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Call for participants: Caribbean training for trainers 2015

The 11th edition of the Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Training of Trainers on Marine Protected Area Management regional course will take place from 9 to 20 February 2015 in Granada. The EU-funded BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme is collaborating with the UNEP-CEP/SPAW CaMPAM Network and the Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Network (ECMMAN) project to deliver this course, and the Grenada Fisheries Division will provide local support to facilitate the training. …  

19 Dec 2014 | News story

Psyche Creek

It’s not a pipe – it’s a pond!

IUCN submitted three short films to this year’s Green-Go Short Film Contest. One of them is about the value of wetlands... …  

19 Dec 2014 | News story

Doing the right thing in protected areas: Collective statement from the Governance Stream at WPC 2014

The IUCN World Parks Congress Stream on Enhancing the Diversity and Quality of Governance of Protected Areas has concluded with a powerful collective statement that summarizes the key topics deliberated at the Congress, highlights the current situation, and makes a strong set of recommendations for future action. …  

18 Dec 2014 | Article

De izquierda a derecha: Franz Tattenbach; Representante de USAID;  y el Presidente actual del Consejo de Directores del CRRH: Edilberto Esquivel de Panamá

Directores del Comité Regional de Recursos Hidráulicos de Centroamérica avalan el plan de trabajo del componente de adaptación del Programa Regional de Cambio Climático (PRCC)

 San Salvador, 4 de diciembre de 2014. Tras un año de intenso trabajo el equipo del componente de Adaptación del PRCC (compuesto por UICN, DAI y CATIE) presentó su plan de trabajo para 2015 con base en un proceso comprensivo de diagnóstico sobre bases de datos climáticos a nivel regional y redes temáticas de usuarios de información de cambio climático relacionadas con agricultura y seguridad alimentaria; biodiversidad, ecosistemas y carbono; agua y energía; y gestión del riesgo. En esta reunión, los directores del Comité Regional de Recursos Hidráulicos (CRRH) dieron su visto bueno general a dicho plan de trabajo sobre adaptación al cambio climático del Programa Regional de Cambio Climático (PRCC). …  

18 Dec 2014 | Article

12A-048-018, Team of student interpreters, WCS Bangladesh, SOS - Save Our Species, Cetaceans, Sundarbans

Share our smiles: Interactive educational outreach to save threatened coastal cetaceans in Bangladesh

Conservation is about people, and a key part of SOS Grantee Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) work to save threatened coastal cetaceans in Bangladesh explains  Brian D. Smith, WCS Programme Director. That entails reaching out to fishing communities in culturally respectful and interactive ways.   …  

18 Dec 2014 | News story

Nigel - one of the locals - playing the didgeridoo

Arakwal awarded Green List honour

Dulcie Nicholls, elder of the Byron Bay Arakwal people, reached out her hand and embraced a delegation from IUCN to her home. The didgeridoo thundered into action and the New South Wales air was filled with a riot of energy and colour - a typically passionate display of cultural heritage as the spiritual connection was made. …  

18 Dec 2014 | Article

Lionel Gibson, Fiji

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of Lionel Gibson

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of Mr Lionel Gibson, the first IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania. …  

17 Dec 2014 | News story

Participants in protected areas law training session at World Parks Congress

ELP at the World Parks Congress

In November, over 6000 participants from more than 170 countries attended the World Parks Congress, in Sydney, Australia. This Congress takes place once every ten years, bringing together experts, practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders to shape the international policy agenda for protected areas for the next decade. …  

17 Dec 2014 | News story

Season's greetings from IUCN President and Director General

A year-end message from the IUCN President and Director General. …   | French | Spanish

17 Dec 2014 | News story

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