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Garamba National Park, DR Congo

Deadly poacher attack on Garamba staff horrific – IUCN

IUCN is shocked by the attack recently carried out by elephant poachers in Garamba National Park, which killed three rangers and injured another two, including the park’s manager Erik Mararv. …   | French

03 May 2016 | Article

Naupaka kuahiwi (Scaevola mollis)

Key debates decided for IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Key decisions on nature conservation and sustainable development are expected at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016 in September, after the motions to be debated and voted upon were published. …   | French | Spanish

02 May 2016 | International news release

Cuyabeno-Ecuador

Colombia, Ecuador y Perú; custodios de diversidad y riqueza cultural amazónica

El proyecto Integración de las Áreas Protegidas del Bioma Amazónico (IAPA)1promueve acciones en la zona fronteriza de la Amazonía de Colombia, Ecuador y Perú; se basa en la comprensión de la dinámica local y de los roles de los actores y sus interrelaciones, teniendo en cuenta la importancia ecológica, social y cultural de los Pueblos Indígenas que habitan en estos territorios además considerados áreas protegidas. …  

02 May 2016 | News story

Call for medium grants now open

Launch of the second Medium Grant call for proposals for EU's Overseas Countries and Territories stakeholders

Indian Ocean, Polar/Sub-polar and South Atlantic regions are now able to seek funding for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation projects in Europe’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). …  

02 May 2016 | Article

Agency teams discussing land use issues in Northern Province

Reflecting back and recording of lessons learnt of the Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province

In 2009, UNEP and UNDP supported Sri Lanka to carry out the “Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province (ISEA-North)”. The objective of ISEA-North was to ensure that the resettlement and new development activities in the Northern Region are sustainable and cause minimum damage to natural resources. The project was coordinated by the Central Environment Authority (CEA) and Disaster Management Centre (DMC) with UNDP project management support. …  

02 May 2016 | News story

Niokolo-Koba National Park c Remco

Cement giant vows to respect World Heritage in joint effort with IUCN and UNESCO

Building materials company CEMEX has committed to staying out of World Heritage sites and to building awareness of the need to protect them, following a collaboration with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

29 Apr 2016 | International news release

Białowieża Forest, Poland

The EU has to act to save the Białowieża Forest

The future of the pristine Białowieża Forest is at stake. Plans to triple timber extraction in this emblematic area could strip the forest of its ability to recover naturally from a recent beetle outbreak. Short-term commercial interests should not prevail over the long-term protection of Białowieża, states Luc Bas of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

29 Apr 2016 | News story

Group photo

Pacific leaders meet to share and inspire

Leaders from the Pacific region joined together in the third consecutive Green Growth Leaders’ Coalition (GGLC) Retreat in Pacific Harbour from April 19-22. The Retreat was hosted and facilitated by IUCN Oceania, with the support of the Australian Government through its Pacific Leadership Program (PLP).   

29 Apr 2016 | News story

Mediterranean landscape

IUCN welcomes 11 new members in the Mediterranean

 The IUCN Council has just validated the decision taken by its Bureau on 29 January and 13th April and 2016 to approve the admission of 48 new Members. Eleven of them belong to the Mediterranean region. The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation warmly welcomes these new Members in the Mediterranean region. …  

28 Apr 2016 | Article

Akosombo Hydroelectric Power Station on the Volta River supplies energy for Ghana and Togo, West Africa

Balancing complexity and simplicity: the challenge of (re)packaging science for decision-making and policy relevance

WISE-UP to Climate is a multi-partnership project focussing on natural infrastructure, water security and climate change adaptation in the Tana and Volta River Basins. Using an innovative approach to catalyse change on the ground, the project aims to demonstrate natural infrastructure as a 'nature-based solution' for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. …  

28 Apr 2016 | News story

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