A sacred place of the Sámi people in the middle of  Lake Inari in Finnish Lapland.

Europe’s sacred lands – a secret in need

‘The Diversity of Sacred Lands in Europe’, provides a unique insight into Europe’s often forgotten sacred natural sites. It looks into their history, importance and the threats they currently face. The book is a must-read for managers of European protected areas and landscapes and those interested in the religious and cultural aspects of European natural sites. Published by IUCN and Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services of Finland, the book is part of a series issued by The Delos Initiative of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

04 Apr 2012 | News story

Forêt sur lac

“Pebbles” to build the way for pan-European biodiversity

A recent meeting in Brussels of the Friends of the Chair of the Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (PEBLDS – read “pebbles”) re-confirmed that PEBLDS should become the Pan-European 2020 Strategy for Biodiversity, with the Secretariat provided by UNEP. …  

04 Apr 2012 | News story
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TEDxTalk on Nature's Business

This interview with Eva Zabey covers the use of ecosystem valuation in a business context. …  

03 Apr 2012 | News story

IUCN French Committee

IUCN National Committee in France advocates for regional biodiversity strategies

After drawing up an inventory of regional biodiversity strategies in January 2010, IUCN National Committee in France is now advocating for their reinforcement by publishing guidelines to facilitate their further development and implementation throughout France.  …  

03 Apr 2012 | News story
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Ban Rong Mai

Less water, more concern raises for climate change

Ban Rong Mai – “Come in, take a shower, it is so hot today,” that is such a strange but sweet welcome for two uninvited Vietnamese guests, like us, on arriving at Ban Rong Mai village, Bang Chan Sub-distrcit, Klung District, Chanthaburi province, Thailand. 

03 Apr 2012 | Article
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People fishing Pacific islands

Melanesian countries can lead processes for sustainable fisheries, says Nature Roundtable

 Melanesia is in a good position to influence national and regional processes for sustainable fisheries and responsible oceans governance says the Offshore Fisheries Working Group of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation, in a presentation last week to Prime Ministers, Ministers and senior government officials attending the weeklong Melanesian Spearhead Group Summit in Suva, Fiji. …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story

New Zealand fur seal (arctocephalus forsteri)

Call for social animals

Now is the time to put your creative hat on and tease the interest of your peers – because we are calling for participants and partners to organize social and cultural events. …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story

One of the hundreds of elephants poached this year in northern Cameroon

Cameroon elephant poaching crisis spreads

Just weeks after a military offensive against elephant poachers in Bouba N’Djida National Park in the north of Cameroon, 12 suspected poachers have been arrested and 14 elephant tusks confiscated close to protected areas in the southeast of the country.  Read full story

02 Apr 2012 | News story


PRCM: le Comité de Pilotage se réunit

Le Comité de pilotage du Programme Régional Côtier et Marin (PRCM) s’est réuni à Banjul en Gambie le 20 février 2012. La rencontre a permis de valider le programme du forum, examiner le rapport de l’Unité de Coordination pour l’année 2011, et discuter de la situation financière du PRCM au 31 décembre 2011 et du budget 2012. …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story
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PRCM : désormais, Partenariat Régional Côtier et Marin

Le forum du PRCM, qui se tient tous les 18 mois, permet à une large partie des acteurs de la zone marine et côtière de se retrouver pour faire le point des acquis du programme et s’accorder sur de nouveaux défis. …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story
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