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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

International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 logo

Mainstreaming Biodiversity: what’s the fuzz?

Mainstreaming Biodiversity is the theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity and of the next Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, to be held in Cancun, Mexico in December 2016. …  

23 May 2016 | Article

An FCZ training teaching villagers how to measure the size of fishes.

IUCN and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund award milestone 100th grant ahead of International Day for Biological Diversity

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), an innovative grant making mechanism that aims to protect Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened areas, has awarded its 100th Indo-Burma grant ahead of International Day for Biological Diversity. IUCN is leading the second phase (2013-2018) of CEPF’s funding work in the Indo-Burma region, working together with the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, and the Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-Conservation Network to form the CEPF Regional Implementation team (RIT). CEPF Indo-Burma II is a US$ 10.4 million, five-year investment, for the conservation of biodiversity in Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. …  

22 May 2016 | Article

Queenland, Australia

Reversing PA Downgrading, Downsizing and Degazettement in Queensland

Too often we are hearing news of Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing and Degazettement (PADDD) events around the world so it is good to see an example of a significant reversal of PADDD that will positively affect the many hundreds of protected areas in Queensland, Australia. …  

19 May 2016 | Article

Local dolphin day celebration in Saphanhin village, February 2016

Local communities in Thailand pledge to save threatened species on dolphin day celebration

In February 2016, local communities and dolphin conservation networks in Laem Klat, Trat Province, Thailand, came together for their annual dolphin day celebration in an effort to protect coastal dolphin populations that have come under increasing pressure in recent years. For the local fishing communities, dolphins are a symbol of good luck and are often cited as indicators of a healthy, abundant ecosystem. …  

19 May 2016 | Article

Cover 'Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends'

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

Members of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Aeas at the Ministry of Environment in Prague, Czech Republic

Common goals for the Czech Republic and the World Commission on Protected Areas

by Michael Hošek, IUCN Council member, WCPA member, and Vice President of the EUROPARC Federation 

18 May 2016 | Article

Upernavik Town, Greenland

U.S. – Nordic Leaders “committed to managing the Arctic region with an ecosystem-based approach”

Following the U.S.-Nordic meeting in 2013 in Stockholm where the United States and the Nordic countries committed to joining and implementing the Paris Agreement, further steps have been taken in providing leadership on climate finance and science-based goals to protect the Arctic and its people. …  

18 May 2016 | Article

Rivers fill with melt water during the spring season in Krkonose National Park, Czech Republic

A vision for protected areas in Europe

By Andrej Sovinc, WCPA Regional Vice Chair for Europe                    With more than 120,000 protected area sites, Europe accounts for more protected areas than any other region. Many of these areas reflect Europe's rich cultural heritage and long lasting co-existence of man and nature which shaped different cultural landscapes. Also, vast natural areas, often in good ecological condition, are still found in some parts of the continent, mainly in the North, East and South-East.  …  

18 May 2016 | Article

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