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2013

Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei)

20 years of conservation success for the Jamaican Iguana

The recovery of the Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) is considered one of the greatest success stories in conservation science. Presumed extinct since the 1940s, a tiny population was discovered in 1990, in the remote tropical dry forest of the Hellshire Hills in southern Jamaica. This discovery inspired the formation of the IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group, which has worked with local conservation partners over the past 20 years to increase the wild population of Jamaican Iguana. Since 1991, the number of nesting females and annual hatchlings recorded has increased over six-fold, with at least 200 individuals in the wild today. …  

22 Oct 2013 | News story

A bird in Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Regional protected areas network established in the Caribbean

Eighteen protected areas in the Greater Caribbean have been now been listed under the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) SPAW (Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife) Protocol, an instrument of UNEP’s Caribbean Environment Programme. …  

22 Oct 2013 | News story

Vietnam

Coastal Forum confirms nature-based solutions are key for climate change adaptation

More than 200 delegates representing local communities, government agencies, academics, NGOs and media from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered together at the Second Annual Coastal Forum from 15-18 October in Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam, to share experiences, lessons learned and best practices for climate change adaptation in the coastal zone, highlighting nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based adaptation approaches. …  

22 Oct 2013 | News story

Aichi target 11

Legal Approaches for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11

During the seventeenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to the Convention on Biological Diversity, on 14-18 October in Montreal, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre presented a scoping paper on the role of law in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Target 11.

The paper, which was developed by the ELC in collaboration with Natural Justice, is one of four new legal studies to explore how law can contribute to country actions on biodiversity incentives, protected areas, ecosystem services and the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol (Aichi Biodiversity Targets 3, 11, 14 and 16). The studies collate knowledge on the legal foundations and identify promising approaches to achieving the Targets. …  

22 Oct 2013 | News story

Penguins in Cape Hallet, Antarctica

Are oceans a universal value? IUCN identifies gaps in marine World Heritage

Marseille, 22 October 2013 - A new IUCN report identifying gaps in marine World Heritage was launched today at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC). The study provides a road map to ensure the World Heritage Convention reflects the diversity of marine ecosystems in future nominations.   …  

22 Oct 2013 | News story

Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos Cochas, Perú.

Avanzan medidas robustas para la adaptación al cambio climático en los Andes Peruanos

Continúa la implementación del proyecto de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas de Montaña (AbE) en la Reserva Paisajística Nacional Nor Yauyos – Cochas. Conozca los avances de la fase de Diagnóstico Rural Participativo Integrado (DRPI) para la priorización y el diseño de las medidas robustas, que se llevó a cabo del 26 de septiembre al 6 de octubre. …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story

View of Rotterdam

The URBES Project presents Rotterdam

The film Rotterdam - The transition to urban resilience introduces Rotterdam as one of the European cities aligned with the URBES - Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services project. The city presents its experiences and future perspectives on strengthening the resilience of the urban ecosystem as a way to deal with environmental changes.  …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story

BiodivERsA Policy Brief #2 - CLIMIT

Protecting threatened insects in Europe

Insects react rapidly to changes in land use and climate because of their generally short life cycles and, in many cases, their dependency on other species. For species which directly depend on one another, a change in one species can have a severe impact on the other.   …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story
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Chagos

Better management and funding needed to save the ocean

Marseille, France, 21 October 2013 – Effective management and more funding for marine protected areas are urgently needed to secure a longer life for our oceans and the vital services they provide, urges IUCN at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3), which opens today in Marseille, France. …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story