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Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica)

IUCN contribution to 28th CITES Animals Committee meeting

IUCN provided key input to the 28th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Animals Committee meeting (AC28) in Tel Aviv, Israel, from 30 August to 3 September. …  

10 Sep 2015 | News story

Thank you for making the 6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum a success!

More than 400 people joined us during the 6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum held last 10-12 August 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum focused on the theme “Resilience in Action: Creating Solutions for People and Nature” and highlighted how working together is vital in order to secure the health of nature and the future of people in Asia.  …  

10 Sep 2015 | Article

Participants to the training in their first field visit to the Coral Harbour area in New Providence, the Bahamas

Protected area data management trainings announced for the Caribbean

The Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (BIOPAMA) programme is announcing a series of technical workshops in the Caribbean aimed at equipping protected areas management professionals with the tools and skills to contribute in a meaningful way to the database of The Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway (The Caribbean Gateway). …   | French

09 Sep 2015 | News story

Grizzly Bear, Banff National Park, Canada

World Heritage status for wilderness helps respond to climate change

Nature experts, including several IUCN specialists, are calling for a new approach to conserving wilderness areas under the World Heritage Convention in a paper published today in Conservation Letters. Inscribing wilderness sites on the World Heritage List and improving their connectivity would help respond to climate change and biodiversity loss, according to the article. …  

09 Sep 2015 | News story

Guide to investing in locally controlled forests- Chinese version

Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry now available in Chinese

IUCN and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), in partnership with other leading forestry organizations, have just released the Chinese version of their popular guide on investing in locally controlled forests. …  

07 Sep 2015 | Article

Miembros de la UICN, personal del Secretariado, representantes de Comisiones, la Directora Regional de UICN-ORMACC, Grethel Aguilar Rojas, la Directora General de UICN, Inger Andersen y el Presidente de la UICN, Zhang Xinsheng celebraron las experiencias compartidas durante el Foro Regional de la Conservación de la UICN, Panamá 2015.

Foro Regional de la Conservación de la UICN en Panamá concluyó con certeza que recursos naturales saludables presentan una solución ante los retos del desarrollo y cambio climático

“Dando una voz a la gente y la naturaleza” fue el lema que por espacio de tres días unió a representantes de organizaciones no gubernamentales, gobiernos y expertos de la UICN en México, América Central y el Caribe, del 3 al 5 de setiembre en Ciudad de Panamá. Días en los cuales el intercambio de conocimientos se conjugó con las reflexiones y análisis de las organizaciones y gobiernos Miembros de UICN y con participantes de diversos sectores de la sociedad Panameña. El Foro fue co-organizado por el Ministerio de Ambiente y el Comité de Miembros de la UICN en Panamá y contó con la presencia del Presidente de la Unión, Zhang Xinsheng y su Directora General Inger Andersen

07 Sep 2015 | Article

Ariel Brunner of BirdLife Europe

The pros and cons of biodiversity offsets

Protecting forests and restoring wetlands are some of the actions companies and governments are taking to make up for biodiversity lost as a result of their development activities. These measurable conservation actions - designed to compensate for unavoidable impacts, on top of prevention and mitigation measures already implemented - are known as biodiversity offsets. The goal of offsets is to achieve no net loss and preferably a net gain of biodiversity on the ground in relation to species’ numbers, habitat and ecosystem function. …  

07 Sep 2015 | Article

Launch of project at the HSBC Head Office

HSBC joins with IUCN to promote conservation to mark the Bank’s 150th Anniversary

On 26 August 2015, HSBC Bank launched three projects to mark HSBC Bank’s 150th Anniversary — one of which in partnership with IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office. The proposed winning idea by IUCN was developed by IUCN Sri Lanka biodiversity team on the topic “Enhancing Education and Awareness on the Central Highlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Serial Property in Sri Lanka Conservation of Central Highlands.” …  

07 Sep 2015 | News story

Une participante de la commune rurale de Koumban au cours de la formation TOP-SECAC en Guinée

Renforcement des capacités en matière d’adaptation au changement climatique au Niger et en Guinée

Au cours des mois de juin, juillet et aout 2015 des ateliers de formation à l’utilisation d’outils de planification et de suivi-évaluation des capacités d’adaptation au changement climatique (TOP-SECAC) ont profité aux acteurs du développement de Guinée et du Niger. …  

06 Sep 2015 | News story

En la mañana del 3 de setiembre, el alcalde de la Ciudad de Panamá, José I. Blandón entregó la llave de la ciudad al Presidente Zhang Xinsheng y a la Directora Regional, Inger Andersen.

IUCN Regional Conservation Forum in Panama officially opened and running

President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Zhang Xinsheng, is cautiously optimistic that the world is at a turning point in environmental sustainability as world leaders prepare to announce their achievements of most of the Millennium Development Goals and adopt a new post-2015 development agenda in New York at the end of September. Mr. Xinsheng made this comment as he addressed the opening session of the 2015 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum in Panama City, Panama, on September 3. The elected official said that over the past two years he had viewed the Earth as being at the tipping point as the planet neared the limits of its carrying capacity. However, he said to the conservationist gathered from throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, that the adoption of the 17 new goals at the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit, New York, September 25 to 27, was an occasion for celebration as it marked the adoption of new development and social models for sustainability. …  

05 Sep 2015 | Article

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