2013

Geneva, park.

European Commission launches strategy on green infrastructure

The European Commission has adopted a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure, and for ensuring that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. Green infrastructure uses nature to provide ecological, economic and social benefits. Instead of building flood protection infrastructure, for example, a green infrastructure solution would be to allow a natural wetland to absorb the excess water from heavy rain.   …  

07 May 2013 | News story
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Coral gardens on the Melville Bank Seamount, South West Indian Ridge

IUCN experts part of new online course on marine biology in the Deep Ocean

TED talks by aquatic explorers including IUCN patron Sylvia Earle, who share what they’ve seen in the Earth’s last frontier — the deep ocean, are now available as part of an online course. …  

07 May 2013 | Article

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Mai Root and Bang Chan Villagers Welcome IUCN Director General

From 5-6 March 2013, the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Julia Marton-Lefèvre, came to visit Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) and IUCN’s joint project field sites, where coastal communities are responding to both climate and human induced change. …  

07 May 2013 | Article
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CEC Chair speaks at Rio+20 and biodiversity colloquium

Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair, contributed to a session on the role of science and education in nature conservation at an international colloquium in April in Brasilia. …  

06 May 2013 | News story

On the 12th and 13th of March 2013, OpenNESS (OPEratioNalisation of Natural capital and EcoSystem Services) celebrated its official kick-off in Helsinki, Finland.

OpenNESS project launched for ecosystem services

The launch March 2013 in Helsinki follows-up on the PEER Research on Ecosystem Services (PRESS) project. …  

06 May 2013 | Article

Partial view of turbidity in Revué River.

Impacts of artisanal gold mining in Mozambique

The artisanal gold mining contributes to deforestation, wildfires and soil degradation. CEC member Tomas Muacanhia is working to mitigate the imact by communicating conservation measures. …  

06 May 2013 | Article

The World’s Favourite Species campaign has been launched to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Wildscreen's ARKive project, whose mission is to promote the conservation of the world’s biodiversity using the power of wildlife imagery

ARKive’s search for the World's Favourite Species

Wildlife and IUCN Red List partner Wildscreen is engaging the public with nature in its search to find the World's Favourite Species.  CEC member Richard Edwards from ARKive invites you to vote by 8 May. …  

06 May 2013 | News story

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Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the Ocean event calls for support of marine sites

International film stars Clive Owen and Jacques Perrin gave their support to Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the Ocean. See the short film on marine sites, narrated by Mr Perrin.

 
 

06 May 2013 | News story

Estudiantes de secundaria reciben capacitación sobre los valores del bosque. VISTA ALEGRE, PERU

Una iniciativa propia: Un bosque escolar para Vista Alegre, Peru

 Alumnos, profesores y autoridades de Vista Alegre, centro poblado en la zona de amortiguamiento del Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul, inaugurarán Bosque Escolar de 6 Ha, culminando 4 años de esfuerzos para formalizar y acondicionar el área, preparar materiales y capacitarse para mejorar la calidad de la educación en la región. …  

05 May 2013 | News story

Radio Environnement live on the web

Radio Environnement disponible par internet!

Encore une fois, Radio Environnement innove. Elle lance sa plateforme web et sa radio en streaming. Les auditeurs du monde entier pourront l’écouter 24 sur 24 et 7 jours sur 7. …  

03 May 2013 | Article