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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RWE and IUCN to work on lignite mining restoration in the context of broader biodiversity management

RWE is one of the top European energy companies. IUCN has established a working relationship to further integrate biodiversity values into RWE policies and practices. A first joint project will be carried out in 2014. This project will provide a basis to understand how the RWE Group currently addresses restoration of lignite open cast mines and provides, and opportunities available to better protect local biodiversity. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article

Maravant (Evian Plateau)

Celebrating 16 years working together for water and wetlands: the Danone Group, Evian and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Ramsar Convention was the first international convention to promote the engagement of the business sector directly in the conservation and wise use of wetlands. The first partnership agreement, signed on 27 January 1998, resulted in the creation of the “Danone – Evian Fund for Water” for the protection of wetlands as well as providing the Ramsar Secretariat with support to raise awareness of global water and wetlands-related challenges through Ramsar’s World Wetlands Day annual campaign (2 February). The World Wetlands Day campaign has grown from fewer than 30 countries in 1998 to over 160 countries in 2013. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article

Field trip to a conservation set- aside (left) in a coffee farm (coffee plants to the right), State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Going Beyond the Fence in the Cerrado biome

Establishing a collaborative platform for information exchange and capacity building between business, government, and civil society organisations can strengthen their ongoing actions within specific landscapes to address water scarcity and other natural resource issues in the Cerrado biome. This was the main outcome of a recent workshop hosted by IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IUCN NGO Member), IUCN, and business partner Nespresso, held in the city of Uberlandia, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article

Western Gray Whale in Sakhalin

Keeping whales safe in sound

A unique collaboration between the oil and gas industry, scientists and conservationists proves a way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales and other species. …   | Russian

20 Jan 2014 | International news release

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

The road for entrepreneurship in African World Heritage sites

The African World Heritage Fund celebrates the year of entrepreneurship and business skills in 2014, a new theme to help focus efforts on boosting community involvement in World Heritage conservation. …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article

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IUCN and Shell jointly address conservation challenges

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Shell have agreed to work together to address key conservation challenges, focusing on rehabilitating marshlands in Iraq, decommissioning North Sea oil infrastructure in a way that preserves biodiversity and reviewing oil spill remediation in the Niger Delta. …  

23 Dec 2013 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

Australia to host the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress

 Australia will welcome thousands of environment leaders from across the globe after securing the right to host the prestigious IUCN World Parks Congress at Sydney Olympic Park from 12-19 November 2014. …  

20 Dec 2013 | Video

Pauline Buffle at one of the pilot communities for Allanblackia in Ghana

Allanblackia - a species of choice: interview with Pauline Buffle

Pauline Buffle is a Programme Officer in the Global Forest and Climate Change Programme. In this interview, she discusses the context and latest developments of the project she manages on Allanblackia, as well as IUCN's role in the project partnership. …  

19 Dec 2013 | Article

Natura 2000 Award

European Natura 2000 Award

The European Commission is launching a new Award designed to celebrate and promote best practices for nature conservation in Europe. The European Natura 2000 Award aims at bringing the success of the network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate its importance for protecting biodiversity across Europe.   …  

19 Dec 2013 | News story
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