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Livelihood in Benet, Uganda

Rights, resources and rewards - Benet landscape, Uganda

The Mount Elgon region straddles Kenya and the east of Uganda, extending over an area of approximately 772,000 ha, of which 221,000 ha have been set aside as reserves and national parks. The remaining 550,000ha consist of farmlands and settlements. Mount Elgon itself rises 4,321 m above sea level and stretches over a distance of 80 km from north to south and 50 km wide. It nourishes a vast array of rivers and streams that feed into the important river systems of Africa, most notably the Nile. The area is important for species conservation thanks to the richness of endemic plant and animal species found on the mountain. …  

20 Jul 2013 | International news release
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Madagascar, Golden Mantella, Madagasikara Voakajy

Even More Golden Ponds?

Combining training and local level knowledge is key to saving the Golden Mantella and its forest pond habitat. Tapping into local knowledge continues to pay dividends for SOS grantee Madagasikara Voakajy’s (MV) conservation work with the communities around the Mangabe forest in Madagascar.  …  

08 Jul 2013 | News story

Participants of the validation workshop

Workshop for the implementation of the Forest and Farm Facility in Nepal

 A two-day National Workshop on “Validation of the Baseline Study and Discussion on Implementation of the Forest and Farm Facility in Nepal” is concluded. The workshop is jointly convened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).  

03 Jul 2013 | News story

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World’s oldest and largest species in decline – IUCN Red List

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows worrying declines for conifers – the world’s oldest and largest organisms – freshwater shrimps, cone snails and the Yangtze Finless Porpoise. The Santa Cruz Pupfish, a lizard known as the Cape Verde Giant Skink and a species of freshwater shrimp have been declared Extinct.   …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

02 Jul 2013 | International news release

IUCN 2012 Congress  - Forum

Keeping the spirit of the 2012 Congress alive

IUCN is pleased to announce the launch of the IUCN Conservation Trends Platform, which illustrates trends for conservation based on analysis undertaken during the Forum of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on a selection of workshops under each Congress theme. A Trend Report has been produced for each day, identifying the main conservation messages coming out of the collective work. …   | French | Spanish

01 Jul 2013 | News story

Pakistan makes it to the Guinness World Records by planting 847,275 mangrove saplings in a day

“The Sindh Forest Department has set a Guinness World Record for planting a maximum number of mangroves saplings at Keti Bunder”, informed the Additional Secretary Sindh Forest and Wildlife Department, Mr. Aijaz Ahmed Nizamani at a press conference held here on June 22, in Keti Bunder. …  

23 Jun 2013 | International news release

Delphine Batho, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Victorin Lurel, Minister of Overseas France, Pascal Canfin, Deputy Minister for Development and Anne Paugam, CEO of the French Development Agency sign a new agreement with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), represented by its Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre.

France and IUCN intensify their efforts to protect global biodiversity

Yesterday IUCN signed a new partnership agreement with France, which aims to support the Union's global biodiversity conservation work, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, oceans and global governance of natural resources. …   | French

13 Jun 2013 | News story

The Forests Dialogue

Germany bolsters IUCN and The Forests Dialogue's global discussion series on REDD+ benefit sharing

With US$ 600,000 in new funding from the German government, the joint dialogue series will expand to bring together international experts over the next three years to tackle the issue of ensuring REDD+ benefits reach the rural poor. …  

07 Jun 2013 | News story

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IUCN’s partner UPM wins Ecolabel award

UPM-Kymmene Corporation, a large pulp and paper manufacturing and timber company based in Finland, has won the EU Ecolabel Award in the Manufacturers category.   …  

31 May 2013 | News story
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Destruction left by tropical storm Stan in Mexico

From risk to opportunity: reducing the risk of disasters the natural way

Healthy ecosystems and sound environmental management can go a long way in protecting people from disasters. But this fact is not yet widely appreciated among the many parties responsible for reducing the risk of disasters and responding to them once they happen. …  

19 May 2013 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests