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  • Mpanga falls, Uganda Photo: PROTOS

    Important progress on cycad conservation in Mpanga Falls, Uganda

    29.02.2016

    The project team working to save the Critically Endangered endemic cycad (Encephalartos whitelockii) has reported on two more important developments in their work in the Mpanga Falls region of Western Uganda.  

  • Field visit to SAGCOT, as part of IUCN's project there called SUSTAIN-Africa. Photo: Deviah Aiama

    The importance of partnerships for scaling up sustainability

    24.02.2016

    Agriculture depends on people and nature working sustainably together. To advance sustainable agriculture at larger scales, we must build and expand partnerships between public, civil society and private sectors. This was a key message I took away from a...

  • Azraq wetlands reserve Photo: IUCN WAME

    World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

    02.02.2016

    Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings.

  • Leading the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol Photo: Natural Capital Coalition

    IUCN supports global consultation on draft Natural Capital Protocol

    29.01.2016

    As a founding member of the Natural Capital Coalition, IUCN is supporting the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol (NCP) and encouraging businesses, governments and other stakeholders -- especially the conservation community -- to...

  • Report looks at the impacts of the apparel sector value chains on biodiversity. Photo: Jay Phagan

    Fashion industry must urgently reduce its impact on nature

    22.01.2016

    The fashion industry is contributing to the degradation of the world’s biodiversity and undermining nature’s ability to provide ecosystem services to society, according to a report released by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Ecosystems for Life Photo: IUCN

    Could conservation become a new investment asset class?

    21.01.2016

    A new IUCN-backed report released yesterday identifies three new investment structures that could help catalyse finance to meet the world’s pressing environmental challenges and sustainable growth goals.

  • Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand Photo: IUCN Photo Library © Jim Thorsell

    Making the case for a net positive impact on biodiversity

    18.01.2016

    Exploring how a Net Positive Impact (NPI) approach on biodiversity can enable the private sector to better manage biodiversity and contribute to global conservation is the focus of two new papers released today under the auspices of the NPI Alliance.

  • Jurgen and Stella Freund Photo: Jurgen Freund

    Jurgen Freund wins IUCN Bourse for Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards 2015

    12.01.2016

    Ever seen anything cuter than a bunch of bats wrapped up like babies ready for nap-time at a bat hospital? Thanks to Terre Sauvage IUCN Bourse prize winner, Jurgen Freund, you can - via the wildlife and nature magazine's January edition which showcases the...

  • Nam Xong River at Vang Vieng, Lao PDR Photo: Charlotte Hicks/IUCN Lao PDR

    New Infographic and Blog: Unseen and unrecognised - allocating water to nature in river systems

    15.12.2015

    By Rebecca Welling. Water for nature is too often sidelined in discussions around built water infrastructure development and subsequent water allocation needs. With increasing demands for food and energy production from a growing global population, many...

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    Persistence pays with sea turtle education and sensitisation in Sierra Leone

    14.12.2015

    “Community education and sensitisation meetings are considered integral for conservation projects such as ours," explains Edward Aruna (Eddie), project leader with RAP-SL, an SOS Grantee working to save Sierra Leone's sea turtles from over-harvesting, human...

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