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¿Qué es la UICN?
 
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Descubra la UICN, la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, la red ambiental más grande del mundo. Trabajamos en más de 160 países, recopilamos los últimos conocimientos sobre la biodiversidad, y ejecutamos cientos de proyectos de conservación en todo el mundo.
What is IUCN? (English)
 
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Discover IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world's largest global environmental network. We are working in more than 160 countries, gathering the latest knowledge on biodiversity, running hundreds of conservation projects around the world and being nature's voice on the international stage. Watch this video and find out who we are and how we work for a just world that values and conserves nature.
From despair to repair
 
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With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). But according to the authors, restoring parrotfish populations and improving other management strategies, such as protection from overfishing and excessive coastal pollution, could help the reefs recover and make them more resilient to future climate change impacts. This video, featuring the report's lead author Jeremy Jackson explains the implications of the report
The IUCN Red List: Guiding Conservation for 50 years
 
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The IUCN Red List is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of wild species and their links to livelihoods. Far more than a list of species and their status, it is a powerful tool to inform and catalyse action for biodiversity conservation, critical to protecting the natural resources we need to survive. Help us reach our goal of assessing at least 160,000 species by 2020 to make The IUCN Red List a more complete ‘Barometer of Life’. https://50.iucnredlist.org/donate
IUCN: Championing nature-based solutions
 
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At IUCN, we believe that we all have a powerful ally in the fight against climate change: nature. Find out about the importance of nature-based solutions in tackling one of humanity's greatest challenges.
Qu'est-ce que l'UICN?
 
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Découvrez les activités de l'UICN (Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature), le plus vaste réseau mondial de protection de l'environnement. Nous travaillons dans plus de 160 pays, dans trois grands domaines : la réalisation de projets sur le terrain, le développement de connaissances scientifiques sur l'état de la biodiversité, et l'influence au niveau international.
Water is for Life - World Water Day song 2011
 
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This song was composed for World Water Day 2011 by Ronn Simpson and the Water & Wetlands Programme at IUCN's Oceania Regional Office. The theme for World Water Day 2011 is "Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge". What do we need when the land is dry? Where do we go when the sun is high? Many will answer "water is for life" Water for you, Water for me Water for the animals, Water for the trees Water for every-one in so-ci-ety CHORUS We are working together to keep our water clean Treating water as a "treasure" in our urban community The careful use of this resource is now on you and me Conserving water for a happier Fiji END CHORUS We need clean water for a healthier Fiji
Love. Not Loss.
 
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Visit the IUCN website here: http://iucn.org/ This video presents a new biodiversity message. It challenges communicators to talk about nature in terms that people want to listen to. The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and the CBD Secretariat produced the video in partnership with CEC members in Wildscreen and Futerra.
Be part of the action – IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016
 
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Come, be part of the action. Register today: www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org Humanity has always been bound to nature. We may forget, but nature always reminds us. Our current path must change. Last year the world agreed to combat climate change and develop more sustainably. But how can we build this new relationship with our planet? And who will lead the way? This September in Hawaiʻi, top government officials, CEOs and civil society leaders will come together with leading scientists and experts from the field to define the path to a sustainable future. Join them in moving global climate and sustainable development agreements into action. Our planet is at a crossroads. Now is the time to act.
Jacques-Olivier Travers flying over Mont Blanc with Sherkan the bald eagle
 
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Visit the IUCN website here: http://iucn.org/ Jacques-Olivier Travers, from Haute Savoie in France, paragliding from Mont Blanc with Sherkan the bald eagle, just one of the birds, who've been raised in captivity, who Jacques-Olivier has taught how to fly.
Yellowstone: the return of the wolf
 
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Yellowstone is the world's oldest national park and one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wolves were well established here when the park was created back in 1872. But people have since been at odds with them over agriculture and hunting, and almost eliminated them from the park. It was only in the 1990s that efforts to bring the wolf back to Yellowstone began. Now, after a 70 year absence, the wolf has returned to the park thanks to a successful reintroduction programme. This film shows the impact that this has had on the park's biodiversity and explains how the reintroduction of wolves became part of a large-scale conservation effort for the area.
The IUCN Red List: A Barometer of Life
 
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plants, animals and fungi. The IUCN Red List includes a wealth of information which is used to identify the pressures that are pushing species towards extinction across the world. Watch this video to find out more about what information is provided in The IUCN Red List, how this information can be used, and how The IUCN Red List is becoming an increasingly powerful 'Barometer of Life'.
Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas as nature-based solutions to climate change
 
