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A sand dune area was exploited for constructing shrimp ponds in Thanh Hai Commune, Ben Tre Province

Towards coastal resilience: Addressing climate change impacts in Ben Tre Province

Mangroves and Climate Change (MCC), a program under Mangroves for the Future (MFF), is focused on building resilience to climate change, decreasing vulnerability to disasters, and improving livelihoods. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, has coordinated the program in Vietnam since 2013, with the financial support of Danida, Sida and Norad. Within the framework of MFF, a Small Grant Facility (SGF) has been established to support coastal provinces in Viet Nam to develop coastal resilience models addressing climate change impacts. The purpose of these pilot projects is to protect coastal ecosystems, most notably through the sustainable use and management of mangroves. …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story
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Ulaanbaatur, Mongolia, Sept 2009

L’UICN accueille un nouvel État Membre : la Mongolie

Le gouvernement de Mongolie a annoncé sa décision de devenir Membre de l’UICN. Le ministère de l’Environnement, du Développement vert et du Tourisme a été désigné par le ministère des Affaires étrangères pour servir de liaison avec le Secrétariat de l’UICN. L’UICN souhaite chaleureusement la bienvenue au gouvernement de Mongolie.   …   | English | Spanish

02 Apr 2015 | News story

Pangolin scales for sale in Asia

World leaders reaffirm commitment to reducing illegal wildlife trade

Heads of state, ministers and high-level representatives of over 30 countries and Regional Economic Integration Organisations have adopted the Kasane Statement to reaffirm their commitment to ending the illegal wildlife trade. The statement was adopted at the Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, held on 25 March in Botswana and organised by the Government of Botswana with the support of the UK government. …  

27 Mar 2015 | News story

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

Water is nature, water is everything

Every year on 22 March, the international community celebrates World Water Day, a day to draw global attention to the water challenge and renew commitments to safeguard the planet’s most vital resource. …  

22 Mar 2015 | News story

Forests in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa

World on track to meet ambitious forest restoration goal

Bonn, Germany, 21 March, 2015 – New restoration initiatives were announced today by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place in Germany. With these announcements, a total of 59.2 million hectares have now been contributed to the Bonn Challenge – a global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020. …  

21 Mar 2015 | News story

Aerial view of Fire Island wilderness breach after Hurricane Sandy

Nature's protective power

IUCN experts are gathering at a UN conference in Japan this week to deliver the evidence to policy makers that healthy ecosystems play a critical role in protecting people from disasters. …  

14 Mar 2015 | News story

Group - IUCN President's visit to SriLanka

IUCN President Mr Zhang Xinsheng visits IUCN Sri Lanka office

 Mr Zhang Xinsheng, the President of International Union for Conservation of Nature visited IUCN Sri Lanka office on Sunday, 28 December 2014.  …  

09 Mar 2015 | News story

Sundarbans cyclone

L’UICN invitée à la visite d’Etat du Président Hollande aux Philippines

Du 25 au 27, la Directrice Générale de l’UICN, Inger Andersen, a participé à la visite d’Etat française aux Philippines, à l’invitation de l’Envoyé Spécial du Président de la République pour la Protection de la Planète, Nicolas Hulot. …   | English

28 Feb 2015 | News story

Trainers conducting a fish survey with villagers

Training helps Lao PDR communities manage Fish Conservation Zones

The lives of Northern Lao PDR communities are built around fish as they are a valuable source of food and income.  Decline in fisheries productivity and fish diversity would lead to economic and health problems for people in this region.   
 

11 Feb 2015 | News story

Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Conservation of “world’s supermarkets” must for a better future

IUCN under the USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme funded ‘Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles’ Project organized the World Wetlands Day 2015 at the Wetland Centre Sandspit, Karachi. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

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