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Shouf Biosphere Reserve

Our Members in News: Al Shouf Cedar Society Will Launch A Reforestation Initiative

The blossoms of the hot summer bloom in our Shouf region to nourish the Shouf Biosphere Reserve with serious of events that will be launched with the restoration event in June 5, 2014 in Byblos Bank Headquarter, Ashrafieh under the title: “Byblos bank - Shouf Biosphere Reserve, Bio – Corridor, Reforestation Initiative” …  

02 Jun 2014 | Article

The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan

Our members in News: JREDS Celebrates the Closing of Water Young Reporters Project

 The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan “JREDS” closed its project “Water Young Reporters” on Thursday 22nd 2014 in a ceremony held under the patronage of H.E Basem Telafah, General Secretary of Ministry of water and Allegation. …  

01 Jun 2014 | Article

Mangrove Finch, SOS - Save Our Species, CDF

World First! Captive-bred Mangrove finches released into natural habitat

With the release of 15 captive bred Critically Endangered Mangrove finches we are delighted to report a world first from SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF). Today in collaboration with its implementing partners, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment through the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) and San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG), CDF are celebrating the release into the forest habitat on Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. Time will tell how the birds fare.   …  

30 May 2014 | News story

Left to right: Sandeep Singh (US Embassy), Milika Sobey (IUCN), Jacqueline Evans (Marae Moana Marine Park), Tukabu Teroroko (PIPA), Samantha Brooke (US NOAA), Christophe Fonfreyde (Government of New Caledonia), and Susan White (US Fish and Wildlife Service)

Positive prospects for marine park collaboration

Co-training of marine park staff, sharing of technology development and coordination of data collection and sharing arrangements are some opportunities for collaboration between managers of marine parks identified during a workshop held this week in Suva, Fiji. …  

30 May 2014 | News story

Hima Logo

HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal Reviews the Amman Declaration on Innovating Hima

Hima forum, which was organized by The International Union of the Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) and under the patronage of HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, came out with important recommendations that figured out the Amman Declaration on Innovating Hima.  …  

29 May 2014 | Article

Forest Communication Network

Forest Communicators of the Mediterranean have their own network

Rabat, 13-15 May 2014 - Rabat hosted the first Mediterranean Forest Communicators workshop on 13-15 May 2014 where more than 25 experts, administration’s representants and journalists from 10 different countries gathered in order to exchange knowledge and experiences. …   | French

29 May 2014 | News story

IRUKA releases a new song for IUCN

Japanese Singer and IUCN Goodwill Ambassador IRUKA Releases A New Song for IUCN

Japanese singer IRUKA is pleased to announce the release of her new CD We Love You Planet! Echo to our Planet, a song dedicated to IUCN on the 10th anniversary of her service as an IUCN Ambassador. …  

29 May 2014 | Article

11A-10-31 Sierra Caral, Fundaeco, SOS Save Our Species, Robin Moore

Success! Unique Sierra Caral, Guatemala is declared a National Protected Area

On Tuesday 13th of May, the Guatemalan Congress declared the Sierra Caral mountain chain, an internationally recognized AZE Site (Alliance for Zero Extinction), as a National Protected Area. This is the first protected area to be declared by the Guatemalan Congress in more than nine years. SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, FUNDAECO explains how important this is for the rather unique Sierra Caral.     …  

27 May 2014 | News story

Jacqueline Evans

Marine protected areas champion in the Cook Islands - Jacqueline Evans

Jacqueline Evans has been working to protect the marine environment in the Cook Islands for over 20 years including protecting the coral reef from land-based sources of pollution and from over-fishing. …  

27 May 2014 | Article


IUCN welcomes the Republic of Azerbaijan as new State Member

The Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan has officially announced its decision to join IUCN and has designated the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

26 May 2014 | News story