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Herbanisation - medicinal gardens benefitting Cape Town communities

At only 27 years old, Andrew Reid is already making a great contribution to the conservation of the planet. As part of the ‘Inspiring a New Generation’ Stream of the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Andrew has been working closely with local communities in Cape Town to create an open-access medicinal street garden, easing illegal harvesting pressure on city nature reserves. His "Herbanisation" project has been highlighted as an Inspiring Protected Area Solution through the Panorama initiative. …  

03 Jun 2015 | Article

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

IUCN issues second round of recommendations on natural World Heritage

IUCN’s recommendations to the World Heritage Committee are now all available online, following a second release of reports on 29 May. IUCN recommends ‘in danger’ status for Brazil’s Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks. IUCN also recommends changes to Russia’s Lena Pillars Nature Park’s boundaries. …   | French | Spanish

29 May 2015 | News story

Vezo fisherman with traditional canoe

Five protected areas to see before you die

From a wetland in Albania to a bird dropping biodiversity paradise in deepest Peru, GPAP lifts the lid on five of the best kept protected area secrets on the planet.  …  

28 May 2015 | Article

Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach

New global guidance on transboundary conservation

A new publication by IUCN aims to help transboundary conservation practitioners and those intending to become involved in initiating, managing and governing transboundary conservation programmes 

22 May 2015 | News story

Uto Ni Yalo crew member Filomena Serenia steering the vaka

A Pacific call for climate action - reflecting on the Mua voyage six months on

Exactly six months ago, four traditional voyaging canoes, otherwise known as vaka, arrived at the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) in Sydney to deliver the Pacific call for global action on climate change and oceans. This journey was the Mua voyage and involved vaka Gaualofa (Samoa and Tonga), Marumaru Atua (Cook Islands), Haunui (Aotearoa) and Uto Ni Yalo (Fiji) travelling from their homelands to the WPC in Australia.   …  

15 May 2015 | Article

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