2013

Vene Vongphet presented and advised on how to record the patrolling form

Law Enforcement and Patrolling Workshop

IUCN Lao PDR held a Law Enforcement and Patrolling workshop at District Office of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Nakai district, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR on 28 April to 2 May 2013.  

24 Jun 2013 | Article

Pakistan makes it to the Guinness World Records by planting 847,275 mangrove saplings in a day

“The Sindh Forest Department has set a Guinness World Record for planting a maximum number of mangroves saplings at Keti Bunder”, informed the Additional Secretary Sindh Forest and Wildlife Department, Mr. Aijaz Ahmed Nizamani at a press conference held here on June 22, in Keti Bunder. …  

23 Jun 2013 | International news release

IUCN launched a terrestrial biodiversity World Heritage gaps study

Global natural World Heritage coverage — the gaps identified

A new IUCN report identifies ‘gaps’ in the World Heritage List. The study also represents the first global effort to identify the most irreplaceable sites of outstanding biodiversity values for species conservation that may merit inscription on the prestigious list. …  

22 Jun 2013 | Article

 Photograph of some of the participants at the workshop

Saint Martin addresses sustainable tourism

How does an island with 100 000 inhabitants welcome 2 million tourists a year without damaging its biodiversity? This was the key question that the island of Saint Martin looked to address during a recent three day workshop on sustainable tourism and MPAs.   …  

21 Jun 2013 | Article
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The floating jetty at Hajamro Creek, main Keti Bunder Town

The Sindh Forest Department all set to inscribe its name in the Guinness World Records

The Sindh Forest Department is attempting to inscribe its name in the Guinness World Records by planting maximum number of mangrove saplings during the daylight hours in Kharo Chaan, Thatta District on June 22, 2013. …  

21 Jun 2013 | News story

Namibia, Namib Sand Sea

Five natural wonders declared World Heritage

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21 June 2013 (IUCN) -- Namib Sand Sea in Namibia, Xinjiang Tianshan in China, Tajik National Park in Tajikistan, Mount Etna in Italy and El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in Mexico have been declared World Heritage sites, following expert recommendations of IUCN. …  

21 Jun 2013 | International news release

Foto de familia de los participantes del Encuentro Técnico

Promoting conservation of the Alboran Sea

Over 50 technicians and experts in the conservation of the Alboran Sea, coming from Morocco and Spain, gathered in Malaga from the 19th to the 21rst of June for a Technical Meeting, in the framework of the POCTEFEX-Alboran project. This meeting had been set to analyze the current situation of marine protected areas, cetaceans and marine turtles, integrated coastal zone management and global change in the Alboran Sea.   …   | French | Spanish

21 Jun 2013 | News story

Mexico, El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

Mexico’s Pinacate desert wins World Heritage status

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21 June 2013 (IUCN) -- The extraordinary landscape of El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in Mexico with its sweeping dunes, huge volcanic craters and rich cultural heritage is the latest site to achieve World Heritage Status.  …   | Spanish

21 Jun 2013 | International news release

Mount Etna

Iconic Mount Etna gains World Heritage status

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21 June 2013 (IUCN) - One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Italy’s Mount Etna has been named a World Heritage Site at the World Heritage Committee meeting currently taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, following IUCN’s recommendation. …  

21 Jun 2013 | International news release

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France and IUCN to intensify support for IPBES

IUCN has renewed its partnership with France, which aims to support the Union's global biodiversity conservation work, including global governance of natural resources. These joint efforts will strengthen the Union’s contribution to IPBES in the next four years. …  

21 Jun 2013 | News story