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Building drought resilience in Uganda and Kenya

From drought-stricken to stewards rising

Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to raise awareness of this global threat.  …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

13A-069-022 Tagging oceanic manta rays 2, Socorro Islands, Mexico _ Josh Stewart, SOS Save Our Species, Manta Trust

To have healthy oceans we need healthy marine wildlife

According to the United Nations, World Oceans Day is about a healthy planet being based on healthy oceans – so true and in so many ways! The ecological pressures on Earth’s oceans are as diverse and daunting as the storms that can roll across its blue horizons. But there is hope rolling in the deep! Days like today can catalyse, unite and promote efforts to save these, our blue lungs, from ourselves. …  

08 Jun 2015 | News story

Infographic 'Going with the Flow'. The natural capital of water, follow @IUCN_Water on Twitter

On Valuing Nature’s Water Infrastructure

Blog by Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water Programme. Posted originally on the Economist Insight for World Environment Day 2015. …  

05 Jun 2015 | News story

Planting trees

World renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall announced as Honorary Patron of Nature for IUCN

Nature conservation needs champions – people who are passionate about the cause and have the knowledge and respect to stimulate change. Today, on World Environment Day, we are delighted to announce that renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, has become an Honorary Patron of Nature for IUCN. …  

05 Jun 2015 | News story

Okavango Delta, a Ramsar Wetland and World Heritage Site

Safeguarding the world’s wetlands – let’s be bold, brave and ambitious

“We have to make the Ramsar Convention a catalyst for change – and change on a scale massive enough to stop and reverse a terrible history of wetland loss and destruction.” …   | Spanish

03 Jun 2015 | News story

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

Deuxième série de recommandations de l’UICN sur le patrimoine mondial naturel

Les recommandations de l’UICN au Comité du patrimoine mondial sont maintenant en ligne, suite à la publication d’une deuxième série de rapports le 29 mai. L’UICN recommande d’inscrire les Aires protégées du Cerrado au Brésil : Parcs nationaux de Chapada dos Veadeiros et Emas, sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial en péril. Elle recommande également des modifications des limites du Parc naturel des colonnes de la Lena (Fédération de Russie). …   | English | Spanish

29 May 2015 | News story

His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge and IUCN Director General Inger Andersen

His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge leads wildlife talks at IUCN

IUCN was deeply honoured to host His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge as he convened a meeting of United for Wildlife (UfW) at IUCN headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, on Monday 18 May to discuss global cooperation in tackling the illegal wildlife trade. United for Wildlife is a collaboration led by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in conjunction with seven partner conservation organisations, including IUCN, all joining forces to tackle wildlife crime. …  

22 May 2015 | News story

Estuardo Roca, en representación de la UICN-ORMACC se refiere a la Estrategia Nacional de Restauración Forestal de Guatemala.

Guatemala lanza la Estrategia Nacional de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal: un mecanismo para el desarrollo rural

Guatemala de la Asunción, 14 de mayo del 2015. La Mesa de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal, con apoyo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) lanzó la “Estrategia Nacional de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal (ENRPF): Mecanismo para el desarrollo sostenible de Guatemala, 2015-2045” (ERPF), cuyo objetivo es restaurar en forma sostenible 1.2 millones de hectáreas de tierras degradadas para el año 2045, articulando actores e instrumentos por medio de la construcción de capacidades. La Mesa de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal es una instancia de carácter intersectorial que está integrada por más de 30 organizaciones de Guatemala e instituciones gubernamentales. …  

21 May 2015 | News story

Fiddler crab

All species great and small must be preserved

The paper, “The Importance and Benefits of Species”, released today in the journal Current Biology, advocates a conservation philosophy that all species are important, no matter their direct use by humans, apparent value, intelligence or attractiveness. The default setting for our relationship to all species on Earth should be “Conservation”, not trying to develop arguments for why a species should be saved through its current perceived usefulness to humans. …  

20 May 2015 | News story

Heron in Los Katíos National Park, World Heritage site, Colombia

L’UICN recommande d’agir en faveur du patrimoine mondial naturel en péril

L’UICN, Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature, publie aujourd’hui d’importantes recommandations relatives à des sites naturels du patrimoine mondial nouveaux et en péril, avant la réunion du Comité du patrimoine mondial qui se tiendra à Bonn (Allemagne), du 28 juin au 8 juillet prochain. L’UICN recommande le retrait du site colombien de Los Katíos de la Liste du patrimoine mondial en péril. Elle recommande aussi l’inscription d’un nouveau site en Jamaïque et d’importantes extensions de deux sites inscrits au Vietnam et en Afrique du Sud. Une deuxième série de rapports devrait être publiée fin mai. …   | English | Spanish

15 May 2015 | News story

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