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Tiger in the grass

IUCN celebrates International Tiger Day 2015

Statement by IUCN Director General, Inger Andersen, on International Tiger Day.     …  

29 Jul 2015 | IUCN statement

Participants at BIOPAMA training for terrestrial protected area management in working groups, July 2015, Trinidad

Boosted capacity for Caribbean’s terrestrial protected areas

It is estimated that approximately 22 per cent of the land mass in the English-speaking Caribbean is designated as protected areas. 25 professionals tasked with the important job of protecting many of these important resource areas underwent a one week training programme focused on terrestrial protected areas from July 6 to 11, 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago.  The training programme was led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) under the framework of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme. …   | French

28 Jul 2015 | News story

Couv. rapport annuel 2014

Rapport annuel 2014, UICN-Cameroun

L’année 2014 qui vient de s’écouler a vu la poursuite du déroulement régulier des missions de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), dans un contexte marqué par des pressions et menaces de tout ordre sur les écosystèmes du monde et d’Afrique centrale en particulier. Le rapport 2014 grand public du Programme de l’UICN au Cameroun est disponible en français. …  

28 Jul 2015 | News story

IUCN Director General at EU Informal Environment Council, 22 July 2015, Luxembourg

IUCN Director General addresses EU Environment Ministers

IUCN and the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU, jointly hosted a lunch with all Heads of Delegation at the Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers on 22 July 2015 in Luxembourg. …  

27 Jul 2015 | News story

Actividades conservación comunitaria

Conservación del páramo de Zuleta mediante del fortalecimiento de capacidades y valoración de la identidad cultural

Artículo elaborado por Paola Pinto Valencia para Comunidad de los Páramos  …  

27 Jul 2015 | News story

Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 82 - Legalidad Forestal en Mesoamérica

Forestry law in Mesoamerica

Change in land uses is one of the main factors contributing to deforestation and one of the main challenges facing Mesoamerica. Existing laws and regulations are in need of revision in order to ensure efficient and effective implementation by institutions and state agencies. This is one of the main conclusions of the book: Legalidad forestal en Mesoamérica (Forestry Law in Mesoamerica) published on June 30, 2015 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre of the Environmental Law Programme. …  

27 Jul 2015 | News story

Southern coast of Upolu island, Samoa

Pacific protected area and other conserved areas agenda advanced at key regional fora

A series of Pacific regional workshops and gatherings provided an important opportunity to review and enhance the frame for the Pacific protected area agenda, with the participation of numerous regional partners, IUCN commissions and members. These events represented the occasion to directly engage with the Pacific stakeholders on BIOPAMA initiatives and invite input, exchange and collaboration. …   | French

24 Jul 2015 | News story

Taller Equidad y REDD+ Perú

El enfoque de equidad factor crucial en las estrategias de REDD+

Como parte de la iniciativa “Equidad y REDD+” la UICN, en coordinación con CI-Perú, MINAM y el IIED organizaron dos encuentros con actores claves de Perú, con el objetivo de identificar lecciones aprendidas para garantizar la incorporación de la dimensión de equidad en la implementación de proyectos de cambio climático y conservación de bosques …  

24 Jul 2015 | News story

Wadi Al-Hitan (Egypt)

Three North African natural World Heritage sites assessed as ‘under concern’ by last IUCN report

TABE’A II report is an update of the 2011 TABE’A report prepared by the TABEA Programme. Its main objective is to assist state parties in the Arab Region to enhance their performance in the World Heritage convention (1972). TABE'A II is tracking the conservation status of natural World Heritage sites in the Arab region and has recently been released in the 39th World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany. It is noteworthy to mention that the first TABE’A report was a pilot report of IUCN Conservation outlook assessment. Since the first report, the recent conservation outlook assessments have more information; therefore the resulting assessments are more accurate. This report included an update of the conservation status of all natural and mixed world heritage sites in the Arab Region, from which three are located in North Africa: Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia) and Tassili n’Ajjer National Park (Algeria) exhibit some concern in regard to conservation status, while the conservation outlook of Wadi Al-Hilan (whale Valley, Egypt) is good.  …  

24 Jul 2015 | News story

Posidonia oceanica

Spain renews support to IUCN in the Mediterranean

 The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) together with the Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Andalusian regional government (CMAOT) in Spain have renewed their commitment to support the activities of the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN-Med). The new addendum signed by the four parties will extend the General Protocol of Cooperation initially formalized in 2010, whose objective is to promote conservation and sustainable development of the Mediterranean hotspot.  | Spanish

23 Jul 2015 | News story

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