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Representatives of Government, U.N and civil society organizations sharing information about the importance of biodiversity during a press conference.

IUCN Lao PDR reaffirms commitment to protect Lao’s biodiversity

To celebrate this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), representatives from the Lao Government, the U.N., as well as national and international civil society organizations gathered together at a press conference held at Lao Plaza Hotel on 22 May to share their views on the importance of biodiversity in Lao PDR.  …  

26 May 2015 | Article

Meeting at UNEP offices

World Heritage: a tool to enhance cultural and natural resource management

As part of the World Heritage inscription process as a tool to enhance natural and cultural resources management of the Iraqi Marshlands project, H.E the Iraqi Minister of Environment offered all the support for the UNEP/IUCN project for the benefit of Al ahwar site and the local communities during a meeting at UNEP offices. …  

26 May 2015 | Article

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The benefits of nature for health and wellbeing of urban citizens

We need nature in our lives. There is a growing body of research outlining nature’s positive influence on health and well-being. Regular contact with nature has been found to reduce stress levels, increase concentration, stimulate exercise, promote social cohesion, and help to treat diseases and disorders. These positive influences on mental and physical well-being in turn lead to substantial economic benefits, by increasing economic productivity and reducing health-care costs. …  

26 May 2015 | News story

Arabian oryx

Action for Antelope

Marwell Wildlife has joined forces with the IUCN Species Survival Commission to host the new Antelope Specialist Group (ASG) Programme Office …  

26 May 2015 | Article

“Lonesome tree, Torridon” - Torridon, Northwest Highlands, Scotland

Confronting risk: The Red List of Ecosystems as a practical and effective tool for conservation

We know our planet faces unprecedented impacts human activity and climate change – biodiversity loss and environmental degradation continue at alarming rates – but where are the opportunities for action? What can be done to secure a sustainable future? IUCN has developed the Red List of Ecosystems (RLE), a new tool and global standard to assess risks to ecosystems so as to inform where and how we can act. It is a tool that is already in high demand. …  

26 May 2015 | Article

PMs during the training

The Environmental & Social Management System: An intrinsic part of IUCN's project cycle

IUCN programme managers attended the IUCN ESMS expert team training workshop in ‪Bangkok‬ to learn more about the environmental and social management system put in place as an intrinsic part of IUCNs project cycle. It provides organizational measures and tools to systematically screen projects on potential negative environmental or social impacts and much more.   …  

26 May 2015 | Article

Artemisia granatensis

Europe’s medicinal plants in decline, 2 percent threatened with extinction – IUCN report

The IUCN European Red List of Medicinal Plants provides, for the first time, information on the status of all major medicinal plants native to Europe. This assessment includes 400 vascular plants, including trees, aquatic plants and epiphytes, which occupy a wide range of habitats. These plants include common and widely-used species such as Arnica (Arnica montana), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and Common Heather (Calluna vulgaris). …  

26 May 2015 | News story

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From Solutions to Resolutions: A New Social Compact for Just and Effective Conservation of Biocultural Diversity – Policy Matters (Issue 20, 2015) call for papers

IUCN-CEESP is planning to devote an entire issue of its flagship Policy Matters journal to the vision of the 'New Social Compact', a movement that sought to galvanize diverse stakeholders to collectively commit to a new conservation ethic at the IUCN 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney and beyond. …   | French | Spanish

26 May 2015 | Article

Espacio en Redes Sociales

¿Interesado en Comunidades Resilientes?

La organización Cultura Ambiental, miembro de la UICN, lanza un espacio en Facebook para conocer más sobre este tema.  …  

25 May 2015 | News story

U.S Ambassador Ted Osius discussing during the Leadership Committee meeting

Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance Leadership Committee Meeting

On May 5, IUCN organized the first meeting of the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance Leadership Committee in Ha Long City. Funded by USAID, the Alliance was established in April 2014 to bring government, business, and civil society together to address environmental problems in Ha Long Bay. It is modeled on the Chesapeake Bay Alliance (https://allianceforthebay.org/), which was founded in 1971 and fosters multi-stakeholder partnerships to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. …  

25 May 2015 | Article
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