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12A-024-043 Siamese crocodile in soft release pen Ta Chhay Jan 2014 - Jeremy Holden, SOS- Save Our Species

Twenty young Siamese crocs get a head start in life

According to SOS grantee Jackson Frechette, the recent release into the wild of twenty juvenile Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) represents a significant step forward for the species in Cambodia.
 

25 Nov 2014 | News story

Local livelihood on Tonle Sap

Establishing fish conservation areas: Learning and replication

IUCN and FACT, the Fisheries Action Coalition Team, are implementing a 4-year EU-funded project called Strengthening Capacity of Fishing Communities in the Tonle Sap to Manage their Natural Resources Sustainably. The project is helping to establish community managed fish conservation areas (FCAs) in three pilot sites in the Tonle Sap: Kampong Phluk Commune, Siem Reap Province, Boeung Chhmar, Kampong Thom Province, and Phlov Touk Commune, Kampong Chhnang Province.   …  

25 Nov 2014 | Article

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

IUCN summit delivers major commitments to save Earth’s most precious natural areas

Sydney, Australia – The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, the once-in-a-decade global forum on protected areas, closes today with the release of The Promise of Sydney. The Promise sets out an ambitious agenda to safeguard the planet’s natural assets, ranging from halting rainforest loss in the Asia-Pacific and tripling ocean protection off Africa’s coasts to a business commitment to plant 1.3 billion trees along the historic Silk Road.  | French | Spanish | Dutch

19 Nov 2014 | International news release

Ziyuan Fir discovery

Ziyuan Fir discovery brings new hope for one of China’s most threatened trees

Twenty-one Ziyuan Fir (Abies ziyuanensis) trees have been discovered after eight months of intensive fieldwork in Yinzhulaoshan Provincial Nature Reserve (NR), Guangxi, China according to David Gill from SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, FFI (Fauna and Flora International). SOS funded this Abies species conservation project in January this year. …  

18 Nov 2014 | News story

Yellow Mountains, China

New report and partnership highlight need for action on Asia’s protected areas

Sydney, Australia, November 18, 2014: Asia's protected areas were in the spotlight today at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, with the release of the first-ever Asia Protected Planet report - which highlights the urgent need for countries to accelerate their work on protected areas - and the official launch of the Asia Protected Areas Partnership.   …  

18 Nov 2014 | Article

EPIC Eco-DRR Training

Making people know ecosystems protecting us from natural disasters

Training workshop on Ecoystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction successfully delivered in China …   | Chinese

18 Nov 2014 | Article

Children in Simien National Park, World Heritage site, Ethiopia

New IUCN study shows life-supporting role of natural World Heritage

Sydney, Australia – Natural World Heritage sites are not just iconic places with exceptional nature, they also provide benefits that contribute to economies, climate stability and human well-being, according to a new study by IUCN released today at the IUCN World Parks Congress. 

18 Nov 2014 | International news release

Black Buck

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Revision Announcement

The Office of the Inspector general Forests (OIGF) Climate Change Division of the Government of Pakistan through its Biodiversity Directorate is currently focusing on implementing a Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2011-2020. …  

18 Nov 2014 | International news release

Panelists at Myanmar side event at World Parks Congress

Conservation prospects in Myanmar: a discussion

On November 13 at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, IUCN, FFI, and WCS organized a side-event on conservation prospects in Myanmar, perhaps the first of its kind at a global event. After presentations on the state of conservation in both the marine and terrestrial realms, a panel of Myanmar government and NGO representatives answered questions from the audience. What emerged was a thoughtful, hopeful, but sometimes troubling picture. …  

18 Nov 2014 | Article
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Myeik Archipelago, Myanmar

A historic step for World Heritage and protected areas in Myanmar

After years of relative isolation, Myanmar has now emerged as one of the last frontiers for biodiversity conservation and protected area development in Southeast Asia. Myanmar’s rapid economic and political reforms present both threats and opportunities for biodiversity conservation, protected areas management and World Heritage status.  …  

18 Nov 2014 | Article

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