Stephen Peedell

New JRC Project Leader for BIOPAMA

From May 2013 Steve Peedell will be the new Joint Research Centre (JRC) project leader for BIOPAMA, taking over from Philippe Mayaux, who will be devoting his time to working on secondment to EuropeAid in Brussels. The European Commission JRC is IUCN’s main partner in implementing the protected areas component of BIOPAMA. …  

30 May 2013 | News story


Grantees of Phase 2 (Cycle 2) of MFF Small Grants Facility share their lessons learned with each other

Grant recipients of Phase 2 (Cycle 2) of MFF Small Grants Facility (SGF) met on 7 May 2013 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7 to share their lessons learned over the past 11 months. Phase 2 (Cycle 2) which commenced operation in January 2011 will be concluded in July 2013.  

29 May 2013 | News story
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Nexus Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: discussing solutions in Nairobi

By 2050 a global population of 9 billion will increase water demands by 55%, energy needs by 80%, and food demands by 60%. With these staggering numbers in mind, the need to carefully plan and manage the resources needed to secure these needs has never been a greater priority. …  

28 May 2013 | News story

Cheetahs in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

From words to action – key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis

With unprecedented species declines and more than 20,000 of the species assessed on The IUCN Red List threatened with extinction, IUCN and other organizations come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss. …   | Dutch

28 May 2013 | International news release

Ghost Forest lake

Protected Ghost Forest Areas: A Benefit for Fisheries, Natural Resource Conservation and Livelihood of the Local Community in Plov Touk

Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia: The Ghost Forest is a flooded forest at a distance of about 700 m from the Peam Khnorng village along the Plov Touk creek. Clearing of patches of the forest and fishing by those living outside the commune are resulting in environmental degradation. If this area is better protected, it can support biodiversity and improve fisheries’ resources. IUCN and its partner Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) have selected this site to implement an EU-funded project to strengthen the capacity of local fishermen in sustainable and ecologically responsible ways. 

28 May 2013 | Article
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Jon Paul Rodrídguez, Provita.

Un premio que se transforma en bosque

Desde 1982 y cada 2 años la Fundación Empresas Polar entrega el Premio Lorenzo Mendoza Fleury a la trayectoria de científicos venezolanos sobresalientes. Este año, en su XVI edición, el Presidente de Provita, Jon Paul Rodríguez es uno de los 5 galardonados. …  

28 May 2013 | News story
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Webinar: Managing invasive alien species at the local level

Invasive alien species are a pervasive force in cities around the world, an endless headache for biodiversity managers on the ground and cost billions of Euros worth of damage each year. These problem species wreak havoc with ecosystems and are one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide, with their effects only expected to worsen with predicted climate change.  …  

28 May 2013 | News story
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Flooding Forest was burn

Tonle Sap dependent people come under pressure

Over the last few decades, the Tonle Sap Great Lake, one of the world’s most productive inland fishing waters and the heart of Cambodian life, has come under threat from illegal fishing practices, medium and large-scale commercial fishing, water pollution, hydropower dams, and deforestation. Tonle Sap is a World Heritage site and has been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1997. The surrounding forests and flooding tree areas also play an important role in sustaining this ecological system which supports the livelihoods of over 1.2 million people. …  

27 May 2013 | Article
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X Congreso Latinoamericano de Reservas Privadas y Pueblos Originarios. Reserva Biológica Huilo Huilo, Selva Patagónica, Chile.

Abierta Convocatoria a X Congreso Latinoamericano de Reservas Privadas y Pueblos Originarios

Hasta el 30 de mayo se reciben resúmenes para presentar diferente iniciativas e investigaciones en este congreso a realizarse entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en la Reserva Biológica Huilo Huilo, Selva Patagónica, Chile. …  

27 May 2013 | News story
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Seagrass in Kampot

Training in participatory seagrass survey techniques

Kampot province: From 6-10 May 2013, a training on participatory seagrass survey techniques was organized by IUCN, funded by the EU, through IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project. It aimed to build capacity of participants on seagrass survey techniques and environmental and developmental issues related to the seagrass. 

25 May 2013 | Article
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