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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

Thailand’s Andaman aspirations

Thailand’s Andaman aspirations

Thailand’s Andaman Sea with its island paradises, emerald waters, stunning rock formations and white sands is many people’s idea of a dream holiday location. The area is home to well-known destinations such as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi as well as hundreds of lesser known jewels. But much work is needed to ensure that the region is unharmed by human activity and that its unique natural and cultural features are safeguarded for future generations. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

Community conservation areas as bulwarks against climate change

Community action is at the heart of several connectivity conservation initiatives in Australia that aim to protect biodiversity, and strengthen the resilience of ecosystems so that they can survive and adapt to climate change and other threats. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Tourism activities in the natural parks of Madagascar are increasingly becoming a source of livelihood for communities through income generating activities and creation of employment opportunities. 

29 Apr 2010 | News story
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The Drina River (BiH/Serbia)

Dinaric Arc Initiative to boost transboundary cooperation in the Western Balkans

Transboundary cooperation is instrumental for the conservation of natural assets and for improved regional cooperation in the Western Balkans. This is one of the key conclusions of a stakeholder meeting organized in Tara National Park (Serbia) under the auspice of the IUCN-led project Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Superposición de territorios indígenas y áreas protegidas en América del Sur

Superposición de territorios indígenas y áreas protegidas en América del Sur

El documento surge del primer levantamiento de información y discusión sobre la situación de traslape entre áreas protegidas y territorios indígenas. Incluye un análisis acerca de las condiciones de gobernanza, estudios de caso en Perú y Bolivia y recomendaciones para un buen gobierno. …  

12 Mar 2010 | News story
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Broadening boundaries – naturally, the Green Belt of Fennoscandia

A landmark agreement was recently signed between Norway, Finland and Russia for the development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia - the vast area in Northern Europe uniting the three countries, spreading across the Kola peninsula, Finland and Karelia. This will reinforce the European Green Belt initiative and give greater priority to the well-established transboundary cooperation in Fennoscandia and the Barents Euroarctic Region. …  

11 Mar 2010 | News story

Réunion Gouvernance RBTDS

La réserve de biosphère transfrontière du delta du fleuve Sénégal : Vers un système de gouvernance efficace et equitable

La Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontière du delta du fleuve Sénégal – RBTDS a été classée en juin 2005 par l’UNESCO à la demande du Sénégal et de la Mauritanie. Elle constitue un cadre d’orientation pour le développement durable de la région, en privilégiant la conservation et la restauration des écosystèmes. Basée sur une approche territoriale transfrontalière, elle vise une prise en compte intégrative du fonctionnement écologique du milieu, du paysage, des usages et des systèmes de production agropastoraux, et propose un zonage renvoyant à la fois à des priorités de gestion et à des responsabilités institutionnelles. Celles-ci sont nombreuses, incluant l’Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Sénégal (OMVS), les différentes collectivités territoriales, les institutions de l’Etat dont les Parcs nationaux, et les représentants des usagers et des communautés locales. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

The Great Blue Mountains Area in Australia

Australian Wildife corridor protects species in a changing climate

The world's first transcontinental wildlife corridor - stretching 3500 kilometres from the coast of the Northern Territory to the coast of South Australia - has been jointly announced today by Premier Mike Rann and NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson. Announcement by Northern Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson and South Australia premier Mike Rann …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

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Protected Areas Retreat 16-17 February 2009

Following the external review of the IUCN Programme on Protected Areas (PPA) in 2009, 30 participants met together in Rolle, Switzerland, to provide input into the IUCN’s management response that will shape the future of the PPA. …  

25 Feb 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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