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Deforestation in Western Ghana in the region of the Upper Guinean Rainforest

Human development and biodiversity conservation can go hand in hand, study finds

A development scenario involving reduced meat consumption and crop waste, as well as less energy-intensive lifestyles can help us reach global development goals while also protecting biodiversity, according to a new study. …  

12 Jan 2015 | International news release

Highlighting the Project's Objectives in Kerak

A Glimpse about the Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management Practices Project

 Within IUCN ROWA’s portfolio to strengthen the capacity necessary for the protection of Jordan’s environment, the Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management Practices project integrates an ecosystem-based approach into public-supported productive and poverty reduction activities. The project was implemented in thirteen Jordanian villages in the Karak, Tafileh and Ma’an governorates. …  

09 Jan 2015 | Article

Masai Mara National Park

Mission: supporting development through biodiversity conservation

The European Union is the biggest contributor to biodiversity finance in developing countries, and with the designation of 2015 as the “European Year for Development”, the achievements of the European Union’s global action in the field of conservation will be in the spotlight. Some of these results were showcased recently at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, through the participation of EU-supported protected areas initiatives such as BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme). …  

09 Jan 2015 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Reflections from IUCN's outgoing Director General

IUCN's outgoing Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre looks back over her eight years at the helm - the changes that have taken place in the organisation, the challenges and opportunities of nature conservation, and some of her personal highlights and achievements. …  

09 Jan 2015 | Article

Rangeland Ecosystem Services

Finalizing the Economic Valuation of Jordanian Rangelands Ecosystem Services

 Jordanian rangelands are a source of valued livestock produce, carbon storage, biodiversity and medicinal plants. They also serve as watersheds that receive rainfall, yield surface water and replenish groundwater throughout the area east and south of the western Jordan highlands. …  

08 Jan 2015 | Article

HazWaste MENA Forum

HazWaste MENA Forum: An Opportunity to Raise Awareness about Hazardous Waste Management

 Demographical and industrial growth have left the MENA region with diverse and increasing amounts of hazardous waste generated that needs to be managed in the most cost-effective, risk-free and environmental manner. The region’s national development plans focus largely on sustainability, and with environmental issues on the top of the list, most MENA countries plan to reduce generated hazardous waste, improve its management, increase recycling and reduce land filling. …  

08 Jan 2015 | Article

Cultural Ecosystem Services

The value of Cultural Ecosystem Services for urban citizens

Cultural Ecosystem Services are the non-material benefits people obtain from nature. They include recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, physical and mental health benefits and spiritual experiences. Cultural Ecosystem services are essential for human health and well-being and contribute to a sense of place while fostering social cohesion. …  

08 Jan 2015 | News story

Participants from across four provinces in Viet Nam

Four coastal provinces reflect on climate change adaptation in Viet Nam

Between 14-15 December 2014, the Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) End of Project workshop brought together a little over 70 participants in Can Gio from across four provinces of the Mekong Delta — Kien Giang, Ben Tre, Soc Trang, and Can Gio.   …  

08 Jan 2015 | Article


Brisk trade threatens slow lorises

Cambridge, UK - A little-known venomous primate may be heading towards extinction due to the high demand for its use in traditional medicine. Surveys conducted in early 2014 by Oxford Brookes University and TRAFFIC in the border area between China and Myanmar have revealed the scale of the trade in Bengal Slow Lorises.

08 Jan 2015 | News story

Jordan Map

The Sustainable Dryland Landscapes National Steering Committee in Jordan is Planning for 2015

 The National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Sustainable Dryland Landscapes in Africa & the Middle East project in Jordan, which consists of the stakeholders from different governmental institutions and NGOs, meets on a regular basis in order to discuss project activities in Jordan. …  

07 Jan 2015 | Article

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