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12A-048-006, Large mesh size Gillnet fishing boat at the Bengal coast by Rubaiyat MansurWCS, SOS Save Our Species,

Meet the fishers helping save threatened dolphins

Preventing bycatch of threatened marine megafauna is a challenging task, writes Brian D. Smith from the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Fishers are often unable to detect Irrawaddy dolphins entangled in their nets. But according to Brian there are solutions.   …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

Visit of Secretary Climate Change

The Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan Syed Abu Ahmad Akif visited IUCN Pakistan Country Office at Karachi on 25th April 2016. In the first leg of his visit he accompanied IUCN experts to the mangroves plantation surrounding the Port Qasim Area, where he also planted a mangrove sapling at the site. …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

Park rangers

“Poachers or Protectors?” Event examining the complexity of on the ground wildlife management

Over the last decade there has been a surge in illegal wildlife trade. Poaching of elephants and rhinos for ivory and horn has attracted the most attention, but the trend extends to many other species and commodities.  Response to this crisis has largely focused on intensified law enforcement. Whilst practitioners and policymakers recognise the need to engage local communities in the fight against wildlife crime, initiatives that directly and effectively do so remain rare. …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

Fishing boat, New Caledonia

Launch of the second Small Grant call for proposals for EU's Overseas Countries and Territories stakeholders

Sustainable development and biodiversity conservation projects in Europe’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Caribbean and Pacific regions are now able to seek funding.  …  

25 Apr 2016 | Article

Dr. Phan Thanh Hai and Mrs. Hoang Thi Hau, Director of Thanh Xuan Organic Vegetable Cooperative shared experience in cooperative management at the training

Challenges of benefit sharing in Vietnam: equality vs. equity

When I first heard about the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF), a partnership between FAO, IIED, and IUCN to strengthen forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs), one question arose in my mind: Will history repeat itself?   …  

25 Apr 2016 | Article
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IUCN-WCS event on NBS flyer

IUCN and WCS present Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

IISD The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) held an event to highlight initiatives at national, regional and local levels that mitigate and adapt to climate change through nature-based solutions. The event took place on the sidelines of the UN's signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

22 Apr 2016 | News story

Opening remarks and keynote speeches delivered by government, IUCN and WRI representatives.

Indonesia: Efforts in Forest Landscape Restoration gain momentum at high-level workshop in Jakarta

Forests Landscape Restoration (FLR) took centre stage at a multi-stakeholder workshop organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Peat Restoration Agency, IUCN and World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI-Indonesia) on April 19 and 20. Among other objectives, the workshop fostered discussions on Indonesia’s forest restoration goals and opportunities, and explored various approaches to FLR.  …  

22 Apr 2016 | Article

Socotra Archipelago, Yemen, after being hit by two cyclones in November 2015

Photo gallery: Cyclones hit Yemen’s remote Socotra Archipelago

Last November, Yemen’s World Heritage-listed Socotra Archipelago was hit by two rare cyclones within eight days, with drastic effects on the local population as well as its land and marine ecosystems. An expert on the ground was able to document the damage in the World Heritage site during and immediately after these extreme weather events for IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

21 Apr 2016 | Article

13A-063-030, Athony and George excavating a nest, photo credit Trokon Saykpa, SOS Save Our Species, STW Liberia

Poachers Turn Protectors in Bassa Point Community

“I started poaching turtle eggs when I was ten years old!” declares Anthony Peabody. Since 2012, however, Anthony has been working as a beach monitor and turtle protector thanks to Sea Turtle Watch (STW) Liberia’s community oriented conservation programme. With four species including Hawksbill, Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Green turtles using these beaches, Liberia is important for marine turtle conservation.    …  

20 Apr 2016 | News story

Charlotte Karibuhoye Said, WCPA - Central and West Africa

A vision for protected areas in Central and West Africa

by Charlotte Karibuhoye Said
 
The Central and West Africa region covers 26 countries that span a diversity of landscapes from Sahara desert areas and the Sahel in the north, through herbaceous and shrub savannahs, the equatorial forest belt around the Congo basin, to the numerous delta and estuaries, islands and islets off the Atlantic ocean. This diversity of ecosystems is also reflected in a wealth of species, with the presence of iconic, endemic and threatened species.
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20 Apr 2016 | Article

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