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  • Coral outcrop at Flynn Reef, Mexico

    Mexico declares nine new protected areas


    IUCN welcomes the recent declaration by the President of Mexico, His Excellency Mr Enrique Peña Nieto, of the establishment of nine new protected areas in Mexico. This step will significantly accelerate global progress towards the global Convention on...

  • Jeanette Koelsch: climate change and indigenous culture in Alaska


    Jeanette Koelsch is the Superintendent of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska, USA. Jeanette is a strong voice for both protected areas and for communities in the region. As an Alaskan Native she has strong personal connections with the...

  • Safety net: climate change response and recovery in northern Panay, Philippines


    Typhoon Haiyan wrought destruction in the Philippines exactly three years ago, in November 2013. The island communities of northern Panay were particularly hard-hit. Recovery efforts relied heavily on coastal resources, and especially on fish for subsistence...

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