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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, World Heritage site

Time to focus on the success of natural World Heritage, says IUCN

A new assessment by IUCN reveals for the first time the good conservation performance of natural World Heritage sites. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides unique insight into how the world’s natural sites can be preserved over time. …  

17 Jun 2014 | News story

Canis lupus

Living with wolves and bears: Addressing conflicts arising from coexistence of people and large carnivores

IUCN welcomes today’s launch of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores. These species, such as wolves and bears, have made a remarkable recovery across the EU, but coexistence with man can be problematic. The Platform was set up by the European Commission to facilitate constructive dialogue among key stakeholders including farmers, conservationists, landowners and hunters, and it aims at finding commonly agreed solutions to conflicts arising from people living and working in close proximity to these large animals. …  

10 Jun 2014 | News story

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham launching the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign

International sporting personalities United for Wildlife

Global sports personalities came together in London yesterday to sign up to the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, which seeks to mobilise support amongst younger generations for the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Sportspeople already signed up as Ambassadors of the campaign include David Beckham, Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Samuel Eto’o, Yao Ming and Francois Pienaar. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Nets

Conservation sans Frontières dans la mer d’Alboran

Al Hoceima a été le point de rencontre de plus de 30 pêcheurs originaires des deux rives de la mer d’Alboran, qui entre le 31 mai et le 1er juin dernier se sont réunis dans le cadre d’un atelier sur la pêche artisanale. Cette réunion a été notamment rendue possible grâce au centre de l’UICN pour la coopération en méditerranée, dans le cadre de son projet POCTEFEX-Alboran, et à travers la collaboration de l’association et membre de l’UICN « AGIR » et de l’association Rif Siglo XXI.  | English | Spanish

06 Jun 2014 | News story

Green Week 2014 poster

Using nature’s solutions in a circular economy

A circular economy is the logical solution for a resource-constrained world, inspired by nature as a perfectly circular system. In this system, nothing is wasted, the re-use of products becomes standard practice, and sustainability is built into the fabric of society. Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste is the theme of the 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, taking place from 3-5 June in Brussels. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

L’élite de la conservation se réunit pour le futur de la planète

Experts à la renommée internationale, politiciens, directeurs généraux, activistes ; tous seront réunis à Sydney (Australie) en novembre prochain, pour une série de débats publics organisés à l’occasion du Congrès Mondial des Parcs de l’UICN, édition 2014. …   | English

05 Jun 2014 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

On the frontline – helping island states face up to climate change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront of climate change — they’re the first to feel the impacts and are among those taking the lead in tackling this ever-growing threat. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

the URBES Project

Nature’s contribution to urban resilience

Cities are in the front line of climate change. Last week, the city of Bonn welcomed the participants of the Resilient Cities Conference 2014, for the 5th Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation organized by ICLEI. This annual get-together of scientists, governments, cities, business and NGOs, is the place for a lively exchange on the latest scientific findings and action areas relevant to addressing climate change at the local level. …  

02 Jun 2014 | News story

Forest Communication Network

Un Réseau pour les Communicateurs Forestiers en Méditerranée

Rabat, 13-15 mai 2014 - La ville de Rabat (Tunisie) a accueilli du 13 au 15 mai dernier un atelier sur le thème de la communication forestière. A travers la présence de 25 personnes, journalistes et spécialistes de ce domaine, les ONG et administrations de 10 pays différents étaient présents. …   | English

29 May 2014 | News story

Virunga documentary director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara at Docville International Documentary Film Festival in Leuven (Belgium)

Virunga documentary wins award at European premiere

“Virunga” is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world has forgotten. The documentary film grips the local and international public with the development perspective of sustainable solutions for the war-torn eastern part of DR Congo. …  

28 May 2014 | News story

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