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Taholo Kami of IUCN and David Sheppard of SPREP after signing the memorandum of understanding between the two organizations

Partnership between major environmental organizations in the Pacific

Two of the largest environmental organizations in the Pacific Islands region have renewed their agreement to enhance collaboration in key areas, after the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and IUCN Oceania signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last week. …  

12 Sep 2014 | News story

Plant and animals species of importance for nature conservation in the EU_cover

Plant and animal species of importance for nature conservation in the EU

This is the title of a new publication that introduces the species inhabiting Serbia that are of importance for biodiversity conservation in Europe, indicating the need for international commitment for their protection. It provides basic information on plant and animal species whose presence can assure the protection of a certain site under the Natura 2000 network. …  

11 Sep 2014 | News story

13A-069-018 Reef Manta Ray Ventral Shot, Maldives _ Guy Stevens, SOS SAve Our Species, Manta Trust

A good news story unfolds for mantas and sharks

What did it take to get here? And what will it take to go further? asks Isabel Ender, Conservation Strategy Manager with the Manta Trust, an SOS Grantee. …  

11 Sep 2014 | News story

IUCN Lao PDR Country Programme Office

Opening ceremony for IUCN Lao new programme office sets agenda

Vientiane, Lao PDR: The new country programme office for IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, was unveiled in a ceremony on 9 September 2014 at the IUCN office in Ban Sibounheuang. The event served to celebrate the achievements of IUCN’s 22-year presence in Lao PDR, to promote IUCN’s current projects and partnerships.and to outline the future for the IUCN country programme. 

10 Sep 2014 | News story

"Historias inspiradoras de áreas protegidas", 2014.

Historias Inspiradoras de Áreas Protegidas de América del Sur manifestadas en un video

Con el fin de conocer experiencias de conservación en las áreas protegidas de América del Sur, el equipo de Áreas Protegidas y de Comunicación de UICN-Sur realiza el concurso de video “Historias Inspiradoras en Áreas Protegidas” desde mayo de este año.  …  

10 Sep 2014 | News story

11A-004-028 Markhor in Tree WCS Pakistan, SOS Save OUr Species

Cultural Cooperation and Markhor Conservation in Gilgit-Baltistan

In some ways conservation of the Endangered Markhor (Capra falconeri) in northern Pakistan is complicated by geography according to SOS Grantee Mayoor Khan, Progamme Manager with WCS Pakistan. Tapping into the spirit of community that transcends the region’s physical and cultural borders is key. …  

10 Sep 2014 | News story

Ray in Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati

Launch of Pacific regional observatory for protected areas and biodiversity

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is pleased to announce the commencement of an important new partnership that will see the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as the host organization for the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity in the Pacific Islands region. …  

10 Sep 2014 | News story

Green Belt around the Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, currently the Green Capital of Europe

The results are in: 95% of Europeans value environmental protection

The 2014 Eurobarometer survey, conducted by the European Commission to monitor changes in public opinion in the EU, showed an overwhelmingly positive reaction to environmental issues from European citizens. Of the 28,000 individuals in 28 countries polled, 95% value the environment and believe that more can be done to promote its protection. Pollution was a main concern – 56% and 50% of people surveyed are worried about air and water pollution respectively, but many were also concerned about the sustainable use of natural resources. …  

08 Sep 2014 | News story

Mieke van der Wansem explaining negotiation theory at BIOPAMA training (South Africa, 19-21 August 2014)

Call for applications – negotiation skills training for resolving conflicts in and around protected areas in Eastern and Southern Africa

BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme), in collaboration with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation, is offering training on stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills, using the Mutual Gains Approach, to support efforts to better secure protected areas and key biodiversity areas in the Eastern and Southern African region. …  

08 Sep 2014 | News story

Workshop - Amman

Combating Desertification: A Jordanian Commitment

Jordan is highly committed to combating desertification and towards the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In August, IUCN ROWA was part of preparing the 5th stage of the Jordan National Report for UNCCD & CBD.   …  

08 Sep 2014 | Article

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