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Dr. Earle visiting the local school on Ascension Island

Mounting pressure for marine protection

IUCN has teamed up with a coalition of leading marine conservation organisations to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world. …  

20 Feb 2015 | News story

Kande,Malawi - Fishermen returning from fishing rest at Malawi lake shores

Building bridges for better water management: IUCN project expands to Africa

BRIDGE stands for ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ and is an IUCN project which has been implemented since 2011 in nine transboundary basins. Recently, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the addition of five new river basins for BRIDGE work in Africa.  …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

EU initiative to counteract African wildlife crisis

African wildlife is facing an unprecedented crisis. Currently, about 5,000 African flora and fauna species, which represents 27% of all species assessed on the continent, are listed on the IUCN Red List threatened with extinction. The main threats to African wildlife are weak governance, poaching and wildlife trafficking, and the loss of habitats through land conversion and climate change. In addition, wild species are used unsustainably for purposes such as firewood and bushmeat. …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

Participants at the BIOPAMA Training of Trainers for Eastern and Southern Africa, South Africa, Feb 2015

Protected area institutions learn how to build professionals’ capacity

For one week from 8 and 13 February 2015, 20 delegates from various training institutions and protected area agencies in Eastern and Southern Africa gathered at Roodevallei Lodge, north of Pretoria, South Africa, to learn how to teach the mutual gains approach to negotiation in the context of natural resources management. The training was offered by BIOPAMA, in partnership with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation and is part of a series of trainings aimed at making negotiation skills training more accessible in this region. …  

16 Feb 2015 | News story

Femmes dans le Parc National d'Al Hoceima (Maroc)

53 projects shortlisted for the 2nd phase of the Small scale initiatives for Civil Society Organisations in North Africa

The project call launched by the IUCN Mediterranean Co-operation Centre (IUCN-Med) in the framework of the Small Initiatives Programme for Civil Society Organisations in North Africa (PPI-Oscan) received 248 projects from organisations in Algeria (55 applications), Libya (10 applications), Morocco (78 applications) and Tunisia (105 applications). …   | French

10 Feb 2015 | News story

Bonaire kid

Over €6 million boost for nature conservation in European Overseas Countries and Territories

There’s good news for biodiversity conservation in the millions of square kilometres of land and ocean that make up European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories with the launch of a grants fund of over €6 million to be coordinated by IUCN.  …  

10 Feb 2015 | News story

12A-043-051, SOS Save Our Species, EWT,  schooling  sandfish into translocatio nets Gustav Klotz n John Lucas

A Successful Endangered Clanwilliam Sandfish Translocation in the Biedouw River, South Africa

In November 2014, SOS grantee Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) completed the second ever translocation of a highly threatened indigenous fish species for conservation purposes in South Africa.   …  

06 Feb 2015 | News story

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen with French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy,Ségolène Royal

Climbing the agenda: nature’s solutions to climate change

From 3-5 February, IUCN’s Director General, Inger Andersen, met with her counterparts in the partnership between France and IUCN, and with President Hollande’s Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet, Nicolas Hulot. …   | French

06 Feb 2015 | News story

Tina Knezevic

Science and Communication go hand in hand at IUCN

Tina Knezevic, Communications Intern at the IUCN EU Representative Office, talks about the importance of linking communication and science for the success of conservation initiatives. …  

05 Feb 2015 | News story

BEST 2.0 - map

New funding opportunities for environmental projects in the EU Overseas Countries and Territories

One of the strategic orientations coming from the International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change conference, held in Guadeloupe in October 2014, stressed the need for facilitated access to funding for European Overseas entities’ stakeholders, especially to small grants, and for regional partnerships. With its BEST 2.0 programme, the European Commission is providing new funding opportunities for projects in the EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). …  

04 Feb 2015 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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