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Durban harbour, South Africa

Blog: From Gray to Green, Investing in Natural Infrastructure to address Water, Food, and Energy Nexus* Challenges

By Todd Gartner and Kara Difrancesco. Recent extreme droughts and floods have forced an evaluation of how water infrastructure impacts other sectors, highlighting the need for a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral approach to balance environmental, social and economic concerns against a backdrop of climate change. …  

05 Aug 2015 | News story

Tricha and her dance group performing a Lionfish Awareness dance at the 13th Annual Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim, April 2015

Young protected area manager uses dance to convey conservation messages in St. Kitts and Nevis

Over the course of its activities in the Caribbean, the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme, jointly implemented by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has focused much of its efforts on capacity building among young protected areas managers. One such professional who has benefited from several training opportunities through BIOPAMA is 28-year-old Tricia Greaux, who is currently employed as the Marine Resource Officer responsible for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) at the Department of Marine Resources in the federation of St Kitts and Nevis. …   | French

05 Aug 2015 | Article

Elephants in action

Refreshed www.biopama.org

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is happy to share with you the result of the latest developments to enhance the website www.biopama.org to better respond to users’ information needs. …   | French

04 Aug 2015 | Article

Barcelona Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Plan 2020

Nature cools when things heat up

Lisa Loft, Communications and Nature Based Solutions Intern at IUCN's European Regional Office in Brussels talks about the importance of using green spaces in cities to reduce the impact of the urban heat island effect.  

04 Aug 2015 | Article

Oceania Regional Conservation Forum Participants

Resilience in a Climate Challenged Planet – Oceania Regional Conservation Forum

This year, the Oceania Regional Office was honoured to host the Oceania Regional Conservation Forum in Suva. Andrew Bignell, IUCN Regional Councillor in Oceania, urged members “to raise the bar and  to think big.” …  

04 Aug 2015 | News story

Troupeau de buffle dans le parc W

The BIOPAMA Form on Management Effectiveness reveals Park W-Burkina Faso

A recent BIOPAMA capacity development training on the Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity made possible the analysis of protected area data from the WAP Complex, based on the BIOPAMA form for the evaluation of protected area management effectiveness. The form is a tool for protected area managers to guide them in identifying key threats that require management attention, for improving the conservation status of the parks. …   | French

03 Aug 2015 | Article

Buna River, Albania

A step forward in protection of nature in Albania

High number of Hydropower Plants (HPPs) in Albania adversely affects natural ecosystems, including protected areas, especially national parks. But the construction of the new HPPs in the protected areas will be stopped when the new law comes into force. Currently the law is in the initial planning process phase.   …  

03 Aug 2015 | News story

Ms Wiraya Ochakun, Superintendent of Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary

Blog: World Ranger Day

By David Moore. “The World Ranger Day event at Khao Yai sets an example for the rest of the world,’ said Sean Wilson, President, International Ranger Federation. …  

03 Aug 2015 | Article

The coast - Andros West Side National Park, the Bahamas

New direction for capacity development in protected areas over next 10 years

A new strategy intended to support the recommendations on capacity development included in the Promise of Sydney that resulted from the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 (IUCN WPC) has been completed. The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Strategic Framework for Capacity Development in Protected Areas and other Conserved Territories 2015-2025 (SFCD) is the result of a widespread programme of activities and consultations during 2013 and 2014 culminating in the IUCN WPC 2014. …   | French

03 Aug 2015 | Article

Chitwan National Park

UNESCO’s Fact Finding Mission to the Chitwan National Park and the World Natural Heritage Site

The Government of Nepal has been planning for several infrastructure development projects in the lowland Terai of Nepal. Among several projects, the East-West Electric Railway and Postal Road projects are reported to have been designed to pass through the Chitwan National Park (CNP), which is – due to its outstanding universal value – also a World Natural Heritage (WNH) Site. …  

01 Aug 2015 | Article

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