2013

Rommel Lara, Coordinador proyecto El clima cambia, cambia tú también, UICN – América del Sur.

El proyecto “El Clima Cambia, Cambia Tú también” muestra sus resultados y experiencias en la Universidad de Córdoba

Este martes 23 y miércoles 24 se lleva a cabo en la Universidad de Córdova, el X Foro de Biodiversidad del Comité Español de la UICN. El evento presenta experiencias y conocimientos de respuesta al cambio climático de diversos actores. …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story
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Irrigation field

Kick-off Nexus Workshop in Bogota, Colombia

The Latin America Nexus workshop kicked off today in Bogotá, Colombia and brings together participants from the water-energy-food sectors to discuss solutions and ways forward in optimizing water infrastructure to meet growing needs towards 2050. …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story

Sargasso Sea

Sargasso Sea Alliance Honored with esteemed 2013 International Seakeepers Award

The Sargasso Sea Alliance, an initiative partnered and hosted by IUCN, has been honoured with the 2013 International Seakeepers Award. This recognises the Alliance’s efforts in working towards securing international protection for the Sargasso Sea, an ecosystem of great biological importance that is home to a rich community of hundreds of species. …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story

IMPAC 3 programme

IMPAC 3: The Programme is now online !

The Third International Marine Protected Areas Congress due to take place from 21 to 27 October in Marseille and Corsica, is now approaching. Publishing the programme on www.impac3.org is a new milestone towards the Congress, paving the way for registrations (discount applicable until 20 August). …  

24 Sep 2013 | Article

Carara, Costa Rica

Legisladores resaltan la urgente necesidad de conservar la biodiversidad y los ecosistemas marinos de Mesoamérica

Encuentro en San José entre legisladores, políticos y expertos de nueve países   …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story
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Long tail boats at bay serving as playing grounds for children in Trapeang Sangke village

An ongoing study in Kampot assessing the economic dependence of coastal villages on the ecosystem services of seagrasses.

Kampot province in Cambodia has a known seagrass area of aproximately 25,000 ha, a highly productive and important ecosystem providing feeding and nursery grounds for many comercially important species. Various coastal development projects are currently in progress and there is worry amongst villagers and governmental institutions alike on what effects these will have on the seagrass ecosystem. It is therefore of great importance to both understand the current ecology and health of the seagrasses as well as to assess the local economic dependence on this ecosystem. …  

24 Sep 2013 | Article
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The spatial planning included construction designs to minimize coastal erosion and creek sedimentation.

Spatial planning in Mai Root Sub-district

Villagers at Ban Klong Takian try to come up with the best possible plan for their own village, whilst at the same time protecting natural resources and the surrounding environment. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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A poster promoting labour rights.

Supporters of fishworkers call for dialogue on labour, migration and environment

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is currently working with the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) to arrange a sub-regional dialogue in Bangkok, where a wide range of stakeholders will plan to improve labour standards, safety on ships and fishery management. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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SDF poses with the schoolchildren and local leaders after the training workshop at Klong Manao School.

Children and climate change: youth ambassadors and agents of change

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) recently took to the hills in the North of Thailand to work in collaboration with Plan International, an NGO that aims “to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.” Plan’s Child Centered Climate Change Adaptation (4CA) project is promoting the role of children and youth in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation activities in communities in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Lessons learned from the BCR project about assessing the vulnerability of communities are being applied to vulnerable hill-tribe communities in the North. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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Chugchilán, Ecuador.

Foro internacional sobre recursos genéticos y biocomercio se lleva a cabo en Ecuador

El Instituto Ecuatoriano de Propiedad Intelectual, junto con el Ministerio de Ambiente de Ecuador, la Secretaria de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología, el Proyecto UICN-PNUMA/GEF ABS LAC y Proyecto Biocomercio Andino llevará a cabo el próximo 25, 26 y 27 de Septiembre el Foro Internacional sobre “Los Conocimientos Tradicionales, Recursos Genéticos Asociados y Biocomercio como herramientas para el Desarrollo Sostenible, Justo y Equitativo en Búsqueda del Buen Vivir (Sumak- Kawsay)”, en la ciudad de Quito. …  

23 Sep 2013 | News story
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