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Supporting Effective Management of Lake Ohrid

The Inception Workshop for the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region” was held on 15-16 September in Pogradec, Albania, marking the beginning of a three-year project aimed at reinforcing the protection and effective management of the Lake Ohrid region.  …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

West Indian Flamingos

The Andros West Side National Park, home of the national bird of the Bahamas

The Andros West Side National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the Western Atlantic/Caribbean region, located in the Astros Island, the Bahamas. It was first established in 2002 under management of The Bahamas National Trust and it encompasses areas of significant wetlands, extensive mangroves, and pine upland habitats that support exceptional natural systems on Andros. The Andros West Side National Park is also the home of the national bird of the Bahamas, the endangered West Indian flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber).   …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

Concurso video "Historias inspiradoras de áreas protegidas"

Inspiring stories from South America’s protected areas

A competition ‘Inspirational Stories from Protected Areas”, organised by IUCN to share conservation experience in South America has generated a wealth of moving and compelling videos. …   | Spanish

07 Oct 2014 | News story

Fiji's Uto ni Yalo, Samoa's Gaualofa and Cook Islands' Marumaru Atua in Suva, Fiji, as part of the Mua Voyage to IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Mua Voyage receives traditional welcome in Fiji

As momentum from across the Pacific builds for global action against climate change, members of Fiji’s Uto ni Yalo crew provided a traditional welcome for boat crew members from the Cook Islands and Samoan voyaging canoes who arrived into Suva today armed with their message on people, oceans and climate change. …  

06 Oct 2014 | News story

ENCA meeting

Working at the landscape scale

Landscape Scale Planning and Management was the hot topic at European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA) Plenary meeting hosted by Natural England last days of September. …  

06 Oct 2014 | News story

The Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)

IUCN Red List warns about climate change extinctions

A new study shows that The IUCN Red List would provide several decades of warning time for species that might go extinct because of climate change. …  

06 Oct 2014 | News story

Women on their way to market, Mali.

Global targets set for failure?

Twenty targets designed to tackle the extinction crisis and restore the earth’s natural capital by 2020 were agreed on by most of the world’s governments at a meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Japan in 2010. Latest data, however, shows that many of those targets will not be met. As the 2014 CBD conference gets under way today in the Republic of Korea, IUCN calls for urgent commitment of action and financial resources to step up efforts to achieve the targets. …  

06 Oct 2014 | Article

A participant talking with IUCN GIS specialist

Hydrodiplomacy training: more exciting than it sounds

Spending two days learning about international water law sounds like cruel and unusual punishment. But the training course on hydrodiplomacy that IUCN and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) organized in Hanoi on September 18-19 turned out to be unusually stimulating. …   | Vietnamese

06 Oct 2014 | Article
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Bang Nam Phueng green area, managed by the community

A healthy forest for a healthy city

IUCN Asia Regional Director Ms Aban Marker Kabraji escaped the busy city of Bangkok for a day to visit the guardians of a green space on the other side of the Chao Phraya River: Bang Kachao. Bang Kachao is often described as the “Green Lung of Bangkok”, because of the oxygen it provides to the city. This green area has been preserved from development largely due to the initiative of the local community. …  

06 Oct 2014 | Article

El Ministro de la Secretaría de Energía, Recursos, Naturales, Ambiente y  Minas (Mi Ambiente)  José Antonio Galdames, junto a la Directora de la Oficina Regional para México, América Central y el Caribe (ORMACC) de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), Dra. Grethel Aguilar.

Honduras y UICN unen esfuerzos para la cooperación ambiental

Con el fin de estrechar lazos de cooperación para impulsar los esfuerzos de conservación y desarrollo sostenible de Honduras, el Ministro de la Secretaria de Energía, Recursos, Naturales, Ambiente y Minas (Mi Ambiente) José Antonio Galdames, suscribió una Carta de Entendimiento con la Directora de la Oficina Regional para México, América Central y el Caribe (ORMACC) de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), Dra. Grethel Aguilar.
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03 Oct 2014 | News story

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