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Protecting our wild inheritance

SOS founding partner, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) featured an article on SOS to mark World Wildlife Day, March 3 2014. Focusing on the extensive and varied work of SOS grantee projects to address wildlife crime what follows illustrates just how broad and multi-faceted the challenge is that we face.   March 3 has officially been recognized as World Wildlife Day thanks to a recent decision taken by the United Nations and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). The intention is to mark one day in our busy lives as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of plants and animals with which we share the world. One of the key aims of this day is to raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime. …  

05 Mar 2014 | News story

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IUCN and Danone Launch Project to Protect Critical Watersheds in Dongjiang River Basin

 Guangzhou, China, January 20, 2014: IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) today launched a new partnership project with Danone Ecosystem Fund and Danone Waters China. The project, formally called “Eco-Longmen, Living Dongjiang - Protecting Watersheds for Sustainable Drinking Water”, aims to restore critical drinking water sources in the Upper Dongjiang River Basin. The focus is on the Jiaquan Watershed, and the project will involved working with local communities and empowering local stakeholders to manage natural resources sustainably, so as to ensure that the watershed provides healthy ecosystem services and multiple benefits to 20 million local and downstream residents. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article
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生态龙门-活力东江-项目启动

多方伙伴共建 - 东江流域水源地可持续保护项目启动

中国,广州 - 2014年1月20日,世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)“生态龙门、活力东江——水源地可持续保护方案” 项目在广州正式启动。 …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article
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Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology

Please join us for a special session launching a Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology, including examples of national assessments that have taken place recently in Ghana, Mexico, Rwanda and Guatemala, among other countries. …  

04 Dec 2013 | Article

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New figures reveal poaching for the illegal ivory trade could wipe out a fifth of Africa’s Elephants over next decade

As delegates gather to discuss the plight of the African Elephant at a summit convened by the Government of Botswana and IUCN, new analyses released today find that if poaching rates are sustained at current levels, Africa is likely to lose a fifth of its elephants in the next 10 years. …   | French | Dutch

02 Dec 2013 | International news release

自然价值宣讲会

“自然价值的伙伴”成立

 北京,中国,2013年11月28日—在北京金台艺术馆召开“自然的价值 – GEP和TEEB for Water and Wetlands宣讲会”上,来自科研部门、国际组织和NGO等超过50位代表,共同发起成立“自然价值的伙伴”。 …  

28 Nov 2013 | Article
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First international gathering of forest producer organizations underway

The representatives of farmer and forest producer organizations from around the world are gathering today at an international conference held in Guilin, China. The meeting represents the first of its kind in giving the world’s many millions of smallholder farmer and community forest producers an opportunity to have their voices heard at a global level. With a large part of the Earth’s surface affected by forest producer activities, the conference will seek to support forest producers in improving sustainable management of forest landscapes. …  

25 Nov 2013 | News story