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IUCN Training for Pacific Island Magistrates

On 4 June, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania presented training on human rights and the environment for lay magistrates from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. …  

04 Jun 2008 | News story

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Sailing to Barcelona - Come onboard!

As part of IUCN´s World Conservation Congress (5-14 October 2008, Barcelona, Spain), Sailing to Barcelona will give a voice to creative marine conservation efforts from various corners of the world. …  

04 Jun 2008 | News story

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IUCN at the latest climate change talks

After two weeks of talks on conserving biodiversity, the city of Bonn is now hosting the latest round of UN-sponsored global climate change negotiations, from 2 to 13 June, 2008. Keeping people and nature together in all action plans, and ensuring that mitigation and adaptation practices are in place where most needed, will be at the top of IUCN’s agenda …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

The good, the bad and the ugly

The latest issue of IUCN’s magazine World Conservation looks at the effects of globalization on the environment—both good and bad. From fisheries to food production, tourism to technology, what can the environmental community do to ensure globalization follows a more sustainable path? We hear academic, NGO, UN and industry perspectives on a range of topical issues including invasive species, wildlife trade, emerging markets for ecosystem services, strengthening global environmental governance and balancing tourism growth with biodiversity conservation. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

El Alcalde de San Pablo firma el acta de sesión del Consejo Municipal en la que queda establecido el apoyo político a la iniciativa de BSA de UICN.

Reconocen importancia de estrategia de bienes y servicios ambientales que impulsa el proyecto Tacaná II

El Consejo Municipal de la localidad de San Pablo, en el departamento de San Marcos de Guatemala, recibió con agrado y aprobó políticamente la propuesta de trabajo para la implementación de un esquema de Bienes y Servicios Ambientales que impulsa la UICN en esa región a través de su Proyecto Tacaná II …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación: ¿qué pasos ha dado América del Sur?

Esta es la última semana para inscribirse al foro electrónico sobre reducción de emisiones por deforestación y degradación. El foro arranca el próximo 9 de junio, en el Portal sobre Conservación y Equidad Social de UICN-Sur. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marine miracles at Convention on Biological Diversity

The move to create a network of marine protected areas that spans the entire globe took a huge step forward at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which ended last week in Bonn. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

The good, the bad and the ugly

The latest issue of IUCN’s magazine World Conservation looks at the effects of globalization on the environment—both good and bad. From fisheries to food production, tourism to technology, what can the environmental community do to ensure globalization follows a more sustainable path? We hear academic, NGO, UN and industry perspectives on a range of topical issues including invasive species, wildlife trade, emerging markets for ecosystem services, strengthening global environmental governance and balancing tourism growth with biodiversity conservation. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Perverse priorities

Perverse priorities

Globalization leads to at least US$ 200 billion being spent on ‘perverse’ subsidies that harm biodiversity habitats as well as economies. This subsidies funding is ten times more than conservation spending worldwide. Norman Myers describes the paradox. …  

02 Jun 2008 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Economic Tools for Marine Protected Areas

From 26-30 May 2008, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP) and the Secretariat of the Pacfic Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a regional workshop on the use of economic tools for supporting the design and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

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