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Women fishing near mangrove area in Lami, Fiji.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency renews its commitment to IUCN’s work

An agreement to support IUCN’s 2013-2016 work programme, signed recently by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and IUCN, is a significant boost to global biodiversity conservation efforts that benefit people and safeguard natural resources. …  

15 Nov 2013 | News story

Women fishing in Mayotte

Nature-based solutions at European Development Days

IUCN will host the event Nature-based solution to development needs during this years' edition of the European Development Days, the annual high-level event on development aid organised by the European Commission.  …  

15 Nov 2013 | News story
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Tourism infrastructure in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Developing sustainable tourism across borders in the Dinaric Arc

Recently published IUCN’s manual ‘Sustainable tourism management in the transboundary areas of the Dinaric Arc region’ presents the practical steps that need to be implemented in order to secure sustainable tourism development. When well-planned and effectively managed, tourism can provide economic benefits to local people and increase the support for conservation of the natural and cultural resources it depends upon. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story
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Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro

Sustainable tomorrow for Skadar Lake

IUCN SEE has initiated the implementation of a 3 year long project "Supporting the Long-Term Sustainable Management of Transboundary Lake Skadar", in partnership with the Institute for Nature Conservation in Albania (INCA) and Green Home of Montenegro. Improving practices and capacity for the management of protected areas, the project intends to foster the effective management of biodiversity of Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro. …  

12 Nov 2013 | News story
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Q7: Opinions on threats to biodiversity

European citizens call for more biodiversity conservation

Almost nine out of ten Europeans believe that biodiversity loss is a problem in Europe – according to a new survey by the European Commission. …  

08 Nov 2013 | News story
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Caucasian landscape

Ecotourism takes off in Armenia

IUCN Member Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) announces a sustainable tourism project in partnership with the tour operator Go Barefoot in order to help protect the biodiversity of the Southern Caucasus. Armenia's nature and biodiversity are presented in this month's IUCN Europe Country Focus.   …  

04 Nov 2013 | News story
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Ocean, our planet's 'blue heart'

No time to lose for our planet’s “blue heart”

A strong commitment to conserve and sustainably manage the ocean, including areas beyond national jurisdiction, was among the outcomes of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, whose ministerial segment closed yesterday in Ajaccio, Corsica. …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story

View of Rotterdam

The URBES Project presents Rotterdam

The film Rotterdam - The transition to urban resilience introduces Rotterdam as one of the European cities aligned with the URBES - Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services project. The city presents its experiences and future perspectives on strengthening the resilience of the urban ecosystem as a way to deal with environmental changes.  …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story

BiodivERsA Policy Brief #2 - CLIMIT

Protecting threatened insects in Europe

Insects react rapidly to changes in land use and climate because of their generally short life cycles and, in many cases, their dependency on other species. For species which directly depend on one another, a change in one species can have a severe impact on the other.   …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story
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Chagos

Better management and funding needed to save the ocean

Marseille, France, 21 October 2013 – Effective management and more funding for marine protected areas are urgently needed to secure a longer life for our oceans and the vital services they provide, urges IUCN at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3), which opens today in Marseille, France. …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story