Situbondo, one of East Java’s regencies, is situated on the north coast between Probolinggo and Banyuwangi, in Indonesia. The area is abundant with beautiful beaches, mountains, hills, forests, and rich history from the Dutch colonial period.
A new website (available in French and English) devoted to Important Plant Areas (IPA) and plant conservation in the Mediterranean has been created within the IPAMed project (coordinated by IUCN and Plantlife and funded by MAVA Foundation).
Our existence depends on flows of goods and services delivered by a stock of natural resources – our ‘natural’ capital. But as we have degraded the planet’s ecosystems, we’ve lost huge stocks of this natural capital and we are starting to feel the pinch.
IUCN and Deltares hosted a side-event and roundtable session during the conference “Green Infrastructure: Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable and Resilient Cities”, which was held from 4-7 April in Orvieto, Italy. This conference was organised by the COST Action FP1204 project “Greeninurbs”, coordinated by the IUCN Member Consiglio Nationale delle Ricerche and brought together around 400 experts from Europe and around the world for an exchange on the benefits of nature-based solutions for urban quality of life. The main objective was to show how a transdisciplinary approach to urban planning, based on the provision of ecosystem services, can make future cities more resilient and sustainable.
Las familias que implementan las medidas de Adaptación basadas en Ecosistemas o se benefician de su aplicación, fueron la principal fuente para conocer el estado en los sitios piloto del proyecto AVE
From 2006 to 2016, the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and IUCN, has managed Tanguar Haor, a Ramsar site, together with local communities. Just recently, the government has decided to continue to support the co-management of this important wetland through a new programme. It is now crucial to capitalize on past experiences to make more informed decisions going forward, writes Haseeb Md. Irfanullah from IUCN Bangladesh.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has launched a call for proposals for projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam and parts of Southern China. A separate call for proposals for projects in Myanmar has also been issued simultaneously.
The importance of collaborative protected area management through active stakeholder engagement took centre stage at the second Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) workshop held in Hakone, Japan from 13-15 February 2017.
The importance of regional cooperation took centre stage at the first Steering Committee meeting and inception workshop for the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI), held on 29 and 30 March in Bangkok, Thailand.