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  • Roberto Gambino Photo: rivistaeco.it

    Remembering Professor Roberto Gambino

    05.09.2019

    A historical figure and living reference for parks and landscape planning passed away 1 August 2019. Architect and Professor of urban and regional planning at Turin Polytechnic from 1981 to 2010, also the founder of the European Documentation Centre on Nature...

  • Aishah explaining gazelle fawn care to a young student at the King Khalid Wildlife Research Center, Riyadh Photo: Aishah Ali Abakar Abdallah

    In Saudi Arabia, one woman’s inspiration and effort grow another generation’s leaders through open-air education

    05.09.2019

     Aishah's lifelong dedication to protecting nature and inspiring others to do the same is recognised with an IUCN CEC award.

  • Honolulu, Hawaii Photo: Ken Lund

    Cities launch park-based programmes to reap health, biodiversity, and financial harvest

    05.09.2019

    Urban biodiversity and healthy natural ecosystems offer a range of benefits to human society, including providing cleaner water, reducing flood risk and storing carbon.

  • Tribal Park, governed by Tla‐o‐qui‐aht First Nation. Opitsaht village also seen. BC, Can. Meares Is. Tribal Park, run by Tla‐o‐qui‐aht. BC, Canada © Jeremy Williams Photo: © Jeremy Williams

    IUCN WCPA Task Force on Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) holds 4th meeting on German island of Vilm

    05.09.2019

    The IUCN WCPA Task Force on Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) held its fourth meeting on the island of Vilm (Germany) in June. A major focus of the meeting was the further development of the OECM Assessment Methodology, with which...

  • Baby tapir, Amazon Photo: WWF Columbia

    The living Amazon is given a breath of fresh air

    05.09.2019

    IUCN will work on a new partnership for the IUCN Green List in the Amazon with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Andes-Amazon Initiative. IUCN will promote the Green List Standard that describes and encourages fair and effective...

  • Participants during the SMART workshop organised by the MIKE programme Photo: ©IUCN

    Thailand introduces SMART tech to protect Asian elephants

    03.09.2019

    In early May, the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) programme of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), organised a three-day...

  • Bang Pakong River Wetland in Chachoengsao Province Photo: ©IUCN

    Thai wetlands at risk: Climate change will affect marine biodiversity and human livelihoods

    23.08.2019

    The Mekong WET Project, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI), recently published climate change vulnerability assessment reports for Bang Pakong River Wetland in Chachoengsao Province and Kaper Estuary, Laemson Marine National Park, Kraburi...

  • Nature-based solutions and protected areas to improve urban biodiversity and health Biodiversity and healthy natural ecosystems offer a range of benefits to human society, including providing cleaner water, reducing flood risk and storing carbon. They also benefit human health by reducing the incidence of infectious diseases and several other disorders, and by allowing space for physical exercise. These benefits are also provided by ecosystems and protected nature areas in and around cities, providing billions of dollars in cost savings to health services. For example, one in five people in the developing world lack a reliable water supply and water-borne diseases cause millions of deaths each year. Functioning natural ecosystems are an efficient and cost-effective way of supplying clean water; one third of the world’s 100 largest cities rely on forest protected areas for their water supply. Risks of cardiovascular disease are reduced and mental health and children’s cognitive development are improved with access to green space, including in urban areas.  Evidence of the reduced costs for health services from these benefits is increasing. An assessment of London’s green spaces found that they saved £370 million per year from improved mental health and £580 million per year due to better physical health.   Photo: Pixabay/Kramarz

    Nature-based solutions and protected areas to improve urban biodiversity and health

    06.08.2019

    Biodiversity and healthy natural ecosystems offer a range of benefits to human society, including providing cleaner water, reducing flood risk and storing carbon.

  • ngorongoro crater Photo: IUCN

    Legal and Policy Reviews for Increased Recognition of ICCAs

    05.08.2019

    To address some of the constraints in achieving the Aichi targets and to contribute to Post-2020 Aichi Framework, the ICCA-GSI is undertaking legal and policy analyses in the majority of the 26 participating countries. The overall aim of this initiative is to...

  • Ranger RPPN Sesc Pantanal Photo: Luciana Tancredo

    World Ranger Day 2019, 31 July

    31.07.2019

    Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation.

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