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Warakapola site

Translocation of the point-endemic and Critically Endangered (CR) freshwater fish species Pethia bandula (Bandula barb)

The Bandula barb is a point-endemic, and nationally and globally Critically Endangered (CR), freshwater fish species found at a site near Galapitamada, Warakapola, in the Kegalle District of the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. 

08 Jul 2014 | News story

Group discussion during the training

Project Cycle Management training helps partners design better climate change adaptation pilot projects

An important goal of IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project is to build the capacity of local government to design, implement, and monitor community based climate change adaptation pilot project. BCR is supporting the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Women's Union, Commune People's Committees, and Forest Management Boards in Kien Giang, Soc Trang and Can Gio to implement 10 pilot projects.  …   | Vietnamese

30 Jun 2014 | News story
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2012A-45-05, Bill K and UKNP RPUs 071012 Inov 267, SOS Save Our Species,

Javan Rhinos: Rangers protect the unseen

Like the semi-mystical Saola, the Critically Endangered Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is rarely seen. That does not dishearten the 16 members of Java's 4-man Rhino Protection Units (RPUs), however. Trekking hundreds of kilometers through the dense jungle of Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP) each year, these teams are successfully protecting this unique creature from poachers – not one has been killed this century. SOS grantee, the International Rhino Foundation’s (IRF) Bill Konstant details just how elusive these creatures are.   …  

27 Jun 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

Un “non” franc et massif contre les extractions au sein des sites du patrimoine mondial

Suivant les conseils de l’UICN, le Comité du Patrimoine Mondial a envoyé un message fort aux industries pétrolières et autres industries extractives afin que celles-ci n’opèrent pas au sein des sites relevant du patrimoine de l’humanité, ou patrimoine mondial. Ce message a pris place au sein de discussions sur les sites du patrimoine mondial aujourd’hui en danger, comme l’emblématique parc national africain de Virunga, à l’occasion de la réunion annuelle du Comité du Patrimoine Mondial organisée à Doha (Qatar). …   | English | Dutch

19 Jun 2014 | News story

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, World Heritage site

Time to focus on the success of natural World Heritage, says IUCN

A new assessment by IUCN reveals for the first time the good conservation performance of natural World Heritage sites. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides unique insight into how the world’s natural sites can be preserved over time. …  

17 Jun 2014 | News story

Dickinson's Cypripedium (Cypripedium dickinsonianum) - Endangered

La Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN dresse un état des lieux toujours plus alarmant

Selon la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN™, près de 80 % des orchidées de la sous-famille des Cypripedioideae des zones tempérées et plus de 90 % des lémuriens sont menacés d’extinction. Alors que l’anguille du Japon, une espèce récemment évaluée, a été classée dans la catégorie En danger, le tatou à trois bandes du Brésil, la mascotte de la Coupe du Monde 2014 de la FIFA, dont la population est en déclin constant, conserve son statut d’espèce Vulnérable. …   | English | Spanish | German | Dutch

12 Jun 2014 | News story

Regional Forum on Oceans, Coasts and People in Asia and the Pacific, Cebu, PH, May 2014

Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Asia and the Pacific

“We need to avoid re-inventing the wheel” is a notion that was frequently heard during the opening of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Asia and the Pacific. The event was hosted by the Blue Solutions Initiative, with IUCN as a partner, on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. It convened around 100 practitioners and decision makers, civil society, local community as well as government representatives. …  

11 Jun 2014 | News story

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham launching the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign

International sporting personalities United for Wildlife

Global sports personalities came together in London yesterday to sign up to the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, which seeks to mobilise support amongst younger generations for the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Sportspeople already signed up as Ambassadors of the campaign include David Beckham, Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Samuel Eto’o, Yao Ming and Francois Pienaar. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Open House at IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office

Open House at IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office

Established in 1986, IUCN Sri Lanka over the last 28 years contributed significantly to enhance conservation efforts To highlight past contributions and the future potentials an “Open House” was held on 3 June 2014 at the IUCN premises. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

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