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Partners set to track their footprints in Orange-Senqu river basin

Partners implementing two projects in the Orange-Senqu river basin met in Pretoria, South Africa from 18 to 20 February 2012 to share experiences and agree on how to monitor project achievements in a participatory manner. The two projects target parts of the same river basin and are addressing common challenges including ecosystem management, biodiversity, water resources, land management, invasive species and environmental degradation. …  

27 Feb 2013 | Article
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Ecosystem

Workshop on nature-based solutions to climate change in the Caucasus

From 27 to 28 February 2013, the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre, in partnership with IUCN Member CENN (Caucasus Environmental NGO Network), will organize a regional workshop on ecosystem-based adaptation.   …  

26 Feb 2013 | News story
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Zhang Xinsheng

IUCN draws the world’s attention to nature-based solutions for development

Speaking at the recent Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, IUCN’s President urged delegates to consider nature as real capital and a prerequisite for socio-economic development rather than an impediment to it. …  

26 Feb 2013 | News story

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IUCN’s convening power important for dialogue on conservation issues, President says

IUCN Members in South Africa have been urged to continue making use of the IUCN convening power to discuss key conservation issues affecting South Africa and the rest of the world. The remarks were made by the IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng during the recent meeting of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa held in Pretoria, South Africa on February 22, 2013. …  

26 Feb 2013 | Article
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IUCN President briefed on IUCN work in eastern and southern Africa, meets Members in Kenya

IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng held discussions with IUCN Members in Kenya and IUCN Regional Office staff to get first-hand information on the implementation of the IUCN Programme in eastern and southern Africa region. These meetings were held on February 21, 2013 alongside his participation the 27th Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held from 18 to 22 February 2013 at the headquarters of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya. …  

26 Feb 2013 | News story
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African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

African rhinos won’t hold out for much longer, IUCN experts warn

Gland, Switzerland, 26 February 2013 – Nearly 2,400 rhinos have been poached across Africa since 2006, slowing the population growth of both African rhino species to some of the lowest levels since 1995, according to the latest facts revealed by IUCN experts. …   | French | Spanish

26 Feb 2013 | International news release

Eco-Civilization Workshop, 25 Feb 2013, Beijing

IUCN China takes lead in measuring the true value of nature

IUCN China and the Elion Foundation are joining hands to establish a pilot project to test China’s first "Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP)", a robust and practical tool to measure the wealth of nature for human society. …   | Chinese

26 Feb 2013 | Article

Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

Economic incentives benefit conservation of bonefish, ladyfishes and Tarpon

For the first time, all species of Tarpon, ladyfishes and bonefishes - marine species found globally in warm-water seas - have been assessed for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 17 known species, two, Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) and Roundjaw Bonefish (Albula glossodonta) are classified as Vulnerable. One species, Bonefish (Albula vulpes) is listed as Near Threatened, three species are listed as Least Concern and 11 are classified as Data Deficient. …  

25 Feb 2013 | News story

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New conservation action for a major biodiversity hotspot in the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa

The first meeting of the a forum for Stakeholders Engagement for Informed Decision-making, Threats Mitigation and Sustainable Freshwater Services Management in the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on the 21st-22nd of February 2013. The forum convened by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) with funding from the MacArthur Foundation brought together policy-makers, the private sector and civil society representatives to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss common challenges and development pressures affecting ecosystem services and to exchange information, experiences and case studies. …  

25 Feb 2013 | Article
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Professor Yvonne Sadovy

Keeping the colour in the oceans

Professor Yvonne Sadovy’s passion for the oceans has led to a career that tackles the destructive impacts of unsustainable international species trade on both fishing communities and marine ecosystems. …  

25 Feb 2013 | Article