Biodiversity

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Biodiversity” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Project title: Ecological restoration of Kapiriggama cascade system of tanks in Rambewa Divisional Secretariat in Anuradhapura Location: Kapiriggama, Anuradhapura, North Western Province of Sri...
Engaging communities as partners in combatting illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is increasingly recognized as critical, but has proven difficult to operationalise in a meaningful and sustainable manner....
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Steering Committee will meet in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 15th to 18th, to examine its role and...
This Committee seeks to ensure that evidence-based conservation actions are universally adopted as a shared responsibility to avoid the extinction crisis and further loss of biodiversity.   Held...
IUCN is partnering with the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) in this EU-funded project to support regional institutional...
Population growth, regional socio-economic development, climate change as well as changing consumption patterns contribute to increased demand for water, energy and food. To achieve security in all...
Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) - A new IUCN-backed scientific article published today finds that threatened western gray whales are at “very high risk” of...
“While options may exist to modify fishing gear and reduce the risk of entanglement to this whale population, the only way to eliminate the risk is to stop the deployment of salmon set nets in or...
Planning as a tool is underused, not always embedded in solid legal frameworks or not always properly implemented. This project will increase capacity to optimize planning to support biodiversity and...
Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney

Wildlife conservation that uses community partnerships is working for people and threatened species across Africa, write Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney of IUCN's Sustainable Use and Livelihoods...

David Johnson

Population was once a taboo subject. With the global population set to rise to over 9.7 billion by 2050, population growth and the resulting pressure on the environment is now recognised as a key...

Gland, Switzerland, and Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE...
As part of the agreement, Newmont asked IUCN and its experts – including representatives of IUCN Member organizations and its Commissions – to conduct independent reviews at select mine sites using...
The Biodiversity in Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Program is leveraging its network of protected areas (PA) managers, conservationists,...
The SoPA report for the Caribbean region will be a comprehensive regional assessment of PAs and PA systems. It will provide the facts and figures required by governments and others to make informed...
The objective of the Mediterranean-Type Ecosystem Specialist Group (MTEG) is to tap into its members’ collective experience in managing field station...
  SC Focal point: Jonathan Hughes     Mediterranean-type ecosystems (MTEs), with their characteristic and unique climatic regimes of mild wet winters and warm and dry summers,...
IUCN India with support of ITC Ltd. has initiated a “Sustainable Agriscapes for Future” programme in the Munger district of Bihar. Under this...
The training was organised by IUCN and ITC Ltd. with technical support from Dr. Sudipto Chatterjee, from TERI University, an IUCN commission member, who agreed to act as the trainer for the same. On...

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