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Ndakaini dam, Kenya

Blog: Inclusive Water Development: experiences from the WISE-UP project

At the Stockholm World Water Week and in the run up to the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development goals, “water for sustainable development” is top of the international agenda. Ensuring that investments will benefit all, from national to local interests, is the challenge at hand. …  

26 Aug 2015 | News story

Parque Nacional Natural Gorgona-Colombia

Colombia celebrates Green Listing of 3 national parks: Inspiring future action

National Parks Colombia together with WWF Colombia held a Green List recognition event in Cali on August 21th, with the aim of socializing the process, results and benefits of the List with the inscribed parks staff and other conservation partners, and to highlight the efforts of these protected areas to overcome challenges and achieve the standards. …  

26 Aug 2015 | News story

13A-050-013, WCS; Okapi faunal Reserve, SOS Save Our Species,

Getting SMARTer about protected areas management in the Okapi Faunal Reserve, DRC

Protected Area management effectiveness improvements are critical to protecting threatened species in such areas. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) - the design and implementation of which, SOS has supported since its launch in 2012 - is one such development.   …  

22 Aug 2015 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

World Water Week: A new course for water and development

Safeguarding the planet's water resources is critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the message of this year's World Water Week, the annual global conference on water, which starts on Sunday with the theme 'Water for Development.' …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

IUCN and Red List Partners at ICCB-ECCB 2015

IUCN Red List Committee receives SCB Distinguished Service Award

IUCN is delighted to receive a Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Distinguished Service Award for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
 

13 Aug 2015 | News story

SOS - Save our Species; Lemurs Initiative; Young black and white ruffed lemur

IUCN’s Save Our Species announces SOS Lemurs – an SOS Special Initiative

In July 2015, SOS – Save Our Species launched its fourth Call for Proposals (CFP); this time dedicated to helping save Madagascar’s lemurs. Successful projects from this CFP will be the first grantees in the SOS Lemurs Special Initiative. For more information, applicants can follow this link to compete for a grant before 7th September 2015.   …  

06 Aug 2015 | News story

Durban harbour, South Africa

Blog: From Gray to Green, Investing in Natural Infrastructure to address Water, Food, and Energy Nexus* Challenges

By Todd Gartner and Kara Difrancesco. Recent extreme droughts and floods have forced an evaluation of how water infrastructure impacts other sectors, highlighting the need for a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral approach to balance environmental, social and economic concerns against a backdrop of climate change. …  

05 Aug 2015 | News story

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Protected Area Data Management Online Resource Launched for Users in East Africa

Major advancement for biodiversity conservation and improving access to best available science and knowledge on protected areas have been made in East Africa within the last weeks. After the establishment of a framework for the East African Community (EAC) Observatory for the Biodiversity and Protected Areas (BIOPAMA) programme, the BIOPAMA project recently convened a Technical Training Workshop at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Nairobi, Kenya from 21-22 July 2015. …   | French

04 Aug 2015 | News story

Gardes dans le parc national des Virunga, en RDC

The tragedies of poaching: time to protect rangers in DRC’s World Heritage sites

Protecting natural World Heritage is a noble but life-threatening cause in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In facing the grim reality of human loss among park rangers, we must rethink solutions to the blight of elephant poaching. …   | French

31 Jul 2015 | News story

Participants at BIOPAMA training for terrestrial protected area management in working groups, July 2015, Trinidad

Capacity boosted for Caribbean’s terrestrial protected areas

It is estimated that approximately 22 per cent of the land mass in the English-speaking Caribbean is designated as protected areas. 25 professionals tasked with the important job of protecting many of these important resource areas underwent a one week training programme focused on terrestrial protected areas from July 6 to 11, 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago.  The training programme was led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) under the framework of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme. …   | French

28 Jul 2015 | News story

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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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