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  • IUCN guide to help new sports venues minimise impact on nature

    IUCN guide to help new sports venues minimise impact on nature

    A guide designed to help integrate biodiversity considerations into new sports venues, minimising their impacts on nature and delivering conservation benefits, was released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the United ...

  • IUCN Director General appointed to head UNEP

    IUCN Director General appointed to head UNEP

    IUCN Director General Inger Andersen has been appointed to the post of Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by the United Nations General Assembly. IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng said: “IUCN is proud that its ...

  • Statement by IUCN Director General on the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse in Brazil

    Statement by IUCN Director General on the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse in Brazil

    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature,  expresses solidarity with everyone impacted by the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse in Brazil and conveys condolences to families that have lost loved ones. In addition to the inestimable ...

  • IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in protected areas. Sites in Egypt, ...

  • Report shows 15% of terrestrial and 7% of marine areas now covered by protected areas

    Report shows 15% of terrestrial and 7% of marine areas now covered by protected areas

    Around 15% of the world’s terrestrial area is better safeguarded by conservation measures, as well as over 7% of the world’s oceans, ensuring the world is on track to meet important conservation targets, according to the latest ...

  • IUCN deeply alarmed at capital offence charge against Iran conservationists

    IUCN deeply alarmed at capital offence charge against Iran conservationists

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature is deeply disturbed as five IUCN member conservationists, including members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), are charged with crimes punishable by death in Iran. ...

  • Nature’s contribution to sustainable development takes centre stage in Geneva

    Nature’s contribution to sustainable development takes centre stage in Geneva

    As part of a series of events marking its 70th anniversary, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) held a public lecture in Geneva, Switzerland, outlining the crucial role of nature in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals ...

  • How citizen science can help monitor data cold spots

    How citizen science can help monitor data cold spots

    Effective conservation of the oceans relies largely on long-term monitoring of key species and habitats over wide geographical areas. This is notoriously difficult due to the high cost of such programs. As a consequence, we find ourselves with data ...

  • Indigenous peoples and local communities key in combatting illegal wildlife trade

    Indigenous peoples and local communities key in combatting illegal wildlife trade

    Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, following a ...

  • India to Play a key Role in the IUCN World Conservation Congress at Korea

    India to Play a key Role in the IUCN World Conservation Congress at Korea

    India is set to play a key role at the forthcoming World Conservation Congress (WCC) in September 2012, informs IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Scheduled to be held in the island of Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6-15 September ...

  • Fifth of corals dead: only emission cuts can save the rest, says IUCN

    Fifth of corals dead: only emission cuts can save the rest, says IUCN

    The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status. The report, released by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, of which IUCN is a member, shows if current trends in carbon dioxide ...

  • Crossing water borders

    Crossing water borders

    Managing Water Across Boundaries was launched before an audience of international water policy negotiators at the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in Changwon, Korea. The book serves as a practical guide to transboundary water management. With more ...

  • 5bn people expected to live in urban areas by 2030, raising environmental concerns

    5bn people expected to live in urban areas by 2030, raising environmental concerns

    By the end of this year a first-time record of 3.3 billion people, more than half of the world’s population, are expected to live in urban areas according to the UN.  This was announced in a documentary entitled “Eco-Cities, Sustainable cities for ...

  • Barcelona sets environment action agenda - IUCN

    Barcelona sets environment action agenda - IUCN

    While the world struggles with the turmoil of a market crisis, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress defined the way forward in solving the environmental crisis. Participants in the Congress underlined that the cost of biodiversity losses are not only ...

  • New IUCN resolution urges stronger climate change mitigation

    New IUCN resolution urges stronger climate change mitigation

    More than 98 percent of IUCN NGO members and 70 percent of state members voted in favour of a new climate change mitigation resolution. The resolution targets more specific goals and actions on biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods ...

  • Japan joins Countdown 2010

    Japan joins Countdown 2010

    Japan, which is due to host the 10th UN Biodiversity Conference in 2010, has signed the Countdown 2010 Declaration to halt or reduce the loss of biodiversity. The move came while ministers from Asia gathered at the Eco-Asia Summit in Japan. The ...

  • IUCN joins forces with businesses for world conservation congress

    IUCN joins forces with businesses for world conservation congress

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has joined forces with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for its World Conservation Congress, the world`s largest ever conservation event. The agreement is ...

  • Japan adopts legislation to combat biodiversity loss

    Japan adopts legislation to combat biodiversity loss

    Two days after the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting in Kobe, the National Diet of Japan adopted the Basic Act on Biodiversity. The Act formally recognises biodiversity as a challenge all countries must face and one that needs immediate nonpartisan ...

  • Restoring natural habitats in Myanmar a reconstruction priority, says IUCN

    Restoring natural habitats in Myanmar a reconstruction priority, says IUCN

    IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) offers to share its broad environmental experience to help with the reconstruction efforts in Myanmar. A vital long-term environmental need is to restore coastal ecosystems, following the ...

  • Put biodiversity at centre of climate debate, says new experts survey

    Put biodiversity at centre of climate debate, says new experts survey

    A fascinating picture has emerged from a unique survey of 1,000 climate decision-makers and influencers from across 105 countries conducted by GlobeScan, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the World Bank in the two weeks leading up to the Bali ...