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 Rio Doce Panel is an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) that will provide advice on the environmental and social...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
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....
IUCN Pakistan, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and Thar Foundation formalised a joint collaboration, to undertake biodiversity conservation...
The first initiative under this partnership aims to protect endangered vulture species in the region, through both in-situ and ex-situ methods of conservation over a period of three years. The...
Researchers, practitioners and policymakers from the Mediterranean region and the European Union are meeting to discuss the benefits and challenges...
From 22 to 24 January, 2019, the city of Marseille will host a workshop entitled “Implementation of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to Tackle Climate Change: Focus on the Mediterranean Region”. The...
Tigers, Habitats and People The Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation (ITHCP) or ‘Tiger Programme‘ is an initiative funded by the German Cooperation via KfW Development Bank, which contributes to...
IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) have been working together on mining, biodiversity and related issues since 2001. The relationship was first formalised in 2003....
Harnessing the potential of trees-on-farms (TonF) for meeting national and global biodiversity targets
Summary: Agriculture, including rangelands, covers >30% of land, with trees being an integrated part of most smallholdings. Using multiple-stakeholder, risk-informed, evidence-based decision-...
Dan Simberloff

There have been calls for biodiversity and ecosystem assessments to count non-native species as well as their native counterparts as positively contributing to biological diversity. Daniel...

The first Advisory Committee for the Thailand Bio-Diversity Network Alliance (B-DNA) was held on January 17 at the IUCN Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.
Six out of eight committee members, including representatives from academic institutions, governmental agencies, and NGOs, attended the meeting. The Advisory Committee will act as an impartial multi...
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...
The Bonn Challenge barometer of progress
SUMMARY: To advance global efforts on forest landscape restoration - accelerating and strengthening progress from Bonn Challenge commitments to implementation - the project will develop and publicize...
In November 2018, IUCN co-chaired a roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian...
The roundtable, which was co-chaired by Maeve Nightingale, Capacity Development Manager, IUCN and Dr. Jose Erezo Padilla, Technical Adviser, Water and Oceans, Bangkok Regional Hub, United Nations...

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