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New report confirms IUCN assessment of climate change as biggest threat to World Heritage

Climate change is now the most significant risk for World Heritage sites and for the benefits they provide, including economic well-being through sustainable tourism, confirms a new report by UNESCO, UNEP and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in collaboration with IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

26 May 2016 | News story

Pilularia minuta: Garaa Sejenane ZIP.

Atelier national pour réviser les zones importantes pour les plantes en Tunisie

Dans le cadre de son projet «Conservation de la flore et les habitats naturels avec les populations locales dans le sud et l’est du bassin méditerranéen (IPAMed)», le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée (UICN-Med) participera à l'atelier national sur les zones importantes pour les plantes (ZIP) organisé par l'Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT) en collaboration avec l’Unité de Recherche Biogéographie, Climatologie Appliquée et Dynamique Erosive (BICADE). Cette réunion se tiendra à Tunis (Tunisie) les 1 et 2 Juin 2016.  …  

26 May 2016 | News story

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Arrancan en Sierra Nevada las primeras sesiones informativas del proyecto AdaptaMED

Con el objetivo de compartir con la población local de las vertientes sur y norte del Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada los objetivos del proyecto Life AdaptaMED, se organizaron el pasado 23 de mayo las dos primeras sesiones informativas en colaboración con los Ayuntamientos de Pampaneira y Fiñana. …  

26 May 2016 | News story

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Concurso de microrrelatos para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN-Med) en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Málaga organiza la 2º Edición del concurso de microrrelatos dentro del conjunto de actividades programadas por la ciudad de Málaga para celebrar el día mundial dle medio ambiente el próximo 5 de junio. …  

25 May 2016 | News story

IUCN European Regional Office Annual Report 2015

IUCN Europe publishes its first Annual Report

For the first time, the IUCN European Regional Office has published its own Annual Report. …  

24 May 2016 | News story

Comunidad de Miraflores

Se presentan los resultados y lecciones aprendidas de la implementación de medidas robustas de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas

Los resultados del proceso de implementación de las medidas robustas de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) -que se aplicaron en las comunidades campesinas de Canchayllo y Miraflores, ubicadas en la Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos Cochas- fueron compartidos en una reunión de trabajo en el MINAM como parte de la fase de cierre del proyecto Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas de montaña en Perú.   …  

23 May 2016 | News story

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity: what’s the fuzz?

Mainstreaming Biodiversity is the theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity and of the next Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, to be held in Cancun, Mexico in December 2016. …  

23 May 2016 | Article

An FCZ training teaching villagers how to measure the size of fishes.

IUCN and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund award milestone 100th grant ahead of International Day for Biological Diversity

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), an innovative grant making mechanism that aims to protect Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened areas, has awarded its 100th Indo-Burma grant ahead of International Day for Biological Diversity. IUCN is leading the second phase (2013-2018) of CEPF’s funding work in the Indo-Burma region, working together with the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, and the Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-Conservation Network to form the CEPF Regional Implementation team (RIT). CEPF Indo-Burma II is a US$ 10.4 million, five-year investment, for the conservation of biodiversity in Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. …  

22 May 2016 | Article

Queenland, Australia

Reversing PA Downgrading, Downsizing and Degazettement in Queensland

Too often we are hearing news of Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing and Degazettement (PADDD) events around the world so it is good to see an example of a significant reversal of PADDD that will positively affect the many hundreds of protected areas in Queensland, Australia. …  

19 May 2016 | Article

Local dolphin day celebration in Saphanhin village, February 2016

Local communities in Thailand pledge to save threatened species on dolphin day celebration

In February 2016, local communities and dolphin conservation networks in Laem Klat, Trat Province, Thailand, came together for their annual dolphin day celebration in an effort to protect coastal dolphin populations that have come under increasing pressure in recent years. For the local fishing communities, dolphins are a symbol of good luck and are often cited as indicators of a healthy, abundant ecosystem. …  

19 May 2016 | Article

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