News for Members

SOS, Siamese Rosewood

Behind the frontlines: Government policies supporting rangers' work

Updating SOS on project developments from an emergency funding grant, Eric Ash of Freeland Foundation, an IUCN Member, is succinct. “While it is critical to support front-line rangers and other park-based stakeholders first and foremost, reducing rosewood poaching requires considerable enforcement efforts at all levels, from the forest, through trafficking routes, and in end-markets,” he explains. This puts into perspective the importance and value of a series of monthly interagency meetings which took place in over 2013 -2014 creating a platform for cooperation between 19 governmental and non-governmental organizations.   …  

25 Jul 2014 | News story

The Nagoya protocol ensures fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources

Governments demonstrate their commitment to fair and equitable use of the planet’s genetic resources

A critical mass of 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has now ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) - a new international regime which aims to ensure fair access to the planet’s genetic resources, while making sure that benefits derived from their use are properly shared across the globe. This achievement will bring the Protocol into force on 12 October 2014. …  

18 Jul 2014 | News story

New IUCN guide on regulatory tools for improved biodiversity management in the cement and aggregates sector

A new IUCN guide, Biodiversity management in the cement and aggregates sector: Regulatory tools, promotes collaboration between government, business and civil society to ensure that public policies enable better biodiversity management standards in the cement and aggregates sector. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

Taholo Kami (IUCN), Aunofo Havea (Tonga), Hoturoa Kerr (New Zealand), Farri Bruun (Samoa) and Peia Patai (Cook Islands) after signing the memorandums of understanding.

Fleet growing for ‘Mua’ – the sailing voyage to World Parks Congress 2014

More Pacific Island countries are climbing aboard the ‘Mua: Guided by Nature’ voyage to help convey the ‘one Pacific voice’ to the world, with the number of traditional voyaging canoes sailing from the Pacific to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 rapidly growing into a fleet. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

13A-049-006, Chimbo, Young male chimpanzee, SOS Save Our Species,

Village Vigilance Committees and the Chimpanzees of Boé, Guinea Bissau

Reporting from Guinea-Bissau, Stichting Chimbo, an SOS Grantee and IUCN Member is resupplying its network of Village Vigilance Committees (CVVs) with uniforms, bicycles and skills to do their jobs. Deemed critical to helping protect the local population of Endangered West African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus), the project aims to strengthen the 28 CVVs it has created since 2008 by improving their functioning and creating an enabling environment for them to perform well.   …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

People and bees

Call for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES

IPBES has issued a call for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) for the three-year term 2015–2017, replacing the current interim MEP. The MEP is an important body as it is responsible for overseeing the scientific and technical development and implementation of the IPBES work programme. …   | French | Spanish

16 Jul 2014 | News story

Building Radical Terace in order to vacuate the Ramsar Site-High Intensity Manpower

Protecting wetlands to sustain human life

Thanks to a major restoration project, the Rugezi marshes in Rwanda, protected as a Ramsar Site since 2005, can continue providing food and water to the local communities. …  

16 Jul 2014 | Article

Lake Bogoria lesser flamingos

IUCN welcomes 11 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 11 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

14 Jul 2014 | News story

Earthwatch Institute

IUCN Oceania welcomes new Member - Earthwatch Institute (Australia)

Earthwatch Institute (Australia) is our newest Member in the IUCN Oceania region. Earthwatch was one of the 11 new Members approved by the IUCN Council, following the decision of its Bureau on 2 July 2014. …  

14 Jul 2014 | News story

12A-037-048, White-shouldered Ibis Robert Martin-WCS, SOS Save Our Species

The ibises of Tmatbauy village: a model for bird conservation in northern Cambodia?

Tmatbauy village is a special place. Located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Tmatbauy is where to go to see the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis (Thaumatibis gigantean) and White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni). The chances of spying these rare birds are increasing each season, thanks to an effective conservation model developed and implemented by SOS Grantee and IUCN Member WCS Cambodia in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and several local NGO partners. More importantly this model not only saves birds, but improves lives and changes local attitudes to conservation as well.   …  

14 Jul 2014 | News story

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