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Global collaboration to conserve Indonesian pig and wild cattle

The striking babirusa pig is among the threatened Indonesian animals set to benefit from the first global collaboration between International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), species specialists, the zoo community and the Indonesian national government.   

31 Mar 2016 | Article

13A-050-018 Ant-poaching banner being shown at football cup,  (c) WCS@PFCI, SOS Save Our Species, Okapi, Elephant, Ituri forest

The future of Ituri Forest's Elephants

"It is up to you the youth of Mambasa. The future of the elephants is in your hands!” Throwing down his challenge to the next generation, the Administrator of the Mambasa Territory in the Ituri Forest of Democratic Republic of Congo was marking the area’s first ever World Elephant Day (2015).   …  

31 Mar 2016 | News story

International conservationists, the global zoo community and the Indonesian government at a workshop on species conservation in Bogor, Indonesia.

Multi-stakeholder collaboration first for species conservation in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia, 25 March 2016 — International conservationists and the global zoo community are joining forces with the Indonesian national government for the first time to support species conservation in the country.  …  

31 Mar 2016 | Article

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Getting Started with Mangabe’s Youth for Lemurs Initiative

Tapping into young people’s energy is key to shifting from conflict to coexistence, according to Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka.   …  

25 Mar 2016 | News story

Women harvesting rice, Vietnam

World Water Day - Blog: 'Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off'

By Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme. Why did a group of bankers and fund managers spend an afternoon in a Zurich café talking about nature? For opportunity and innovation.   …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2016 | News story
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat: The Crown Jewel of the Coral Triangle

Located on the north-western tip of West Papua, Indonesia, in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Encompassing around 4.5 million hectares of land and sea, the archipelago is home to more than 1,400 species of fish and 75% of the world’s known coral species, earning it the nickname 'species factory'.  As well as being a globally significant biodiversity hotspot, the nutrient-rich waters surrounding the islands provide a vital source of nutrition and a basis for local livelihoods, making the protection of Raja Ampat’s ecosystems from threats such as unsustainable fishing practices, overexploitation and climate change a regional and global priority. …  

22 Mar 2016 | Article

Women fishing

Manas National Park, the natural capital from which millions of people benefit

One often looks at protected areas as pristine lands, yet completely isolated from our human activity, with maybe the exception of tourism destinations. However, given the extent of services these sites provide us, we should in fact consider their broader roles in our economies. Protected areas allow people to connect with nature for inspiration, education and recreation. The 200,000 protected areas globally, which currently cover 15.4% of land and 3.4 % of the oceans, support human livelihoods and are the foundation for a green economy. Protected areas provide drinking water to many of the world’s largest cities, alleviate climate change by storing vast amounts of carbon, sustain the booming nature tourism industry and protect communities against disasters.
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17 Mar 2016 | News story

Tiger in Ranthambore

IUCN Director General announces first round of tiger projects

In the last hundred years, the number of tigers in the wild has plummeted by a staggering 97%. The answer to this alarming fall was 2010’s St Petersburg Declaration, strongly backed by the World Bank, which aimed to double the global tiger population by 2022.  
 

17 Mar 2016 | News story

Redefining protected areas boundaries after consultation with the local people in Myanmar

ITHCP empowers local communities for effective conservation

Projects funded by the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) have gone through a step-by-step preparation process, and most of the proponents have been given Project Preparation Grants (PPGs) to ensure local people participation at project design stage and to consolidate partnerships. …  

17 Mar 2016 | News story

Community Tiger Based Protection Unit

The show must go on, despite forest fires in Indonesia

ITHCP-funded consortium led by WWF Germany in cooperation with WWF Indonesia in the Rimbang Baling landscape in Central Sumatra has suffered from the forest fires and related haze at the end of 2015, however the project team on the ground was able to maintain the conservation efforts throughout this dire period by adapting plans according to the situation. …  

17 Mar 2016 | News story

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