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Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have an important role in providing ecosystem services, mitigating the impacts of climate change and increasing ecological and socioeconomic resilience of biodiversity and surrounding coastal communities. Increasing the number of MPAs and developing appropriate management actions within them are essential to maintain the natural resilience of marine habitats against climate change impacts in the Mediterranean.
Love. Not Loss. (Español)
 
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Visite la página web de la UICN aquí: http://iucn.org/ Este video presenta un nuevo tipo de mensaje sobre la diversidad biológica. Desafía a los comunicadores a que hablen acerca de la naturaleza en términos que la gente quiera escuchar. La Comisión de Educación y Comunicación (CEC) de la UICN y la Secretaría del CDB produjeron el video en colaboración con miembros de la CEC en Wildscreen y Futerra.
Marine plastic pollution: Towards a necessary plastic life cycle approach
 
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As part of IUCN's newly launched Marine Plastics and Coastal Communities initiative (MARPLASTICCs) funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), this video illustrates the different types and the life cycle of plastics as a real dimension of the challenge. Marine plastic pollution is not only a question of waste but leads us more upstream to plastics as material and products. More information: http://www.marplasticcs.org Twitter: @MARPLASTICCs
The Bonn Challenge
 
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The Bonn Challenge is an exciting global aspiration to restore 150 million hectares of the world's degraded and deforested lands by 2020. This video describes the challenge and presents some milestones on our path to restoring the world's forests. Already we have 20 million hectares of land pledged for restoration - and another 30 million in the pipeline as potential pledges. Visit www.bonnchallenge.org *soon* for more details on the Bonn Challenge - and what you can do to get involved.
Planet at the Crossroads: IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016
 
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www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org From 1-10 September 2016, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brought top scientists and academics together with world leaders and decision makers from governments, civil society, indigenous peoples and business. Together, they shared the latest in conservation science, launched new initiatives and decided actions to address pressing conservation and sustainable development challenges. The knowledge shared and the decisions taken over those ten days helped define the path to a sustainable future and move 2015’s historic climate and sustainable development agreements into action.
Forest Landscape Restoration in China
 
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Landscape restoration case study - One-minute video vignette
Turning the red carpet green
 
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IUCN's Patron of Nature, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and IUCN Goodwill Ambassador Mattias Klum explain what inspires them about nature and why they have chosen to engage with IUCN.
The importance of indigenous rights and knowledge in conservation
 
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Indigenous leaders and other participants at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 discuss the value of indigenous rights, knowledge and leadership in creating more sustainable ways of life on Earth.
Love Not Loss (Français)
 
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Visitez le site de l'UICN ici: http://iucn.org/ Ce nouvel outil pour les professionnels de la communication propose une nouvelle façon de communiquer sur la biodiversité ,en les mettant au défi d'évoquer la nature en des termes qui touchent la sensibilité de leurs publics : via l'amour et l'émerveillement face au monde naturel et aux liens qui unissent les hommes et la biodiversité. Cette vidéo s'accompagne de l'étude « Branding Biodiversity » disponible sur : http://www.futerra.co.uk/downloads/Branding_Biodiversity.pdf La Commission Éducation et Communication (CEC) de l'UICN et le secrétariat de la CDB ont produit cette vidéo en partenariat avec Wildscreen et Futerra. Initialement en anglais, la traduction a été réalisée par les experts de la CEC du Comité français de l'UICN. La présente traduction est littérale, il peut donc subsister des différences d'approches entre culture anglo-saxonne et francophone.
IUCN Global Standard for Marine Protected Areas
 
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The IUCN Global Standard for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is a synthesis of the existing IUCN Green List Standard for Protected and Conserved Areas, together with current relevant policies taken from approved IUCN Resolutions and guidance documents. Designed to support governments, agencies, NGOs, donors, community-based organisations, MPA managers and many others, this document brings all this information together for the first time into this single format to inform the fair and effective design and management of MPAs.
What is natural capital and why is it so important?
 
