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  • Shell Nigeria conducts field trials in the Niger Delta Photo: SPDC

    Scientific study explores new techniques to remove oil contaminated soil in the Niger Delta

    28.07.2017

    In a newly published study, the most effective way to break down hydrocarbon in oil contaminated soil in the Niger Delta has been examined. The study is a response to recommendations presented by the IUCN Niger Delta Panel.

  • Exposure visit participants from Tata Power and CGPL Exposure visit participants from Tata Power and CGPL  Photo: © IUCN

    Tata Power and CGPL staff visit Gir National Park

    25.07.2017

    From IUCN organised an exposure visit for Tata Power and CGPL staff to Gir National Park in Sasan, Gujarat from 9-10 June 2017. The objective of the visit was to develop participants understanding on biodiversity and ecosystem services by providing them first...

  • Kenya pipeline development Photo: ©AWF/David Williams

    SUSTAIN: Sizing up Africa’s major development corridors

    13.07.2017

    Driven by investment, business, technology and the dynamism of its people, Africa is changing at a rate perhaps unmatched in recorded history. Of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world, nine are in Africa. The continent’s population will double to 2...

  • Rio Doce Panel announced Photo: Stephen Edwards

    Global environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse to Chair IUCN independent scientific panel on Brazil’s Rio Doce watershed

    22.06.2017

    Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific and technical advisory panel on the restoration of the Rio Doce watershed in Brazil, following the 2015 collapse...

  • Leatherback sea turtle. Classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™  Leatherback sea turtle. Classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™  Photo: © Claudia Lombard

    IUCN and Anantara collaborate to protect marine turtles in Sri Lanka

    14.06.2017

    At a time where increasing pressure is being placed on the environment, the private sector is realising the importance of conserving natural habitats and biodiversity in order to protect the viability of their businesses. In Sri Lanka, as a symbol of their...

  • Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire (c) IUCN Youssouph Diedhiou Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire Photo: IUCN / Youssouph Diedhiou

    IUCN says Ivorian park should come off World Heritage ‘danger list’ as chimps make comeback

    02.06.2017

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after seeing chimps and elephants return to the park. IUCN also recommends the Landscapes of Dauria in Russia and...

  • Producers clubs in Mozambique practice climate-smart agriculture Photo: Maria Ana Borges

    Value chains for sustainable and inclusive development in Mozambique

    01.06.2017

    Blog by Maria Ana Borges -- My recent trip to Mozambique for the SUSTAIN-Africa Initiative included consultation and engagement with small and big businesses. During these discussions, we often talked about the challenging economic conditions for...

  • Potentail site survey in Stung Sen Core area, Cambodia Potentail site survey in Stung Sen Core area, Cambodia Photo: © Wild Cambodia Organisation

    Tapping into sustainable tourism to safeguard biodiversity

    22.05.2017

    As the sun rises and the flooded forests of Cambodia’s Stung Seng wildlife sanctuary come alive with the chattering and whooping of endangered monkeys with their elegant silvery-grey fur, fishermen from the Phat Sanday commune make their way towards the lake...

  • Honourable Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Government of Pakistan Honourable Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Government of Pakistan Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    Aligning Biodiversity conservation with sustainable tourism

    22.05.2017

    International Day for Biological Diversity was jointly celebrated by the IUCN Pakistan, Ministry of Climate Change and Serena Hotels on May 22 on the theme of Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”. Participation of key stakeholders from the public sector,...

  • SAGCOT fields Photo: Deviah Aiama

    Unlocking investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for inclusive green growth, according to new report

    16.05.2017

    Kigali, Rwanda – Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new report released here today at the Forest and Landscape Investment Forum.  

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