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Lionel Gibson, Fiji

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of Lionel Gibson

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of Mr Lionel Gibson, the first IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania. …  

17 Dec 2014 | News story

Participants in protected areas law training session at World Parks Congress

ELP at the World Parks Congress

In November, over 6000 participants from more than 170 countries attended the World Parks Congress, in Sydney, Australia. This Congress takes place once every ten years, bringing together experts, practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders to shape the international policy agenda for protected areas for the next decade. …  

17 Dec 2014 | News story

Season's greetings from IUCN President and Director General

A year-end message from the IUCN President and Director General. …   | French | Spanish

17 Dec 2014 | News story

Brushed aluminium

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative unveils new global standard for sustainability

Leaders from the aluminium sector today unveiled a new comprehensive standard that aims to improve the industry’s environmental, social and governance performance throughout its entire value chain, including plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.  …  

16 Dec 2014 | News story

2011A-18, SOS, vultures

Adapt or die: lessons from Vulture Conservation in South Asia

For SOS Grantee Ananya Mukherjee, switching from dipstick technology to GPS-enabled bird-tagging was a classic case of adaptive management. Indeed it was one that allowed the larger vulture conservation project to continue working towards its objective: creating three effective Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs) on the Indian subcontinent.   …  

16 Dec 2014 | News story

Trainer Le Dai Tri facilitating the training workshop

Project learning: How to do it better

As a global network that relies heavily on partners to implement projects, IUCN issues a lot of small grants. In 2014 alone, two of our biggest programs, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), have awarded 21 small grants in Vietnam alone with a total budget of US$370,000. As part of our M&E process, IUCN staff make site visits to talk to grantees, meet beneficiaries, and check what’s happening the ground. …  

16 Dec 2014 | Article
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Reef fish guide 2 - Launch

Launch of Field Guide to Reef Fishes Volume 02

IUCN Sri Lanka launched the second volume of “Field Guide to Reef Fishes of Sri Lanka” at the Auditorium of the National Science Foundation, on December 04, 2014. Written by Mr Arjan Rajasuriya, Coordinator of IUCN Sri Lanka Marine Programmes and produced by Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Sri Lanka. This Volume 2 of Reef Fishes, adds to the comprehensive expanse of knowledge on Reef Fishes provided by Mr. Rajasuriya in his first volume (Rajasuriya, 2013).    …  

15 Dec 2014 | News story

Endangered book cover

Frozen animal photo exhibition inspired by IUCN Red List

From 13 December 2014 until 29 March 2015, the Natural History Museum Rotterdam will host Endangered, a photo exhibition by artist Erik Hijweege inspired by the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. …  

12 Dec 2014 | News story

Luc Bas

Europe at the Crossroads – Let’s make sure we go in the right direction

Luc Bas, Director of the IUCN EU Representative Office, discusses the opportunities and challenges of a paradigm shift for genuine sustainable development in Europe. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

À travers le monde, les reporters et les photographes de Terre sauvage racontent comment on tente de sauver l’antilope saïga au Kazakhstan, le palissandre du Siam en Thaïlande, ou les vautours un peu partout

La Liste Rouge des espèces menacèes a 50 ans, un numéro spécial de Terre Sauvage célèbre cet anniversaire

Aujourd’hui, une espèce de mammifère sur quatre est menacée d’extinction au niveau mondial. C’est également le cas pour un oiseau sur huit, plus d’un amphibien sur trois, un tiers des requins et des coraux constructeurs de récifs, et plus d’une espèce de conifères sur trois. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

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