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Cyclone PAM devastations in Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Pam and the importance of healthy ecosystems

The South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, a state member of IUCN, confronted the utter devastation of category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam which tore through the islands a few weeks ago leaving behind almost 90 percent damages to buildings, to agriculture, infrastructure and ecosystems. Wind estimates suggest Port Vila sustained gusts up to 90 mph, while some Vanuatu islands saw gusts of 190 mph. At its peak, experts say gusts were close to 200 mph. This may well be one of the few powerful tropical cyclones anticipated to impact on any island state in the South Pacific. …  

01 May 2015 | News story

Riobamba, Ecuador

Comunidades de los páramos participan en la Feria Agropecuaria de Macají, Ecuador.

Ecopar y las Asociaciones de Trabajadores Agrícolas de Chorrera Mirador y Pulinguí San Pablo (Provincia de Chimborazo, Ecuador) participaron de la 75va edición de la Feria Agropecuaria Macají.  …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

Water doesn't follow political boundaries.

Blog from the World Water Forum VI: Count in Nature to Better Share Water

Isabelle Fauconnier, IUCN Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor. As I reflect on the rich sessions of the 7th World Water Forum, I feel at once buoyed by the stimulating challenges that water management offers us, and very curious about how we – the global water community of practice and beyond – will actually tackle these in the coming years. …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development

What it means to be Papua New Guinean

IUCN Oceania has been involved for the past few years in Papua New Guinea (PNG) advising and assisting the Minister of National Planning and Monitoring, Hon. Charles Abel, with the launching of the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development for PNG. Read more about this special initiative. …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

Taxonomic focus of vulnerability assessments in the analysed papers

New study provides guidance on assessing species’ vulnerability to climate change

A study by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Climate Change Specialist Group in collaboration with other international experts reviews different approaches for assessing the vulnerability of species to climate change and provides valuable guidance for conservation practitioners. The study found an imbalance in the coverage of different species groups and geographic areas, with the majority of studies focusing on birds, mammals, and plants in North America, Europe, and Australia. …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

Arabian Oryx

Conservation action makes vital difference to world’s biodiversity, study shows

A new IUCN study evaluating the impact of conservation action on ungulates (hoofed mammals) shows that species have greatly benefited from measures taken to prevent their extinction. If the conservation actions that have already been implemented had not taken place, at least 148 ungulate species would have deteriorated by one IUCN Red List category, including six species that would now be listed as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild. 

30 Apr 2015 | News story

2011A-18, SOS, vautour

S'adapter ou mourir : les enseignements tirés de la conservation des vautours en Asie du Sud

Passer du domaine technique des jauges au suivi des oiseaux par GPS offre un bel exemple de gestion adaptative, que présente Ananya Mukherjee, conservatrice bénéficiant d'une subvention SOS. De fait, ce changement de technique a permis au projet de conservation des grands vautours de continuer la poursuite de son objectif : créer trois Aires de protection des vautours dans le sous-continent indien. …  

28 Apr 2015 | News story

Procession of elephants and mahouts for elephant baci, Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar site, Champasak

Conclusion of Mekong Water Dialogues project marked with release of Mahout documentary

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 27 April 2015 – IUCN Lao PDR today marked the conclusion of the Mekong Water Dialogues project with the release of a documentary film, “Mahouts of Southern Lao: On the Red List”, on IUCN’s Mekong Water Dialogues project website (iucn.org/asia/mekong_dialogues) and IUCN Lao PDR’s Youtube page. The objective of the film is to promote awareness about the long-standing traditions, such as the domestication and riding of elephants, of Beung Kiat Ngong wetland in Champasak province.  | Lao

27 Apr 2015 | News story

Increasing urban and agricultural water demands put pressure on groundwater aquifers - Zarqa, Jordan

Blog from the World Water Forum V: Can networking really change anything?

Lara Nassar of IUCN’s Regional Office for West Asia reflects on the power of networking from her experience at the recent 7th World Water Forum. …  

27 Apr 2015 | News story

Municipio de Chia, Departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia

Investigadores locales sobre páramos se encuentran en Colombia

Para enfrentar los retos de conservación y mantener los enormes servicios ecosistémicos que los páramos brindan a los países andinos septentrionales es importante visibilizar los saberes locales tradicionales. La investigación local busca, entonces, potenciar y documentar estos conocimientos locales, conocimientos que no dependen totalmente de lo que otros saben o de la academia, sino de lo que se aprenden en la cotidianidad y que demuestran la capacidad de manejo de las comunidades de los páramos.  …  

24 Apr 2015 | News story

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