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Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park

Director Virunga National Park shot

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park in DR Congo, was shot on Tuesday in an ambush on the road from Goma to Rumangabo. He is in serious but stable condition. No further details are available on the attack at the present time. …   | Dutch

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants à l'atelier régional

Le projet de directive CEDEAO sur les infrastructures hydrauliques validé

Un atelier régional s’est tenu les 31 mars et 1er avril à Ouagadougou pour présenter, discuter et valider le projet de directive CEDEAO relative au développement d’infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l’Ouest, élaborée à partir des lignes directrices validées en décembre 2011 par l’organisation communautaire. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Left to Right: Teina Etches (National Council of Women), Maria Henderson  (Parekura (president) of Kouto Nui), and Ana Tiraa (Climate Change Office, IUCN Councillor)

Progress for Cook Islands Marine Park

In its strides to establish the Cook Islands Marine Park, or the Marae Moana, key stakeholders met last month to discuss findings of a legal analysis facilitated by IUCN Oceania. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Director of Fiji Department of Energy (left) receiving certificate of completion

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small. In fact amounting to only 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos Cochas - Perú

Los sistemas de producción pastoril: una alternativa al cambio climático en los Andes peruanos

Como parte de la implementación de las medidas robustas en Canchayllo y Miraflores, se llevaron a cabo foros de aprendizaje, visitas de campo y conversatorios para sensibilizar e incidir en la importancia de la gestión sostenible de los pastos nativos.  
 

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Film-Conférence by William Winram in Grand-Saconnex, May 15th 2014

Film-Conférence "Diving with Sharks" by IUCN Ocean Ambassador William Winram

William Winram, IUCN Ocean Ambassador, free-diving world record holder will be presenting his film "Diving with Sharks" at 20:00 on May 15th, 2014 in Grand-Saconnex (Geneva) at the Salle Communale des Délices (free entry) …  

14 Apr 2014 | Article

Mount Gorongosa in Gorongosa National Park

Edward O. Wilson Lab, a premier biodiversity research facility, opens in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Professor Edward O. Wilson, heralded by the National Geographic Society as ‘the greatest naturalist of our time’, has lent his name and vision to a premier biodiversity research facility in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. The esteemed evolutionary biologist was the guest of honour at the opening of the ‘Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory’ on March 27th. The laboratory is the first of its kind in Mozambique. …  

14 Apr 2014 | Article

Grasberg mine (before 2000) adjacent to Lorentz National Park, World Heritage site in Indonesia

Financial giant HSBC commits to further protecting World Heritage sites

HSBC has issued a new policy on World Heritage sites and Ramsar Wetlands, strengthening its commitment not to provide financial support to projects that can threaten these exceptional areas. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Refugees working in Werribee

Working beyond the boundaries

Parks Victoria in Australia is running a successful partnership programme that is helping refugees gain employment and language skills while connecting with their local park, to the benefit of both the people and the park. The programme includes a thriving community garden project, complete with a horticultural educational facility. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Asian rhinos

IUCN calls for strengthening international cooperation to tackle wildlife crime

Wildlife crime, including poaching, illegal harvesting and other illegal cross-border trade in biological resources taken from the wild, has reached worrying levels and become a serious transnationally organised criminal business, now representing the fourth largest illegal activity in the world after drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking. This can have potentially disastrous implications for the conservation of the trafficked species. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

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