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  • WCPA Steering Committee meeting in Colombia, March 2017

    Setting the WCPA agenda

    The Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (PNNC) hosted this year’s annual WCPA Steering Committee meeting in Cartagena, Colombia.  The meeting was the first since Kathy MacKinnon was elected Chair and focused on the Commission’s achievements and...
  • PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet session at the Conservation Optimism Summit in London.

    Protected areas celebrate Earth Optimism

    Earth Optimism, an unprecedented gathering of thought leaders, scientists, environmentalists, artists, civic leaders and international media, is a global initiative that celebrates a change in focus from problem to solution, from a sense of loss to...
  • Bantu Lukambo and Josué Kambasu Mukura

    In one of the most dangerous regions on the planet, two heroes inspire their communities

    Beyond conservation science, World Heritage is driven by human motivations such as pride, and passion. Bantu Lukambo and Josué Kambasu Mukura were recognised at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress as Heritage Heroes for their outstanding contribution to...
  • Participants with the Minster of Environment, Northern Province and provincial staff

    Lessons learnt on Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province, Sri Lanka

    In 2009, immediately after the end of the northern conflict in Sri Lanka, UNDP and UNEP extended support to the Central Environment Authority (CEA) and Disaster Management Centre (DMC) to conduct the “Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the...
  • Alija de la Ribera Spain

    A European plan for nature protection

    Today, the European Commission published the “EU Action Plan for nature, people and the economy,” following the results from the fitness check of the EU Birds and Habitats  Directives last December. 
  • UICN presenta su informe de actividades para los gobiernos de Perú y Ecuador

    Áreas protegidas, conservación de los páramos, conservación con enfoque de género, gestión de recursos hídricos, cambio climático, gestión del riesgo, adaptación basada en ecosistemas son los temas abordados por los proyectos ejecutados por la UICN, en los...
  • University of Otago clocktower building

    Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century

    This symposium convened on 11-12 April in Auckland (New Zealand) gathering judges, practitioners, and academics to discuss and debate the challenges for environmental adjudication in the coming decades. 
  • Mediterranean moray (Muraena helena)

    Towards Deep-Sea Conservation in Lebanon

    Following the results of the one-month deep sea expedition in unexplored areas of the Lebanese coast, Three workshops will be organized, in the framework of the Deep-Sea Lebanon project, involving the relevant national stakeholders in order to discuss...
  • Blue Hole in Belize

    Governance Diversity for Belize

    Based on the PARKS 23.1 paper A Governance Spectrum: Protected Areas in Belize.  Belize is one of the smallest non-island states in the Americas, but a leader in protected areas designation and governance. Belize is one of only a dozen...
  • Resin Tree, Cambodia

    Long-term success of landscape restoration projects in Cambodia will require greater land security and fewer land disputes

    This blog post by Steve Bernacki, independent consultant for IUCN and technical advisor, reflects on a recent trip to Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear and Siem Reap Provinces in Cambodia as a part of a project to identify priority areas for forest landscape...
  • Women in Malawi standing in field

    Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future

    In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide...
  • Local boys play in mangrove plantations close to their home in Thailand

    Working together to build MPAs for long-term marine resources management

    Our oceans and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and protect coastal communities from cyclone storm surges, while coastal wetlands and coral reefs provide breeding and...
  • Chunati WildlIfe Sanctuary, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Blog: Red List Indices of seven animal groups of Bangladesh

    IUCN has recently updated the Red List of Bangladesh by assessing 1619 species from seven animal groups. This article for the first time records the Red List Index (RLI) for each of these groups and creates a baseline to measure species conservation...
  • Sunail harvesting crabs and packing them in a "tail-down" position with their arms and legs folded inward toward their bodies to be sold in live conditions

    Mangrove crab: Ecologically significant species with a promising economic prospect

    Situbondo, one of East Java’s regencies, is situated on the north coast between Probolinggo and Banyuwangi, in Indonesia. The area is abundant with beautiful beaches, mountains, hills, forests, and rich history from the Dutch colonial period.
  • Blog: IUCN thay đổi cuộc đời tôi

    Tôi là Phan Bảo Hà, tình nguyện viên bảo tồn rùa biển Côn Đảo tháng 8/2015. Năm đó, cũng vì cái “máu” trải nghiệm, sự yêu thích những gì thuộc về tự nhiên mà tôi đăng kí tham gia chương trình của IUCN. Chẳng ngờ rằng, chuyến đi kéo dài hơn dự kiến do bão, và...
  • Blog: IUCN changes my life

    My name is Phan Bao Ha and I was a volunteer for the IUCN marine turtle conservation programme in Con Dao National Park in 2015. That year, with a true love of nature and a desire for discovery, I registered to participate in the volunteer program, organised...
  • Atlas mountains

    A New Website dedicated to plant conservation in the Mediterranean

    A new website (available in French and English) devoted to Important Plant Areas (IPA) and plant conservation in the Mediterranean has been created within the IPAMed project (coordinated by IUCN and Plantlife and funded by MAVA Foundation).
  • Atlas mountains

    Un nouveau site internet dédié à la conservation des plantes en Méditerranée

    Un nouveau site internet (disponible en anglais et en français) dédié aux Zones Importantes pour les plantes (ZIP) et à la conservation de la flore et des habitats en Méditerranée vient de voir le jour. Ce site a été conçu dans le cadre du projet IPAMed (...
  • A river in Garamba national park

    IUCN deplores ranger deaths in Garamba National Park

    IUCN deplores the deaths of rangers Joël Meriko Ari and Sergent Bolimola Afokao of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two rangers were killed in the line of duty on 11 April in Garamba National Park during a fire fight with poachers...
  • Investigación

    Explorando la eficacia de la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas en el campo

    La UICN realiza una investigación en Costa Rica y El Salvador para entender la efectividad de las medidas de Adaptación basadas en Ecosistemas. Esto como parte del proyecto “Fortaleciendo la evidencia e informando el diseño de políticas implementado por IIED...
  • Proyecto GGRETTA

    El proyecto GGRETA fortalece las capacidades de funcionarios de Honduras y El Salvador

    Se trabajó por medio de dos talleres para aplicar el derecho nacional e internacional para la gestión integral y sostenible del acuífero Ocotepeque-Citalá.
  • Stoloteuthis squid

    IUCN expedition to explore life on undersea mountains

    A scientific expedition to explore life on undersea mountains – or seamounts – in the high seas south of Madagascar is setting out from Reunion Island on April 23rd. The three-week-long expedition aboard the French Polar Institute’s research vessel...
  • Business roundtable

    Private Sector, IUCN and PQA for Business and Biodiversity Platform for Addressing Environmental Challenges

    On April 20th, 2017, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, hosted a roundtable meeting in Karachi inviting the corporate brass to discuss business opportunities stemming from the demands for economic growth that is climate and nature...
  • Intercambio de experiencias en Garita Palmera

    Intercambio de experiencias, como parte del aprendizaje de Soluciones Naturales para combatir el cambio climático en Mesoamérica

    En el intercambio las comunidades compartieron su manera de organizarse para combatir algunos de los retos que enfrentan como consecuencia del cambio climático,  entre ellos la poca accesibilidad y potabilidad del agua.
  • NGT World Environment Congress 2017, New Delhi

    India’s NGT Looks at the Global Level

    India’s National Green Tribunal convened the “World Environment Congress” from 25-26 March, 2017 in New Delhi where judges, lawyers, scientists, and civil society joined to advance dialogue on environmental challenges and the legal community’s capacity to...


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