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Protected Areas Retreat 16-17 February 2009

Following the external review of the IUCN Programme on Protected Areas (PPA) in 2009, 30 participants met together in Rolle, Switzerland, to provide input into the IUCN’s management response that will shape the future of the PPA. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

Alisdair Harris

Coastal Conservation offers survival for the poor

A young British Conservationist has won an international award for helping to create a new model of community-run Marine Protected Areas, which both saves marine diversity and helps to feed marine dependent communities. …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, World Heritage Site

Damage evaluated at Machu Picchu World Heritage Site after torrential rains

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In response to the recent impacts of torrential rains at the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a technical visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre was carried out by Nuria Sanz, Chief of the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit, from 6-10 February in Lima, Peru. …   | Spanish

19 Feb 2010 | News story

Deep-sea squid (Teuthowenia pellucida)

To save the planet, save the seas

Just like forests, the oceans can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by trapping and storing carbon. The underwater world's potential to buffer climate change should be highlighted as a cost-effective solution, writes Dan Laffoley, marine vice chair of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

04 Jan 2010 | News story
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Borneo Natives Proclaim Tropical Forest Reserve

Penan Peace Park" is aimed at protecting the last primeval rainforests of Sarawak´s Upper Baram region and is challenging the official logging plans – the Penan wish to develop tourism and to protect their native rights. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Landmark Legal Opinion Finds that Indigenous Brazilian Tribe in Amazon owns carbon-trading rights

Finding Comes During Global Climate Talks in Copenhagen; Could Impact Other Indigenous Groups Seeking to Protect Land, Way of Life …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji.

Protected Areas – a natural solution to climate change crisis

Protected areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a report just released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Protected areas – natural solutions to climate change crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 December 2009 –  Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

DMoore's shrub frog

Turn the tide - turn to nature: IUCN Opening Statement to UN climate change meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 December 2009 (IUCN) - It’s now time for governments to make robust commitments and a timeline towards achieving a post-2012 deal on climate change. IUCN urges leaders meeting at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, to include nature’s solutions to reduce emissions and cope with climate change impacts in a post-2012 deal.  …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story

palm trees

Protected Areas as Solutions for Climate Change

Protected area systems provide powerful tools to combat climate change; with commitment and planning they could do even more in the future. This story is shared with CEC by Nigel Dudley and Trevor Sandwith of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story
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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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