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Staying informed is difficult, especially around conservation. Nature Needs Half news updates deliver you the latest information on the work to protect half, both internationally and regionally.

Vlad Tchompalov/Washington, USA

Connectivity Across Highways

Posted in Blog, News & Publications on 01/31/11

This month, there is some exciting news for animals trying to cross the road. The winners were announced in the ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Competition and elephants starting using the first ever highway underpass constructed to help these large mammals in Africa. On Sunday 22 January, Landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) and the construction firm HNTB won the first-ever international competition to design an overpass for wildlife...

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The Far North Act, 2009

Posted in Blog, Library, News & Publications on 12/13/10

An Act With Respect To Land Use Planning and Protection in the Far North On June 2, 2009, Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield introduced proposed legislation that would permanently protect at least half of the Far North of Ontario in a network of conservation lands and allow for sustainable development of the region’s natural resources. The proposed Far North Act, 2009 would enable a community-based land use planning process that...

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La Giganta y Guadalupe

Posted in Blog, Multi-Media, News & Publications on 11/24/10

iLCP photographer Miguel Angel de la Cueva just finished his explorations of Baja California’s must rugged and pristine mountain ranges Sierras La Giganta y Guadalupe along with one of Mexico’s most accomplished ecologist Exequiel Ezcurra and Western States Award Winner author Bruce Berger, for 13 months they unveiled relic forests and exuberant oases hidden in remote mountain tops and canyons, the inaccessibility of this places kept this ecosystems pristine ,...

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Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change

Posted in Library, News & Publications on 10/28/10

The Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat has produced a number of documents about biodiversity and climate change adaptation and mitigation in the context of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) deliberations. These and other recent publications by the CBD are available below for download, including a summary of CBD events at UNFCCC COP15.

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IUCN Protected Area Categories

Posted in Library, News & Publications on 10/28/10

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defined a protected area as: “A clearly defined geographical space, recognized, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values”.

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Welcome to Nature Needs Half

Posted in Multi-Media, News & Publications on 01/31/09

An introduction to the global vision Protecting and interconnecting at least half of the planet, land and water, to support all life on earth is no small vision. Multimedia photojournalist Morgan Heim dives into what this bold, new conservation vision means with an inspiring combination of stunning photographs and powerful interviews.

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