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IUCN welcomes 11 new members in the Mediterranean

 The IUCN Council has just validated the decision taken by its Bureau on 29 January and 13th April and 2016 to approve the admission of 48 new Members. Eleven of them belong to the Mediterranean region. The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation warmly welcomes these new Members in the Mediterranean region. …  

28 Apr 2016 | Article

Akosombo Hydroelectric Power Station on the Volta River supplies energy for Ghana and Togo, West Africa

Balancing complexity and simplicity: the challenge of (re)packaging science for decision-making and policy relevance

WISE-UP to Climate is a multi-partnership project focussing on natural infrastructure, water security and climate change adaptation in the Tana and Volta River Basins. Using an innovative approach to catalyse change on the ground, the project aims to demonstrate natural infrastructure as a 'nature-based solution' for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. …  

28 Apr 2016 | News story

Restored Puliyankulama Tank

Doubling food production and beating climate change: Restoration of Puliyankulama Tank

The Puliyankulama tank is one of the 22 tanks of the Kapiriggama tank cascade system in the Rambewa Divisional Secretariat Division of Anuradhapura district in Sri Lanka. It has the capacity to hold 120 Acre-Feet of water and the primarily use is to cultivate paddy lands covering 35 acres (14 hectares) supporting over 35 families, approximately 140 community members. …  

27 Apr 2016 | News story

Turtle Dove, David Tipling, Nature Picture Library

IUCN calls for the Commission to protect the Turtle Dove against spring hunting season in Malta

IUCN has urged the European Commission to immediately request the Maltese authorities to protect the European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur). Malta has proceeded with opening its spring hunting season (by applying a derogation to the EU Birds Directive), which will allow 5,000 birds to be shot. This is concerning given that the species has undergone a rapid decline in numbers in recent years and has  now been up-listed to Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

26 Apr 2016 | News story

Group photo

Collaborative management is critical for Natural and Cultural Heritage

Successful management of the Lake Ohrid region depends heavily on collaboration between diverse stakeholders and a harmonious balance of nature, culture, landscape and development. During the training on Collaborative Integrated Management of Protected and Heritage Landscapes held in April in Lin Peninsula, Albania, the stakeholders learned how to develop an integrated and cooperative approach to managing complex landscapes. …  

26 Apr 2016 | News story

Jebel Bou Naceur

Démarrage d’un processus participatif pour améliorer la gestion de Jebel Bou Naceur au Maroc

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du projet de coopération relatif à la « Conservation de la flore et des habitats naturels avec les populations locales dans le sud et l'est du bassin méditerranéen (IPAMed)» une visite de la Zone Importante pour les Plantes (ZIP) de Jebel Bou Naceur a été organisée du 5 au 7 avril 2016 au Maroc.  …  

26 Apr 2016 | Article

WCC 2016

Candidates for IUCN Council 2016-2020

 IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2016-20 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place in Hawai’i, USA from 1-10 September 2016. IUCN is pleased to announce the list of candidates for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs of Commissions and Regional Councillors. …   | French | Spanish

26 Apr 2016 | News story

12A-048-006, Large mesh size Gillnet fishing boat at the Bengal coast by Rubaiyat MansurWCS, SOS Save Our Species,

Meet the fishers helping save threatened dolphins

Preventing bycatch of threatened marine megafauna is a challenging task, writes Brian D. Smith from the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Fishers are often unable to detect Irrawaddy dolphins entangled in their nets. But according to Brian there are solutions.   …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

Visit of Secretary Climate Change

The Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan Syed Abu Ahmad Akif visited IUCN Pakistan Country Office at Karachi on 25th April 2016. In the first leg of his visit he accompanied IUCN experts to the mangroves plantation surrounding the Port Qasim Area, where he also planted a mangrove sapling at the site. …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

Park rangers

“Poachers or Protectors?” Event examining the complexity of on the ground wildlife management

Over the last decade there has been a surge in illegal wildlife trade. Poaching of elephants and rhinos for ivory and horn has attracted the most attention, but the trend extends to many other species and commodities.  Response to this crisis has largely focused on intensified law enforcement. Whilst practitioners and policymakers recognise the need to engage local communities in the fight against wildlife crime, initiatives that directly and effectively do so remain rare. …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

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