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Community mapping in the village of Phonmouang, a key village adjacent to Phou Sithon, Borlikhamxay Province in  Lao PDR in 2014

Inspiring conservation of Saola and other endemic species in Lao PDR

The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensisis) is probably the most endangered large mammal in the Indo-Burma region. For success in Saola conservation, immediate site-based actions are required to prevent rapid extinction, as well as longer-term initiatives to ensure the species’ survival in perpetuity. Seeking to meet these goals, this project is being implemented by King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in the newly-designated Phou Sithon Endangered Species Conservation Area, Bolikhamxay Province, Lao PDR (one of the only protected areas in the Key Biodiversity Area "Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains", covering 14,200 ha of evergreen forest), with funding from a Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)/IUCN small grant.  …  

22 Dec 2014 | Article

IUCN conducting water analysis with Kok Klang villagers

Improved Water Management for Climate Change Adaptation

According to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin, Kok Klang Village, Sakon Nakhon in Northeastern Thailand is projected to experience an increase in annual rainfall of about 13 percent. However, Kok Klang also faces greater variability in rainfall and dryer dry seasons. The community is already experiencing water shortages during several months of the year. Under USAID Mekong ARCC, IUCN is working with Kok Klang villagers to improve their water management practices and increase their resilience in the face of future changes. …  

21 Dec 2014 | Article

Call for participants: Caribbean training for trainers 2015

The 11th edition of the Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Training of Trainers on Marine Protected Area Management regional course will take place from 9 to 20 February 2015 in Granada. The EU-funded BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme is collaborating with the UNEP-CEP/SPAW CaMPAM Network and the Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Network (ECMMAN) project to deliver this course, and the Grenada Fisheries Division will provide local support to facilitate the training. …  

19 Dec 2014 | News story

Psyche Creek

It’s not a pipe – it’s a pond!

IUCN submitted three short films to this year’s Green-Go Short Film Contest. One of them is about the value of wetlands... …  

19 Dec 2014 | News story

Doing the right thing in protected areas: Collective statement from the Governance Stream at WPC 2014

The IUCN World Parks Congress Stream on Enhancing the Diversity and Quality of Governance of Protected Areas has concluded with a powerful collective statement that summarizes the key topics deliberated at the Congress, highlights the current situation, and makes a strong set of recommendations for future action. …  

18 Dec 2014 | Article

De izquierda a derecha: Franz Tattenbach; Representante de USAID;  y el Presidente actual del Consejo de Directores del CRRH: Edilberto Esquivel de Panamá

Directores del Comité Regional de Recursos Hidráulicos de Centroamérica avalan el plan de trabajo del componente de adaptación del Programa Regional de Cambio Climático (PRCC)

 San Salvador, 4 de diciembre de 2014. Tras un año de intenso trabajo el equipo del componente de Adaptación del PRCC (compuesto por UICN, DAI y CATIE) presentó su plan de trabajo para 2015 con base en un proceso comprensivo de diagnóstico sobre bases de datos climáticos a nivel regional y redes temáticas de usuarios de información de cambio climático relacionadas con agricultura y seguridad alimentaria; biodiversidad, ecosistemas y carbono; agua y energía; y gestión del riesgo. En esta reunión, los directores del Comité Regional de Recursos Hidráulicos (CRRH) dieron su visto bueno general a dicho plan de trabajo sobre adaptación al cambio climático del Programa Regional de Cambio Climático (PRCC). …  

18 Dec 2014 | Article

12A-048-018, Team of student interpreters, WCS Bangladesh, SOS - Save Our Species, Cetaceans, Sundarbans

Share our smiles: Interactive educational outreach to save threatened coastal cetaceans in Bangladesh

Conservation is about people, and a key part of SOS Grantee Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) work to save threatened coastal cetaceans in Bangladesh explains  Brian D. Smith, WCS Programme Director. That entails reaching out to fishing communities in culturally respectful and interactive ways.   …  

18 Dec 2014 | News story

Nigel - one of the locals - playing the didgeridoo

Arakwal awarded Green List honour

Dulcie Nicholls, elder of the Byron Bay Arakwal people, reached out her hand and embraced a delegation from IUCN to her home. The didgeridoo thundered into action and the New South Wales air was filled with a riot of energy and colour - a typically passionate display of cultural heritage as the spiritual connection was made. …  

18 Dec 2014 | Article

Lionel Gibson, Fiji

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of Lionel Gibson

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of Mr Lionel Gibson, the first IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania. …  

17 Dec 2014 | News story

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