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    Why financing is tied to the future of a biodiverse planet

    02.08.2019

    Biodiversity is inherently linked to well-being and its decline is everyone’s problem, says expert group. Addressing the problem isn’t free. Financing needs to be directed into biodiversity-friendly production to reach national and international...

  • Life under the mangrove canopy @damsea_shutterstock Life under the mangrove canopy Photo: @damsea_shutterstock

    Celebrating Mangroves – the super ecosystem of the tropics

    26.07.2019

    By Raphaelle Flint, Marine Programme Officer, IUCN Global Marine & Polar Programme   On the occasion of World Mangrove Day, let’s hear it for mangroves the super ecosystem of tropical and subtropical latitudes!  

  • river and trees in back and publication in front Photo: IUCN

    Report captures achievement of U.S. Bonn Challenge pledge: restoration progress from 19 countries

    02.07.2019

    28 June 2019, IUCN released its second assessment of the implementation of restoration pledges made to the Bonn Challenge, showing that countries are making impressive progress on the global goal of bringing 150 million hectares into...

  • Selous Game Reserve, World Heritage, Tanzania Hippos in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania Photo: IUCN / Mizuki Murai

    Selous reserve could lose World Heritage status if dam project goes ahead – IUCN

    27.06.2019

    The Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania faces irreversible damage if plans to build the Stiegler’s Gorge dam go ahead, according to IUCN – the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Ultimately, this could lead to the reserve being removed from the World...

  • woman standing by stump explaining things to people outside Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    Talking about forest reserves without needing to take a plane

    21.06.2019

    As an international organisation that works all around the world, the importance of what we can learn and share with those managing the forests nearby is sometimes overlooked. This year, the Lake Geneva Forestry Forum (Forum Forestier Lémanique) was co-hosted...

  • people posing in front of Maya ruin Photo: Azucena Flores

    Peer-to-peer learning: Indigenous peoples share solutions

    17.06.2019

    Forty-two representatives of indigenous organisations from around the world recently met in Tecpan, Guatemala to share experiences and learn from one another on environmental, business and social issues – taking another step toward a common understanding.

  • The Sundarbans, Bangladesh, World Heritage site The Sundarbans in Bangladesh is part of the world’s largest mangrove forest, lying on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers and bordering India’s Sundarbans National Park, also a World Heritage site. Photo: IUCN / Mizuki Murai

    IUCN advises “in danger” status for three World Heritage sites

    07.06.2019

    IUCN, the official advisor on natural World Heritage, recommends for three natural sites to be listed as “World Heritage in danger”: the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and the Ohrid region in North...

  • View of the Goygol lake in Azerbaijan located in the reserve Photo: tycson1_Shutterstock

    Azerbaijan brings regional restoration commitments to 3 million hectares

    07.06.2019

    Azerbaijan announced it will restore 170,000 ha of degraded lands by 2030 - and an additional 100,000 ha conditional upon receiving funding - under the Bonn Challenge. The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million ha of degraded and...

  • rainbow wheel for SDGs on left and words on right Photo: IUCN

    From helplessness to hope through restoration

    23.05.2019

    With successive waves of environmental foreboding predicted by the world’s leading scientific authorities, hopeful nature-based solutions for the planet’s future have never been more necessary. Fortunately, from increasing the productivity of degraded lands...

  • women in group holding fish Photo: IUCN

    Restoration opportunities in the heart of DRC

    22.05.2019

    IUCN, the government, partners, and a key local governance working group collaborate to ensure sustainable land management in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Mangai landscape – through the application of the restoration opportunities assessment methodology...

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