Protected Areas

European Day of Parks

Celebrating the Contribution of Green Volunteers Across Europe

On and around 24th May 2011, Europe’s most beautiful places will recognise the work of the thousands of green volunteers that help take care of these fabulous spaces and the animals and plants they protect. During the celebrations of the European Day of Parks hundreds of events will highlight the assets of volunteering will take place across the continent. The European Day of Parks was launched by IUCN Member, the EUROPARC Federation. …  

20 May 2011 | News story

Relic forest

Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

Marine resource

Management effectiveness evaluation of 23 Marine protected areas in Thailand

Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MCPAs) are very important assets in terms of biodiversity conservation, economic development and livelihood security.  Therefore a well managed, representative MCPA system in Thailand lies at the heart of achieving a balanced and healthy marine and coastal ecosystem as a foundation for sustainable development and livelihood security. In recognition of the need to improve management effectiveness in Thailand’s MCPAs, the Department of National Parks and IUCN are implementing a project called ‘Evaluating and improving the management effectiveness of Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Protected Areas’  
 

12 May 2011 | News story
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Draft IUCN Programme for 2013-2016

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11 May 2011 | News story

Dr Kenton Miller among bamboo in Brazil.

Kenton Miller Condolences Book

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."  Albert Einstein …  

10 May 2011 | News story
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Dr Kenton Miller among bamboo in Brazil.

Conservation loses a champion

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of one of nature conservation’s leading lights. Dr Kenton R. Miller, a former IUCN Director General and globally-recognized leader in protected area management, passed away yesterday. …   | Spanish

10 May 2011 | News story

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

EUROPARC annual conference: Quality Counts – Benefits for Nature and People

IUCN Member, EUROPARC, will hold its annual conference “Quality Counts – Benefits for Nature and People” from 21st – 25th September in the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve in Southern Germany. Registration opened on the 2nd May. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

Ameer Abdulla with a Hawksbill Turtle working on a marine survey examining the damage caused by tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Forgotten seascapes and marine tragedies

Dr Ameer Abdulla’s passion for the sea knows no limits. He works in the most isolated places where political instability and lack of security contrast with the thriving diversity and uniqueness of marine life. Working to preserve this incredible beauty and engage local communities in conservation, he continues his fight to make this world ‘a better place’. …  

01 May 2011 | News story

Offshore wind farm

Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | 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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