and its natural resources

Livelihoods threatened in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia by migration of a sandy barrier beach

The Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several small communes, where livelihoods rely on the natural resources of the surrounding mangrove forest. Residents of Old Peam Krasop village are highly dependent on green mussel cultivation, fishing and aquaculture, visible in a wide channel leading to the sea. The village has existed since 1964, currently with around 25 households accomodating 70 people. Only a thinning stretch of mangroves and a migratory sandy barrier beach protect the village from storms and rough seas. …  

14 Jan 2013 | Article

Old Peam Krasaop village is vulnerable to adverse impacts on the mangrove forest and its natural resources

Livelihoods threatened in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia by migration of a sandy barrier beach

The Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several small communes, where livelihoods rely on the natural resources of the surrounding mangrove forest. Residents of Old Peam Krasop village are highly dependent on green mussel cultivation, fishing and aquaculture, visible in a wide channel leading to the sea. The village has existed since 1964, currently with around 25 households accomodating 70 people. Only a thinning stretch of mangroves and a migratory sandy barrier beach protect the village from storms and rough seas. …  

14 Jan 2013 | Article
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Koh Kong Province residents discuss mangrove ecosystem protection strategies

Koh Kong Province residents discuss mangrove ecosystem protection strategies

IUCN Cambodia conducted a half-day workshop on 13 November 2012 about local ecosystem protection to prevent adverse changes in local beach and river erosion and sedimentation. Thirteen participants from agencies of the line departments, local authorities, and Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary discussed community-based solutions to support livelihoods during the workshop at the Peam Krasop community meeting hall. …  

14 Jan 2013 | Article
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Mangrove roots

Support grows for mangroves

Mangrove forests are an important part of tropical and sub-tropical coastlines but they are under considerable threat and need more conservation action. The establishment of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Mangrove Specialist Group will bring together experts to share mangrove knowledge and develop conservation plans. …  

11 Jan 2013 | Article

Public bus in Samoa.

Samoa aims for energy efficient transport sector

In Samoa IUCN is helping the land transport sector, the nation’s largest consumer of imported petroleum, to reduce its consumption rate by drawing people's attention towards the value of energy efficient vehicles. …  

11 Jan 2013 | Article

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Doha Conference propels advances in gender balance

The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, carried out in Doha Qatar in November 2012, took intoaccount several considerations to bring a greater gender balance to support action on mitigation and adaptation in the Climate Change global discussions.  …  

10 Jan 2013 | Article
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Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative is a civil society led multi-stakeholder dialogue process to promote better understanding of the management of natural resources in the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna region

Experts call for a techno-economic feasibility study to restore water ways between Bangladesh and North East India

Guwahati, Assam, India, 10 January, 2013 (IUCN): An international policy dialogue of experts and civil society members from Bangladesh and India in Assam on Thursday called for a techno-economic feasibility study in the Ashuganj-Karimganj river route along the Kushiyara River to extend the protocol route up to Silchar for regional connectivity. It also suggested installing night navigation facilities as a mandatory provision for both countries along the protocol routes to improve Inland Navigation and Integrated Water Resources Management Goals.  

10 Jan 2013 | News story

ENTRANCE participants

Turning ideas to action

End of 2012 saw the closure of “Building capacities for conservation action” project with the event "ENTRANCE" hosted by the Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province. Project participants - nature conservation organizations and institutions - presented nine fully developed project proposals elaborated during the project training programme, the main result of past year’s capacity building efforts. “We call it ‘ENTRANCE’ because one of its objectives, apart from presenting and discussing project results, was to explore ways to further support participants in realization of their project ideas,” says the project coordinator Veronika Ferdinandova. …  

10 Jan 2013 | News story
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Ocean Elder

Graeme Kelleher - Ocean Elder

Being an OceanElder is quite quaint. We're a disparate bunch, as you can see below, therefore we do not engage in pedantic debate. In fact, we generally agree and debate is minimised. …  

10 Jan 2013 | Article

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2013 - a constructive year for science-policy links

IUCN experts are busy preparing their input to the first plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) that takes place 21 to 26 January in Bonn, Germany. …  

10 Jan 2013 | Article