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六个自然保护地代表发言

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        2015年1月30日,中国北京——世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)联合国家林业局、住房和城乡建设部共同举办了“IUCN绿色名录中国自然保护地颁证仪式”。IUCN主席章新胜、国家林业局总工程师封加平、住房城乡建设部风景名胜区管理办公室章林伟副主任出席了本次仪式,并为首批入选绿色名录的我国6个自然保护地颁发证书。  …  

03 Feb 2015 | Article

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

Focus on Climate Change, Water Issues Required for Environmental Sustainability

At a meeting held in Karachi, Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan, Federal Secretary Climate Change Division, reiterated government’s commitment to addressing various climate-change related issues, describing water as one requiring urgent attention. …  

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

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

Participants of the Blue Solutions MPA Governance training, Bali, September 2014

MPA governance solutions for and from Indonesia

“Learning from proven success in marine and coastal resource management” is a core objective of the Blue Solutions Initiative. To enable such learning, the Initiative is developing and trialling approaches for integrating “solutions” into marine management training formats. IUCN, one of the Blue Solutions implementing partners, co-convened, together with the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the Coral Triangle Centre, a training workshop on marine protected area (MPA) governance in Bali, Indonesia, in September 2014. The workshop built on the recent success stories in coastal and marine resource management from across many of Indonesia’s 7,000 islands.   …  

30 Jan 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

Participants at the launch workshop

Water pollution in Ha Long Bay: the challenge

Every day, 5,500 tourists on average take cruises through the spectacular landscape of Ha Long Bay. Rising from the sparkling green waters, steep, densely forested karst hills never fail to impress. These days, however, the waters aren’t so sparkling and visitors are becoming less inclined to revisit an area plagued by pollution. In response, IUCN and Marine Conservation and Development (MCD), a local NGO and IUCN member, have established the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA), a partnership of government, business, and grassroots organizations. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Alliance supports multi-stakeholder initiatives and innovative governance arrangements to improve water quality in Ha Long and Cat Ba.   …   | Vietnamese

29 Jan 2015 | Article
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东江源寻乌项目启动

“魅力寻乌,活力东江” — 东江源寻乌水生态保护项目启动

中国广州,2015年1月22日,世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)中国代表处携手中国达能饮料、寻乌县政府和香港地球之友共同启动“魅力寻乌、活力东江”东江源寻乌水生态保护项目。 …  

29 Jan 2015 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

At last some good news for the high seas: Progress towards a legally binding treaty to safeguard the ocean beyond national boundaries

In the early hours of a snowy Saturday morning in New York, United Nations delegates took a historic step towards safeguarding the global ocean commons. Government representatives at a UN meeting agreed to launch a formal preparatory process for a global and legally-binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. …  

26 Jan 2015 | News story