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MOBILE PASTORALISM AND PROTECTED AREAS: CONFLICT, COLLABORATION AND CONNECTIVITY

Engin Yılmaz1 , Liza Zogib2 , Pablo Urivelarrea3 and Semiha Demirbaş Çağlayan1 Corresponding author: engin@bican.net 1 Yolda IniƟaƟve, Atatürk Bulvarı, 105/604, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey 2 DiversEarth, Chemin de la Roche du Ciel 8, 1188 St. George, Switzerland 3 Trashumancia y Naturaleza, Apdo. 33, Cabezón de la Sal. 39500 Cantabria, Spain   ABSTRACT For thousands of years, mobile pastoralist communities have …

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The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation (Parks) May 2019

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Study: Could new government targets drive better nature conservation?

In 2010, governments around the world committed to protecting at least 17% of land areas and 10% of marine areas by 2020. It’s a goal that’s likely to be met, but will this be effective for the species and sites that are most at risk?   By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins A new paper published in the journal Science criticizes current incentives for governments …

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SPNL is taking the lead on the National Coordination Group for KBA partnership

The current trend internationally for site ecological declaration is the KBA approach /concept. Twelve international conservation organizations joined forces and established the KBA partnership in order to achieve this goal, and standardize the criteria. One of the principles of the KBA Programme is the strong involvement of local experts and stakeholders in the identification and documentation of KBAs. To ensure …

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Biodiversity guidelines for forest landscape restoration opportunities assessments

Biodiversity is inherently connected to forest landscape restoration, but conceptualising this relationship has been elusive – until now. A new publication called, ‘Biodiversity guidelines for forest landscape restoration opportunities assessments’ is intended to provide more context, more resources and fresh perspectives to the ongoing global interaction between biodiversity conservation and forest landscape restoration. IUCN.ORG invited two of the authors, Neil Cox of …

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Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds trapped, hope for pelican and kiwis

overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds such as Black-legged Kittiwake and Cape Gannet closer to extinction, according to the latest update on the conservation status of the world’s birds by BirdLife International for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. By Shaun Hurrell On land, the Snowy Owl is also struggling to find food in the North American Arctic.The …

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SPNL participation in Delos4 workshop in Malta: case study on Hima Anjar-Kafarzabad cultural and spiritual values

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL represented by Bassam Alkantar, SPNL’s Media Campaigner participated in The Delos Initiative fourth workshop held in the Franciscan Retreat House of Porziuncola in Malta from 24- 26 April 2017, in cooperation with the University of Malta – Institute of Earth Systems. St. Paul’s Church & Grotto, Rabat, Malta: Christianity …

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The Delos Initiative fourth workshop in Malta: Sacred Natural Sites with a primary focus on Islam

The Delos Initiative on sacred natural sites in technologically developed countries was launched in 2004, in the context of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of IUCN and its Task Force on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas, currently a Specialist Group (SG/CSVPA). The Initiative is co-ordinated jointly by Thymio Papayannis (MedINA) and Josep-Maria Mallarach (Silene). Three …

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Moving into action: IUCN World Conservation Congress opens

As the IUCN World Conservation Congress opened today in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, thousands of government and NGO representatives prepared to debate and act on key issues including conserving the oceans, climate change and the role of private investment in nature conservation. Over the next 10 days, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s 1300 State and NGO Members will vote …

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Special edition of On The Move at IUCN’s Congress in Hawaii

We’re very happy to announce that a special edition of On The Move will be presented at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Hawaii from the 2nd – 10th September – featuring beautiful photography from celebrated photographers: Asaad Saleh, Lebanon; Baris Koca, Turkey; Gema Arrugaeta, Spain; Stamos Abatis, Greece; Wassim Ghozlani, Tunisia; and Younes Tazi, Morocco. Preparations are underway, and the …

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