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IUCN calls for strengthening international cooperation to tackle wildlife crime

Wildlife crime, including poaching, illegal harvesting and other illegal cross-border trade in biological resources taken from the wild, has reached worrying levels and become a serious transnationally organised criminal business, now representing the fourth largest illegal activity in the world after drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking. This can have potentially disastrous implications for the conservation of the trafficked species. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

On 2 April 2014, IPBES issued the second call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN's network, especially in the light of the Resolutions from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on IPBES itself, and on IUCN’s role in the Platform. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Participants at the 3rd Project Steering Committee in Barcelona

Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism website launched in Barcelona

The eight partners of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) project gathered at the premises of the Directorate-General for Natural Environment and Biodiversity from the regional Government of Catalonia in Barcelona for two days, 10-11 April 2014, to assess the state of implementation of the activities and decide the next steps to move the project forward. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney 2014

¿Quiere participar en el Congreso Mundial de Parques?

El Comité Organizador del evento informa que se extendió el plazo para solicitar apoyo financiero hasta el próximo 30 de abril. Esto incluye gastos de viaje específicos y cuotas de inscripción al congreso para participantes elegibles provenientes de países en desarrollo de acuerdo con la lista del Banco Mundial (link ), representantes indígenas y de comunidades locales.   …  

10 Apr 2014 | News story

Estepa patagónica. Área Natural Protegida Cuchillo-Curá. Argentina.

UICN afina la Lista Verde de Áreas Protegidas

 La UICN viene trabajando en la preparación de la Lista Verde de Áreas Protegidas, herramienta que reconoce los logros y el trabajo de conservación de las distintas áreas protegidas en el mundo. …  

10 Apr 2014 | News story

Expert Panel Visit to Holcim site in Costa Rica

Helping business understand biodiversity management

Today the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a new guide that aims to expand business understanding and use of biodiversity information to help manage their environmental impact. …  

10 Apr 2014 | News story

Qatar workshop

Building Capacities in Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Qatar University hosted an International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem on the 24th of March 2014. This workshop is organized by IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), West Asia Region and the college of Arts and Sciences in Qatar University.  …  

09 Apr 2014 | Article

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador.

Segundo Diálogo Internacional de Quito del CDB sobre Finanzas para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad

 Con el objetivo de apoyar a las Decisiones del Convenio de Diversidad Biológica (CDB) relacionadas con la estrategia de movilización de recursos financieros para la conservación de la biodiversidad, incluidas las Metas de Aichi relacionadas, participantes de más de cuarenta países y cerca de veinte organizaciones inter-gubernamentales y de la sociedad civil se reunirán en Quito del 9 al 12 de abril del presente. …  

08 Apr 2014 | News story

Photo de famille

De nouveaux partenaires pour la conservation de la biodiversité du complexe WAP

Les élus des communes et les organisations de la société civile de la périphérie du complexe WAP s’engagent pour la conservation de la biodiversité du complexe des parcs nationaux du W, de l’Arly et de la Pendjari (WAP) à travers le projet « Amélioration de la gestion territoriale communale et intercommunale des ressources naturelles dans les communes riveraines du complexe WAP » le dont le lancement a eu lieu le 1er avril 2014 à Niamey. …  

08 Apr 2014 | News story

SOS Save Our Species, West African Manatee, Lucy Diagne

Manatee hunters turned fish-keepers

The West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is the least studied mammal in Africa despite having a range larger than the United States: encompassing 21 African countries. At the same time, it faces serious threats from hunting and accidental capture in fishing nets. …  

07 Apr 2014 | News story

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