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Aerial view of Fire Island wilderness breach after Hurricane Sandy

Nature's protective power

IUCN experts are gathering at a UN conference in Japan this week to deliver the evidence to policy makers that healthy ecosystems play a critical role in protecting people from disasters. …  

14 Mar 2015 | News story

Forest landscape restoration does not call for increasing tree cover beyond what would be ecologically appropriate for a particular location.

Demystifying the World's Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunities

A global movement to restore deforested and degraded forest landscapes is emerging. What should forest landscape restoration achieve? And where should it occur? …  

13 Mar 2015 | Article

Shark entangled in a ghost net. Maldives

Ghost nets: silent killers in the oceans

Across the world’s oceans, a silent menace is threatening a host of marine species. Underwater, unaccounted for and often unseen, these inanimate killers lurk in the oceans, wreaking havoc on marine life. …  

11 Mar 2015 | Article

African landscape

Blog: A picture is worth a thousand words. So how much is a video worth?

By Claire Warmenbol. That question came to mind when I watched the video of our WISE-UP project, recently broadcast on Deutsche Welle TV. It shows what the project does, no, it brings to life what the project does…in just over 6 minutes. …  

25 Feb 2015 | News story

Bonaire kid

Over €6 million boost for nature conservation in European Overseas Countries and Territories

There’s good news for biodiversity conservation in the millions of square kilometres of land and ocean that make up European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories with the launch of a grants fund of over €6 million to be coordinated by IUCN.  …  

10 Feb 2015 | News story

Rio Tinto executive makes the business case for biodiversity in plenary session at Leaders for Nature India Forum.

Leaders for Nature India Forum links valuing natural capital to future prosperity

The first Leaders for Nature India Forum held on 30 January in Mumbai explored how natural capital accounting could help the private sector address some of the biggest challenges it is facing today in India and around the world.  

05 Feb 2015 | Article

A field trip to a coffee plantation in the Cerrado, Brazil.

Promoting sustainable landscapes in Brazil's Cerrado biome

As a result of IUCN, Nespresso and IPÊ sharing their vision of sustainable productive landscapes, a multi-stakeholder consortium is now addressing ecosystem services decline and natural resources depletion in the biologically-diverse Cerrado biome. The consortium supports a blend of communications, knowledge sharing and capacity building to shift behaviour and community attitudes towards sustainability in the region. …  

04 Feb 2015 | Article

IUCN Director General takes part in the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos.

IUCN’s new Director General engages global leaders in Davos

As one of her first acts, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. …  

03 Feb 2015 | News story

Dark-winged Groundling (Brachythemis fuscopalliata)

IUCN study draws attention to the critical state of freshwater biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) presents alarming findings from the most comprehensive freshwater biodiversity assessment in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The study aims at raising the current low profile of freshwater biodiversity conservation in this region, promoting integrated water resource management practices, and providing reliable and up-to-date data for decision makers. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

A sacred pond within Xe Champhone wetlands where turtles are protected by local people.

Celebrating the wealth of wetlands

Every year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, commemorating the 1971 signing of the Ramsar Convention – an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. This year’s theme is ‘Wetlands for our Future’, aiming to raise awareness among younger generations, and for all to reflect on the health and unique value of wetlands. …  

02 Feb 2015 | Article

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