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Ndakaini dam, Kenya

Blog: Inclusive Water Development: experiences from the WISE-UP project

At the Stockholm World Water Week and in the run up to the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development goals, “water for sustainable development” is top of the international agenda. Ensuring that investments will benefit all, from national to local interests, is the challenge at hand. …  

26 Aug 2015 | News story

Parque Nacional Natural Gorgona-Colombia

Colombia celebrates Green Listing of 3 national parks: Inspiring future action

National Parks Colombia together with WWF Colombia held a Green List recognition event in Cali on August 21th, with the aim of socializing the process, results and benefits of the List with the inscribed parks staff and other conservation partners, and to highlight the efforts of these protected areas to overcome challenges and achieve the standards. …  

26 Aug 2015 | News story

Members during an IUCN Forum 2015

West Asia 8th RCF to be held in Jordan

Under the title ; "Innovative natural solutions: Motivating change" The 8th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) will be held in Amman, Jordan from the 10th – 12th November, 2015. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is graciously co-hosting the Forum through Ministry of Environment. …  

26 Aug 2015 | Article

Sand mining near St. Lucia, South Africa

Southern African States review Guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity into extractive industries

The most recent meeting of the Technical Committee on Environment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), 5-7 August 2015, Pretoria, South Africa, offered an important opportunity for the presentation of the SADC Guidelines for Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Extractive Industry. The Guidelines, which are the first of their kind at the regional level, will facilitate the strategic and operational mainstreaming of biodiversity considerations into the development of extractive industries in the region. …   | French

26 Aug 2015 | Article

Wind turbine in Sigatoka, Fiji

More Pacific Island nations join Energy Conservation initiative

Three Pacific Island nations have recently joined the Pacific SIDS Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative: Managing the Ecosystem Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States (Pacific SIDS-EESLI) initiated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   …  

26 Aug 2015 | Article

Ramiro Zacarías, Global Director, IUCN Human Resources Management Group

IUCN’s new Human Resources Director announced

IUCN is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramiro Zacarías as its new Global Director for Human Resources (HR). 

25 Aug 2015 | News story

High level exchange visit to IUCN Lebanon projects

Jordanian Decision Makers visit Lebanon

 As part of the "Sustainable Dryland Landscapes in Africa & the Middle East" Project funded by the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA), aiming at greater policy implementation in support of Sustainable Land Management in drylands of participating countries; Jordanian decision makers visit Lebanon as part of a cross-visit programme in an effort to exchange ideas about different project activities and successes.   …  

24 Aug 2015 | News story

13A-050-013, WCS; Okapi faunal Reserve, SOS Save Our Species,

Getting SMARTer about protected areas management in the Okapi Faunal Reserve, DRC

Protected Area management effectiveness improvements are critical to protecting threatened species in such areas. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) - the design and implementation of which, SOS has supported since its launch in 2012 - is one such development.   …  

22 Aug 2015 | News story

Workshop participants - "Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region" project

Engaging local communities in the nomination of World Heritage properties

Local stakeholders in Albania help identify and assess the natural and cultural heritage of the transboundary Lake Ohrid region in the preparation of a nomination to extend to Albania the existing mixed World Heritage property “Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region.”   …  

22 Aug 2015 | News story

Photo de famille des participants au Forum des parties de l'ABV 2015

L’eau, source de conflit ou de coopération ?

Abidjan a accueilli de lundi 3 à jeudi 6 août un forum régional pour l’amélioration de la gouvernance de l’eau dans le bassin de la volta organisé par l'Autorité du Bassin de la Volta (ABV) avec le soutien du Partenariat pour la gouvernance environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest (PAGE) de l’UICN. …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

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