Protected Areas

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

Launch of the ABS Guide at CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad, 10 October 2012

Launch of the IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

On 10 October 2012, the IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity was launched. At the 11th meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties, the final English version of the Guide was presented by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit. This Guide will facilitate a clear understanding of the text of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS and the resulting obligations for the Parties to the Protocol. …  

12 Oct 2012 | News story

Participantes, evento construcción de una Estrategia de conservación de los territorios amazónicos. Jeju, 2012

Hacia la protección de los territorios indígenas amazónicos - un reto pendiente

Los pueblos indígenas amazónicos, a través de sus conocimientos ancestrales, han contribuido por miles de años a la conservación de la Amazonía, sus ecosistemas y la biodiversidad de sus territorios. Por ello, UICN, COICA y WWF plantean construir una estrategia para su protección. …  

10 Oct 2012 | News story

Nik Lopoukhine (Chair, IUCN WCPA), Osvaldo Barassi (translator), Elisangela Sales dos Santos (winner, YCA), Deanne Adams (Secretary, International Ranger Federation)

First woman to receive the Young Conservationist Award

Elisângela Sales Dos Santos 2012 - Brazil …  

28 Sep 2012 | News story
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RED PARDELA: cooperación hispa-lusa para espacios naturales protegidos

Si eres gestor y llevas a cabo actividades de conservación relacionadas con espacios naturales protegidos de países de lengua portuguesa, anímate a participar en la RED PARDELA, impulsada por la necesidad de crear un espacio de colaboración mutua que contribuya a una mejora de la eficacia en la gestión de las áreas naturales protegidas en estos países (Angola, Brasil, Cabo Verde España, Guinea Bissau, Portugal, Mozambique, Santo Tomé y Príncipe, y Timor Oriental). …   | French

28 Sep 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

Ernesto Enkerlin

New Chair of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas – Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich

The World Commission on Protected Areas was thrilled when Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich was elected as Chair of the Commission at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea. Kathy MacKinnon will be the Deputy Chair of the Commission. …  

14 Sep 2012 | News story
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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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