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Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), the landmark global forum on protected areas held every 10 years. The event takes place in Sydney, Australia 12-19 November 2014, with the theme 'Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions' designed to help deliver IUCN’s three priority areas of IUCN's work programme. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Dr Mohammed Sessay (left) and Mr Alex Banda (middle),  during the eleventh meeting of the United Nations Framework to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties (COP) Prosopis Side Event

Challenges and solutions to managing and controlling the spread of invasive Prosopis in dryland ecosystems

 The Kalahari-Namib programme hosted a side event at the eleventh meeting of the United Nations Framework to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties (COP) on Monday 16 September 2013 in the Rio Pavillion. The event explored the challenges and solutions to managing and controlling the spread of invasive Prosopis in dryland ecosystems through an introductory participatory video, a high level panel discussion and an informal dialogue. …  

07 Nov 2013 | Article
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Women group filming, Northern Uganda

Countdown to COP19: Building resilience in times of change [video]

In less than a month, it is that time of the year again for the annual UN Climate Change conference. In the lead up to this international event, IUCN Water will promote a selection of videos on what climate change can mean in the field, and what is being done about it in rural communities across the globe. …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Botswana and IUCN call for global action to stop African elephant poaching

As the surge in African elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade continues, the Government of Botswana and IUCN are convening a high-level summit on the African Elephant calling for stronger global action to halt the illegal trade and secure viable elephant populations across Africa. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story

Tana River

WISE-UP to Climate: New project on water and climate adaptation

WISE-UP to Climate, a new project recently launched by the IUCN Global Water Programme, will demonstrate natural infrastructure as a 'nature-based solution' for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. …  

25 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair

Driving change

Juliane Zeidler’s hectic working life is fuelled by the positive impact a healthy environment can have on people. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

11A-03-53, Dave Hamman Photography

Save The Rhino Trust Namibia speaks with SOS

One of Save the Rhino Trust Namibia’s (SRT) largest-ever grants came from SOS - Save Our Species for the calendar year 2012. Through this grant, SRT was able to enhance its Field Patrolling and Monitoring Programme and continue its valuable contribution towards the ongoing protection of the unique free-ranging, desert-adapted population of the South western subspecies of black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis). Reflecting on the outcomes from the project to date and rhino conservation in general, SRT spoke with SOS.   …  

30 Aug 2013 | News story

Alison Sudol

High hopes for the high seas

Lend your support to IUCN’s Goodwill Ambassador, singer-songwriter Alison Sudol who is campaigning to raise funds for IUCN’s work on saving the high seas. …  

26 Aug 2013 | Article

EWt, SOS, dugongs

Activists Swim for Dugongs

Picture this. On August 22, 2013, a group of eleven friends will swim 5 kilometres across a lake from France to Switzerland. This not any ordinary swim, this is the IUCN Big Swim across lac Leman! You can support the Big Swim by donating via the following link to the SOS project page: http://bit.ly/1epxCf3  Every little helps and is much appreciated.     …  

21 Aug 2013 | News story