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Summer Northern Lights in Oulu

Finland to host the next IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia

IUCN officially announces Helsinki, Finland, as the host of the 2015 Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia, from 14 to 17 December 2015.   | French | Spanish

27 Mar 2015 | News story

Pangolin scales for sale in Asia

World leaders reaffirm commitment to reducing illegal wildlife trade

Heads of state, ministers and high-level representatives of over 30 countries and Regional Economic Integration Organisations have adopted the Kasane Statement to reaffirm their commitment to ending the illegal wildlife trade. The statement was adopted at the Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, held on 25 March in Botswana and organised by the Government of Botswana with the support of the UK government. …  

27 Mar 2015 | News story

Children watch birds on Lake Nakuru National Park - Kenya, Africa

Share your scaling-up success stories and solutions!

IUCN is involved in a session on Scaling-up Impact and Collective Action to Manage and Restore Ecosystems for Water Services and biodiversity at the 7th World Water Forum. …  

26 Mar 2015 | News story

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Republic of South Korea

Healthy wetlands 'critical' to sustainable future

Ramsar Convention’s Secretary General Dr Christopher Briggs says it is ‘critical’ that the world’s governments start to restore wetlands to a healthy state to ensure water in the ‘right quantity and quality is available for our future needs’.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Mekong Basin

Fresh approach to water solutions in Lao

Communities living near the Mekong River depend on fishing for food and income, but many fish species are in decline. To improve conditions FISHBIO, and its Conservation Director Harmony Patricio, have evaluated the effectiveness of existing Freshwater Protected Areas (FPAs) in the Mekong River Basin of Lao PDR by training locals in data collection.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Punta del Este (hosting Ramsar Convention 2015)

Wetlands spotlight shines on Uruguayan paradise

The spotlight will shine on Uruguay's spectacular Bañados del Este y Franja Costera wetland when it hosts the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12) in Punta del Este between 1-9 June. …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Dr Ania Grobicki

Ramsar's star rising with new appointment

IUCN's Global Protected Areas caught up with the newly appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Dr Ania Grobicki to learn more about her new role, the forthcoming Ramsar COP12 convention in Uruguay and her spectacular office view in Gland, Switzerland.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Casa de Carupa, UICN, Proyecto Regional Comunidades de los Páramos, 2015.

Niupamanda Kunandgama: persistencia del conocimiento local y transformaciones sociales en los páramos

La película Niupamanda Kunandgama, realizada por el colectivo de jóvenes de Zuleta en Ecuador, suscita con ineludible claridad reflexiones respecto a las maneras cómo las comunidades de los páramos readaptan o resisten desde sus sistemas socioculturales las propuestas de la modernidad. …  

25 Mar 2015 | Article

West African Chimpanzee

Reducing Human-Chimpanzee conflicts in Guinea-Bissau

Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with Stichting Chimbo, an SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, reports from Boé, Guinea-Bissau, about how Village Vigilance Committees (CVVs) are helping to protect the local population of Endangered West African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus). …  

25 Mar 2015 | News story

Caridina woltereckae, endemic to Lake Towuti (Sulawesi), currently under threat due to overharvesting for the aquarium trade, pollution and invasive fish species

Dead Shrimp Blues - the imperilled status of freshwater shrimps

I woke up this mornin' and all my shrimps was dead and gone”, so sang the legendary blues artist Robert Johnson back in 1937. A lyric which sadly resonates today according to a study led by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

25 Mar 2015 | News story

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