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Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark

New report confirms IUCN assessment of climate change as biggest threat to World Heritage

Climate change is now the most significant risk for World Heritage sites and for the benefits they provide, including economic well-being through sustainable tourism, confirms a new report by UNESCO, UNEP and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in collaboration with IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

26 May 2016 | News story

Pilularia minuta: Garaa Sejenane ZIP.

Atelier national pour réviser les zones importantes pour les plantes en Tunisie

Dans le cadre de son projet «Conservation de la flore et les habitats naturels avec les populations locales dans le sud et l’est du bassin méditerranéen (IPAMed)», le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée (UICN-Med) participera à l'atelier national sur les zones importantes pour les plantes (ZIP) organisé par l'Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT) en collaboration avec l’Unité de Recherche Biogéographie, Climatologie Appliquée et Dynamique Erosive (BICADE). Cette réunion se tiendra à Tunis (Tunisie) les 1 et 2 Juin 2016.  …  

26 May 2016 | News story

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Arrancan en Sierra Nevada las primeras sesiones informativas del proyecto AdaptaMED

Con el objetivo de compartir con la población local de las vertientes sur y norte del Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada los objetivos del proyecto Life AdaptaMED, se organizaron el pasado 23 de mayo las dos primeras sesiones informativas en colaboración con los Ayuntamientos de Pampaneira y Fiñana. …  

26 May 2016 | News story

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Concurso de microrrelatos para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN-Med) en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Málaga organiza la 2º Edición del concurso de microrrelatos dentro del conjunto de actividades programadas por la ciudad de Málaga para celebrar el día mundial dle medio ambiente el próximo 5 de junio. …  

25 May 2016 | News story

IUCN European Regional Office Annual Report 2015

IUCN Europe publishes its first Annual Report

For the first time, the IUCN European Regional Office has published its own Annual Report. …  

24 May 2016 | News story

Comunidad de Miraflores

Se presentan los resultados y lecciones aprendidas de la implementación de medidas robustas de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas

Los resultados del proceso de implementación de las medidas robustas de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) -que se aplicaron en las comunidades campesinas de Canchayllo y Miraflores, ubicadas en la Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos Cochas- fueron compartidos en una reunión de trabajo en el MINAM como parte de la fase de cierre del proyecto Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas de montaña en Perú.   …  

23 May 2016 | News story

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Key hotspots of species loss and water risks identified in new transboundary river basins report

On 22 May the global community marked ‘International Biodiversity Day’, celebrating the variety of life on earth. Yet, extinction risks range from moderate to very high in 70% of transboundary river basins, according to a new study: Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends. Climate change, population growth and geopolitical tensions between states sharing waterways are identified as key causes driving the increased risk of species extinction. …  

18 May 2016 | News story

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URBIS Dialogue - Overcoming the Nature versus Urban Divide

Protected Areas in and around cities offer many benefits to citizens by providing vital ecosystem services such as supplying and storing clean water, reducing air pollution and moderating the urban heat island effect, fostering biodiversity and supporting the local economy. Yet even though there are clear linkages between natural areas and human well-being, nature continues to be treated as a separate entity rather than the foundation of our entire socio-economic system.  Greater collaboration between policy-makers, local communities, urban planners and other stakeholders is needed in order to ensure the continued protection of natural areas, particularly in the face of growing threats such as urban sprawl and pollution, for the benefit of citizens around the world. …  

18 May 2016 | News story

Scadar Lake in Montenegro

Register and participate in the 1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week!

The 1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week will take place in Ulcnj (Montenegro) from October 24-29, 2016.  …   | French

16 May 2016 | News story

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A day in the life of an eco-guard in Cameroon

Daily challenges abound for Stéphane Marel Madjaye, one of the dedicated guards who protect the forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, pangolins and other wildlife in the Dja Biosphere Reserve from poachers – writes Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a grantee with IUCN’s SOS - Save Our Species initiative which implements two projects in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.   …  

14 May 2016 | News story

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