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    Balancing complexity and simplicity: the challenge of (re)packaging science for decision-making and policy relevance

    28.04.2016

    WISE-UP to Climate is a multi-partnership project focussing on natural infrastructure, water security and climate change adaptation in the Tana and Volta River Basins. Using an innovative approach to catalyse change on the ground, the project aims to...

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    Candidates for IUCN Council 2016-2020

    27.04.2016

     IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2016-20 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place in Hawai’i, USA from 1-10 September 2016. IUCN is pleased to announce the list of candidates for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs of...

  • Water color change at Swatch of No Ground marine area, Bangladesh Photo: Rubaiyat Mansur

    Meet the fishers helping save threatened dolphins

    25.04.2016

    Preventing bycatch of threatened marine megafauna is a challenging task, writes Brian D. Smith from the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Fishers are often unable to detect Irrawaddy dolphins entangled in their nets. But according to Brian there are solutions...

  • Athony and George excavating a nest Photo: Trokon Saykpa

    Poachers Turn Protectors in Bassa Point Community

    20.04.2016

    “I started poaching turtle eggs when I was ten years old!” declares Anthony Peabody. Since 2012, however, Anthony has been working as a beach monitor and turtle protector thanks to Sea Turtle Watch (STW) Liberia’s community oriented conservation programme....

  • Chimpanzee Family taking A Stroll infront of a Trail Camera Photo: Chimbo

    Bush fire management in the Boé

    18.04.2016

    In a region such as the Boé, Guinea Bissau, effective fire management is critical to maintaining a balance between local wildlife and farming community needs, according to Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with grantee Stichting Chimbo (Chimbo). “Thanks to...

  • Forest Elephant Photo: Garth Cripps

    Exposing illegal trade in elephant tusks

    15.04.2016

    Following a seizure of ivory, a suspected illegal trader has been sentenced to imprisonment. Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a grantee with IUCN’s SOS initiative, explains how ZSL helped expose the crime.

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    IUCN welcomes 22 new Members

    15.04.2016

     The IUCN Council has admitted 22 new Members bringing the total membership to 1351 Members, the highest number to date.

  • Sphyrna lewini Cocos Island Photo: Pretoma

    Hammerhead shark conservation in Costa Rican fishing communities

    13.04.2016

    A day in the life of community leader Doña Miriam Vargas highlights her fishery’s work to protect Costa Rica’s hammerhead sharks – as described by Andy Bystrom, project coordinator with SOS Grantee PRETOMA.  

  • Entangled Sawfish Photo: DRDH

    Reality bites with game theory in West African Sawfish conservation

    11.04.2016

    “Outreach and sensitization has to be tuned to local sensibilities”, explains Cécile Brigaudeau, project coordinator with AfricaSaw, from Cacine, a town five hours’ drive from the capital of Guinea-Bissau – three of them on dirt track.

  • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico Photo: Jim Thorsell

    Concerns over scale of threats to natural World Heritage confirmed by new report

    06.04.2016

    Nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by industrial activities, according to a new report drawing heavily on data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Heritage Outlook.

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