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Testing of the BIOPAMA form for protected areas data collection in the field, in Gabon

Gabon supports the development of BIOPAMA tools

The BIOPAMA Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity in West and Central Africa has finalized testing the tools for protected area data collection and will start soon their dissemination and use in the region, with the support of regional and national actors. The Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux de Gabon (ANPN - National Parks Agency) and the Réseau des Aires Protegées d’Afrique Centrale (RAPAC – Central Africa Protected Areas Network) have been crucial partners for BIOPAMA in this process designed to support decision making through the collection, management, and analysis of protected areas data. …  

13 May 2015 | News story

The MEET project presentation at the Midterm Conference in Lebanon (April 2015)

MEET catalogue: Building ecotourism destinations in Mediterranean protected areas

During one month, from 16 February to 22 March, 11 workshops and field trips in 8 countries were jointly organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in the framework of the activities of the Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET). The MEET project, a three-year project funded by European Union (ENPI-CBC Mediterranean Programme 2007-2013), aims at exploring an innovative model of ecotourism for protected areas in the Mediterranean. …  

12 May 2015 | News story

Octopus vulgaris, Cap de Trois Fourches (Maroc)

Discover the biological richness of ”Cap des Trois Fourches” in Morocco

The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, in collaboration with theHaut-Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification  Moroccan (HCEFLCD) in Morocco, have just released a new publication dealing with the "Cap des Trois Fourches" on the Mediterranean coasts of Morocco. …   | French

11 May 2015 | News story

Report Cover: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean: Trade-offs, Strategic Priorities and Entry Points

New Report: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean

In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), water is at the heart of the nexus, underpinning hydropower generation, agricultural production and industry. The LAC region is abundant in water, energy and land resources and these have been harnessed to fuel economic growth across the region. …  

06 May 2015 | News story

RiverPrize logo

Applications open for European RiverPrize 2015

The International RiverFoundation is now calling for applications for the 2015 IRF European Riverprize - Europe’s most esteemed award for the restoration, protection or sustainable management of rivers and wetlands across the continent. …  

05 May 2015 | News story

Coqenpâte-sos partnership school items giraffe

COQENPATE teams up with IUCN’s SOS to offer fun kidswear with a cause.

Now by buying official COQENPATE children’s wear, shoppers can directly and easily help protect wildlife from extinction. A percentage of sales will go directly to SOS which currently supports 87 projects worldwide protecting more than 230 species of plants and animals threatened with imminent extinction. The clothes will hit the shops in July 2015 across Europe and North America. …  

04 May 2015 | News story

Coqenpâte-sos partenariat trousse giraffe

Tout le monde met la main à la pâte pour protéger la vie sauvage

Désormais, en achetant des vêtements et des accessoires COQENPATE, les consommateurs contribuent également à protéger les animaux et les plantes menacées d’extinction. Un pourcentage des ventes sera versé directement à SOS qui soutient actuellement 87 projets partout dans le monde. …  

04 May 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

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

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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