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  • NBS Conference, 22-24 January, Marseille (France) NBS Conference, 22-24 January, Marseille (France) Photo: Plan Bleu

    Nature as a solution to respond to climate change challenges

    Researchers, practitioners and policymakers from the Mediterranean region and the European Union are meeting to discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing Nature Based Solutions (NbS).
  • Field visit in privately protected area in Samoa, June 2018 Photo: IUCN/BIOPAMA

    A year in images: BIOPAMA 2018

    In 2018, the BIOPAMA programme engaged with a significant number of stakeholders to ensure that BIOPAMA’s activities support the needs of the countries and their actors, as well as assist them in achieving their conservation objectives and international...
  • Coastal forest in the Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, USA Coastal forest in the Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, USA Photo: IUCN Jim Thorsell

    The first continental Red List of Ecosystems assessment completed for the Americas

    According to the first continental ecosystem risk assessment of temperate and tropical forests of the Americas, more than 80% of these forest ecosystems in the Americas are threatened.
  • Warren Lavey Photo: Holly Rosencranz

    Students Study Protected Areas and Learn About Climate Change and Human Health Impacts

    CEESP News - by Warren G. Lavey, University of Illinois  In a university environmental policy course addressing the benefits, protections, and challenges for natural areas, lessons, and students’ research papers provided training about the many...
  • marine_deguignet Marine Deguignet Photo: Marine Deguignet

    Keeping protected areas information up to date: an interview with protected areas database expert Marine Deguignet

    This is the fourth in a series of interviews with Natura 2000 (N2K) experts as part of the LIFE Green List for N2K project. Our interviewee has extensive experience in managing protected area databases and has recently become involved in the Green List for...
  • A national park in Myanmar Photo: A national park in Myanmar © Equilibrium Research

    A training course on Management Effectiveness Tracking tool for managers of Protected Areas in Myanmar

    On December 3-7, 2018, IUCN organized a training course for managers of 22 of Myanmar’s 23 protected areas on Management Effectiveness Tracking tool (METT). 
  • Water bottles thrown by runners during the Mater Heart Run in Nairobi last year Photo: Nema Kenya

    National Steering Committee lay groundwork to tackle plastic pollution in Kenya

    In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to establish a strategic coalition, discuss project progress, review and adopt the 2018-2020 work plan, and decide...
  • blue sky and green tree left versus hot sun and desert on right Photo: Pixabay

    Piecing together the case for nature-based solutions and the Paris Agreement

    There is indisputable evidence that achieving global climate objectives requires nature-based solutions. In light of the most recent climate science, and in preparation for the development of new or revision of existing national climate targets under the...
  • Jake Brunner - Head, IUCN Indo-Burma Group signed the CoC along with the representative of WWF Viet Nam Photo: Jake Brunner - Head, IUCN Indo-Burma Group signed the CoC along with the representative of WWF Viet Nam © IUCN Viet Nam

    IUCN Viet Nam signs Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution

    Today, IUCN Viet Nam joined 58 embassies, UN agencies, international organisations, and international NGOs in signing a Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution at the Embassy of Canada in Hanoi.   
  • Socotra Fauna Socotra Fauna Photo: PInterrest

    #NatureForAll and World Heritage Sites

    The more people experience, connect with, and share their love of nature, the more support there will be for its conservation and the more they will be connected to natural landmarks among which natural world heritage sites emerge as the most celebrated....
  • Sustainable Blue Economy Participants, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: IUCN ESARO/ SIB-Kenya

    Building the global momentum on marine/aquatic plastics litter

    Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector, students, and plastic sector actors, IUCN joined the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya,...
  • Cameroon Photo: Thomas Bacha/IUCN

    Des partenariats et actions renforcées pour les aires protégées en Afrique Centrale et de l'Ouest

    Tanya Merceron est la nouvelle coordinatrice régionale du BIOPAMA, le Programme pour la biodiversité et la gestion des aires protégées, pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et Afrique Centrale, basée à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Dans cet entretien, elle va nous raconter...
  • Cameroon Photo: Thomas Bacha/IUCN

    Strengthening partnerships and action for protected areas in Western and Central Africa

    Tanya Merceron is IUCN's new regional coordinator for Western and Central Africa of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In this interview, she tells us about her professional career before...
  • group discussion, forestation Group discussion on reforestation site Photo: © Phonesavanh Chanthavong/ IUCN

    Reforestation activities in wetland

    On 24th to 27th September IUCN conducted field investigations at the Xe Champhone Ramsar wetlands in Champhone District, Savannakhet Province. The aim of the investigations was to assess priorities to improve watershed management through landscape restoration...
  • Panelists at the UNFCCC Photo: Pasang Dolma Sherpa

    Asian Indigenous People's struggle in COP 24

    CEESP News - by Pasang Dolma Sherpa, PhD, co-chair of SPICEH Indigenous peoples from Asia, who participated in the COP 24 of the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland from 2 to 14th Dec. 2018, felt the very important step in strengthening indigenous peoples’ roles,...


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