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Nature at the centre of regional dialogue

By officially endorsing a 'Big Win for Dinaric Arc' joint statement, nature conservation authorities from South-Eastern Europe have agreed to work together on strengthening cooperation in the region. With the support of IUCN, WWF and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, each institution has formed a set of national commitments setting a new agenda for protected areas and nature conservation. …  

02 Dec 2013 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 52 new Members

On 27 November 2013, the 82nd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

28 Nov 2013 | News story

Jane Lawton, Head of Communications, IUCN Asia

Blog: Talk of rivers and flooded forests

By Jane Lawton, Head of Communications, IUCN Asia. The word ‘dialogue’ may be somewhat overused in our development lexicon, but the recent meeting of the Mekong Water Dialogues I attended in Siem Reap, Cambodia provided a powerful example of what we really mean by effective dialogue in action. …  

25 Nov 2013 | News story

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Enabling the wise use of wetlands through integrated wetland management

An innovative action planning toolkit on wetland conservation and management is now available online. Funded by the European Commission, as part of the HighARCS project, the Wetland Resources Action Planning (WRAP) Toolkit offers researchers, technical planners and policy-makers a systematic approach to conserving and sustainably managing aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity at any site scale. The toolkit provides a suite of methods and practices, together with insights from lessons learned. …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story

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Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), the landmark global forum on protected areas held every 10 years. The event takes place in Sydney, Australia 12-19 November 2014, with the theme 'Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions' designed to help deliver IUCN’s three priority areas of IUCN's work programme. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Green light = Go

IPBES preparing to give the green light

"The remarkable speed of IPBES work is the result of a momentum that took long time to create. Many countries have pledged resources, the major scientific networks have offered collaboration, and much of the academic community has welcomed the new process. The landscape is therefore very favourable for IPBES, which now needs to demonstrate its ability to achieve quick results," writes Pierre Commenville of IUCN in the journal Environmental Policy and Law. 

13 Nov 2013 | News story

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Countdown to COP19: Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions [video]

In our 'Countdown to COP19' we look back at videos that contribute solutions to climate change challenges. Here we focus on a video on water infrastructure solutions for the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. …  

08 Nov 2013 | News story

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IPBES housewarming for global nature conservation

The new house of IPBES - built to link science and policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services - opens its doors to the scientific body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), moving a leap closer to the achievement of the global nature conservation targets 2011-2020. …  

05 Nov 2013 | News story

Stefano Barchiesi, IUCN Water Project Officer

Blog: Learning and sharing at the 7th GEF International Waters Conference

Blog by Stefano Barchiesi. As participants of the 7th GEF International Waters Conference started arriving in Barbados for the 4-day event, I got a better feeling of why we had been asked to support the pre-conference technical workshop on the economics of ecosystems. …  

04 Nov 2013 | News story

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Countdown to COP19: Rivers Uniting Borders/Ríos Que Unen Fronteras [video]

In our 'Countdown to COP19', we take a look back at videos that offer solutions to climate change challenges. The documentary 'Rivers Uniting Borders/Rios Que Unen Fronteras' is one of them. …   | Spanish

31 Oct 2013 | News story