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Message by: Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, IUCN Country Representative on the International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests is being celebrated to raise awareness of the significance of forests on the international level. The theme for the year 2015 is: Forest | Climate | Change – which aims to highlight the role of forests in fighting climate change. …  

21 Mar 2015 | Article

Forests in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa

World on track to meet ambitious forest restoration goal

Bonn, Germany, 21 March, 2015 – New restoration initiatives were announced today by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place in Germany. With these announcements, a total of 59.2 million hectares have now been contributed to the Bonn Challenge – a global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020. …  

21 Mar 2015 | News story

Jagadishpur Ramsar Site of Nepal

Working with Community to Improve Livelihoods and Enhance Biodiversity by Wetland Management

Nepal’s wetlands are one of the country’s most important natural resources, holding substantial socio-economic, religious and ecological value. In addition to providing habitat for many threatened species of flora and fauna, Nepal’s wetlands enable local people – among the country’s poorest – to support their livelihoods via rice cultivation, fishing, and harvesting of other wetland products.  …  

20 Mar 2015 | Article

Durante la última sesión del Grupo de Trabajo para la Estrategia Nacional REDD+ (GT-ENAREDD+) del Consejo Nacional Forestal (CONAF) se votó por unanimidad la admisión de la UICN en calidad de “invitado especial”.

UICN se suma al grupo de trabajo ENAREDD+ del Consejo Nacional Forestal (CONAF) de México

Ciudad de México, 10 de marzo de 2015. Durante la última sesión del Grupo de Trabajo para la Estrategia Nacional REDD+ (GT-ENAREDD+) del Consejo Nacional Forestal (CONAF) se votó por unanimidad la admisión de la UICN en calidad de “invitado especial”. El CONAF se creó con la Ley General de Desarrollo Forestal Sustentable como órgano de asesoría, supervisión, vigilancia, evaluación y seguimiento en la aplicación de los criterios e instrumentos de política forestal previstos en esta Ley e invariablemente se tiene que solicitar su opinión en materia de planeación forestal, reglamentos y normas. El GT-ENAREDD+ representa a uno de los grupos especializados de trabajo dentro de los órganos operativos del CONAF, y se desempeña en el apoyo al diseño de la estrategia nacional para la reducción de emisiones por deforestación y degradación (REDD+) en México.   …  

20 Mar 2015 | Article

Anthidium punctatum

Editorial IUCN EU Newsletter March 2015

By Luc Bas, Director, IUCN EU Representative Office 

19 Mar 2015 | Article

Bombus cullamanus, critically endangered

Nearly one in 10 wild bee species face extinction in Europe while the status of more than half remains unknown - IUCN report

The first-ever assessment of all European wild bee species shows that 9.2% are threatened with extinction, while 5.2% are considered likely to be threatened in the near future. A total of 56.7% of the species are classified as Data Deficient, as lack of experts, data and funding has made it impossible to evaluate their extinction risk.
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19 Mar 2015 | News story

Fidel Torres

Cultura Comunitaria y Biodiversidad

Artículo preparado por Fidel Torres, Coordinador de Proyectos del Instituto de Montaña-Perú, “Comunidades de los Páramos”de la UICN. …  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

cycads Uganda

6,400 seeds of Critically Endangered cycads planted in Western Uganda

Mpanga Falls in Western Uganda is known as one of the world’s largest areas where the endemic cycad species Encephalartos whitelockii occurs. This cycad species is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The remaining population is estimated at about 8,000 individual plants. …  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

Florence Clap IUCN France

French government tables nature law

At the beginning of this week, the French government issued a proposal for a new national biodiversity law, a welcome initiative given that the most recent legislation is a 40-year old law for nature protection. …  

19 Mar 2015 | Article

Little Sydney

“Little Sydney” Conference registration is open

IUCN, along with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), have now opened registration for the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” Conference, the biggest European protected areas event of the year, scheduled to run May 28-31 in Hainburg, Austria. …  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

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