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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

AFED

Members in the News: APN's Million Tree Campaign at AFED's 7th Annual Conference

 A team from the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) participated in the Seventh Annual Conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) on Food Security in Arab Countries at the Le Meridien Hotel, Amman last year. The Conference was organized in collaboration with FAO, ESCWA, ICARDA, and the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development. …  

03 Feb 2015 | Article

Training on Stakeholder Engagement - Working Groups

Stakeholder Engagement Helps to Drive Long-term Sustainability

The International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) approach in the stakeholder engagement is to apply process which involves governmental and non-governmental institutions, who may be affected by World Heritage site declaration or can influence the implementation of the declaration. …  

03 Feb 2015 | Article

Yuraygir National Park, Australia

World’s governments are failing on protected areas for nature

A new study has found that while governments are making progress in expanding Protected Area networks, these are failing to provide adequate coverage for nature. …  

03 Feb 2015 | News story

Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Conservation of “world’s supermarkets” must for a better future

IUCN under the USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme funded ‘Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles’ Project organized the World Wetlands Day 2015 at the Wetland Centre Sandspit, Karachi. …  

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 | 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

Forest in Germany

Failing to protect nature's capital could cost businesses trillions

This OpEd piece by IUCN Director General Inger Andersen originally appeared on Guardian Sustainable Business 

29 Jan 2015 | Article

Saola rangers training

Twenty-four more Saola rangers graduate from Wildlife Enforcement Training Course

Protecting species and enforcing the law in countries where the capacity of government agencies is often limited, means that funding to assist local government to respond to this capacity need is critical. That’s the upshot of a recent update from Laos PDR on Saola ranger training by Alex McWilliam, SOS Grantee working with IUCN Member Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) operating in the Phou Sithone Endangered Species Conservation Area (PST ESCA).  …  

27 Jan 2015 | News story