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Business, ecosystems and Disaster Risk Reduction

What do ecosystems have to do with DRR and why should business care? This was the topic of a presentation made recently by IUCN’s Asia Regional Office during a roundtable discussion organised by UNESCAP’s Business Advisory Council on the topic of business and disaster risk reduction.   …  

02 Nov 2015 | Article

Volunteer with IUCN ECARO

Volunteer with IUCN ECARO

IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in Belgrade (IUCN ECARO) is offering motivated and enthusiastic students, graduates and young professionals the opportunity to volunteer with IUCN and gain real hands-on experience on nature conservation, project management and networking.   …  

02 Nov 2015 | Article

QuizUp Wildlife in Crisis

QuizUp “Wildlife in Crisis” topic released

United for Wildlife, a wildlife crime-fighting coalition of major conservation organisations including IUCN, has teamed up with QuizUp, the biggest trivia game in the world, to release a conservation topic titled “Wildlife in Crisis”. …  

30 Oct 2015 | News story

SOS Save Our Species, SOS Lemurs,

SOS – Save Our Species announces first nine projects under special initiative 'SOS Lemurs'

Today is World Lemur Day, when we celebrate both the uniqueness and diversity of Madagascar’s lemurs - the world’s most threatened group of mammals. Today, however, with the announcement of the first nine new lemur conservation projects by SOS - Save Our Species, the future is looking that little bit brighter for these charismatic primates and the communities who depend on their survival.   …  

30 Oct 2015 | News story

De gauche à droite, Alain Jeudy (Responsable de Programme - Conservation du Milieu Marin), Abdellah Srour (Secrétaire Exécutif de la Commission Générale des Pêches pour la Méditerranée) et Antonio Troya (Directeur de l'UICN-Med)

IUCN-Med and the GFCM-FAO meeting to discuss activities included in the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.

The Executive Secretary of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM-FAO), Mr Abdellah Srour, and the Director of the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Mr Antonio Troya, have held a meeting on October 30th, 2015 in the IUCN office of Malaga, to follow up the activities included in the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations, signed on May 19th, 2014.  …  

30 Oct 2015 | News story

iucn booth at the congress

Spreading knowledge : IWA Water & Development Congress 2015

Water integrity challenges in Jordan and the region. IUCN ROWA presents at the IWA Water & Development Congress 2015 discussing challenges and data collected after a water integrity assessment in the region. …  

30 Oct 2015 | Article

Cérémonie d'ouverture de l'atelier régional de réflexion pour la mise en place d’un mécanisme de gestion intégrée des écosystèmes naturels en Afrique de l’Ouest

Vers la mise en place d’un mécanisme régional de concertation de gestion intégrée des écosystèmes en Afrique de l’Ouest

Pour apporter une réponse efficace aux tendances à la dégradation des écosystèmes naturels en Afrique de l’Ouest, l’UICN-PACO et la CEDEAO font de la conservation des écosystèmes et de la biodiversité une priorité dans la planification des actions de développement à venir. Afin d’aboutir à une gestion intégrée de ces écosystèmes, un atelier régional de réflexion regroupant une vingtaine de participants venus des organisations d’intégration et technique intervenant dans le domaine de la préservation de l’environnement a eu lieu du 22 au 23 octobre 2015 à Lomé au Togo. …  

29 Oct 2015 | News story

IUCNMed, Medoffice, species, dolphins, red list, short beaked common dolphin, cetaceans, Mediterranean

Continuing efforts to enhance cetaceans’ conservation in the Mediterranean and Black Seas

From 22-24 October 2015, IUCN-Med attended the Agreement for the Conservation of cetaceans of the Black and Mediterranean Seas and Atlantic contiguous waters (ACCOBAMS) 10th meeting of its Scientific Committee, which took place in Nice (France), to present all the conservation efforts developed throughout the year and to prepare the relevant recommendations for adoption at the next Meeting of Parties, to be held in Monaco, on 22-25 November 2016. …  

29 Oct 2015 | News story

Mangrove trees in front of the Marriott Sathorn Vista in Bangkok

Mangroves for the Future: Engaging the private sector in supporting coastal resilience in Thailand

Two years ago, IUCN, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future, launched a partnership with Marriott Hotels & Resorts Thailand to support coastal communities and mangrove restoration efforts in Thailand. Mangrove trees were set up in front of the seven Marriott hotels in Bangkok, and each hotel property in Thailand has been raising funds from their guests which have supported mangrove replanting at degraded sites around Thailand. …  

29 Oct 2015 | Article

Bearded Vulture, Near Threatened

Conservationists warn Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction

Gland, Switzerland 29 October 2015 (IUCN) – Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, carried out by BirdLife International – an IUCN Red List partner. …  

29 Oct 2015 | International news release

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