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  • IUCN Working Group on National Committee Development in Europe, North and Central Asia meeting participants April 2018 Photo: IUCN

    CEC work and #NatureForAll were presented and discussed at the meeting of the IUCN WGNCD

    24.04.2018

    IUCN WGNCD (Working Group on National Committee Development in Europe, North and Central Asia) Developing synergies among Members, Commissions and Secretariat were among the major topics at the meeting of the IUCN Working Group on National Committee...

  • Booted Eagle Booted Eagle Photo: Shouf Biosphere Reserve

    The wonders of Shouf Biosphere Reserve, Lebanon

    23.04.2018

    Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, accounting for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon, was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in July 2005. Covering approximately 50,000 hectares - or 5% of the total area of Lebanon, the...

  • 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...

  • IUCN Green List logo Photo: IUCN

    IUCN Green List gets a new logo!

    23.04.2018

    The new IUCN Green List logo is the graphic identifier for the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the ‘IUCN Green List’) programme, which implements a new global standard for protected areas in the 21st Century.

  • Biodiversity data is key to evaluating the successful conservation outcomes of protected areas. Photo: Tropical snail-eating snake, Farallones de Cali, Colombia c. Biodiversity data is key to evaluating the successful conservation outcomes of protected areas. Photo: Tropical snail-eating snake, Farallones de Cali, Colombia c.  Photo: James Hardcastle/IUCN.

    ‘Wildlife Insights’ – real-time data for conservation decision-making

    23.04.2018

    Wildlife Insights is a global platform that will bring together near real-time data on wildlife populations to create the most comprehensive wildlife monitoring platform on the planet. Wildlife Insights will provide data and tools that can be used to rapidly...

  • Protected area in the Philippines Protected area in the Philippines Photo: Pablo Arturo Lopez Guijosa

    Space for Nature Symposium: what's next?

    19.04.2018

    By Natasha Ali and Trevor Sandwith On 22 – 23 February 2018, participants at the 'Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing a post-2020 strategy' Symposium discussed the future of spatial planning and policy. The...

  • Developing effective capacity for North African protected areas Developing effective capacity for North African protected areas Photo: Imen Meliane

    Developing effective capacity for North African protected areas

    19.04.2018

    In North African countries, capacity building programmes in protected areas (PAs) often focused on building certain individual skills and competencies. Over the past decades, hundreds of capacity building initiatives or activities have been implemented in...

  • John Waithaka Photo: John Waithaka

    John Waithaka

    12.04.2018

    The IUCN Wilderness Specialist Group is pleased and honored to announce that John Waithaka is our new Co-Chair, joining Vance Martin (the founder and Co-Chair of the WSG), Sarah Casson (Manager of the WSG), and the global membership of the WSG.

  • Bluebells in Hallerbos, Belgium Photo: mj - tim photography/Shutterstock

    IUCN launches Green List for Natura 2000 stakeholder consultation

    09.04.2018

    IUCN is inviting interested stakeholders to participate in a public consultation for the ‘Green List for N2K’ project. The aim of the consultation is to collect feedback on the IUCN Green List Adapted Indicators for Natura 2000 sites. The deadline is 7 May...

  • African elephants African elephants Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Philippe Bouché

    06.04.2018

    Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La Tapoa resort in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

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