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In advance of the World Natural Capital Forum taking place this November in Edinburgh, Scotland, IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre explains why governments, companies, environmental organizations and each one of us must work together to value and invest in the planet's natural wealth.
Challenges and solutions to managing and controlling Prosopis in the Kalahari
 
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The video tells the story of the Kalahari-Namib ecosystem in Southern Africa which is under threat from an alien invasive plant known as Prosopis or Mesquite. It portrays how the natural environment and people's livelihoods are affected in this dryland area, and captures the perspectives of the local community.
Nature For All
 
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"Experience nature, understand nature, protect nature."
UICN: Portavoz de soluciones basadas en la naturaleza
 
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En la UICN, creemos que el mundo tiene un poderoso aliado en la lucha contra el cambio climático: la naturaleza. Descubra la importancia de las soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para hacer frente a uno de los mayores desafíos de la humanidad.
IUCN Congress: Nature-based solutions to climate change
 
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Top officials and experts at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 share how nature-based solutions are important and relevant contributions to addressing climate change.
Forest Landscape Restoration in Rwanda
 
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Landscape restoration case study - One-minute video vignette
ROAM: Metodología de evaluación de oportunidades de restauración
 
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Su región podría representar una oportunidad importante de restauración. La Metodología de evaluación de oportunidades de restauración (ROAM) es el primer paso hacia la restauración de paisajes degradados y deforestados. Es un método simple, rentable y ampliamente participativo para evaluar la oportunidad de restauración en el plano nacional o sub-­nacional. Para más información: www.iucn.org/ROAM
Wildlife trafficking - time to stop it in its tracks
 
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The first film in a series created by the National Geographic Society to help IUCN raise awareness of conservation and sustainable development issues in the lead up to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawaii. http://www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org/
Palm oil and biodiversity
 
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Palm oil is destroying lush tropical forests and the species that call them home. But what is the answer? Sustainability is key, but everyone − from governments to palm oil companies to consumers − has a role to play. IUCN's report, Palm Oil and Biodiversity, is an analysis of palm oil impacts on global biodiversity and possible solutions. Written by IUCN’s Oil Palm Task Force, the report aims to provide a constructive path to improving sustainability in the palm oil industry: http://iucn.org/palm-oil
Pearl in a plastic bag
 
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The biggest threat to the Lake Ohrid is the modern age waste. Plastic waste being the most dangerous. It envelops the beautiful pearl of Lake Ohrid in a plastic bag. Besides for its beauty, the lake is known for having the highest biodiversity in the world taking into account the number of endemic species per surface area. But for how long? This video is produced to sensitise the inhabitants of Pogradec region about the value, beauty and threat of waste to the lake, with the aim to inspire and motivate all generations to better manage their waste by reducing, reusing and recycling it. It is part of the waste management awareness campaign of the project Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region, coordinated by UNESCO in partnership with the authorities of Albania and FYR Macedonia, ICOMOS, IUCN and ICCROM, and financed by the European Union with the co-financing by the government of Albania. The waste campaign was designed and implemented in partnership with the Municipality of Pogradec, and in consultation with the local NGOs Une, Gruaja and sustainable tourism operator Explore Pogradec. Website: http://bit.ly/2KxhfZy
IUCN's Restoration Assessment Methodology (ROAM) - an overview
 
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ROAM is a cost-effective and easy to use analytic process for identifying restoration opportunities at the national and subnational level. It was produced by IUCN and the World Resources Institute as a contribution to the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge.
The Mediterranean Hotspot: from knowledge to action to preserve its biodiversity
 
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Infographic video about the current conservation actions and knowledge on the conservation status of more than 3,000 species at the Mediterranean level, with key figures for all the taxonomic groups assessed in the last 10 years, as well as the Key Biodiversity Areas identified by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation. This work helps support countries in planning and implementing conservation measures in line with their commitments made in international conventions such as CBD Aichi Targets 11 and 12 and the Barcelona Convention.
Improving lives through solar power in Tonga
 
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IUCN has provided solar home systems to three island communities in the Kingdom of Tonga. This video focuses on Lofanga Island in the Ha'apai Group and shows how the lives of the people in this small community have changed for the better through this project. With appropriate management in place, solar home systems such as this can make positive contributions to people with minimal impacts on nature. For more information on this project: http://ow.ly/maxqO www.iucn.org
IUCN Red List 2011
 
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Footage to accompany the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa
 
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In Africa, millions will suffer from climate change impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystem services and biodiversity. It's urgent for countries in the region to take action to reduce vulnerability and enhance local communities' capacity to adapt. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (or IUCN) has been working with three countries to do just that. In Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, IUCN staff members have been collaborating with national governments, local NGOs and selected communities on a pilot project, funded by the government of Finland, called the « Climate Change and Development project », or CCDP. The project was developed with the aim of ensuring that policies and strategies lead to activities that emphasize the role of water and forests in adapting to climate change in the region.
What kind of world do we want? IUCN extinction crisis video
 
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Visit the IUCN website here: http://iucn.org/ IUCN video about the crisis of biodiversity and species extinction, and the main causes of it.
The importance of biodiversity
 
