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  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar", Colombia Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Colombia Photo: IUCN / Charles Besancon

    IUCN recommends two vast indigenous peoples’ territories for World Heritage listing

    14.05.2018

    Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Both places highlight the important role of...

  • Text reads "solutions for a healthy planet" over an image of two fishermen Photo: PANORAMA

    Call for Solutions: Share examples of “what works in conservation” through PANORAMA!

    23.04.2018

    PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is an initiative to promote successful approaches in conservation and development across several thematic areas, allowing practitioners to learn from what worked before elsewhere.

  • IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered the following statement to the UNPFII IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered IUCN's statement to the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, April 2018. Photo: IUCN/Lorena Aguilar

    An indigenous-led strategy for conservation in IUCN

    22.04.2018

    IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered the following statement to the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York City last week.

  • IUCN at 70 IUCN at 70 Photo: N/A

    IUCN at 70: knowledge and experience for today’s challenges

    22.02.2018

    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, IUCN has launched a new blog, where IUCN Members and partners will debate topical conservation issues, alongside a series of events to...

  • The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan Photo: Rory Moore

    Azerbaijan to create the first Marine Protected Area in the Caspian Sea

    14.02.2018

    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and will include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to...

  • Restoration sign in the wetlands of Alviso Marsh, Don Edwards wildlife refuge, south San Francisco bay, California Photo: ©Sundry Photography Shutterstock

    World Wetlands Day 2018: Focus on Urban Wetlands

    02.02.2018

    For the seventh year in a row, the WEF Global Risk Report placed Water Crises in its Top 5 Global Risks. Such repeated warnings have led business and policy makers to seek solutions and innovation to avert water crises. Yet solutions often lie in...

  • Illegal water collection, West Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Michael Nkonu

    SUSTAIN’s interest-driven partnerships: a win-win for river flow and farmers’ fields

    22.11.2017

    Until very recently, the Katuma river in Tanzania was on the verge of drying-up. The main reasons for the reduced river flow were illegal abstractions by smallholder farmers and irregular and reduced rainfall due to climate change.

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN

    13.11.2017

    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...

  • Hawai Miembros Sudamérica Representantes de Miembros sudamericanos y del Secretariado de UICN, reunidos durante Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza Hawai 2016.  Photo: UICN América del Sur

    La Membresía sudamericana de la UICN se expande

    16.10.2017

    La UICN cuenta con tres nuevos miembros en Sudamérica. Se trata de Fundación Natura de Bolivia, el Instituto de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agricola (IMAFLORA) y el Instituto Sociedade, População e Natureza (ISPN) de Brasil...

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