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Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Making the case for a net positive impact on biodiversity

Exploring how a Net Positive Impact (NPI) approach on biodiversity can enable the private sector to better manage biodiversity and contribute to global conservation is the focus of two new papers released today under the auspices of the NPI Alliance. …  

18 Jan 2016 | Article

Le site préservé des Aiguades, dans le parc national de Gouraya (Algérie)

Lancement du projet "conservation de la flore et des habitats" en Algérie

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du projet de coopération relatif à la « Conservation de la flore et des habitats naturels avec les populations locales dans le sud et l’est du bassin méditerranéen (IPA-Med)», un atelier de démarrage et de lancement des activités du projet a été organisé les 18 et 19 janvier 2016, au Parc National- Réserve de Biosphère de Gouraya, wilaya de Béjaïa, afin d’informer les parties prenantes sur les objectifs et les effets attendus du projet et de les impliquer dans les différentes phases de sa mise en œuvre. …  

18 Jan 2016 | News story

The Project Anoulak team in front of their research station.

NGO safeguards wildlife in Lao PDR through research-focused projects

The Nakai Nam Theun National Protected Area is home to numerous rare, endemic and highly threatened species which have in recent years come under threat from habitat loss and unsustainable hunting.  Through research-focused activities, French-registered NGO Project Anoulak seeks to ramp up conservation projects that protect the wildlife and preserve endangered species in the area. …  

18 Jan 2016 | Article

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Announcing the 2016 World Environmental Law Congress!

We are excited to announce that the 1st World Environmental Law Congress will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 27 to 29 April 2016. 

15 Jan 2016 | News story

Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan -  Director of the Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs - discussing at the meeting

Ha Long-Cat Bay Alliance Second Leadership Committee Meeting

The second meeting of the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance Leadership Committee was held in Hai Phong on December 3, 2015. (The first was held in Ha Long in May 2015, see LINK). The meeting was chaired by Susan Sutton, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Hanoi and Le Khac Nam, Vice-Chair of the Hai Phong People's Committee. In her opening remarks, Ms. Sutton observed that transboundary management, such as between Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong City over the Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago marine ecosystem, is inherently complicated and often requires solutions involving both business and government. She pointed out that both have responsibilities: the cruise boat companies that operate in the bay must meet at a minimum comply with environmental regulations while government should reinvest a significant portion of the millions of dollars in entrance fees into environmental protection - and (as many TripAdvisor reviews say) be seen to do so.  …  

15 Jan 2016 | Article
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Administrative and wildlife managers came together in a workshop in Chittagong to discuss elephant conservation in the wild

Administrators and wildlife managers urge to take actions to minimize human-elephant conflicts in Bangladesh

 Administrators and wildlife managers emphasized elephant conservation as a major development agenda by implementing the Bangladesh Elephant Action Plan for awareness building on elephant conservation and for managing human-elephant conflicts.  | French

14 Jan 2016 | News story

Ink painting and scroll of Mount Huangshan by Shitao in 1670

China and Europe connect through Green list success

In December, delegates from China’s protected areas sector, including Government, academia and civil society, visited Green List protected areas in Europe. The delegation included members of the China Association of National Parks and Scenic Sites (CANPSS), and visited French protected areas. The team equally met with the France IUCN Committee and Green List Expert Group, hosted by France Green List Chair, Jean-Philippe Siblet of the French Museum of Natural History in Paris, before a tour of Gran Paradiso National Park in Northern Italy, hosted by the Park Management Authority and the IUCN Italian Committee.  …  

13 Jan 2016 | Article

JUrgen Freund, SOS Save Our Species, Terre Sauvage, Nature Image Awards

Jurgen Freund wins IUCN Bourse for Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards 2015

Ever seen anything cuter than a bunch of bats wrapped up like babies ready for nap-time at a bat hospital? Thanks to Terre Sauvage IUCN Bourse prize winner, Jurgen Freund, you can - via the wildlife and nature magazine's January edition which showcases the winners of its Nature Image Awards (NIA) 2015. …  

12 Jan 2016 | News story

Valle Las Trancas, sector Shangrila - Chile

El proyecto EPIC en Chile busca una alternativa para el manejo y reducción de riesgos de desastres

En la Reserva de la Biosfera Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán – Laguna del Laja, ubicada en la Región del Biobío, se desarrolla el proyecto Ecosistemas para la Protección de Infraestructura y Comunidades (EPIC), cuyo objetivo es promover la gestión de la reserva con un enfoque de reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático.  …  

12 Jan 2016 | News story

2015 IUCN species highlights

2015 IUCN Species Highlights

Throughout 2015, the IUCN Global Species Programme and Species Survival Commission (SSC) have been working together tirelessly toward the mission of reducing the loss of diversity of life on earth. Below is a summary of some of the key events and achievements. …  

12 Jan 2016 | News story

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