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  • Protected area in the Philippines Protected area in the Philippines Photo: Pablo Arturo Lopez Guijosa

    Space for Nature Symposium: what's next?

    19.04.2018

    By Natasha Ali and Trevor Sandwith On 22 – 23 February 2018, participants at the 'Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing a post-2020 strategy' Symposium discussed the future of spatial planning and policy. The...

  • Developing effective capacity for North African protected areas Developing effective capacity for North African protected areas Photo: Imen Meliane

    Developing effective capacity for North African protected areas

    19.04.2018

    In North African countries, capacity building programmes in protected areas (PAs) often focused on building certain individual skills and competencies. Over the past decades, hundreds of capacity building initiatives or activities have been implemented in...

  • John Waithaka Photo: John Waithaka

    John Waithaka

    12.04.2018

    The IUCN Wilderness Specialist Group is pleased and honored to announce that John Waithaka is our new Co-Chair, joining Vance Martin (the founder and Co-Chair of the WSG), Sarah Casson (Manager of the WSG), and the global membership of the WSG.

  • Bluebells in Hallerbos, Belgium Photo: mj - tim photography/Shutterstock

    IUCN launches Green List for Natura 2000 stakeholder consultation

    09.04.2018

    IUCN is inviting interested stakeholders to participate in a public consultation for the ‘Green List for N2K’ project. The aim of the consultation is to collect feedback on the IUCN Green List Adapted Indicators for Natura 2000 sites. The deadline is 7 May...

  • African elephants African elephants Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Philippe Bouché

    06.04.2018

    Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La Tapoa resort in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

  • A group photo of the workshop participants A group photo of the workshop participants Photo: IUCN

    Regional capacity building workshop on integrated planning in Mbeya, Tanzania

    03.04.2018

    Representatives from national and local government agencies and NGOs from Tanzania and Zambia convened from 20 to 23 March, 2018 in Mbeya, Tanzania for a regional capacity building workshop: ‘Exploring spatial and legal policy perspectives for integrated land...

  • IUCN and UNITAR launch a new e-learning course on land use planning Photo: IUCN

    E-learning course on integrated land use planning launched in Tanzania

    03.04.2018

    Under the leadership of the Environmental Law Centre, IUCN and UNITAR have jointly developed a new e-learning course on ‘Integrated planning for climate change and biodiversity’. The course was launched on 20 March 2018, in Mbeya, Tanzania, by Dr Anna Sabrina...

  • A man and a young girl grasp the stem of a tree sapling and pose for a photo A student from Hnila Girl's School accepts a sapling from Khursid Alam (CODEC) and Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad (IUCN) Photo: © Shital Kumar Nath / CODEC

    Cookstoves for forest conservation in Teknaf, Bangladesh

    29.03.2018

    Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary is crucial habitat for many species, but until recently, the forests of the peninsula and the mangroves along the bank of Naf River were the only sources of fuel wood for the nearby villages. The increased prevalence of wood cutting...

  • Vance Martin, President of the WILD Foundation, and leaders from the Global Times, People’s Daily, and the China Institute of Strategy and Management participate in the January 20, 2018 announcement that China will host the 11th World Wilderness Congress Vance Martin, President of the WILD Foundation, and leaders from the Global Times, People’s Daily, and the China Institute of Strategy and Management participate in the January 20, 2018 announcement that China will host the 11th World Wilderness Congress in Beijing 2019. Photo: Wild Foundation

    China to host 11th World Wilderness Congress in 2019

    28.03.2018

    At a media event in Beijing organised by the Global Times and People’s Daily, China announced it will host the 11th World Wilderness Congress (WILD11) in late 2019.

  • Bosque Pehuén: Private, Voluntary Protection in a Chilean Forest Photo: Brent Mitchell

    Bosque Pehuén: private, voluntary protection in a Chilean forest

    28.03.2018

    By Brent A. Mitchell. Chile exemplifies a growing trend in conservation: privately protected areas. While several large private conservation initiatives in Patagonia have (rightly) dominated the headlines, individuals and NGOs are voluntarily protecting...

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