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Farmers participating in group discussion

When farmers write proposals

In May, the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF), a partnership between FAO, IIED, and IUCN and implemented in Vietnam by the Vietnam Farmers Union (VNFU), issued a call for proposals for forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs) in Yen Bai and Bac Kan, the two focal provinces. FFPOs were asked to submit a concept note and the shortlisted applicants, after a proposal writing training course, were then invited to write a full proposal. …  

22 Jul 2015 | Article

Trainers sharing catfish breeding techniques with villagers

Capacity building training strengthens Southern Lao PDR communities’ resilience to climate change impacts

In late June, IUCN Lao PDR, along with the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) project and its partner the Ministry of Forestry (MAF), conducted capacity building training on frog and catfish breeding for communities in Khammouan province, so as to strengthen their resilience to the impacts of climate change. …  

20 Jul 2015 | Article

Birds watching

Investing in Birds and Future: International Migratory Bird Day programme involving school children

 The International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) that falls on the second Saturday of the month of May was celebrated in Jaffna on 9th May 2015, with the support of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) programme managed by IUCN in Sri Lanka. One hundred school children from all five Northern Province districts gathered in Jaffna, for a three day period, to celebrate the IMBD.  

15 Jul 2015 | News story

SOS - Save our Species, Terrapin turtles, WCS, TSA, 12A-031

One of World’s Rarest Turtles Heading Back to the Wild

Great news from Cambodia, one of the four countries where the Turtle Survival Alliance and its partners are implementing an SOS-funded project to help protect and conserve the South East Asian Terrapins. The Cambodian component of the project, carried out by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced the release of 21 captive-raised southern river terrapins (Batagur affinis) back into their native habitat in southwest Cambodia.   …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

World Leaders' Conservation Forum held in Jeju, South Korea

First World Leaders’ Conservation Forum promotes peaceful co-existence with nature

Jeju, South Korea – The first World Leaders’ Conservation Forum held here (7-9 July) underscored the critical role of nature conservation in peace building and sustainable development. It called for bold leadership at the global and local levels to stop the devastating loss of biodiversity taking place today. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

章主席发言

投资自然,收获未来 ——可持续发展目标框架下的全球生态系统治理

 2015年6月26日,中国贵阳——首届世界生态系统治理大会高层咨询论坛顺利召开。 …  

09 Jul 2015 | Article

Kishore Rao, Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre

Kishore Rao’s 40-year journey through protected areas and World Heritage

As the 39th World Heritage Committee concludes, Kishore Rao steps down for retirement after having headed UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre for over four years. With a background in nature conservation, he has worked on the World Heritage Convention from the perspectives of its secretariat, its advisory body on nature, and a State Party.  …  

08 Jul 2015 | Article

Saola

Call for proposals for conservation projects in the Indo-Burma Hotspot

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG), and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) have issued a call for proposals for projects in the Indo-Burma Hotspot. …  

08 Jul 2015 | Article

Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica

Jamaica’s first World Heritage listing ups the number of natural sites to 229

The Blue and John Crow Mountains has become Jamaica’s first World Heritage site today, following advice from IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, responsible for evaluating the site’s natural values. Extensions of South Africa’s Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Viet Nam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park were also approved by the World Heritage Committee, as recommended by IUCN. …  

03 Jul 2015 | International news release

Mae Wong National Park

Benefits of Mae Wong Dam unlikely to outweigh environmental costs, IUCN report says

A new IUCN report suggests that the construction of a dam within Mae Wong National Park may negatively impact both the integrity and 'Outstanding Universal Value' of the Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries, Thailand’s first Natural World Heritage Site. Habitat destruction and increased poaching in Mae Wong National Park related to dam construction would be likely eventually to 'spill over' into the World Heritage property, impacting its Outstanding Universal Value. …  

02 Jul 2015 | Article

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