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Pancratium maritimum, Important plant for Long Beach, Ulicnj (Montenegro)

Conserving wild plants and habitats for people across the Mediterranean

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and Plantlife International are beginning a new project to further the conservation of wild plants and their habitats in the South and East Mediterranean. The project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean (IPA-Med)” has been launched today at the kick off workshop held in Montenegro.   | Spanish

30 Oct 2014 | News story

Arakwal swans

Become a reviewer for the IUCN Green List to be launched shortly

As the launch of the new IUCN Green List of Protected Areas in Sydney fast approaches, IUCN is looking for expert volunteers to help maintain the integrity and credibility of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas process over the next two years. The first set of IUCN Green Listed Protected Areas will be revealed at the IUCN World Parks Congress and all those that have made the commitment to work towards a new global standard will be recognised. …  

30 Oct 2014 | Article

Parks Australia

Wearing the mark of ancestral beings

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, World Heritage site, Australia …  

29 Oct 2014 | Fact sheet

Stefan Leiner, Head of the Nature Unit, European Commission Directorate General for the Environment

The power of partnerships

Interview with Stefan Leiner, Head of the Nature Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment. …  

29 Oct 2014 | Article

Mount Kenya National Park

What is success in protected areas, and how can we better learn from it?

The Panorama, a new platform of protected area success stories, offers an opportunity to share and adapt solutions that work in protected areas. Aiming to build a lasting community of innovation with a broad range of practitioners, it highlights existing solutions to support ongoing progress. These solutions are also part of the Promise of Sydney, as they show evidence of success in protected areas that can inspire future action. …  

29 Oct 2014 | Article

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