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Natural World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:45 am | IUCN

Number of Natural World Heritage Sites Affected by Climate Change Nearly Doubles in Three Years – IUCN More >>

Paris Agreement only chance for coral reef survival – IUCN

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:24 am | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 22 September 2017 (IUCN) – Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs, warns David Obura, Chair of the International Union for Conservation ... More >>

Illegal activities threaten natural World Heritage

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:23 pm | IUCN

Illegal activities threaten natural World Heritage, pushing the vaquita to the brink and depleting forests – IUCN More >>

Urgency of protecting the Arctic from ships & oil

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 4:28 pm | IUCN

Monaco, 4 April 2017 (IUCN) – The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities such as shipping, bottom trawl fishing and oil exploration, according to a scientific report launched ... More >>

Cameroon to restore 12 million hectares of forest

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:25 pm | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 17 February, 2017 (IUCN) – Cameroon has committed to restoring over 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative. The pledge is the biggest made so far in the species-rich Congo ... More >>

German resolution reaffirms IUCN’s position

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 11:00 pm | IUCN

German resolution reaffirms IUCN’s position on the international stage Gland, Switzerland, 27 January, 2017 (IUCN) – The German government has officially recognised IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, as an intergovernmental ... More >>

Poaching behind worst African elephant losses in 25 years

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:50 pm | IUCN

Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 September 2016 (IUCN) – Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past ten years – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report launched ... More >>

Global conservation summit sets the direction

Sunday, 11 September 2016, 4:16 pm | IUCN

Global conservation summit sets the direction for post-2015 sustainability agenda Honolulu, Hawaii, 10 September 2016 (IUCN) – The IUCN World Conservation Congress closed today in Hawaii, setting the global conservation agenda for the next four ... More >>

IUCN Congress boosts support for Indigenous peoples’ rights

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 6:53 pm | IUCN

Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 September 2016 (IUCN) – Key decisions boosting support for Indigenous peoples’ rights have been adopted by IUCN State, government and civil society members today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaii. More >>

New ocean Hope Spots, vetted by IUCN and Mission Blue

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 12:56 pm | IUCN

New ocean Hope Spots, vetted by IUCN and Mission Blue, to ignite global support for ocean protection Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 September 2016 – Fourteen new ocean Hope Spots – marine areas critical to the health of the ocean and deserving special ... More >>

Poland to report on impacts of felling in Bialowieza Forest

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 7:17 pm | IUCN

Poland to report on impacts of felling in Bialowieza Forest in 2017, as advised by IUCN More >>

Bornean orangutans (among others) slide towards extinction

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:40 pm | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 08 July 2016 (IUCN) – New IUCN Red List assessments reveal that growing human pressures on whale sharks, winghead sharks and Bornean orangutans are putting these species at an increasing risk of extinction. Whale sharks and winghead ... More >>

IUCN advice to keep close watch on Great Barrier Reef

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:13 am | IUCN

Bonn, Germany, 1 July 2015 (IUCN) – IUCN’s advice to continue close monitoring of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was adopted in full today at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. More >>

World Heritage site in conflict area comes off ‘danger list’

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:21 am | IUCN

Colombian World Heritage site in conflict area comes off ‘danger list’, as advised by IUCN More >>

World on track to meet ambitious forest restoration goal

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 4:30 pm | IUCN

Bonn, Germany, 21 March, 2015 – New restoration initiatives were announced today by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place in Germany. With these announcements, ... More >>

Pollinating birds and mammals declining

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:53 am | IUCN

Pollinating birds and mammals declining, reveals first global assessment of trends in the status of pollinators More >>

Global appetite for resources pushing species to the brink

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 12:41 pm | IUCN

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel, Chinese Cobra and an Australian butterfly are threatened with extinction More >>

Positive outlook for two thirds of World Heritage sites

Friday, 14 November 2014, 9:45 am | IUCN

Sydney, Australia, 13 November 2014 (IUCN) – Over 60% of natural areas inscribed on the World Heritage List are likely to be well conserved over time, while others face critical threats such as invasive species, impact of tourism, poaching, dams ... More >>

Nations Commit to Fight Climate Change by Restoring Forests

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 1:52 pm | IUCN

New York, 23 September 2014 (IUCN) – World leaders announced new pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded forest lands today at the UN Climate Summit in New York. The commitments come from Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, ... More >>

Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:13 am | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland– 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 ... More >>



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