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Members in the news: Celebrating World Migratory Birds Day

Under the patronage of H.E Dr. Nazira Farah Sarkis, Minister of State for Environment Affairs-(MSEA) and with positive coordination with the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife-SSCW and in collaboration with MSB project, a celebration event was held commemorating the World Migratory Birds Day-WMBD-2015, under the theme "Energy - Make it Bird- friendly" at the National Museum Hall in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic on May, 11th, 2015. …  

28 May 2015 | Article

Albino turtle hatchling, Vamizi Island, Mozambique

Rare albino turtles hatch on Vamizi Island

Even after long years of nesting monitoring, there are still things that surprise us all. For the first time on Vamizi Island in Mozambique, on the turtle monitoring project that started over 10 years ago, four albino green turtle hatchlings were found on the island's most successful nesting beach, two of which were still alive. What was even more interesting about these hatchlings, was their red eyes (lack of pigmentation), a common consequence of albinism. …  

28 May 2015 | News story

Local fishermen in the fish conservation area,  Cambodia

Fish conservation areas in the Tonle Sap: results of a mid-term review

In early April, we commissioned a mid-term review of our EU-funded project to establish community managed fish conservation areas (FCAs) in three pilot sites in the Tonle Sap: in Phlov Touk Commune in Kampong Chhnang Province; Boeung Chhmar in Peam Bang Commune, Kampong Thom Province; and Kampong Phluk Commune in Siem Reap Province. The review was carried out by Dr. Sarah Milne of the Australian National University and she presented the results at a meeting of the Technical Working Group on Fisheries, which meets every two months and is co-chaired by the EU and the Fisheries Administration (FiA). …  

28 May 2015 | Article
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Members in the news: Environmental Citizenship Program Celebrating 13 Years of Launching ”My Environment Unit”

 Environmental Citizenship Program Celebrating 13 Years of Launching ”My Environment Unit” 243 teachers and 2,632 children were trained. …  

28 May 2015 | Article

Vezo fisherman with traditional canoe

Five protected areas to see before you die

From a wetland in Albania to a bird dropping biodiversity paradise in deepest Peru, GPAP lifts the lid on five of the best kept protected area secrets on the planet.  …  

28 May 2015 | Article

Pájaros en las costa de Puerto Rico.

Miembro de UICN en el Caribe, Para la Naturaleza, obtiene fondos para restaurar hábitats de aves migratorias en terrenos agrícolas abandonados

Para la Naturaleza del Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico y miembro de la UICN en el Caribe, recibió una subvención bajo la Ley de Conservación de Aves Migratorias Neotropicales (NMBA, por sus siglas en inglés) para la restauración y mejora de los hábitats de aves migratorias en los terrenos agrícolas abandonados de la Finca Santa Agueda, que colinda con la Reserva Natural de Humacao.  …  

27 May 2015 | Article

Luc Bas, Director, EU Representative Office

Editorial by Luc Bas, IUCN EU Newsletter May 2015

Each year, the European Commission recognizes protected areas in Europe that have gone the extra mile for nature conservation with the prestigious Natura 2000 Awards. The awards recognize excellence of the management of protected areas in five categories: Communication, Socio-economic benefits, Conservation, Reconciling interests/perceptions and Cross-border cooperation and networking. These categories themselves highlight the different elements involved in successfully managing protected areas in Europe – and this can yield incredible results, beyond just the beauty of a pristine natural area. …  

27 May 2015 | Article

Representatives of Government, U.N and civil society organizations sharing information about the importance of biodiversity during a press conference.

IUCN Lao PDR reaffirms commitment to protect Lao’s biodiversity

To celebrate this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), representatives from the Lao Government, the U.N., as well as national and international civil society organizations gathered together at a press conference held at Lao Plaza Hotel on 22 May to share their views on the importance of biodiversity in Lao PDR.  …  

26 May 2015 | Article

Meeting at UNEP offices

World Heritage: a tool to enhance cultural and natural resource management

As part of the World Heritage inscription process as a tool to enhance natural and cultural resources management of the Iraqi Marshlands project, H.E the Iraqi Minister of Environment offered all the support for the UNEP/IUCN project for the benefit of Al ahwar site and the local communities during a meeting at UNEP offices. …  

26 May 2015 | Article

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The benefits of nature for health and wellbeing of urban citizens

We need nature in our lives. There is a growing body of research outlining nature’s positive influence on health and well-being. Regular contact with nature has been found to reduce stress levels, increase concentration, stimulate exercise, promote social cohesion, and help to treat diseases and disorders. These positive influences on mental and physical well-being in turn lead to substantial economic benefits, by increasing economic productivity and reducing health-care costs. …  

26 May 2015 | News story

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