Protected Areas

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Help families of rangers who have died on the frontline of conservation

On 26 July 2010 Achille Vilavu was killed whilst protecting the gorillas of Mount Tshiaberimu against a Mai Mai militia attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Achille is just one of a long line of rangers who have given their lives for conservation worldwide. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

Joerg Elbers

World Heritage in South America

From Venzuela to Argentina natural World Heritage sites are attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. But it's not all plain sailing with much still needed to be done to increase public awareness of why these sites merit World Heritage status.   …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story

Couverture

Lancement du guide « … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest »

En marge du 5ème Forum Marin et Côtier, organisé à Nouakchott du 28 au 1er juillet 2010, s’est déroulé le lancement officiel de l’ouvrage  «  … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest ». Plusieurs de ses auteurs étaient présents, dont Grazia Borini-Feyerabend. Le public comptait la présence de la Directrice générale et du Directeur régional de l’UICN, ainsi que diverses personnalités du PNUE, du WWF, de la FIBA et de Wetlands International. …  

23 Jul 2010 | News story
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Photo Signature Charte

La Charte Mangrove : Cinq pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest s’engagent dans la conservation de la mangrove

En marge du forum régional côtier et marin, cinq gouvernements de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Mauritanie, Gambie, Guinée, Guinée Bissau et Sierra Leone) ont, le 1er Juillet 2010 à Nouakchott en Mauritanie, apposé leur signature sur le document les engageant à coopérer pour la protection de la mangrove dans la sous-région. Le Sénégal s’engage à faire de même dans les prochains jours. Cette charte comprend également des plans d’actions détaillés spécifiques que chaque pays devra entreprendre. La signature est le résultat de trois années de travail conduites par l’UICN et Wetlands International. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Dinaric Arc - Transboundary Cooperation

Now that we know where we are, how do we move ahead?

In the beginning of its second year of implementation the joint IUCN, WWF and SNV Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc project took a step forward in convening stakeholders from the region of the Western Balkans to agree on concrete joint actions that will advance cross-border cooperation in the region. The project is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and runs for three years. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story

Allen backpacking in Zion National Park in the Western U.S.

Protecting the planet - against all odds

Enjoying and appreciating nature is one thing but knowing how to protect it and manage what has been left of it for future generations is a completely different story. Allen Putney knows how to do both. …  

18 Jul 2010 | News story

Dolphin

Marine protected areas: the way forward

The French Marine Protected Areas Agency and the IUCN French Committee will organize the second national dialogue on marine protected areas from 15 to 17 November 2010 in La Rochelle, France. …   | French

16 Jul 2010 | News story

Marsican Brown Bear

Living together. Biodiversity and Human Activites: A Challenge for the Future of Protected Areas

Registration has now opened for the annual EUROPARC Conference. From 29th September to 3rd October 2010 ambassadors from Europe’s protected areas and nature protection organisation will come together in Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park in Italy for this year’s EUROPARC Conference ‘Living together. Biodiversity and Human Activites: A Challenge for the Future of Protected Areas’. …  

14 Jul 2010 | News story

North Duisburg Landscape Park

From steelworks to nature reserve, in Germany

The North Duisburg Landscape Park in the German Ruhr area is an example of how local action can transfer a polluted, disused steelworks into a cultural and environmental attraction.  The transformation of the former Duisburg-Meiderich blast furnace into the North Duisburg Landscape Park is a remarkable achievement and an illustration of how ecosystem restoration can help the local community. …  

09 Jul 2010 | News story

Participants of the World Heritage Sub-Regional Meeting in Meknes, Morocco

Momentum for Mesopotamia’s marshlands

Once covering an area of up to 20,000 km2, the Mesopotamian marshlands of southern Iraq are one of the world's great wetlands. The marshlands (al ahwar) are part of the Tigris-Euphrates River Basin, which is shared by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey and were once home to several hundred thousand inhabitants, the Ma'dan, a people whose unique way of life had been preserved for over 5,000 years. …  

30 Jun 2010 | 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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