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IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng at the 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN President calls on countries for a renewed commitment to forests

In the UN Association-UK's recent ‪Climate2020‬ publication, IUCN President Xinsheng makes a strong case for forest conservation and restoration as a key part of the climate change solution.  …  

28 Aug 2015 | Article

African elephant flapping its ears.

CITES and IUCN bolster collaboration in tackling poaching and illegal wildlife trade

Geneva, 28 August 2015 – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature have signed an agreement this week to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in minimising the illegal killing of and related illegal trade in elephants and other CITES-listed flagship species in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region. …  

28 Aug 2015 | International news release

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IUCN Sri Lanka National Committee member staff bagged the best photograph award (Member category) at the 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum Photo contest

There were 88 impressive photographs submitted for the Photo contest “Conservation in Asia”… To illustrate the importance of conservation in this extraordinary region of the world, IUCN Asia held a photo contest leading to the 6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum held in Bangkok from 10-12 August 2015. …  

28 Aug 2015 | News story

Ndakaini dam, Kenya

Blog: Inclusive Water Development: experiences from the WISE-UP project

At the Stockholm World Water Week and in the run up to the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development goals, “water for sustainable development” is top of the international agenda. Ensuring that investments will benefit all, from national to local interests, is the challenge at hand. …  

26 Aug 2015 | News story

Parque Nacional Natural Gorgona-Colombia

Colombia celebrates Green Listing of 3 national parks: Inspiring future action

National Parks Colombia together with WWF Colombia held a Green List recognition event in Cali on August 21th, with the aim of socializing the process, results and benefits of the List with the inscribed parks staff and other conservation partners, and to highlight the efforts of these protected areas to overcome challenges and achieve the standards. …  

26 Aug 2015 | News story

Members during an IUCN Forum 2015

West Asia 8th RCF to be held in Jordan

Under the title ; "Innovative natural solutions: Motivating change" The 8th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) will be held in Amman, Jordan from the 10th – 12th November, 2015. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is graciously co-hosting the Forum through Ministry of Environment. …  

26 Aug 2015 | Article

Sand mining near St. Lucia, South Africa

Southern African States review Guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity into extractive industries

The most recent meeting of the Technical Committee on Environment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), 5-7 August 2015, Pretoria, South Africa, offered an important opportunity for the presentation of the SADC Guidelines for Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Extractive Industry. The Guidelines, which are the first of their kind at the regional level, will facilitate the strategic and operational mainstreaming of biodiversity considerations into the development of extractive industries in the region. …  

26 Aug 2015 | Article

Wind turbine in Sigatoka, Fiji

More Pacific Island nations join Energy Conservation initiative

Three Pacific Island nations have recently joined the Pacific SIDS Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative: Managing the Ecosystem Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States (Pacific SIDS-EESLI) initiated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   …  

26 Aug 2015 | Article

Ramiro Zacarías, Global Director, IUCN Human Resources Management Group

IUCN’s new Human Resources Director announced

IUCN is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramiro Zacarías as its new Global Director for Human Resources (HR). 

25 Aug 2015 | News story

13A-050-013, WCS; Okapi faunal Reserve, SOS Save Our Species,

Getting SMARTer about protected areas management in the Okapi Faunal Reserve, DRC

Protected Area management effectiveness improvements are critical to protecting threatened species in such areas. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) - the design and implementation of which, SOS has supported since its launch in 2012 - is one such development.   …  

22 Aug 2015 | News story

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