Tourism infrastructure in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Developing sustainable tourism across borders in the Dinaric Arc

Recently published IUCN’s manual ‘Sustainable tourism management in the transboundary areas of the Dinaric Arc region’ presents the practical steps that need to be implemented in order to secure sustainable tourism development. When well-planned and effectively managed, tourism can provide economic benefits to local people and increase the support for conservation of the natural and cultural resources it depends upon. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story
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Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), the landmark global forum on protected areas held every 10 years. The event takes place in Sydney, Australia 12-19 November 2014, with the theme 'Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions' designed to help deliver IUCN’s three priority areas of IUCN's work programme. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Natural Capital Forum

Natural capital must be the way forward, says IUCN director general

Ahead of the World Forum on Natural Capital taking place in Edinburgh on 21st to 22nd November, Julia Marton-Lefèvre speaks to the Guardian newspaper about the role of business in conservation. …  

13 Nov 2013 | Article

Green light = Go

IPBES preparing to give the green light

"The remarkable speed of IPBES work is the result of a momentum that took long time to create. Many countries have pledged resources, the major scientific networks have offered collaboration, and much of the academic community has welcomed the new process. The landscape is therefore very favourable for IPBES, which now needs to demonstrate its ability to achieve quick results," writes Pierre Commenville of IUCN in the journal Environmental Policy and Law. 

13 Nov 2013 | News story

Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan

Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan

Realizing the need for coordinated efforts to mainstream gender issues in development initiatives to increase resilience, the Government of Bangladesh has this year published the Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan. The initiative was taken in 2012 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, with financial support from the Government of Finland and technical support from IUCN. This plan provides guidance on policy issues and initiatives that need to be taken into consideration by government and development practitioners, in collaboration with different institutions to address climate change in a gender sensitive manner. …  

13 Nov 2013 | Article

Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro

Sustainable tomorrow for Skadar Lake

IUCN SEE has initiated the implementation of a 3 year long project "Supporting the Long-Term Sustainable Management of Transboundary Lake Skadar", in partnership with the Institute for Nature Conservation in Albania (INCA) and Green Home of Montenegro. Improving practices and capacity for the management of protected areas, the project intends to foster the effective management of biodiversity of Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro. …  

12 Nov 2013 | News story
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Stakeholder consultative meeting on preparation of Pakistan Coastal Programme Integrated Programme Needed for Coastal Development

A stakeholder consultative meeting was organized by IUCN Pakistan under MFF Programme with the objective of developing a programme for coastal areas of Pakistan here on Monday. …  

11 Nov 2013 | International news release

Organic shrimps collected by farmers at Nhung Mien, Ca Mau Province

Not seeing the mangrove forest for the trees?

There are a number of experiments going on around the world that provide incentives to people to protect forests, from the global REDD+ program to numerous national programs. At the same time, there are growing doubts about the effectiveness of some of these approaches, including their long-term sustainability.
A new project in Viet Nam, however, holds promise for protecting mangrove forests without directly focusing on the trees. The goal of the project is to help local shrimp farming systems become more profitable by combining them with mangrove forest protection—boosting both profitability and sustainability, while also increasing coastal resilience to climate change. …   | Vietnamese

11 Nov 2013 | Article
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Chimborazo, Ecuador

Conozca los eventos claves de la COP19

Los expertos de la UICN participarán en diversas mesas redondas y en otros espacios diseñados para emitir puntos de vista durante la COP19. …  

11 Nov 2013 | News story
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La UICN y la 19ª Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC COP19), Varsovia, Polonia

Conozca las diferentes actividades que la que la UICN prepara para la 19ª Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC COP19) que tendrá lugar en Varsovia, Polonia, del 11 al 22 de noviembre de 2013. …  

11 Nov 2013 | News story
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