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Project Title: Mekong WET: Building Resilience of Wetlands in the Lower Mekong Region through a Ramsar Regional Initiative Location: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam Duration: 1 January,... Read more
Project title: Watershed conservation and restoration in the Knuckles Conservation Forest and Environmental Protection Area: mini-watershed of Puwakpitiya Oya Location: Puwakpitiya, Knuckles... Read more
Climate change is the biggest potential threat to natural World Heritage sites, but these sites can be part of the solution   Impact on natural World Heritage sites According to the... Read more
Project AVE (Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems(2015-2018) The project’s main objective is to collect, synthesize and use existing evidence on the benefits derived from ecosystem-based... Read more
Fiji, 8-10 March 2017-IUCN convened representatives from both the disaster management and environment sector from 10 pacific countries during a...
The past few years saw important developments in the disaster risk management sector. The need to shift efforts from responding to disasters towards more proactive risk reduction is being emphasized... Read more
Resilience through Investing in Ecosystems - knowledge, innovation and transformation of risk management (RELIEF Kit) RELIEF Kit is a 3 year initiative (2015-2018) funded by the Japan... Read more
Young people have immense potential to contribute to forest conservation and restoration. Watch our video and read on to see how and why IUCN is...
In Colombia and Rwanda, young people have played a crucial role in furthering IUCN’s efforts to restore degraded and deforested landscapes using the forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach. At... Read more
Imèn Meliane is the new WCPA Regional Vice Chair for North Africa, The Middle East and West Asia (NAMEWA). Imèn describes her vision for protected...
There are about 1500 protected areas in the 22 countries of the region, but only five countries have protected more than 10% of their land. As for marine, with the exception of Jordan, no country has... Read more
IUCN has mitigated 100% of the carbon emissions associated with the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 held this past September in Hawaiʻi, USA. 
“IUCN takes its commitments to addressing climate change and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals very seriously,” says IUCN Director General Inger Andersen. “Clearly, the IUCN World... Read more
In the city of Buenos Aires from March 15 to 17, 2017, IUCN organized the Regional Workshop "Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for sustainable...
Forty representatives of nongovernmental organizations and governmental institutions responsible for risk management, environment (biodiversity - climate change) and planning sectors in Argentina,... Read more
The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030. The 2020 target was launched at a high level... Read more
The project aims to recognize and promote the conservation of ecosystem services as an integral part of various global agreements and strategies, as well as national policies and programs for climate... Read more


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