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Blog: IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Heath Synnott

New UNEP Report Unveils World on Track to Meet 2020 Target for Protected Areas on Land and Sea

15.4 Per Cent of Terrestrial Areas, 3.4 Per Cent of Oceans Protected, but Further Progress Needed to Cover and Effectively Manage Areas of Importance for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

United States and Kiribati Sign Historic Cooperative Arrangement to Protect Vital Marine Habitat in the Pacific

International Conservation Partnership on “Phoenix Ocean Arc” will Benefit 489,000 Square Nautical Miles of Ocean; Builds on President Obama’s Action to Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

Positive outlook for two thirds of natural World Heritage sites, says IUCN

Sydney, Australia, 13 November 2014 (IUCN) – Over 60% of natural areas inscribed on the World Heritage List are likely to be well conserved over time, while others face critical threats such as invasive species, impact of tourism, poaching, dams and logging, according to the IUCN World Heritage

Global forum on protected areas puts nature at the heart of a sustainable future

IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 opens today in Sydney

A fraction of the global military spending could save the planet’s biodiversity, say experts

Only One in Four Protected Areas is Well Managed

Rose Lonesborough, IUCN World Parks Congress Youth Ambassador

Wreck Bay community, Jervis Bay, south coast of New South Wales, Australia

Rose is inspiring a whole new generation of Indigenous kids to get jobs in conservation management.

Managing climate, managing risk

Susan Findlay Tickner, farmer, Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia: “Climate variability is one of our biggest production challenges.

Important Immigration Update

As part of the Australian Government’s overall work to reduce the risks associated with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has in place very clear and rigorous visa and border processes for all travellers from Ebola affected countries in Africa.

Inspiring action for a protected planet: National Geographic teams up with IUCN

IUCN Member National Geographic has been announced today as the official media partner for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 – a global forum on protected areas taking place in Sydney, Australia this November.

Adapting to climate change in the Andes

The Andean páramos — high-altitude grasslands running through Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela — are critical to millions of rural and urban people. They support livelihoods, provide habitat for species found nowhere else and are important for cultural identity.

Living dangerously

Interview with Jeff Horowitz, co-producer for the Emmy Award-winning climate change documentary series, ‘Years of Living Dangerously’.

Power to the collective voice

Interview with Natalie Isaacs, founder of 1 Million Women, the Australian-based movement of women and girls who are taking on climate change through practical action in their daily lives.

What action are you taking (personally and professionally) against climate change?

Reducing the wrath of Hurricane Sandy

In the United States, thousands of miles of coastal national parks and wildlife refuges, made up of beaches, dunes and wetlands, provide natural storm protection for coastal communities.

Sydney gears up for once-in-a decade global conservation event

Tomorrow marks World Parks Day and Sydney counts down to host the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, a major international event which will shape national parks management for the next ten years and beyond, said NSW Deputy Chief Executive National Parks and Wildlife Service, Michael Wright.

Nature, a wise investment - the Katrina story

In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coastline of the United States, flooding New Orleans and causing catastrophic damage to coastal communities in both states.

Once in a Lifetime Australian Field Trips Celebrate Park Life

If you’ve ever wanted to see Uluru through eyes of its Anangu traditional owners or dine with recent migrants from Myanmar’s Karen community and learn how an urban park in Victoria has had a fundamental effect on the community, now is your chance.

Rising murder toll of park rangers calls for tougher laws

With poachers responsible for more than half of ranger deaths over the past two years, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the International Ranger Federation (IRF) call for a toughened stance against wildlife crime globally, marking World Ranger Day celebrated across th

Njanjma Rangers Interpretive Program at Ubirr Rock in Kakadu National Park

“Now I’m going to tell you about the Turtle and Echidna... one of the first stories I learnt when I was a young boy”. Tyrone Garnarradj, age 24, has the group of Kakadu visitors hanging off his every word.

Fleet growing for ‘Mua’ – the sailing voyage to IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

More Pacific Island countries are climbing aboard the ‘Mua: Guided by Nature’ voyage to help convey the ‘one Pacific voice’ to the world, with the number of traditional voyaging canoes sailing from the Pacific to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 rapidly growing into a fleet.

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