2013

floods in Uttarakhand State

CREATE VCA framework applied in post-crisis recovery

The CREATE vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) framework, developed under the BCR project, is receiving increasing interest from the post-crisis economic recovery community. …  

16 Dec 2013 | Article
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Greece's natural wonders

In terms of biodiversity, Greece is one of the richest countries of the European Union. Its diverse features combine with a variable climate generating a great range of habitat niches and a spectacular flora and fauna. In January 2014, Greece will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. …  

16 Dec 2013 | News story

Microscopic fun - learning about marine plankton.

Marine and Coastal Awareness Camp!

MFF India is partnersip with IUCN member, OMCAR Foundation, brought together 50 students and  teachers for a two-day awareness camp on marine and coastal ecosystems! Held on 27 and 28 November 2013 at OMCAR'S Palk Bay Center, the students (between the ages of 12 and 14 years) represented 5 different schools in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. …  

16 Dec 2013 | Article

SDF’s staff share information and knowledge about ecosystem-based and equitable approaches to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

ASEAN Day for Disaster Management Showcase

2013 ‘ASEAN Day for Disaster Management’ showcases projects and responses focused on differently abled and other marginalized groups.  …  

15 Dec 2013 | Article
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Climate Change Animation Competition judging panel

Thai PBS-IUCN awarded the winners of Climate Change Animation

14 December 2013, Bangkok – The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) and IUCN collaborated to raise public awareness on climate change through the Climate Change Animation competition. After months of campaigning and university tours nationwide, 92 teams of university students submitted four-minute animations to the competition. …  

14 Dec 2013 | Article
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Transport is the Pacific’s largest energy use, consuming 48% of Pacific fossil fuel imports. Sea transport is a significant component.

Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport launched

The University of the South Pacific and IUCN have joined forces to launch an Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport. …  

13 Dec 2013 | News story

Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)

Conserving Europe’s carnivores

Large carnivores have had a complicated relationship with humans. For much of history they have been persecuted as competitors, and out of fear and ignorance. Yet favourable legislation in the European Union has recently allowed these species to re-establish in many parts of the continent. This recovery has created a range of challenges for many people with whom they share the landscape.   …  

13 Dec 2013 | News story

Journalists interviewing local people at Nhung Mien, Nam Can District, Ca Mau Province

Journalist training: a case of ADD?

We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, or who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. There’s actually a technical term for this: ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. ADD isn’t a disease; it’s a condition that many children experience at some point. …   | Vietnamese

13 Dec 2013 | Article
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Koror, Palau

BIOPAMA gains momentum at Pacific Islands fora

The BIOPAMA team joined forces in late November and early December to significantly raise awareness of the Programme at a number of fora held in the Fijian capital of Suva. IUCN’s  focal point for the Pacific, Tony O’Keeffe, BIOPAMA Programme Manager, Nick Cox, and EC Joint Research Centre (JRC) BIOPAMA Coordinator, Steve Peedell delivered presentations and convened workshops inviting participants to contribute ideas to current, proposed and potential BIOPAMA activity in the region during the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, CBD capacity building workshop for the Pacific on ecosystem conservation and restoration, and the UNESCO Pacific World Heritage Workshop. …  

13 Dec 2013 | Article
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CEPF Funding opportunity

The call for Letters of Inquiry for small grants targeting biodiversity conservation was announced by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Mediterranean Hotspot. Apply by 15 January 2014. …  

12 Dec 2013 | Article
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