Iran 26.10.2015


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Iran 10.10.2015 Ecosystem: Dryland

Participatory afforestation for carbon sequestration in Drylands – Iran

Summary The project has been designed to demonstrate that desertified rangelands can be cost-effectively reclaimed by, and for the benefit of, local people and that…

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Iran 07.10.2015 Ecosystem: Arid: Desert

The Underground Gardens of Bushire – Iran

Indigenous technology coming from Elamite period of history to cope with desertification Summary Category: rainwater harvesting –  Situated in the south of Iran, the province of…

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Iran 07.10.2015 Ecosystem: Semi-arid: mountainous forest steppe (degraded soils)

Mobile pastoralists in Iran

From wintering grounds to summer pastures- biannual transhumance Summary The Bakhtiari are the largest of all Persian tribes. The annual Bakhtiari migration in April from…

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CENESTAIran 01.12.2014

CENESTA Participation in the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress

The 6th IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), a once in a decade event was held in Sydney, Australia, from 12 to 19th of November 2014 Over 6000 participants from over 170 countries attended to the congress to represent governments; NGOs, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, academics, research institutions, international organisations and private sector. The theme of the congress was “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions” through eight streams and four cross cutting themes to develop a joint promise for sustainable future of our planet through conservation of nature, its unique cultures and support human livelihoods in the world’s marine and terrestrial protected areas.

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