Ecosystems

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Ecosystems.

Under the second phase of BIOPAMA, regional stakeholders will be encouraged to strengthen their efforts toward information monitoring
The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and the University of the West Indies...
This continued collaboration has been made possible by the decision of the European Union and the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group of States to renew their investment in continuing BIOPAMA into...
Valuing nature
Under the theme, "Better Decisions for a Better World," the 2017 World Forum on Natural Capital will take place from 27-28 November in...
Experts from IUCN, the Natural Capital Coalition, Green Economy Coalition, UN Environment and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development will be joined by representatives from business,...
A group of community members sit on the floor around a large piece of paper with blue Khmer text
Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in...
Aside from the beauty and biodiversity in Peam Krasop, the mangroves support the needs and livelihoods of almost 10,000 people who live in the area. In Old Peam Krasop village people are highly...
Using ecosystem-based approaches to protect communities from disasters and impacts of climate change EPIC is a five year initiative that is promoting the implementation of ecosystem-...
To mark the end of the BEST Preparatory Action, the European Commission is organising a full-day conference on 28 November 2017 in Brussels with...
During the conference, participants will reflect on the three stages of BEST Preparatory Action and two grant mechanisms, which has included nine calls for project proposals since 2011 and...
European Red List of Habitats
For the first time, a total of 490 habitats across 35 countries in Europe have been assessed to determine their risk of collapse. The European Red...
The assessment reveals that over a third of all land habitats are currently under threat, including more than three-quarters of bogs, over half of grasslands, and almost half of Europe's lakes,...
Workshop Participants
A workshop on the Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) was organized for the first time in Lebanon on January 20th, 2017. The aim of this meeting was to...
Following this workshop, the Nature Conservation Center at the American University of Beirut (AUB-NCC) hosted on January 21th, the National Meeting on the Conservation of Plants and Important...
Eastern Gorilla
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reports the decline of the Plains Zebra due to illegal hunting, and the growing extinction threat to Hawaiian plants posed by invasive species. Thirty eight of the...
A walkway in Eifel nature park in Belgium
14 November 2017, 12:00 – 13:30 IUCN Pavilion at UNFCCC COP23, ''Bonn Zone'', Bonn
             By conserving nature and sustainably managing and restoring ecosystems, nature-based solutions (NbS) are a crucial part of the toolbox for...
A field of tiny mangrove saplings planted in deep silt
Fisheries are the primary livelihood sector for 80% of the coastal population of Pakistan, but this sector contributes to only 0.5% of national GDP...
The reckless degradation of coastal and marine resources has led to the depletion of wild fish stocks and ecosystem services. This is caused by the use of harmful fishing gear, weak enforcement of...
Nature-based Solution event in the European Parliament, 6 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament, and the IUCN European Regional Office hosted an event on Nature-based Solutions...
Nature-based Solutions (NBS) are cost-effective solutions for climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, health, and other societal challenges which also benefit biodiversity. They can...
CEESP News - by Dr Michael Davis, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney Michael Davis...
December 2016 saw the publication of my new book, which I co-edited with Joni Adamson (Arizona State University), Humanities for the Environment: Integrating Knowledge, Forging New Constellations of...

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