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  • Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative Photo: Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative

    Supporting and strengthening ICCAs in Tanzania: Third national governance workshop held in Arusha

    16.05.2018

    As part of the ongoing project entitled Global Support Initiative for Indigenous Peoples and Community Conserved Areas (GSI-ICCA) in collaboration with the Integrated Planning for Biodiversity and Climate Resilience project, a three day workshop took place in...

  • Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar", Colombia Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Colombia Photo: IUCN / Charles Besancon

    IUCN recommends two vast indigenous peoples’ territories for World Heritage listing

    14.05.2018

    Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Both places highlight the important role of...

  • Government stakeholders discuss elements of the BIOPAMA programme and application in the various contexts Photo: IUCN/Sylvia Maina

    Southern African Protected Area Actors to Guide Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme Priority Actions in the Region

    11.05.2018

    Convened with the aim of affirming key regional priorities and expectations, the four-day inception meeting served to secure buy-in and commitments from partners in the sector towards advancing programme implementation. The forum also provided a worthwhile...

  • 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...

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