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Community mapping in the village of Phonmouang, a key village adjacent to Phou Sithon, Borlikhamxay Province in  Lao PDR in 2014

Inspiring conservation of Saola and other endemic species in Lao PDR

The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensisis) is probably the most endangered large mammal in the Indo-Burma region. For success in Saola conservation, immediate site-based actions are required to prevent rapid extinction, as well as longer-term initiatives to ensure the species’ survival in perpetuity. Seeking to meet these goals, this project is being implemented by King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in the newly-designated Phou Sithon Endangered Species Conservation Area, Bolikhamxay Province, Lao PDR (one of the only protected areas in the Key Biodiversity Area "Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains", covering 14,200 ha of evergreen forest), with funding from a Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)/IUCN small grant.  …  

22 Dec 2014 | Article

IUCN conducting water analysis with Kok Klang villagers

Improved Water Management for Climate Change Adaptation

According to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin, Kok Klang Village, Sakon Nakhon in Northeastern Thailand is projected to experience an increase in annual rainfall of about 13 percent. However, Kok Klang also faces greater variability in rainfall and dryer dry seasons. The community is already experiencing water shortages during several months of the year. Under USAID Mekong ARCC, IUCN is working with Kok Klang villagers to improve their water management practices and increase their resilience in the face of future changes. …  

21 Dec 2014 | Article

Trainer Le Dai Tri facilitating the training workshop

Project learning: How to do it better

As a global network that relies heavily on partners to implement projects, IUCN issues a lot of small grants. In 2014 alone, two of our biggest programs, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), have awarded 21 small grants in Vietnam alone with a total budget of US$370,000. As part of our M&E process, IUCN staff make site visits to talk to grantees, meet beneficiaries, and check what’s happening the ground. …  

16 Dec 2014 | Article
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Reef fish guide 2 - Launch

Launch of Field Guide to Reef Fishes Volume 02

IUCN Sri Lanka launched the second volume of “Field Guide to Reef Fishes of Sri Lanka” at the Auditorium of the National Science Foundation, on December 04, 2014. Written by Mr Arjan Rajasuriya, Coordinator of IUCN Sri Lanka Marine Programmes and produced by Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Sri Lanka. This Volume 2 of Reef Fishes, adds to the comprehensive expanse of knowledge on Reef Fishes provided by Mr. Rajasuriya in his first volume (Rajasuriya, 2013).    …  

15 Dec 2014 | News story

Terre Sauvage

Helping celebrate more than 50 years of IUCN’s contribution to wildlife conservation with a magazine and free digital app

To help celebrate more than 50 years of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) work protecting our global natural heritage, Terre Sauvage has published a special edition of their renowned wildlife magazine. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

Adult Antarctic Krill

Underestimating the ocean: new evidence from IUCN highlights the carbon-regulating capacity of the ocean

Gland, Switzerland, 9 December 2014 – Protecting key carbon-absorbing areas of the ocean and conserving fish and krill stocks are critical for tackling climate change. This is one of the findings of a report released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in which top marine scientists describe how atmospheric carbon is captured, stored and moves in the ocean. …   | Dutch

09 Dec 2014 | International news release

世界自然保护联盟峰会为拯救地球上最为珍贵的自然区域做出重大承诺

 悉尼,澳大利亚,20141119日星期三(IUCN----十年一度的全球保护地论坛,2014IUCN世界公园大会今日闭幕,并发布了《悉尼承诺》。《承诺》提出了一个宏大的保护地球自然资产的议程,该议程包括从遏制亚洲太平洋地区的热带雨林锐减,到将非洲海岸的海洋保护扩大三倍,到在历史上著名的丝绸之路上种植13亿棵树的商业承诺。  

05 Dec 2014 | Article

Rosewood poaching

Terre Sauvage Exclusive: Saving Thailand's Blood Wood

Highly prized for making reproduction Chinese furniture, Siamese Rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) is being poached to extinction in the eastern forests of Thailand. Heavily armed gangs of poachers are invading the forests, where poorly armed, under-resourced rangers are fighting a battle to protect the few trees that remain.  

04 Dec 2014 | News story

Panelists at the Wild Talk event

IUCN celebrates 50 years of the Red List with pioneering conservationists in Thailand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the IUCN Red List, IUCN South East Asia Group brought together conservation pioneers in Thailand in an inspiring talk that honours remarkable individuals who have dedicated a lifetime's work to species research and conservation. …  

04 Dec 2014 | Article

Widodo Ramono receives Packard Award

Widodo Ramono receives IUCN/WCPA Fred M. Packard Award

SOS congratulates Mr. Widodo Ramono for receiving the IUCN/WCPA Fred M. Packard Award for his long dedication and inspirational leadership in preventing Sumatran and Javan rhinos from extinction 

02 Dec 2014 | News story

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