2013

High seas

The high seas call for more transparency

At the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, governments agreed to start scoping the content and feasibility of a new international legal agreement to conserve marine biodiversity in the two-thirds of the ocean that lies beyond the jurisdiction of individual States. This signals a strong shift in political opinion in favour of a new agreement, though the final outcome of these talks remains unclear. …  

25 Aug 2013 | News story

MFF 10th NCB Meeting

Mangroves for the Future Programme contributing to address coastal resources management issues in Pakistan

Tenth meeting of the National Coordinating Body (NCB) of Mangroves for the Future Programme (MFF) was held on 21 August 2013 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi under the Chairmanship of Syed Mahmood Nasir, Inspector General Forest, Climate Change Division, Islamabad. …  

24 Aug 2013 | News story

2011A-022, WWT, Roland Digby, SOS, Spoon-billed Sandpipers

Spoon-billed sandpiper numbers boosted by conservationists

Critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers fledglings have increased in number by a quarter in 2013, after conservationists intervened to hand rear chicks.   …  

23 Aug 2013 | News story

Río Bermejo, Chaco.

II Encuentro Mundial del Chaco a puertas

El evento tendrá lugar en el auditorio del Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, del 19 al 21 de septiembre de 2013. …  

23 Aug 2013 | News story
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Blé

Les barrages et l’irrigation : quels enjeux pour les petits producteurs ?

Afin de stimuler la réflexion autour de la gestion de l’eau et de la terre liée à la grande irrigation et aux grands réservoirs de barrages, l’UICN et l’IIED, à travers le programme de la Global Water Initiative (GWI), ont organisé un atelier régional à Ouagadougou du 10 au 12 juillet 2013. …  

22 Aug 2013 | News story
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Cast of the musical "2050 - The Future We Want"

New musical "2050: The Future We Want"

Peace Child International and Green Cross present an inspirational musical at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The first-ever performance was September 3rd. …  

22 Aug 2013 | News story

National Reserve of Tumbes / Reserva Nacional de Tumbes.

Diálogo Intercultural sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos en Perú

Patricia Balbuena, Directora General de Ciudadanía Intercultural del Ministerio de Cultura del Perú llamó la atención sobre las necesidades de coordinación interinstitucional, así como de vinculación de este tema con otros de relevancia como el alivio a la pobreza. …  

21 Aug 2013 | News story
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 Paraguayan President-elect Horacio Cartes greets Sheila Abed, upcoming minister of justice and labor, during the presentation of cabinet members for his government in Asuncion August 12, 2013

Sheila Abed appointed new Minister of Justice and Labor of Paraguay

Sheila Abed, founder of IUCN Member Instituto de Derecho y Economía Ambiental (IDEA) and former Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), has been appointed as the Minister of Justice and Labor of the Republic of Paraguay. The inauguration and swearing-in of the new President, Horacio Cartes, and his cabinet, took place on 15 August 2013 in Asunción. …  

21 Aug 2013 | News story

EWt, SOS, dugongs

Activists Swim for Dugongs

Picture this. On August 22, 2013, a group of eleven friends will swim 5 kilometres across a lake from France to Switzerland. This not any ordinary swim, this is the IUCN Big Swim across lac Leman! You can support the Big Swim by donating via the following link to the SOS project page: http://bit.ly/1epxCf3  Every little helps and is much appreciated.     …  

21 Aug 2013 | News story

Nam_Ngum_dam  Species 2012 Indo Burma

CEPF and IUCN invite for biodiversity conservation projects in the Indo-Burma Hotspot

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in its role as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invite Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) from non-government organisations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organisations for biodiversity conservation projects in the Indo-Burma Hotspot. …  

20 Aug 2013 | Article