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  • IUCN Director General Inger Andersen speaks at a marine plastics event at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, February 2019 IUCN Director General Inger Andersen speaks at a marine plastics event at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, February 2019 Photo: IUCN/Mark Gnadt

    IUCN Director General nominated to top post at UNEP
    16.02.2019

    IUCN Director General Inger Andersen has been nominated to the post of Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
  • sincere_co_design Photo: Sarah Adams, EFI

    European experts come together to focus on innovations to improve forest benefits
    14.02.2019

    Involving the right people at the right time is key to the success of any new venture. The SINCERE project has turned its focus to a broad range of European-level experts and invited their insight and experience on the development of the project’s eleven Case...
  • East Rennell, Solomon Islands Photo: IUCN/Paul Dingwall

    BIOPAMA launches a call for experts to join the Pacific Regional Action Component Advisory Committee
    14.02.2019

    IUCN has launched a call for experts to serve on the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme Action Component Pacific Regional Advisory Committee (RAC).
  • Termas Chillan-Chile Photo: UICN-Sur

    The conservation right: a new property right for sustainability
    11.02.2019

    By Jaime Ubilla - Traditional property rights have existed for more than 2000 years, but today we are witnessing the development of a new kind of property right: a conservation right (“Conservation Right”), which has emerged from legal research conducted...
  • FAO Brussels Photo: FAO Brussels via Twitter (@FAOBrussels)

    Improving European action on forest management
    11.02.2019

    The European Union consults on its deforestation and forest degradation action plan The European Commission launched its consultation on ‘Deforestation and forest degradation – stepping up EU action’ in January. There are three weeks left to send in...
  • Taller proyecto carbono azul Taller proyecto carbono azul - Life Blue Natura Photo: IUCN

    Capacity building on Blue Carbon projects
    11.02.2019

    Blue Carbon, is the carbon assimilated and stored by marine and coastal ecosystems such as wetlands, marshes, mangroves, and seagrass beds. It represents a large natural carbon sink, and as such, can provide new incentives that prioritize restoration and...
  • Taller proyecto carbono azul Taller proyecto carbono azul - Life Blue Natura Photo: IUCN

    Formación en proyectos de carbono azul
    11.02.2019

    El Carbono Azul, el carbono asimilado y almacenado por los ecosistemas marinos y costeros como humedales, marismas, manglares, y praderas marinas, representa un gran sumidero de carbono natural, y como tal, puede proporcionar nuevos incentivos que den...
  • Mekong Giant Barb catch and release into the FCA at Phlov Touk CFi Photo: Mekong Giant Barb caught and released into the FCA at Phlov Touk CFi © Phlov Touk CFi

    Two years after the Tonle Sap project ended, impacts clear
    11.02.2019

    On December 19-21, 2018, we revisited Kampong Phluk, Phlov Touk and Boeung Chhmar, three fishing communities on the Tonle Sap where we established Fish Conservation Areas (FCAs) as part of an EU-funded project that ran from 2013 to 2016. We wanted to see...
  • Biodiversity Expo including cultural presentations on traditional knowledge by Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Expo including cultural presentations on traditional knowledge by Indigenous Peoples Photo: UICN ORMACC/ Nancy Arroyo

    Caribbean ABS Week: Advances and Challenges for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge
    07.02.2019

    Three days of technical presentations related to accessing genetic resources and sharing of the benefits derived from their utilization, a Biodiversity Expo including cultural presentations on traditional knowledge by Indigenous Peoples and a School Debating...
  • Orangutan eating from Bendang tree An orangutan eats fruit from the crown of a Bendang tree (Borassodendron borneense). Photo: Anne Russon

    IUCN study identifies tree species for climate-resilient reforestation
    07.02.2019

    An IUCN study has identified tree species native to Indonesia’s Kutai National Park that are resilient to climate change and support threatened East Bornean orangutan populations, recommending their use in reforestation efforts. The study was funded by the...
  • Bradnee Chambers Photo: CMS

    WCEL remembers Bradnee Chambers
    06.02.2019

    By Elizabeth Mrema - It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we have to inform you all that our friend, partner, colleague and learned brother, Bradnee Chambers, then Executive Secretary, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (...
  • yellow bird on branch with leaves all around Photo: istock

    Over 600 species and countless livelihoods depend on a plan for the future of the Kilombero Catchment
    06.02.2019

    Kilombero Valley, where Tanzania’s Kilombero Catchment is located, is immensely important to the nation and to the world due to its precious wetlands resources and ever-dependable rivers – enriching the soils and making the lands more fertile for agriculture...
  • Convocatoria Lista Expertos Lista verde España Convocatoria Lista Expertos Lista verde España Photo: IUCN-Med

    Abierta la convocatoria para la selección expertos evaluadores de la Lista Verde en España
    06.02.2019

    El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN (UICN-Med) junto con la Comisión Mundial para las Áreas Protegidas (WCPA en sus siglas en inglés) de la UICN ha abierto la convocatoria para seleccionar los candidatos del grupo de expertos de evaluadores...
  • Participants at the ESARO NRGF Workshop discuss ways that the NRGF could help address governance issues in their work. Photo © Michelle Kimeu Participants at the ESARO NRGF Workshop discuss ways that the NRGF could help address governance issues in their work. Photo © Michelle Kimeu Photo: Michelle Kimeu

    NRGF Updates: From conceptual development to implementation with continued learning
    05.02.2019

    CEESP News - by Jessica Campese, IUCN Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF) Chair As the Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF) knowledge basket develops, it is increasingly moving from conceptual development to implementation, with wider...
  • Communities participate in learning sessions Photo: IUCN FLoD team

    Initiative ready for scale up: Local Communities First Line of Defense against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FloD)
    05.02.2019

    Local communities have a critical role to play in combating illegal wildlife trade. The FLoD initiative excelled/demonstrated success in bringing out community voices in unique ways, and identifying ways of improving interventions to combat illegal wildlife...

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