2013

SOS, LEO, Cameroon

Shelter from the rains: chasing poachers in Bouba-Ndjida National Park

In just 3 months last year, poachers slaughtered circa 450 elephants in Bouba-Ndjida National Park, Cameroon, a drama that spurred the deployment of 60 new ecoguards. However, the lack of equipment, stable salaries and basic housing facilities conspired to make the guard's task of protecting the remaining wildlife, all the more challenging. …  

06 Nov 2013 | News story

Floating Houses in Cambodia

IPBES housewarming for global nature conservation

The new house of IPBES - built to link science and policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services - opens its doors to the scientific body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), moving a leap closer to the achievement of the global nature conservation targets 2011-2020. …  

05 Nov 2013 | News story

Photo de groupe des participant au CTG

Bassin transfrontalier du Sourou: la gestion intégrée se concrétise

Dans une région où les ressources en eau se raréfient, leur gestion concertée devient un impératif pour les Etats. Cette question était au centre de la première session de l’assemblée générale du Comité Transfrontalier de Gestion intégrée des ressources en eau du Bassin du Sourou entre le Mali et le Burkina Faso. Les travaux ont permis de jeter les bases d'une coopération active dans le bassin. …  

05 Nov 2013 | News story
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Opening Ceremony

Regional Seminar on Improved wastewater services for rural and semi-urban areas

 A regional seminar on ‘Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Reuse’ was launched on the 3rd of November 2013 funded by the EU and the German Government in cooperation with Al Balqa Applied University (BAU), German International Cooperation (GIZ) and IUCN ROWA.  …  

05 Nov 2013 | Article
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Victor Inchausty, Director Regional de la UICN, Carolina Zambrano, Fundación AVINA, Tarsicio Granizo, experto en negociaciones de cambio climático/ Diálogo Nacional sobre Cambio Climático Ecuador

Ecuador abre espacios de diálogo sobre cambio climático

Este 29 de octubre de 2013 se llevó a cabo el primer Diálogo Nacional sobre Cambio Climático hacia un acuerdo 2015. El evento fue organizado por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana del Ecuador, el Ministerio de Ambiente, con el apoyo de UICN. …  

04 Nov 2013 | News story
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Caucasian landscape

Ecotourism takes off in Armenia

IUCN Member Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) announces a sustainable tourism project in partnership with the tour operator Go Barefoot in order to help protect the biodiversity of the Southern Caucasus. Armenia's nature and biodiversity are presented in this month's IUCN Europe Country Focus.   …  

04 Nov 2013 | News story
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Stefano Barchiesi, IUCN Water Project Officer

Blog: Learning and sharing at the 7th GEF International Waters Conference

Blog by Stefano Barchiesi. As participants of the 7th GEF International Waters Conference started arriving in Barbados for the 4-day event, I got a better feeling of why we had been asked to support the pre-conference technical workshop on the economics of ecosystems. …  

04 Nov 2013 | News story

Ziad Samaha during a school lecture

Promoting the conservation and diversity of nature

  " We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" - S.E …  

04 Nov 2013 | Article
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Community-based, sustainable and commercially viable Aloe vera products as alternative income for fisherwomen in Bar Reef Special Management Area in Kalpitiya

2013 SEED Awards honour low carbon, African and female entrepreneurs

Fully biodegradable plates implanted with organic seeds in Colombia to provide food after use, a social media website to promote car-sharing in Viet Nam, certified cocoa for speciality markets, and affordable biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana waste are just some of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. …  

31 Oct 2013 | News story

BIOPAMA

Lanzamiento del sitio web Biodiversidad y Gestión de Áreas Protegidas (BIOPAMA)

 Un nuevo sitio web para el Programa de Biodiversidad y Gestión de Áreas Protegidas (BIOPAMA, por sus siglas en ingles) acaba de ser lanzado. Conozca más acerca de este innovador programa de desarrollo de capacidades en www.biopama.org …  

31 Oct 2013 | News story
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