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IUCN at the Global Soil Week

 During this year’s Global Soil Week that is held between the 19th and 23rd of April in Berlin Germany, IUCN is presenting the findings from economic valuation studies conducted in Jordan, Mali and Sudan at a side event on how to integrate economic arguments into decision making processes organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative (ELD). The studies were produced jointly by the IUCN Global Economics Programme and the IUCN Global Drylands Initiative, funded through ELD. …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

Elderly couple sitting together in an old home

Forest resources vital to many rural Eastern Europeans

First comparative study in northern boreal and temperate forests shows important role of declining forest resources 

21 Apr 2015 | Article

Fadi Shraideh

New Regional Director Appointed for ROWA

IUCN ROWA would like to announce the new appointment of a Regional Director, Mr Fadi Al-Shraideh.  …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

A sand dune area was exploited for constructing shrimp ponds in Thanh Hai Commune, Ben Tre Province

Towards coastal resilience: Addressing climate change impacts in Ben Tre Province

Mangroves and Climate Change (MCC), a program under Mangroves for the Future (MFF), is focused on building resilience to climate change, decreasing vulnerability to disasters, and improving livelihoods. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, has coordinated the program in Vietnam since 2013, with the financial support of Danida, Sida and Norad. Within the framework of MFF, a Small Grant Facility (SGF) has been established to support coastal provinces in Viet Nam to develop coastal resilience models addressing climate change impacts. The purpose of these pilot projects is to protect coastal ecosystems, most notably through the sustainable use and management of mangroves. …  

21 Apr 2015 | News story
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Opening of WOCAT LADA Tools Training

WOCAT-LADA Tools: Assessing and Quantifying Land Degradation

As a result of the great collective efforts between the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in Jordan, ICARDA and FAO Nearest, a training on the use of WOCAT-LADA tools and Restoration of degraded lands for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Jordan was held under the patronage of Dr. Radi El Tarawneh, the General Secretary of MoA, from the 13th to 16th Apr 2015 in Amman. The aim of the training was to introduce WOCAT-LADA tools and methodologies to a different stakeholders from government and non-governmental organizations in Jordan. …  

18 Apr 2015 | Article

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Updating the R-KNOW National Steering Committee in Jordan on R-KNOW Activities

 The National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW) project in Jordan, which is consists of stakeholders from different governmental institutions and NGOs, meets on a regular basis in order to discuss project activities in Jordan. …  

17 Apr 2015 | Article

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Surveys funded by SOS lead to an increase of the known population of Yuanbaoshan firs

The known population size of the Critically Endangered Yuanbaoshan fir (Abies yuanbaoshanensis) more than doubled following extensive surveys in Yuanbaoshan National Nature Reserve (NNR), China in 2014. IUCN Member, Fauna & Flora International’s Xiaoya Li explains what this discovery means and how it will influence their conservation.   …  

17 Apr 2015 | News story

People riding bicycles over a bridge on the Nam Xong River

Blog from the World Water Forum II: Let’s not talk only about water

Raphaël Glémet, Senior Programme Officer for Water and Wetlands within IUCN’s Asia Regional Office, talks to us about his passion for all things water, and shares his excitement about innovative approaches to transboundary water governance. …  

17 Apr 2015 | News story

Ruins of the Roman City of Tharros. Sinis protected area, (Italy).

Final Call: Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Test Tours, Spring 2015

The MEET project is finally launching the second round of MEETecotourism packages test tours. The Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET) Project is a cross-border cooperative eco-tourism venture funded by the European Union (in the framework of the ENPI-CBC Mediterranean Programme 2007-2013). …  

16 Apr 2015 | Article

Announcing the 1st World Forum on Ecosystem Governance

All life depends on the services provided by healthy ecosystems, including human wellbeing. Today these complex systems are threatened by unsustainable demands for resources, climate change, political con-flicts, and decades of inadequate and inappropriate management. Understanding the state of the world’s ecosystems, the threats they face, and their resilience is crucial if we are to develop holistic and inclusive and innovative policies, strategies and actions to remediate these threats. …  

16 Apr 2015 | Article

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