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SOS, Siamese Rosewood

Behind the frontlines: Government policies supporting rangers' work

Updating SOS on project developments from an emergency funding grant, Eric Ash of Freeland Foundation, an IUCN Member, is succinct. “While it is critical to support front-line rangers and other park-based stakeholders first and foremost, reducing rosewood poaching requires considerable enforcement efforts at all levels, from the forest, through trafficking routes, and in end-markets,” he explains. This puts into perspective the importance and value of a series of monthly interagency meetings which took place in over 2013 -2014 creating a platform for cooperation between 19 governmental and non-governmental organizations.   …  

25 Jul 2014 | News story

Somali Ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes)

One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time on behalf of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The assessment shows that more than 25% of these newly recognised birds have been listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List - compared with 13% of all birds - making them urgent priorities for conservation action. …  

24 Jul 2014 | News story

Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos Cochas - Perú

En Perú se desarrolla el tercer taller nacional sobre áreas protegidas

El Proyecto Amazonía más allá de las fronteras, ha planificado interactuar con actores locales de Ecuador, Bolivia, Perú, Colombia y Brasil, desarrollando talleres nacionales para la revisión y retroalimentación de buenas prácticas y lecciones aprendidas en áreas protegidas amazónicas. Este 22 y 23 de julio se realiza el taller nacional de Perú, en Tarapoto.  …  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

JUST Visit to IUCN ROWA

Raising Awareness about Biodiversity

Youths nowadays have grown up amid serious environmental issues relatively known to the previous generations.  …  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

Students helping in weeding

Environmental & cultural awareness in Jordan

 " Take a walk in someone else's shoes" .. and thats excatly what a group of students from the US have done during a week in Jordan, as part of a leadership exchange programme with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and partnered with IUCN for a week this July.  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

IUCN logo

Developing Legal Literacy and Governance Expertise to Protect the World’s Biodiversity

 Strong and well-implemented legal frameworks are critical to creating and maintaining effective and sustainable protected areas, which provide a fundamental infrastructure for the conservation of biological diversity and essential ecosystem services. However, the legal aspects of protected areas management and governance are often not well understood. The IUCN is addressing this problem by putting together a set of educational tools for teaching and learning about protected areas law and governance. …  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

Flood in Thailand, 2008

Finding balance benefits society, nature

Water management specialists talk about millions of cubic metres of water. I find it incredibly difficult to visualise these numbers in a way that feels "real" to me. So I started imagining a simple picture — a swimming pool. …  

24 Jul 2014 | News story

Custodios de semillas macizo Colombiano

Señales del clima: una lectura desde los investigadores locales del Macizo Colombiano y los páramos de Guerrero y Chingaza

Las comunidades del páramo colombiano comparten sus experiencias y conocimientos de adaptación a los efectos del cambio climatico
Artículo preparado por Adriana Vasquez,de Tropenbos Internacional Colombia, socio implementador del proyecto “Comunidades de los Páramos”de la UICN.   …  

23 Jul 2014 | News story

Amazonía peruana, 2012.

Panamericanos Verdes para América del Sur

Con el anuncio de que Lima será la sede de los Juegos Panamericanos del año 2019, el Comité Olímpico Peruano se planteó el reto de controlar y minimizar los impactos ambientales que se originen por este evento. José Quiñones Gonzalez, Presidente de la institución, y Víctor Inchausty, Director Regional de UICN-Sur, firmarán un Memorando de Entendimiento el próximo 25 de julio para avanzar con este desafío. El documento será firmado en el Ministerio del Ambiente, con la presencia de Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Ministro de esta cartera, que apoya la iniciativa y que actuará como fiscalizadora del cumplimiento del memorando.  …  

23 Jul 2014 | News story

The Resisters, Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Australia

World Heritage and the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas

IUCN’s work on World Heritage can support the Green List of Protected Areas in very concrete ways, in particular through the new  IUCN World Heritage Outlook. This is the first global assessment of natural World Heritage, providing IUCN’s analysis of the conservation prospects for all 228 natural World Heritage sites. The potential for a strong and positive relationship between the Green List and the Outlook is very high. …  

23 Jul 2014 | Article

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