2013

Participatory Dolphin Survey meeting

Participatory Dolphin Survey for Koh Kong Province

Koh Kong Province, 06 July 2013 –The meeting in preparation for the dolphin survey brought together dolphin experts from IUCN Thailand and IUCN Cambodia as well as all relevant stakeholders from Cambodia such as the Fisheries Administrative, the Department of Environment, and community members to meet and share survey techniques and methodologies. This survey will also collaborate with Dr Brian Smith, who is the Director of the World Conservation Society’s Asian Freshwater and Coastal Cetacean Programme. …  

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The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation - IUCN EPLP No. 85

ELC participates in 2013 BfN/ENCA Conference: Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Europe

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) participated in the 2013 Joint European Conference on Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Europe convened by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA), 25-27 June, Bonn, Germany. The conference brought together experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of adapting to climate change in conservation from an ecological, policy and economic perspective. It also showcased successful conservation partnerships across Europe. …  

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Laboratorio de Química INBio

Recursos biológicos y recursos genéticos: el reto de diferenciarlos y regularlos

 El Protocolo de Nagoya marcó un hito en la discusión mundial sobre el acceso a los recursos genéticos y la distribución justa y equitativa de beneficios. El camino está marcado, pero abunda en desafíos para los Estados. …  

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Urban Biodiversity Forum

IUCN Urban Biodiversity Forum

Nature can offer powerful solutions for improving the quality of life of urban citizens. Protecting and restoring nature in and around cities, can help secure resources for the future and turn our current economic challenges into opportunities to achieve sustainable growth. How can we better capture these natural solutions then sharing and learning from existing success stories that place biodiversity at the heart of our urban environment? …  

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Mr. M A S Weerasinghe, Commissioner General, DAD and Mr. Shamen Vidanage, Acting Country Representative exchanging the MoU with the presence of Eng. Prabhath Witharana, Head of Water Management Division of DAD.

IUCN entered into a MoU with the Department of Agrarian Development in ecological restoration of small irrigation tanks in Kapiriggama cascade system, Anuradhapura

Commissioner General of the Department of Agrarian Development (DAD) and Acting Country Representative of IUCN Sri Lanka Programme has signed a Memorandum of Understanding related to the implementation of Project - Ecological restoration of traditional cascade tank systems for access to water, enhance agriculture, rural livelihoods and environmental services in Sri Lanka - at the DAD Head Office in Colombo on the 24th June 2013.  

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CEESP Members meeting on bio-cultural conservation Michael Gavin, Fikret Berkes, Aroha Mead, Joe McCarter

Chair's Comments | Aroha Te Pareake Mead - July 2013

Earlier this year I was asked if I would want to have the Moa bird brought back from extinction. The question wasn’t random, it was posed at a workshop on Synthetic Biology & Conservation by someone who is part of a small group of scientists working on “de-extinction.” The workshop was an exploratory meeting designed to bring together the synthetic biology and conservation communities to discuss the implications that synthetic biology may have on the natural world and conservation. …  

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Adopted Alta Outcome Document

In June 10-12, indigenous representatives were invited by the Saami to Alta Norway to a preparatory meeting for the United Nations High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Indigenous Peoples which is being held at the UN-HQ in September 2014. The Alta meeting finalised the Alta Outcome Document which is available in English and French.

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Fiji's first field guide for mangroves and seagrass species.

New book: Fiji’s first mangroves and seagrass guide

The first ever field guide for Fiji’s mangroves and seagrasses was launched yesterday by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Mr. Tevita Boseiwaqa, marking another breakthrough in the conservation of biodiversity in the country. …  

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Synthetic Biology and Conservation: An Imminent Encounter

Synthetic biology is a new technology with enormous promise to change the human relationships with the natural world and with fellow human beings. Though there is no commonly agreed upon definition synthetic biology can be thought of as ‘‘a scientific discipline that relies on chemically synthesized DNA, along with standardized and automatable processes, to address human needs by the creation of organisms with novel or enhanced characteristics or traits.’’  …  

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Hangzhou Declaration on Culture & Sustainable Development

Co-Chairs of the CEESP Theme on Culture and Conservation, Elise Hufer and Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua together with CEESP Chair, Aroha Mead, participated in the UNESCO International Congress on Culture: Key to Sustainable Development, held in Hangzhou, China. IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng also participated. The meeting developed a Hangzhou Declaration Placing Culture at the heart of Sustainable Development Policies which was subsequently presented to the UN General Assembly.


 

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