Cris (Cristina Vaamonde Leáñez): ambientalista, artista plástico y escritora. Una Montaña de gente (UMDG): Asociación Civil sin fines de lucro que tiene por objeto concebir, diseñar, proponer, desarrollar, ejecutar, fomentar, apoyar y rescatar actividades, proyectos y programas en pro de la preservación del ambiente.
IUCN, the advisory body on natural World Heritage, recommends five new sites for inscription on the list of Earth's most outstanding places. These include the Namib Sand Sea, long identified as one of the main gaps on the List, the well-known Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, and Tajik National Park, one of the most tectonically-active areas in the world, located in Tajikistan.
European Protected Area Capacity Development and the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress Eleven representatives from European organizations that provide protected area educational opportunities met 3 – 6 of June at a workshop on the Isle of Vilm, Germany to collaborate on the assessment, development and delivery of protected area capacity development programs and propose European contributions to the protected area capacity development cross cutting theme at the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress, to be held in November 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
Understanding Transboundary Conservation and it Challenges Maja Vasilijevic, Chair of the Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group of the WCPA talks about how transboundary conservation can help nature conservation, challenges countries face when working on transboundary conservation, and some recent examples of successful partnerships.
Madagascar's Marine Jewel – the Barren Isles archipelago The Barren Isles archipelago, off the west coast of Madagascar in the Mozambique Channel, is one of the few remaining refuges of marine life in the western Indian Ocean. In addition to housing some of Madagascar's healthiest and most productive coral reefs, this diverse ecosystem supports more than 4,000 traditional vezo fishers. The vezo live along Madagascar's west coast and rely almost exclusively on the sea for survival and cultural identity.
Cover of IUCN World Heritage Evaluations 2013 report
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IUCN World Heritage Evaluations 2013 The yearly IUCN World Heritage Evaluations serve to help determine inscription onto the World Heritage list. This year's publication includes sites to be discussed at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 16 - 27, June. IUCN is recommending five new natural sites for inscription on the World Heritage List: The Namib Sand Sea in Namibia, Mount Etna in Italy, El Pinacate and Grando Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, Xinjiang Tianshan in China and the Tajik National Park in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.
Key steps to guide decisions in BIOPAMA Eastern and Southern African region Two key decisions related directly to the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas component of BIOPAMA in the Eastern and Southern Africa region are in the making and will guide programme activities over the next three years – the Action Plan for the Capacity Building Programme linked to the Regional Observatory and the option paper identifying suitable hosts for the Observatory in the region.
The Second Protected Areas National Congress of Ecuador official poster
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The Second Protected Areas National Congress of Ecuador (Quito, 29-31 July 2013) This Congress is aimed at highlighting the advancements and significant changes occurring in Ecuador with regards to protected areas management. The actors involved in this exchange of ideas and projects are the National Ministry of Environment, the National Environmental Agency and other environmental and protected areas organizations. As result, the Congress will foster reinforcing protected areas and outlining guidance for participatory management of natural heritage.
PARKS issue 19.1
Reminder for submissions to PARKS The deadline for submissions to issue 19.2 of PARKS, the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, is July 31, 2013. To find out more, please visit the PARKS page on the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme website.
Cristina Vaamonde Leáñez
Directora fundadora | AC Una Montaña de Gente UMDG
Miembro del Comité de Áreas Naturales Protegidas | Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales SVCN Promotora del Sistema de Parques Nacionales de Venezuela
Directora del Observatorio Ambiental Venezolano Presidenta de la Federación Ambientalista Internacional | Sede Caracas - Vzla División Ambiente y DDHH | Fundación Neo Essentia
Miembro activo | AC Ciudadanos Verdes
Consejera Editorial de Ciencia y Ambiente | EL NACIONAL
Comité de Ambiente, Salud Integral y Alimentación del Consejo Educativo Escolar | EBN José Cortés Madariaga Asesora de la Dirección de Cambio Climático de la Cruz Roja Venezolana