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Rainbow parrotfish grazing in the Caribbean

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

Gland, Switzerland, 02 July 2014 (IUCN) – With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …   | Dutch

02 Jul 2014 | International news release

The Chinese capital of Beijing is growing - and so is its demand for water. Forest landscape restoration can be part of the solution.

IUCN Project Examines Potential of Forest Restoration to Protect Beijing Water Supply

 With growing populations and expanding industries hard hit by climate change, China’s megacities are facing an unprecedented water crisis. IUCN and partners in China are examining how nature can be part of the solution. In at least one city, the municipality of Beijing, the restoration of forest landscapes has an important role to play. …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

Louis Galantine, Regional Councillor, Guadeloupe

Strengthening islands’ climate change resilience at La Réunion conference

Islands are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They are often densely populated, yet face rising sea levels, water scarcity and natural disasters such as storms and floods. But regional governments and island states also have ample opportunities to lead on both adaptation and mitigation and are often already doing so. …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

Large spider from Lawachara National Park; a hub of biodiversity in north-east Bangladesh

Study demands new strategy to save species

A team of scientists working in partnership with IUCN has revealed that intergovernmental commitments to expand global protected areas could still leave many species in danger of disappearing from our planet. …  

02 Jul 2014 | Article

Isla Verde, Uruguay

La protección de las áreas marino-costeras en el Cono Sur

Escuche el nuevo programa de radio Ambiente Global que analiza la importancia que tienen los océanos en el planeta, y conozca cómo están protegiéndose estos en los países del Cono Sur.
http://conservacionyequidad.podomatic.com/entry/2014-06-18T09_55_41-07_00 

01 Jul 2014 | News story

Round Table Discussion

Our Members in News: Bahrain Women Association Celebrates World Environment Day - Raise your Voice, Not the Sea Level

Environmental Citizenship Program of Bahrain Women Association in collaboration with Arab Young Climate Change Movement (AYCM) celebrated the World Environment Day (WED) 2014 with the Green Club members at Royal University for Women in the Kingdom of Bahrain on June 5th. …  

01 Jul 2014 | Article

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Working towards a Pacific Mangroves Declaration

The Pacific Mangroves Initiative is developing the region’s first mangroves declaration, which will formalize how countries will collaborate on a regional level to strengthen mangrove protection. …  

01 Jul 2014 | News story

Kok Klang villagers and students attending the scientific climate story workshop

Combining science with local knowledge: Ecosystem-based adaptation in Kok Klang village, Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand

Under the USAID Mekong ARCC project, IUCN Thailand is working with villagers in Kok Klang, Sakon Nakhon, to implement ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation and resilience building initiatives. …  

01 Jul 2014 | Article

12A_29_34, WCS, Illegal trawler greeted at anchorage, SOS Save Our Species

Enforcement paying off for the Atlantic humpback dolphin of Western Africa

Like many threatened species, the Vulnerable Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) is under pressure from anthropogenic activities. Industrial and commercial scale fishing forces locally-based artisanal fishers to within 200 metres of the beach – using their nets in critical habitat for this poorly understood marine mammal. In a recent field report SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reports on the impact of routine and frequent surveillance patrols in the waters of Conkouati-Douli National Park (CDNP), in the Republic of Congo – one of two project sites- to deter and intercept the trawlers that are deemed the root cause of the problem.   …  

30 Jun 2014 | News story

Emirates Environmental Group Logo

Our Members in News: Emirates Environmental Group Joins Forces with FARNEK to Accelerate Climate Protection Awareness

 In an attempt to fight the current climate crisis on the professional and practical level, Emirates Environmental Group, with UN Global Compact Network and supported by FARNEK Total Facilities Management conducted a one-day “Climate Protection Workshop” on the 19th of June 2014 in Dubai. …  

30 Jun 2014 | Article

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