Sustainable Water Integrated Management in the Mediterranean

 Sustainable Water Integrated Management Programme (SWIM) programme  has started its network of demonstration activities in the Meditereanean. …  

13 Dec 2012 | Article
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تحديث استراتيجية المراعي

تحديث استراتيجية المراعي – وزارة الزراعة بالتعاون مع الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة

تحت رعاية معالي وزير الزراعة الاكرم تم افتتاح اعمال الورشة التشاورية حول تحديث استراتيجية المراعي الحالية (الفجوات والفرص) والتي سيتم اطلاقها مطلع 2013 ضمن الاستراتيجية الزراعية والتي تعمل الوزارة على اعدادها بالتشارك مع جميع الجهات المعنية. 

09 Dec 2012 | Article
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Gender Equity Training, as part of the :“Securing Rights and Restoring lands for improved livelihoods” project.

Gender Equity Training

“Securing Rights and Restoring lands for improved livelihoods” project is a three-year-project, implemented by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and funded by the European Union, aiming at poverty reduction, sustainable management and restoration of ecosystems in drylands and rangelands. Four pilot areas were selected in Jordan within Zarqa and Mafraq governorates. …  

05 Dec 2012 | Article
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Park rangers with a rhino that has been poached for its horn

Wildlife Conservation Day highlights action against wildlife crime

In response to growing concern about illegal trade in wildlife, the US Department of State has declared 4 December as Wildlife Conservation Day and is calling for individuals across the world to support threatened species by signing up to a Wildlife Pledge. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) welcomes this initiative given the recent escalation of poaching for a number of species that is compromising decades-long efforts towards the conservation and sustainable use of wild species. …  

04 Dec 2012 | News story

Pumps for water extraction in the Siwa basin, Egypt.

Healthy nature key for increasing the Arab Region’s survival options

Nature-based solutions can play a key role in ensuring the future sustainability — and, with it, prosperity and stability — of the Arab region, said IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre in her keynote address to the recent annual conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED). …  

03 Dec 2012 | News story


Ecosystem science matters for business

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recently issued a briefing on business and biodiversity science, which highlights a variety of interactions and opportunities, as well as the current lack of synergies. This briefing also addresses the latest developments of the global expertise on biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). …  

03 Dec 2012 | News story

Study raises concern over international trade in python skins

Gland, Switzerland, 27 November 2012 – A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from South-East Asia. The main importer is the European fashion and leather industry. The study raises concerns over the illegality in parts of the trade, animal welfare issues and the trade’s impact on the conservation of python populations. …  

27 Nov 2012 | International news release

Women in developing countries play a key role in helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, yet their voice is hardly heard in discussions on climate change.

Women take action in the face of climate change

A new IUCN publication outlining action plans for women to help them adapt to climate change and minimize its impact has been launched today at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar. …  

26 Nov 2012 | News story

Vietnam's forests are an important store of carbon for the REDD market

Turn commitments into action in Doha, says IUCN

The great potential of nature as a cost-effective and no-regret solution to the climate challenge should be one of the central issues of the Doha debate according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …  

26 Nov 2012 | IUCN statement

Dugong SOS 11A-05-21 EWT 2011A-005

Answering the SOS call from the wild: dolphins, rhinos, tigers and others to benefit from more funding

Gland, Switzerland, 22 November 2012 (IUCN) Flagship species conservation initiative Save Our Species (SOS) is expanding its work with US$ 2.5 million funding for 25 new projects. …  

22 Nov 2012 | News story