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Participants of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being for Latin America and Caribbean

Blue Solutions of Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region

For the second time now, the Blue Solutions Initiative convened a Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being. This time it was held in Cancun, Mexico (April 2015) for participants from Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Bird Island, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Pacific protected area partnership reinvigorated

Established in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Round Table for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, a regional Protected Areas working group is being reinvigorated with the support of the BIOPAMA programme and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and is a driver to deliver the Regional Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Gonzalo Oviedo

Opening our minds to Indigenous issues

Gonzalo Oviedo is the person every conservationist dreams of sitting next to at a dinner party. He hails from Ecuador and has worked and traveled pretty much everywhere from the remotest part of the Galapagos Islands to the most northerly corner of Russia. IUCN's Senior Advisor for Social Policy, we caught up with Oviedo to ask him about his tireless work with Indigenous Peoples. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

Elder Peter Strikes-With-A-Gun witnesses the signing of the MOU by Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada Superintendent     
 Ifan Thomas and Piikani First Nation Chief Clayton Small Legs.

Parks Canada 'open doors' for Indigenous Peoples

Parks Canada demonstrated its strong commitment to developing their connections with Indigenous Peoples throughout the country with a declaration of support for the innovative ‘Open Doors Program’ which was part of the Promise of Sydney legacy at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Australia. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

A San bushman drinking water

San shining on Okavango Delta

In spring 2015, the Indigenous Peoples of the Ngamiland Province of north-western Botswana, known as the San, gathered at the Maduo Lodge in Maun to meet with government agencies to discuss the next steps after the Okavango Delta became the 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

One of the delegates at the last Forum on Indigenous Issues

Indigenous issues the talk of New York

The fourteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) began in earnest at the UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, 20 April and will focus on key indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, environment, education, health and human rights until its conclusion on 1 May 2015.  …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

Jean Wiener has been a pioneer working for establishing protected marine areas in Haiti.

Jean Wiener wins the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize

 Jean Wiener, Founder and Director of the environmental NGO FoProBiM in Haiti and Member of the IUCN, has won the prestigious Islands and Island Nations 2015 Goldman Prize in San Francisco. The Prize recognises individuals’ efforts to protect the natural environment. …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story

International Symposium on Water Resources and Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development must be nature based

By Luc Bas, Director, IUCN EU Representative Office, and Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director, IUCN Policy Group

At IUCN we aim to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to value and conserve nature, to ensure its effective, sustainable and equitable governance, and to deploy nature-based solutions to challenges including climate change, food-security and equal development. …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

Leaders for Nature

IUCN Leaders for Nature – Developing tangible ideas for greener cities

Leaders for Nature is the IUCN Netherlands’ business engagement network of twenty multinationals and major Dutch enterprises working together to green the economy. Its annual forum brings together private sector, government and civil society stakeholders to identify ways of integrating natural capital into business management and practices. …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story

Hima Bani Hashem Villages

IUCN at the Global Soil Week

 During this year’s Global Soil Week that is held between the 19th and 23rd of April in Berlin Germany, IUCN is presenting the findings from economic valuation studies conducted in Jordan, Mali and Sudan at a side event on how to integrate economic arguments into decision making processes organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative (ELD). The studies were produced jointly by the IUCN Global Economics Programme and the IUCN Global Drylands Initiative, funded through ELD. …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

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