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BRICS states respond to global environmental challenges

The First Environmental Working Group Meeting of the BRICS States took place in April in St Petersburg, Russia, addressing urgent environmental issues. The discussion on water resources ecology resulted in the adoption of the "Clean Rivers of BRICS" programme. The ‘BRICS Green Technology Platform’ will be launched aiming to bridge the efforts of the public and private sectors to address the environmental challenges.  …  

05 May 2016 | News story

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La UICN y National Geographic unen esfuerzos para el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza 2016 de la UICN

La alianza resaltará problemas urgentes de conservación y formas de resolverlos. …   | English | French

03 May 2016 | News story

Cuyabeno-Ecuador

Colombia, Ecuador y Perú; custodios de diversidad y riqueza cultural amazónica

El proyecto Integración de las Áreas Protegidas del Bioma Amazónico (IAPA)1promueve acciones en la zona fronteriza de la Amazonía de Colombia, Ecuador y Perú; se basa en la comprensión de la dinámica local y de los roles de los actores y sus interrelaciones, teniendo en cuenta la importancia ecológica, social y cultural de los Pueblos Indígenas que habitan en estos territorios además considerados áreas protegidas. …  

02 May 2016 | News story

Agency teams discussing land use issues in Northern Province

Reflecting back and recording of lessons learnt of the Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province

In 2009, UNEP and UNDP supported Sri Lanka to carry out the “Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province (ISEA-North)”. The objective of ISEA-North was to ensure that the resettlement and new development activities in the Northern Region are sustainable and cause minimum damage to natural resources. The project was coordinated by the Central Environment Authority (CEA) and Disaster Management Centre (DMC) with UNDP project management support. …  

02 May 2016 | News story

Białowieża Forest, Poland

The EU has to act to save the Białowieża Forest

The future of the pristine Białowieża Forest is at stake. Plans to triple timber extraction in this emblematic area could strip the forest of its ability to recover naturally from a recent beetle outbreak. Short-term commercial interests should not prevail over the long-term protection of Białowieża, states Luc Bas of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

29 Apr 2016 | News story

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Pacific leaders meet to share and inspire

Leaders from the Pacific region joined together in the third consecutive Green Growth Leaders’ Coalition (GGLC) Retreat in Pacific Harbour from April 19-22. The Retreat was hosted and facilitated by IUCN Oceania, with the support of the Australian Government through its Pacific Leadership Program (PLP).   

29 Apr 2016 | News story

Akosombo Hydroelectric Power Station on the Volta River supplies energy for Ghana and Togo, West Africa

Balancing complexity and simplicity: the challenge of (re)packaging science for decision-making and policy relevance

WISE-UP to Climate is a multi-partnership project focussing on natural infrastructure, water security and climate change adaptation in the Tana and Volta River Basins. Using an innovative approach to catalyse change on the ground, the project aims to demonstrate natural infrastructure as a 'nature-based solution' for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. …  

28 Apr 2016 | News story

Restored Puliyankulama Tank

Doubling food production and beating climate change: Restoration of Puliyankulama Tank

The Puliyankulama tank is one of the 22 tanks of the Kapiriggama tank cascade system in the Rambewa Divisional Secretariat Division of Anuradhapura district in Sri Lanka. It has the capacity to hold 120 Acre-Feet of water and the primarily use is to cultivate paddy lands covering 35 acres (14 hectares) supporting over 35 families, approximately 140 community members. …  

27 Apr 2016 | News story

Turtle Dove, David Tipling, Nature Picture Library

IUCN calls for the Commission to protect the Turtle Dove against spring hunting season in Malta

IUCN has urged the European Commission to immediately request the Maltese authorities to protect the European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur). Malta has proceeded with opening its spring hunting season (by applying a derogation to the EU Birds Directive), which will allow 5,000 birds to be shot. This is concerning given that the species has undergone a rapid decline in numbers in recent years and has  now been up-listed to Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

26 Apr 2016 | News story

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Collaborative management is critical for Natural and Cultural Heritage

Successful management of the Lake Ohrid region depends heavily on collaboration between diverse stakeholders and a harmonious balance of nature, culture, landscape and development. During the training on Collaborative Integrated Management of Protected and Heritage Landscapes held in April in Lin Peninsula, Albania, the stakeholders learned how to develop an integrated and cooperative approach to managing complex landscapes. …  

26 Apr 2016 | News story

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