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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The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural...
Photo: BIOPAMA     The first phase of BIOPAMA ran from 2011-2017, with the second phase starting towards the end of 2017.  The overall objective of BIOPAMA (2017...
In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to...
National members strongly reiterated how MARPLASTICCs plays a vital role in tackling the plastics challenge and supporting the government in dealing with this issue. They emphasised the need for...
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 20 November 2018 —  Businesses have an important role to play in protecting biodiversity, and multi-sectoral partnerships...
The Thailand Biodiversity Network Alliance is the first and only one of its kind in the country. It was jointly established by IUCN Asia and TMT to strengthen the private sector’s role in nature...
On 24th to 27th September IUCN conducted field investigations at the Xe Champhone Ramsar wetlands in Champhone District, Savannakhet Province. The...
The landscape of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site has been severely modified due to expansion and encroachment of agricultural land around the wetlands. Increasing rice cultivation on wetland edges has...
The Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is an interagency coalition to address the extinction risk among the most threatened land and freshwater vertebrates of Southeast Asia. Organizations...
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...
Over five days the trainees entered and reviewed data for each protected area. These data will be used as the basis of a State of the Parks report for Myanmar. Training was delivered by IUCN WCPA...
Blog by Claire Warmenbol. Worldwide out of the 47 megacities, China alone counts 17. These are cities with a population in excess of 10 million...
Such numbers can be mindboggling and the ramifications of those urban transformations even more so. These cities require tremendous investments in water supply, waste treatment, energy,...
This guide to COP is a series of blogs from IUCN delegates in Sharm El-Sheikh. Catch a glimpse of the life at the CBD COP and the issues being...
Is regional cooperation a good return on investment? December 10 - Boris Erg, Director of IUCN's regional office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: "The message I brought along was...
In 2020, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are expected to adopt a new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2021-2030.
The IUCN 2016 World Conservation Congress adopted a Resolution entitled Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing a post 2020 strategy. In it, IUCN invites Parties to the...
On 27-28 February 2018, the Zoological Society of London and National Geographic Society along with IUCN, BirdLife International, CBD and others...
In recent years, there have been calls to dramatically scale up area-based conservation and for large proportions of the planet to be protected in an interconnected way. Such views are providing an...
Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector...
The event provided an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and achieve the following: identify ways to harness the potential of the blue economy to create jobs and combat poverty and hunger...
Biodiversity conservation is the goal of the countries meeting over the next few weeks at the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on...
At first glance, nature documentaries often depict the best of biodiversity – demonstrating the beauty and ubiquity of nature while glazing over the harsh realities of an era in a biodiversity crisis...

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