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Sites naturels sacrés - IUCN Best Practice Guideline no. 16, French

French Language Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines Launched

Today at the Indigenous Forum of the International Congress of Ethnobiology the IUCN - UNESCO Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines - French Language Version were launched. The Guidelines are part of the Protected Area Best Practice Guideline Series of the World Commission on Protected Areas. They provide advice to protected area managers how to support the biological and cultural values of sacred natural sites. …  

22 May 2012 | News story
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Iskan Khan

Sustainability in action in Pakistan

QilaIskan Khan, a small village in Balochistan, Pakistan, has suffered from acute water shortages, particularly during the drought of 1996-2003. …  

14 May 2012 | News story

Ecological mangrove restoration - Indonesia 21

Reviving nature's bounty in Indonesia

In Indonesia IUCN is helping local communities to restore and sustainably manage their coastal resources and this is leading to improved livelihoods for many. …  

14 May 2012 | News story

With an estimated commercial value exceeding US$2 billion per year, the Mekong is the world’s most valuable inland fishery

Establishment of IPBES: Implications for global, regional and national policy

In a recent article, Ibrahim Thiaw and Richard Munang from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have outlined a number of ways forward for the newly created IPBES. Those include finding innovative ways to combine existing knowledge systems, engaging civil society and integrating economic thinking into biodiversity and ecosystem protection. …  

10 May 2012 | News story

Fronds of giant kelp wave in the cold current in Monterey Bay, California

Scientific Body of CBD concludes its 16th session

On 5 May 2012, SBSTTA concluded its 16th meeting with the adoption of eight recommendations for COP11 after an intense week of negotiations. …  

09 May 2012 | News story

IUCN Expert on invasive species, Dr. Geoffrey Howard, monitors the growth of invasive water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)  at the edge of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.

Biological invasions: a growing threat to biodiversity

Biological invasions: a growing threat to biodiversity, human health and food security. Policy recommendations for the Rio+20 process drafted by IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group and IUCN's Invasive Species Initiative. …  

07 May 2012 | News story

Conference

Going beyond GDP and adopting an inclusive Green Economy roadmap in Rio

A high-level conference entitled “Towards Rio+20” chaired by MEP Vittorio Prodi was held in the European Parliament on 24 April 2012. The event brought together over 100 participants, including policy makers, International Organisations’ representatives, and stakeholders. …  

02 May 2012 | News story
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Top global platform on biodiversity and its benefits established

After several years of international negotiations, the final operational design of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was agreed upon during the Second Plenary Session to build IPBES held in Panama City, Panama, from 16-21 April 2012. …  

24 Apr 2012 | News story

Holding nature

Linking IUCN science to global action

IUCN is ready to participate actively and share its most prominent knowledge products with an emerging global platform on biodiversity and its benefits (IPBES). Learn more on IUCN’s knowledge, tools and standards and discover how these can help IPBES linking science to action. …  

20 Apr 2012 | News story

Mekong at sunset

BRIDGE – Training workshop on water governance

Promoting water governance capacity across boundaries lies at the core of the IUCN BRIDGE -Building River Dialogue and Governance- project. A training workshop on water governance learning took place in Lima, Peru from 13 to 15 April for BRIDGE coordinators from Asia, Central and South America. …  

19 Apr 2012 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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