2013

Cover of the publication "Mediterranean MPAs and climate change"

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas play a key role in understanding the effects of climate change

Climate change is likely to have drastic effects on the habitat of the Mediterranean flora and fauna, but its impacts will vary between Mediterranean regions and between marine protected areas (MPAs) within each region. This IUCN guide analyzes the threats and effects of climate change on Mediterranean marine biodiversity and provides MPA managers with tools to monitor and mitigate changes in their own MPA. …   | French | Spanish

24 Jul 2013 | News story

Montane Rainforest, Yus Conservation and Landscape, Papua New Guinea

New grants for biodiversity hotspot

IUCN Oceania has partnered with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to administer a new grant scheme for the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot. IUCN Oceania will act as the Regional Implementation Team, providing strategic leadership for CEPF's investment. …  

24 Jul 2013 | Article

Food Alliance

The True Food Alliance / La Historia de 'Los Hombres Pacientes'

Ambienta 45, Consultora Medioambiental en España y Portugal, ha puesto en marcha una plataforma on line de intercambio de información sobre alimentos responsables.   …  

24 Jul 2013 | News story

Andrew Wyatt, Mekong Delta Programme Manager, IUCN Viet Nam, and focal contact for Building Coastal Resilience Project (BCR)

Andrew Wyatt teams up with BCR and drives Coastal Forum 2013 preparation

Andrew Wyatt is an Australian national with over fifteen years of research and project management experience in the Mekong Region. He has a BSc from Macquarie University and completed his PhD in Geography from the University of Sydney in 2004. Since then, Andrew has been living and working in Vietnam.   …  

24 Jul 2013 | Article
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Experiences in informal tenure reform from IUCN's Livelihoods & Landscapes Strategy

Improving access to forest resources

It is commonly claimed that forest tenure reform that provides rural people with rights to access and use of forest resources can contribute to improved forest management and poverty alleviation. But, at least with respect to poverty alleviation, there are few experiences with formal forest tenure reform that have demonstrated this to date. …  

23 Jul 2013 | News story

unique fishing gear in Chanthaburi, Thailand

Upcoming research on fishing net use: Developments in Chanthaburi Province

The four-year Building Resilience to Climate Change (BCR) project, that started in 2011, aims to build capacity of local governments and people in eight coastal provinces across Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. As part of this project, Chanthaburi Province in Thailand has been selected to reduce its vulnerability to climate change. In Thailand, the partners for the project are the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Since the final year for implementation is approaching, the sustainability of project is an important concern. We learn more about the progress and developments in SDF’s field work at Bang Chan sub-district, Chanthaburi Province. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Article
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Caulerpa racemosa in Mediterranean waters

New Video Series on Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems Premiers on UCTV Prime (YouTube)

The banksias of Australia and the coast redwoods of California are just two examples of the staggering biodiversity found in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. This profusion of plant species owes its origins to the unique geological history of each region. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Article
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Trat Fisherfolk Association Vote: The process to establish a small-scale fisherfolk association in Trat Province began with a meeting where villagers voted on the need for such a body.

The impact of fishery law reforms on local communities: BCR progress in Trat Province

As part of the Building Resilience to Climate Change (BCR) project, Trat Province in Thailand has been selected for strengthening local ability and piloting adaptation plans and activities to reduce vulnerability to climate change. The four-year BCR project, which started in 2011, aims to build capacity of local governments and people in eight coastal provinces across Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam to plan for, and adapt to, future climate risks. In Thailand, the partners for this project are the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. As the final year for implementation is fast approaching, the sustainability of the project is essential. We learn of SDF’s instrumental role in working on the field in Trat. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Article
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BRIDGE Photos on Flickr – ORMA

New video: Rivers Uniting Borders

The video 'Rivers Uniting Borders' (or 'Ríos que Unen Fronteras' in Spanish) summarizes the work and main achievements of the IUCN BRIDGE- 'Building River Dialogue and Governance' project in Mesoamerica.   …  

23 Jul 2013 | Video

'Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development' by John Blewitt and Daniella Tilbury

'Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development' now available

A new book by CEC members Daniella Tilbury and John Blewitt, with contributions from other CEC members. This book is ideal for students and researchers working in the fields of conservation, sustainable development, education, systems thinking and development studies. …  

23 Jul 2013 | News story