2013

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

L’UICN invité à la Table Ronde sur le commerce illégal des espèces menacées et le braconnage

A l’occasion de la table ronde consacrée au trafic d’espèces menacées et au braconnage, organisée par Nicolas Hulot, Envoyé Spécial du Président de la République pour la Protection de la Planète, lors du Sommet pour la Paix et la Sécurité en Afrique, l’UICN a été conviée à restituer les conclusions du Sommet Africain sur les Eléphants qui s’est tenu à Gaborone (Botswana) du 2 au 4 décembre 2013. …  

10 Dec 2013 | News story

Rice paddy fields

Ancient farming seen curbing extinctions of animals, plants

"Ancient farming practices, such as raising fish in rice paddies in China or Aboriginal Australian fire controls, will get a new lease of life under plans to slow extinctions of animals and plants," experts have said Alister Doyle of Reuters. …  

10 Dec 2013 | News story

Sa'anapu community mangrove conservation area, Samoa

Valuing natural capital: We have the will, let's show the way

On 21-22 November, more than 500 people gathered in Edinburgh for the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital. Dawn Vout, Partnership Manager for the IUCN World Parks Congress, gives her insight on IUCN blog. …  

10 Dec 2013 | News story
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Barcelona

Barcelona’s quest for a green urban future

On 28 November, Barcelona presented its Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Plan 2020 which aims to turn the city’s ambitious ideas for enhancing the role of nature into action. IUCN’s Chantal van Ham gave a keynote speech providing a European perspective on the Barcelona Plan.   …  

09 Dec 2013 | News story
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What does stakeholder engagement in IPBES mean - a message from a side event held during IPBES-2, 9 December 2013

How to increase the appeal of IPBES

As 100+ governments gather in Antalya to shape the first IPBES programme for assessing the world’s biodiversity, 100+ knowledge holders reinforce their offer to assist and propose concrete actions for success. …  

09 Dec 2013 | News story

Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

 The IUCN World Parks Congress is the landmark global forum on protected areas held every ten years. It will be convened in Sydney, Australia 12 - 19 November 2014, with the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions” designed to reflect and help deliver IUCN’s three Programme Areas. The World Parks Congress 2014 will articulate the vital role of protected areas in conserving nature while delivering essential ecosystem services, position protected areas within the goals of economic and community well-being in the post-2015 development agenda, and demonstrate and guide how this can be achieved in practice.  

09 Dec 2013 | Article
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Sustainable Bio-energy Policy Framework and Guidelines for Africa: Toward Energy Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

 A collaborative initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the “Sustainable Bioenergy Policy Framework in Africa: Toward Energy Security and Sustainable Livelihoods” study (February 2012), which I had the rare privilege of undertaking, is designed to serve as a technical tool for promoting the sustainable development of bioenergy within the framework of NEPAD as well as global conventions that Africa is party to.

 
 

09 Dec 2013 | Article
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ELC meeting on the Natural Resources Governance Framework

In mid-August the IUCN Environmental Law Centre held a two-day meeting at their offices in Bonn.  …  

09 Dec 2013 | Article
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Fiji’s Minister of Environment and Attorney General, Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighting the ten key actions during the conference

IUCN applauds ‘ten key actions’ for Pacific conservation

IUCN applauds the declaration of ‘ten key actions’ made today by high-level representatives from government, the private sector and civil society at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. …  

06 Dec 2013 | News story

Viliame stuck in mud during the survey.

Locals need not rely so much on external consultants

“Pacific Islanders do not need to rely so much on external consultants," says Dr. Milika Sobey, Water and Wetlands Programme Coordinator of IUCN Oceania Regional Office while speaking at a panel discussion this week at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.   …  

06 Dec 2013 | News story