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New IUCN guide on regulatory tools for improved biodiversity management in the cement and aggregates sector

A new IUCN guide, Biodiversity management in the cement and aggregates sector: Regulatory tools, promotes collaboration between government, business and civil society to ensure that public policies enable better biodiversity management standards in the cement and aggregates sector. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

“We can now begin to say which forest reserves are healthy and which are in a degraded state and may require restoration.” This is an early draft of an on-going effort to map the health of Ghana's important forest reserves.

IUCN Maps Health of Ghana’s Forest Reserves

You cannot manage what you have not measured. A new effort to map the health of Ghana’s important forest reserves is now underway. …  

17 Jul 2014 | Article

Photo of a painting of Moldova's beech forest. The painting won first prize at the “Beech Festival—Culture and Tourism” event held in May 2014.

Hundreds Come out to Celebrate Moldova’s Eastern Beech Forest

UNGHENI DISTRICT, MOLDOVA – Hundreds of people came together from May 19-25 to celebrate Moldova’s Beech Forest Nature Reserve during the second annual “Beech Festival—Culture and Tourism” event. Attendees enjoyed food, arts, music, and educational events promoting the natural heritage and local culture and folklore of the local forest and the people who live there. …  

17 Jul 2014 | Article

Protocolo de Nagoya y CDB.

El Protocolo de Nagoya sobre Recursos Genéticos entra en vigor

El Protocolo de Nagoya sobre el Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos y Participación Justa y Equitativa en los beneficios provenientes de su utilización entrará en vigor el próximo 12 de octubre 2014, tras su ratificación por 51 partes del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

Taholo Kami (IUCN), Aunofo Havea (Tonga), Hoturoa Kerr (New Zealand), Farri Bruun (Samoa) and Peia Patai (Cook Islands) after signing the memorandums of understanding.

Fleet growing for ‘Mua’ – the sailing voyage to World Parks Congress 2014

More Pacific Island countries are climbing aboard the ‘Mua: Guided by Nature’ voyage to help convey the ‘one Pacific voice’ to the world, with the number of traditional voyaging canoes sailing from the Pacific to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 rapidly growing into a fleet. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

13A-049-006, Chimbo, Young male chimpanzee, SOS Save Our Species,

Village Vigilance Committees and the Chimpanzees of Boé, Guinea Bissau

Reporting from Guinea-Bissau, Stichting Chimbo, an SOS Grantee and IUCN Member is resupplying its network of Village Vigilance Committees (CVVs) with uniforms, bicycles and skills to do their jobs. Deemed critical to helping protect the local population of Endangered West African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus), the project aims to strengthen the 28 CVVs it has created since 2008 by improving their functioning and creating an enabling environment for them to perform well.   …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

A new economic framework released by IUCN and partners can aid decision-making for restoration.

IUCN Releases An Economic Framework for Analyzing Forest Landscape Restoration Decisions

We depend on land for everything essential: food, water, shelter. When land loses its function and productivity - how should we go about restoring it? Where do we start? How shall we pay for it? A new framework for decision-making helps answer these questions, using the simple but powerful lens of economic analysis.   …  

16 Jul 2014 | News story

Carlos Palacios Núñez, de Instituto de Montaña, Perú

La innovación tecnológica en el cultivo de la papa, una medida de adaptación al cambio climático en los páramos andinos.

Artículo preparado por Carlos Palacios Núñez, del Instituto de Montaña-Perú, socio implementador del proyecto “Comunidades de los Páramos”de la UICN. …  

16 Jul 2014 | News story

People and bees

Call for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES

IPBES has issued a call for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) for the three-year term 2015–2017, replacing the current interim MEP. The MEP is an important body as it is responsible for overseeing the scientific and technical development and implementation of the IPBES work programme. …   | French | Spanish

16 Jul 2014 | News story

IUCN Sailing to Barcelona

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The summer issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings the nature conservation news from the region and features in the Focus section The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Throughout 2014 we are celebrating the its significant contribution in guiding conservation action and policy decisions over the past 50 years. …  

16 Jul 2014 | News story

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