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    Money grows for trees: Financing FLR in Asia and beyond

    12.06.2018

    The loss of global tree cover reached a record 29.7 million hectares in 2016. While ambitious programmes across Asia to restore forest landscapes and help support rural communities are growing, there remains inadequate financing throughout the region and the...

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System - the Blue Hole Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN

    28.05.2018

    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....

  • grass huts in a field with people and forest Photo: IUCN / George Akwah

    Inclusivity across 4 African landscapes

    28.05.2018

    Thought leaders from civil society, government and business are advancing a ‘landscape approach’ to land use and resource decision-making. Such an approach seeks to address the often-competing interests of different stakeholders across a landscape to engage...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • mountain with blue lake and pine trees Photo: UNECE

    1st Bonn Challenge Roundtable in the Caucasus and Central Asia

    17.05.2018

    The upcoming Ministerial Roundtable on forest landscape restoration and the Bonn Challenge in Kazakhstan brings decision-makers from the Caucasus and Central Asia together to discuss challenges and identify solutions related to forest landscape restoration....

  • BMU IKI opens the 10 Year Conference in Bonn BMU IKI opens the 10 Year Conference in Bonn, Germany on May 5th, 2018. Photo: BMU IKI

    Germany confirms commitment to climate and biodiversity finance

    10.05.2018

    At the tenth anniversary celebration of IKI, the initiative and IUCN reflected together on the progress made in deploying Nature-based Solutions to climate change, reaffirming the role of ecosystems and biodiversity for climate action.

  • woman pointing to a map on a table, others sit Photo: IUCN

    Restoring from experience in Myanmar

    02.05.2018

    With 45% forest cover, Myanmar has some of the largest remaining forest areas in Asia. Yet, the country suffers significant annual deforestation due to over-exploitation, illegal logging, shifting cultivation, governance and institutional issues, and...

  • Uttarakhand ROAM Validation Workshop Group Photograph Uttarakhand ROAM Validation Workshop Group Photograph Photo: IUCN\ Vishnu Sharma

    Uttarakhand State validates restoration opportunities and priorities identified using ROAM framework

    25.04.2018

    In India, IUCN is piloting a study in the state of Uttarakhand, in partnership with G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) to assess opportunities for restoration within the state using the ROAM framework...

  • blurred people in forest with branch in foreground Photo: Craig Beatty / IUCN

    Where tropical forest governance meets the ‘Beast from the East’

    24.04.2018

    A blog by Dr. Emmanuel O. Nuesiri, international scholar and editor of a new book on responsive forest governance – a look at how forest governance has global implications for regulating climate and more.

  • The first permanent Eco-acoustic Theatre - Naturama, Denmark The first permanent Eco-acoustic Theatre - Naturama, Denmark  Photo: Alex d’Emilia

    A temple to experience the hidden breath of our protected planet

    23.04.2018

    Fragments of Extinction, a long-term environmental sound-art and science dissemination project, showcased its work at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawai‘i at the Protected Planet pavilion. The project records 24-hour sound portraits...

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