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H.E. Say Samal presiding over the event

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity in Cambodia

On 22 May, celebrations for the International Day for Biological Diversity took place with a thousand participants in attendance in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia. ‘Island Biodiversity’–the theme for 2014—was highlighted. The event aimed to demonstrate the Cambodian Government’s strong commitment to natural resource management and the Ministry of Environment’s efforts as the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD) focal point.  …  

11 Jun 2014 | Article

IUCN and SIDA sign agreements at the MFF Phase 3 launch, Bangkok, Thailand © IUCN, 2014

Launch of New Funding for Mangroves for the Future

IUCN, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) today announced the launch of the third phase of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) regional initiative with new funding from Sida. The new phase will run from 2014-2018 and will build on the significant achievements realized by MFF over the past seven years. IUCN Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji and AnnaMaria Oltorp Head of Development Cooperation, Sida launched MFF Phase 3 at a signing ceremony held in Bangkok.  …  

10 Jun 2014 | Event

ACCA WWF Green Economy Forum Pakistan 2014

Pakistan’s future success depends on the country making investment in developing human resources, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning & Development, said at the Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards organised by ACCA Pakistan (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and WWF Pakistan. 

10 Jun 2014 | Article

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham launching the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign

International sporting personalities United for Wildlife

Global sports personalities came together in London yesterday to sign up to the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, which seeks to mobilise support amongst younger generations for the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Sportspeople already signed up as Ambassadors of the campaign include David Beckham, Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Samuel Eto’o, Yao Ming and Francois Pienaar. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

National TV of India features IUCN in 'Biodiversity Special - Save our species'

On the occasion of International Biodiversity Day 2014, Doordarshan - the national TV channel of India produced a documentary to highlight the importance and challenges facing biodiversity conservation. The film titled Biodiversity Special - Save our species, also highlights the role of businesses and private sector in conservation and features interviews with PR Sinha, Country Representative IUCN India and representatives of major businesses in India. To watch the film please follow the following links. …  

09 Jun 2014 | Article

A Cambodian tailorbird which is among hundreds of new species found by scientists in the Greater Mekong region in southeast Asia.

Flying squirrel and eyeless spider discovered in Greater Mekong

This article was originally published in The Guardian on 4 June 2014. (Link)
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09 Jun 2014 | Article

Open House at IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office

Open House at IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office

Established in 1986, IUCN Sri Lanka over the last 28 years contributed significantly to enhance conservation efforts To highlight past contributions and the future potentials an “Open House” was held on 3 June 2014 at the IUCN premises. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Fuel economic fuel stove

IUCN joins the drive for sustainable energy for all

This week United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering leaders of government, business and civil society to mobilize investment and action to achieve sustainable energy for all. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

Nature's A-list to debate a sustainable future for the planet

Internationally recognized experts, politicians, CEOs, activists and indigenous leaders will be at the forefront of a series of public debates during the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 taking place this November in Sydney, Australia. …   | French

05 Jun 2014 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

On the frontline – helping island states face up to climate change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront of climate change — they’re the first to feel the impacts and are among those taking the lead in tackling this ever-growing threat. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story