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11A-14-06, Kae Kawanishi MYCAT, SOS Save Our Species, MYCAT, Tigers

World Tiger Day - New hope despite the numbers?

It is a curious thing that there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild right now as we mark World Tiger Day. According to estimates as few as 3000 roam the wilds of the 13 tiger range countries of Asia. That’s a big area and a very low number. In fact we have lost 97% of all wild tigers in a little more than 100 years.   …  

29 Jul 2014 | News story

Pangolin

Eating pangolins to extinction

The enigmatic pangolin, or scaly anteater, is literally being eaten out of existence according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which shows that all eight species are now threatened with extinction. …  

29 Jul 2014 | International news release

The 20th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA)

The future exploitation of mineral resources of the seabed in areas beyond national jurisdiction discussed in Kingston

The 20th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) took place between the 14 and 25 July in Kingston, Jamaica. …  

29 Jul 2014 | News story

Couverture rapport annuel 2013

Rapport annuel 2013, UICN-PACO : Bâtir l’avenir par des solutions naturelles et novatrices

Ce rapport rend compte des ressources mobilisées par l’UICN en Afrique Centrale et Occidentale et de ce que celles-ci ont permis d’entreprendre comme principales actions et garantir comme résultats et acquis significatifs en 2013. Ce rapport est aussi disponible en anglais. …  

28 Jul 2014 | News story

Yanbaru Forest

IUCN leads the way towards valuing nature in business

A consortium led by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has been appointed as one of two global groups to develop the Natural Capital Protocol – a comprehensive guide to measuring and valuing natural capital in business decision-making.   …  

28 Jul 2014 | News story

Rehabilitation of a water tank

Members in the News: An Intervention targeted to rehabilitate two old water tank networks in Lebanon

Being a partner with IUCN ROWA in the SEARCH project, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) during its final phases in the project have targeted the rehabilitation of two old water tanks and their networks in the village of Rwaiymeh (in Karmchbat area-Upper Akkar). In addition to the installation of a new plastic water tank so that water will reach all households in the village even the ones located at higher levels than the old water tanks. …  

28 Jul 2014 | Article

SOS Save Our Species, WCS, Cross river gorilla

Cross River Gorillas and Camera Traps: the value of video technology

Following the news in March 2014 about the launch of a new species action plan for the Critically Endangered Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli), SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) successfully captured a bounty of valuable camera trap video sequences from Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary (KGS), Cameroon.   …  

28 Jul 2014 | News story

Holcim

IUCN and Holcim celebrate the conclusion of a successful relationship producing important tools for the cement and aggregates sector

 Working together to strengthen biodiversity and water management within Holcim and to extend tested approaches to the cement and aggregates sector, IUCN and Swiss-based global building materials company Holcim have now completed the second phase of their seven-year engagement. …  

25 Jul 2014 | News story

Experts stress on the importance of capacity development regarding sustainable urban transport in Pakistan

At a consultative workshop organized here by IUCN’s in its Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project, experts deliberated on the need for capacity development amongst stakeholders and on a capacity development plan as a first step.  …  

25 Jul 2014 | News story

La cérémonie d'ouverture de l’atelier d’information et de sensibilisation des acteurs de la société civile des bassins du Niger et du Mono sur la politique régionale des ressources en eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (PREAO)

Politique régionale des ressources en eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest : impliquer la société civile pour une meilleure mise en œuvre

Du 21 au 22 juillet 2014, s’est tenu à Niamey au Niger, l’atelier d’information et de sensibilisation des acteurs de la société civile des bassins du Niger et du Mono sur la politique régionale des ressources en eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (PREAO). Cette rencontre s’inscrit dans la mise en œuvre du Partenariat pour la Gouvernance Environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest (PAGE) initié par le Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale de l’Union pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN-PACO) et fiancé par l’Agence suédoise de développement internationale (Asdi). Elle a bénéficié de l’appui technique du Centre de Coordination des Ressources en Eau de la CEDEAO (CCRE) et de l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN). …  

25 Jul 2014 | News story

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