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A recipe linking nature and people

Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this very challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of the top new nature platform (IPBES) in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

 Poul Engberg-Pedersen and  Michel Mordasini, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

CHF9 million partnership for nature conservation

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN today signed a four-year Framework Agreement to support IUCN’s newly-adopted Programme 2013-2016. …  

27 Nov 2012 | News story

Hon. Mike Hammah and Prof. Aimé Nianogo

IUCN Ghana Country Agreement Signed and Received

The IUCN Ghana country agreement has been signed. The agreement was officially presented to IUCN on 13th November, 2012 in Accra, by the Chief Director of the Ministry of lands and natural resources, Prof. Bruce Banoeng-Yakubo, on behalf of the sector minister. Prof. Aimé Nianogo, Regional Director for IUCN-PACO Regional Programme, received the agreement on behalf of IUCN and the Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre. …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story

Stakeholders and Government of Ghana

Launch of Ghana Gender and REDD-plus Road Map

The Ghana Gender and REDD-plus Road Map which was developed through a series of stakeholder engagements in late 2011, as part of IUCN’s ongoing DANIDA funded Pro-Poor REDD project, has been officially launched in Accra. The road map was launched by the Chief Director of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) on behalf of the Honourable Minister, and took place at the Alisa Hotel, Accra on 13th November, 2012. …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story

Baby wildcat

The largest forest corridor network in Central Europe takes a huge step forward

The environmental organization BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany) is advancing the connectivity of German forests. Within its large-scale project “Safety Net for the European Wildcat” BUND will implement six new migration corridors in order to reconnect isolated forest patches. The overall aim of the project is the restoration of a nationwide network of forest habitats with a total length of 20,000 kilometers.  …  

18 Oct 2012 | News story
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Mr Pashko Ujka

Protect nature, develop tourism: Interview with town mayor in Albania

Mr. Pashko Ujka, the Mayor of Velipojë, a town close to one of the protected sites where IUCN is working towards nature-based solutions, shares his views on the challenges the town faces and his work programme which combines environmental protection and tourism development. Mr. Ujka's interview is part of the new issue of the Advance Albania Newsletter.  …  

16 Oct 2012 | News story
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In a nutshell: Hyderabad Biodiversity summit - Week One

At the 2010 Biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed the ‘Big Plan to save nature’ with its 20 Aichi biodiversity targets to be met by 2020. Today, the Parties meet again, this time in Hyderabad, India to discuss what progress has been made so far in turning the Big Plan into reality. …  

14 Oct 2012 | News story

LCF Guide

Investment guide to ‘triple win’ from locally controlled forestry

The most detailed discussions to date between investors and forest rights-holders have resulted in new guidance for investments that can create a ‘triple win’ of returns for investors, livelihood security for local communities and protection for forests. …  

24 Sep 2012 | News story

Miyun County, Beijing China

Basins of the Future: Connecting water from source to city

Growing urban populations and economic growth are putting more pressure on the watersheds and infrastructure supplying water to cities. This is where IUCN and IWA have joined forces in pulling together their knowledge, networks and resources to strengthen nature-based solutions for water security in urban areas. …  

21 Sep 2012 | News story

Women take a pause during their work in a tree nursery in Rwanda

Place forests under local control to increase incomes and sustainability

To increase the incomes of many of the billion forest-dependent people worldwide the current model for investment in forests must be turned on its head. An initiative of unprecedented scale, led by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), IUCN and  the Growing Forests Partnerships (GFP), has found that optimizing the benefits and productivity of forests requires moving from a ‘resource-led’ model to a ‘rights-based’ system of ‘locally controlled forestry’, that places local control of forests at the heart of the investment process …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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