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Assessing countries’ true land restoration potential now possible, says IUCN

The largest landscape restoration initiative in history gained further momentum today - the International Day of Forests - as IUCN and other partners provide the world’s nations with new guidance on assessing their national restoration potential. 

21 Mar 2014 | International news release

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Partnership between French Agency for Development and IUCN: Biodiversity as a stepping stone for development

IUCN and AFD, the French Agency for Development, recently signed an agreement for EUR 2.6 million (CHF 3.18 million). The funds will contribute to the implementation of three thematic programmes chosen to reflect France’s international priorities in conservation. …   | French

21 Mar 2014 | News story

SOS, Siamese Rosewood

Supporting our forest guardians

Almost exactly a year ago, on the 14th of March 2013, 33-year old Thaweesak Chomyong, a ranger working in Thailand’s Pang Sida National Park was fatally shot when a group of poachers fired upon his patrol team before fleeing the scene. This was not an isolated incident. The neighbouring Thap Lan National Park (TLNP), part of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also bearing the brunt of this poaching epidemic, in particular the poaching of Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis). …  

21 Mar 2014 | News story

Grethel Aguilar, IUCN Regional Director for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean Initiative, introducing BIOPAMA at the Mesoamerican Parks Congress

BIOPAMA asserts vision for Caribbean protected areas at Mesoamerican Parks Congress

In an event that brought together a diverse set of conservation agencies from throughout the Mesoamerican and Caribbean regions, BIOPAMA presented its vision for the Caribbean at the Fourth Mesoamerican Congress on Protected Areas, held in San José, Costa Rica from 18 – 21 March. …  

20 Mar 2014 | Article
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Kenton R. Miller Award

Recognize innovative and inspiring people through the Kenton Miller Award

The deadline for nominations is 2 May 2014. …  

19 Mar 2014 | News story

Meso America Pa Congress

IV Mesoamerican Congress on Protected Areas

18-21 March 2014 San José, Costa Rica …  

18 Mar 2014 | Event
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Union Portal

Join the IUCN family online via the Union Portal

The Union Portal allows for networking, interaction and the sharing of information across IUCN. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

Dr Jon Hutton

Aiming high: Can we reach global conservation goals?

In 2010 the international community set 20 conservation targets. They include the goal that 17% of the earth’s terrestrial area and 10% of marine and coastal areas are conserved by 2020. Is this achievable? Dr Jon Hutton, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre responds. …  

17 Mar 2014 | Article

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IUCN World Parks Congress content contribution closes in 24 hours

The Call for Programme content for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 will close in 24hours. The deadline is set for Saturday 15 March 2014 and it will not be extended so if you haven’t already submitted a proposal and would like to contribute to the Congress Programme, now's the time to do so.
 

14 Mar 2014 | Article

Tiger at Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Nepal celebrates ‘zero poaching year’ for rhino, tiger and elephant

Nepal recently marked a successful year of species conservation by announcing that during the previous 365 days, not a single incident of rhino, tiger or elephant poaching had been recorded in any of the country’s protected areas.   …  

14 Mar 2014 | Article