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Why should we care about biodiversity? Some of the world's leading experts and advocates explain.
Equipping Uganda for restoration: Radio and apps for reforesting landscapes
 
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**Chosen as a winner of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015 Partner Video Award** In many African countries, radio is the most efficient and cost-effective method of spreading knowledge, especially among rural farmers and villagers. To reach these isolated communities, IUCN partnered with Farm Radio International in Uganda to produce a radio programme on forest landscape restoration. On air throughout 2014, the interactive radio programme allowed farmers to understand the benefits, opportunities and challenges they might face in restoring degraded land, and helped them undertake forest landscape restoration interventions according to their needs. IUCN also worked with partners to produce similar results through mobile technologies, using a new app to help farmers and communities choose the right species of tree for their specific needs. Learn more about restoration action in Uganda: iucn.org/forest
Solomon Islands: living with mangroves
 
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The video is in pidgin and highlights importance of mangroves to the communities of Maramasike Passage in Solomon Islands. Coastal communities in rural Solomon Islands highly depend on mangroves for food, shelter and income. The video was produced as an awareness raising tool both for policy makers and the general public. Maramasike is a project site for IUCN's project, Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation & Livelihoods, which focuses on increasing and improving the conservation of mangrove ecosystems in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu through targeted in-country activities. For Solomon Islands the main aim of the project is to develop a national mangrove policy and a mangrove management plan. More information on the project can be found here: http://ow.ly/mFXLn
Wetlands, a natural solution for climate change
 
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Each year on 2 February the world marks World Wetlands Day. In 2019 the theme is Wetlands and Climate Change. The international partners of the Ramsar Convention -IWMI, WWF, Birdlife, Wetlands Intl, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, and IUCN- are supporting the outreach for World Wetlands Day under the banner #PartnersForWetlands.
Mapping mangroves
 
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Healthy mangroves are a precious, almost priceless, resource, and yet over the past 50 years the world has witnessed staggering levels of mangrove loss and degradation. Losing mangroves means losing lives and livelihoods, food security, valuable timber production, coastal defence and one of the most efficient and important carbon stores on the planet. Recognising this enormous issue, experts at the University of Cambridge, The Nature Conservancy and IUCN merged innovative data to create a unique mapping tool to allow decision-makers to identify areas where mangrove forest restoration can succeed by highlighting places where they once thrived, and where conditions remain suitable for restoration. Discover more: https://bit.ly/2CH1w59
Financing forest landscape restoration
 
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Ambitious programmes are in place across Asia to restore forests – supporting rural communities and helping countries meet their reforestation targets. Despite the variety of financing options, the actual amount of money flowing into these programmes is severely limited.
WISE-UP to Climate – Natural Infrastructure Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation
 
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This animated video explores how natural infrastructure can provide cost-effective and sustainable solutions for climate change adaptation. Set in the Volta and Tana basins, the video illustrates how investing in natural infrastructure, such as restoring forests, re-vegetating river banks, protecting and managing natural floodplains, can optimise the performance of engineered infrastructure such as dams and reservoirs, whilst providing system-wide adaptation and local development benefits. The WISE UP animated video demonstrates cutting-edge tools and approaches to identify and negotiate the trade-offs that occur in combining climate adaptation with development decisions. WISE-UP is an IUCN-led partnership working in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Ghana (CSIR) (http://www.csir-stepri.org), the African Collaborative Centre for Earth System Sciences (ACCESS) - University of Nairobi (http://www.uonbi.ac.ke), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (http://www.odi.org), the University of Manchester (http://www.manchester.ac.uk), and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) (http://www.bc3research.org). For more information, please visit http://www.waterandnature.org/wiseup
Mitigating the risks of indirect landuse change from biofuels
 
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Visit the IUCN website here: http://iucn.org/ Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) is a central issue to the sustainability of industrial scale biofuels. This video introduces the viewer to the concept and the challenges it poses to us all.
ROAM - Phase 1 - Preparation and Planning
 
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IUCN and WRI's Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology (ROAM) is a cost-effective and easy to use analytic process for identifying restoration opportunities at the national and subnational level. This video explores the first phase of ROAM: Preparation and Planning. For more information visit: www.iucn.org/ROAM
Trees for Water – China. Exploring Forest Landscape Restoration for Beijing.
 
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Beijing is the world's pre-eminent megacity: a regional economic hub, capital of China, home to 21 million people. It also experiences some of the world’s worst water stress – more, in fact, than most Middle Eastern capitals. IUCN and our partners are working to apply nature based solutions to the problem, exploring how forest landscape restoration in Beijing’s mountainous watershed can provide more clean water for millions.