Bob Peart

Interview: Temperate grasslands, the most threatened biome in the world

Bob Peart is the Project Coordinator of the Temperate Grasslands Conservation Initiative (TGCI).  The TGCI is a project of the World Commission on Protected Areas.  …  

20 Aug 2013 | Article

Changing Behaviour

'Conservation Evidence' journal showcases work on behaviour change and biodiversity

Topics as varied as ecosystem services, tiger poaching and waste management are featured in stories about behaviour change for biodiversity conservation. This Special Issue includes examples from three continents. …  

20 Aug 2013 | News story

The Snake-eyed Skink (Ablepharus kitaibelii)

The Snake-eyed Skink fighting the Black Pine

The Snake-eyed Skink (Ablepharus kitaibelii) is one of the rarest and most endangered reptile species in Croatia, where it has small area of occupancy and is threatened by the habitat destruction. The Nature Park Papuk and Croatian Herpetological Society-Hyla have been working on its conservation for the last three years, revealing the invasive Black Pine (Pinus nigra) spreading as one of its major threats. …  

20 Aug 2013 | Article
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meeting with municipality representatives at IUCN Bangkok Office.

Sustaining biodiversity in Thailand’s municipal areas for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Cities contain not only human settlements but also natural, agricultural and even abandoned areas which are home to a variety of flora and fauna, so-called biodiversity. Urban biodiversity contributes, directly and indirectly, to many aspects of city dwellers’ livelihoods and well-being. It provides the basis upon which people and other living organisms fundamentally depend upon, such as the provision of food, fibre, fuel, water, air purification, and soil fertility; known as ecological services. The contribution of biodiversity in terms of socio-economic and environmental aspects are vital for urban sustainability. Moreover, maintaining urban biodiversity is recognised as an effective measure for climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

20 Aug 2013 | Article
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Afiche Foros Ambientales

Etica Ambiental para la Sustentabilidad, Tema de Foros Ambientales - Bogotá 2013

Desde el Centro de Experticia en Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible RCE Bogotá, que dirige Olga María Bermúdez, miembro de la CEC, se vienen llevando a cabo desde el año 2006 los Foros Ambientales abiertos a la ciudadanía, en el marco de la Década de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible liderada por UNESCO. …  

19 Aug 2013 | News story

Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot

IUCN and CEPF Launch New Funding for Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

Bangkok,19 August 2013 – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) have launched a $10.4 million, five-year investment in the conservation of the globally important biodiversity found in the Indo-Burma region. …  

19 Aug 2013 | International news release
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Western gray whale

Salmon fishing clashes with endangered gray whales

An IUCN group of experts is calling for an immediate halt to large-scale commercial salmon fishing near Piltun Lagoon, Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East because of the risk it poses to about 150 critically endangered Western Gray whales found in this area. …   | Russian

16 Aug 2013 | News story

Local grantee presenting project's results at the meeting

Stories of conflicts: a review of MFF Small Grant Projects 2011-2013

On July 23, 2013, nine organizations that have completed MFF-funded small grant projects attended a lessons learned workshop in Hanoi, together with representatives of the projects’ beneficiary groups. What emerged from the workshop were stories of conflicts. Some conflicts inspired to the grantees to find innovative solutions, others condemned the projects to failure. …  

16 Aug 2013 | Article
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World Ranger Day at Pangsida National park, Thailand

Thailand observes its first World Ranger Day

The vulnerability and threats faced by forest rangers everyday are given due acknowledgment on World Ranger Day, held annually on July 31. For the first time, World Ranger Day was observed in Thailand at Pang Sida National Park that is one of the five constituents of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chaired by Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment; the event was held by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), the Freeland Foundation, and IUCN. …  

16 Aug 2013 | Article
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Rueppell's Vulture
(Gyps rueppellii)

Vultures – the silent victims of Africa’s wildlife poaching

The recent death of up to 600 vultures after feeding on a poisoned elephant carcass near Namibia’s Bwabwata National Park in July confirms that the indiscriminate use of poison is one of the major causes of the ongoing decline in vulture populations across most of Africa.   …  

15 Aug 2013 | News story