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Eco-safe road built in Nepal from EPIC Project

Stakeholders Discuss Nature Based Solutions to Mitigate Disaster and Climate Risks– Book Launched on Community-based Eco-Safe Roadsides in Nepal

Rural roads serve as lifelines for many communities in Nepal, but they also cause environmental degradation in the forms of erosion, shallow landsides, and river sedimentation. As a solution, “eco-safe roads,” or those that incorporate soil bio-engineering techniques to minimize negative environmental impacts, can significantly reduce economic losses and environmental degradation, and even enhance local livelihoods. …  

23 Apr 2015 | Article

A sand dune area was exploited for constructing shrimp ponds in Thanh Hai Commune, Ben Tre Province

Towards coastal resilience: Addressing climate change impacts in Ben Tre Province

Mangroves and Climate Change (MCC), a program under Mangroves for the Future (MFF), is focused on building resilience to climate change, decreasing vulnerability to disasters, and improving livelihoods. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, has coordinated the program in Vietnam since 2013, with the financial support of Danida, Sida and Norad. Within the framework of MFF, a Small Grant Facility (SGF) has been established to support coastal provinces in Viet Nam to develop coastal resilience models addressing climate change impacts. The purpose of these pilot projects is to protect coastal ecosystems, most notably through the sustainable use and management of mangroves. …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story
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Surveys funded by SOS lead to an increase of the known population of Yuanbaoshan firs

The known population size of the Critically Endangered Yuanbaoshan fir (Abies yuanbaoshanensis) more than doubled following extensive surveys in Yuanbaoshan National Nature Reserve (NNR), China in 2014. IUCN Member, Fauna & Flora International’s Xiaoya Li explains what this discovery means and how it will influence their conservation.   …  

17 Apr 2015 | News story

Landscape

Commercial agriculture and forestry could have a net positive impact on biodiversity – IUCN report

Gland, Switzerland, 16 April 2015 (IUCN) – A new IUCN study examines, for the first time, how commercial agriculture and forestry production could reduce global biodiversity loss by applying innovative approaches already used by some companies in the extractive and infrastructure industries.
 

16 Apr 2015 | News story

Lake Sils - Switzerland

World Water Forum: From crises to opportunities

Every three years, the World Water Forum puts water into the global spotlight. This 7th edition, which started on Sunday 12 April in Daegu and Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, will focus on moving from policy talk to implementation – on how to put proven solutions to water challenges into wider use by harnessing innovation, creativity and know-how on a scale that can make a difference at local to global levels. …  

13 Apr 2015 | Article

马来西亚万农有机农场的环保专家何婉真女士

从土地改良开始,用生态种植打造希望的田野——IUCN生态龙门开放平台项目正式启动

 2015年4月7日,广东省惠州市龙门县——世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)与合作伙伴中国达能饮料一道,共同组织了“2015生态龙门环保沙龙”活动。本次活动邀请了马来西亚万农有机农场的环保专家何婉真女士,以及来自广州市少年宫、广汽丰田、广州的媒体和环保热心代表,共同探讨“消费者的行为与决策如何影响农业的发展”和“土壤与消费者健康”等与环保和消费者密切相关的话题。据悉,此次环保沙龙亦是“IUCN生态龙门开放平台”项目的启动仪式。 …  

08 Apr 2015 | Article

Irrawaddy Dolphins in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Marine Mammal Symposium in Phnom Penh: Drawing lessons for trans-boundary dolphin conservation

While more research is needed to assess the population and trans-boundary movements of dolphins along the Thai-Cambodian border, local fishing communities should be closely involved in the monitoring and protection of Irrawaddy dolphins and other cetacean species. Promoting sustainable fisheries, along with strengthening local monitoring networks, are among the key activities that will help protect these species, which are important indicators of the health of coastal ecosystems. …  

08 Apr 2015 | Article

Ulaanbaatur, Mongolia, Sept 2009

IUCN welcomes Mongolia as a new State Member

The Government of Mongolia has announced its decision to become a Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism has been designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. IUCN extends its warmest welcome to the Government of Mongolia.  | French | Spanish

02 Apr 2015 | News story

Pangolin scales for sale in Asia

World leaders reaffirm commitment to reducing illegal wildlife trade

Heads of state, ministers and high-level representatives of over 30 countries and Regional Economic Integration Organisations have adopted the Kasane Statement to reaffirm their commitment to ending the illegal wildlife trade. The statement was adopted at the Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, held on 25 March in Botswana and organised by the Government of Botswana with the support of the UK government. …  

27 Mar 2015 | News story

Mekong Basin

Fresh approach to water solutions in Lao

Communities living near the Mekong River depend on fishing for food and income, but many fish species are in decline. To improve conditions FISHBIO, and its Conservation Director Harmony Patricio, have evaluated the effectiveness of existing Freshwater Protected Areas (FPAs) in the Mekong River Basin of Lao PDR by training locals in data collection.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

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