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Clear win for species in World Heritage sites

If I tell you World Heritage, what do you see? The Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Egypt, Vatican City? World Heritage is often associated with cultural heritage. However, the prestigious World Heritage List contains 193 natural sites, and 29 mixed cultural and natural sites. Wait – did you just think of the Galapagos and Ha Long Bay? …  

02 Apr 2014 | Article

Kuusamo

The Green Belt of Fennoscandia to become a model area for sustainable development

The Green Belt of Fennoscandia will be developed into a model area where sustainable development is supported through transboundary cooperation. The Green Belt extends from the Baltic Sea to the Arctic Ocean, and includes valuable natural areas belonging to Finland, Russia and Norway. Its core is formed of national parks and protected areas on the territories of all three nations. …  

31 Mar 2014 | News story

World Water Day

Everyone Has the Right to Have Freshwater: We should celebrate World Water Day everyday

The International World Water Day is usually held annually on the 22th March, since 1993, to give attention to the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  …  

31 Mar 2014 | Article

Kerama Islands National Park

Kerama Islands: new national park in Japan

On 5 March 2014, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan designated the Kerama Islands in Okinawa as the country's 31st national park. Kerama Islands is the first new national park since 1987 when Kushiro Marshland in Hokkaido became a national park. …  

31 Mar 2014 | Fact sheet

Python skins are traded primarily to meet demands from the fashion industry

Kering and IUCN Boa & Python Specialist Group announce first report on captive breeding

The first report under the ‘Python Conservation Partnership’, a collaboration between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Boa and Python Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has been presented today. …  

31 Mar 2014 | International news release

Participants à l’atelier de lancement du project CEPF.

Lancement du Projet CEPF sur la valorisation des zones clés pour la biodiversité au Maroc

Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med) en collaboration avec le Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD) a tenu à Marrakech le 19 Mars 2014 un atelier de lancement du projet «Promotion de la valeur des zones clés pour la biodiversité en Afrique du Nord à travers l’implication des organisations de la société civile dans leur conservation et gestion». Ce projet est financé par le Fonds de Partenariat pour les Écosystèmes Critiques (CEPF).  …  

27 Mar 2014 | News story

SOS Save Our Species, WCS, Cross river gorilla

World’s Rarest Gorilla Gets New Roadmap for Survival

In spite of the continued threats of poaching and habitat destruction, future prospects for the world’s rarest gorilla - the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla dielhi) - have improved but are still dependent on continued local and international partnerships, according to a new action plan published by the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and produced in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service - both IUCN members, as well as the North Carolina Zoo, and other organisations.   …  

26 Mar 2014 | News story

The Sundarbans is a unique ecosystem, rich in biodiversity.

2014 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for research on relationships between species and ecosystems

The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Executive Committee today named Simon A. Levin, PhD, of Princeton University, the recipient of the 2014 Tyler Prize for his research revealing the complexity of, and relationships between, species and ecosystems. …  

25 Mar 2014 | Article

Dr Chamniern Vorratnchaiphan, IUCN Thailand Country Representative

Sustaining urban biodiversity for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Most of the time, we think that the impacts of climate change will affect only local communities living in rural and coastal areas. This is only a part of the truth. In fact, the impacts of climate change can be felt everywhere, including in cities. Biodiversity, which is defined as the richness and variety of plants and animals in a given environment, plays an important role in climate change adaptation and mitigation for urban areas. …  

25 Mar 2014 | Article

Cross River Gorilla

World’s Rarest Gorilla Gets New Roadmap for Survival

In spite of the continued threats of poaching and habitat destruction, future prospects for the world’s rarest gorilla have improved but are still dependent on continued local and international partnerships, according to a new action plan published by the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and produced in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the North Carolina Zoo, and others. …  

24 Mar 2014 | News story