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SOS, Siamese Rosewood

Behind the frontlines: Interagency cooperation supporting rangers' work in Thailand

Updating SOS on project developments from an emergency funding grant for work in Thap Lan National Park, Thailand, Eric Ash of Freeland Foundation, an IUCN Member, is succinct. “While it is critical to support front-line rangers and other park-based stakeholders first and foremost, reducing rosewood poaching requires considerable enforcement efforts at all levels, from the forest, through trafficking routes, and in end-markets” he explains. …  

15 Nov 2014 | News story

The French Pyrenees National Park has been confirmed as a Green List site

Green is the new gold

The IUCN Green List of Protected Areas was launched to the world at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia. …   | Chinese

14 Nov 2014 | Article
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Rangers on Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernandez Archipelago National Park, Chile

Have your say on the new Road Map for Capacity Development

IUCN, the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and a number of partner institutions and programmes have been leading capacity development efforts for many years. The IUCN - WCPA Protected Areas Capacity Development Programme has recently led a process of consultation and assessments of lessons learned, leading to a new vision proposed for Protected Areas Capacity Development: A world where institutions and individuals apply state of the art knowledge, skills, and best practices to effectively manage and equitably govern protected areas and territories governed by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. 

11 Nov 2014 | Article

SOS, International Rhino Foundation, Indonesia

SOS at World Parks Congress Sydney 2014

SOS - Save Our Species is participating at two events during the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, on 15 and 17 November respectively.  …  

10 Nov 2014 | News story

Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize

CERMES to host the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity for the Caribbean

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (ORMACC) and the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, announce their collaboration on the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity (“the Observatory”). The Observatory will support the collection, management, analysis and application of data and information relevant to protected areas and biodiversity in the Caribbean. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

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