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  • Tibet, East Asia

    International Mountain Day: a time to reflect on mountain landscapes and mountain people


    The world’s continental land surface contains an amazing array of diverse landscapes and ecosystems of which mountain areas cover 26.5%. Mountainous formations also occur across considerable areas of the ocean floor.   So why do mountainous...

  • Coral outcrop at Flynn Reef, Mexico

    Mexico declares four new protected areas


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

  • Managed herds of reindeer are still commonly sighted roaming freely around the Seward Peninsula -- sometimes in unexpected places!

    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...

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