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Papua New Guinea’s Tenkile Conservation Alliance joins IUCN

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 1:08 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

The Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA) has become the first organisation from Papua New Guinea to join the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Today IUCN welcomed the Tenkile Conservation Alliance into the Union following their membership ... More >>

Forest giraffe joins growing number of threatened species

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 3:22 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

The Okapi – a national symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as the “forest giraffe” – and the sub-Saharan White-winged Flufftail – one of Africa’s rarest birds – are now on the brink of extinction, according to the ... More >>

IUCN and ITC form partnership to improve python trade

Saturday, 23 November 2013, 4:40 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Gland, Switzerland, 22 November 2013 (Kering/IUCN/ITC) - The ‘Python Conservation Partnership’, a collaboration between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Species Survival Commission ... More >>

World nearing 3% of ocean protection

Friday, 25 October 2013, 9:13 am | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Marine protected areas now cover 2.8% of the global ocean – an area larger than Europe – according to the official map released today based on data provided by the World Database on Protected Areas, run by the International Union for Conservation ... More >>

New Book: Fiji’s First Mangroves and Seagrass Guide

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 2:27 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Suva, Fiji, 9 July 2013 (IUCN) – The first ever field guide for Fiji’s mangroves and seagrasses was launched yesterday by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Mr. Tevita Boseiwaqa, marking another breakthrough ... More >>

New Book: Fiji’s First Mangroves and Seagrass Guide

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 2:22 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Suva, Fiji, 9 July 2013 (IUCN) – The first ever field guide for Fiji’s mangroves and seagrasses was launched yesterday by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Mr. Tevita Boseiwaqa, marking another breakthrough ... More >>

222 Natural World Heritage Sites to Protect

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 4:11 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 27 June, 2013 (IUCN) – From vast deserts in Namibia and Mexico to high mountain ranges in China and Tajikistan and  Mount Etna in Italy, five exceptional natural areas were added to the World Heritiage List, following ... More >>

East Rennell Declared World Heritage In Danger

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 3:11 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Phnom Penh , Cambodia, 19 June 2013 (IUCN) – East Rennell in the Solomon Islands has been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN, the official World Heritage advisory body on nature. Lake Turkana National Parks ... More >>

New Project In Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu: Local Energy Markets

Friday, 14 June 2013, 2:18 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

New Project In Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu to Motivate Local’s Engagement with Energy Market More >>

Key Organizations Team Up to Stop the Extinction Crisis

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 2:42 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Gland, Switzerland, 28 May 2013 – With unprecedented species declines and more than 20,000 of the species assessed on The IUCN Red List threatened with extinction, IUCN and other organizations come together to support the achievement of a global ... More >>

New Study Shows Importance of IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 1:41 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Gland, Switzerland , 8 May, 2013 (IUCN) – A new global standard in assessing environmental risk, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, has been trialled on 20 ecosystems spanning six continents and three oceans. More >>

Last chance for the Sumatran rhino

Friday, 5 April 2013, 10:21 am | International Union for Conservation of Nature

With population estimates of Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) reduced to less than 100 individuals, a ground-breaking agreement to save the Critically Endangered species was reached today between representatives of the Indonesian and Malaysian ... More >>

Solomon Islands serious about green economy transition

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 3:49 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is convinced that vital economic sectors in Solomon Islands should move to a green economy approach. Following the first Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment PM Lilo believes all stakeholders will create ... More >>

New report warns of uncertain future for African elephants

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 11:18 am | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized, over the last decade. More >>

Solomon Island’s uncontrolled logging dilemma

Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 11:16 am | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Discussions at the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment continues today in Honiara with logging being the subject of the morning session. More >>

Talks on mining and greening Solomon Islands’ economy

Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 11:10 am | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Mining is envisaged to top Solomon Island’s export earnings in the coming years and discussions on the development of a national mineral policy and the green growth development shift culminated day one of the Prime Minister’s High Level Roundtable ... More >>

African rhinos won’t hold out for much longer, experts warn

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 11:56 am | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Nearly 2,400 rhinos have been poached across Africa since 2006, slowing the population growth of both African rhino species to some of the lowest levels since 1995, according to the latest facts revealed by IUCN experts. More >>

Landscape restoration movement approaches 50million hectares

Monday, 10 December 2012, 1:17 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

The global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020 – known as the “Bonn Challenge” – gains further momentum at the UN Climate Talks in Doha today, as Costa Rica and El Salvador each commit up to1 million ... More >>

Turn commitments into action in Doha, says IUCN

Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 12:44 pm | International Union for Conservation of Nature

The great potential of nature as a cost-effective and no-regret solution to the climate challenge should be one of the central issues of the Doha debate according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). More >>

Dolphins, rhinos, tigers and others to benefit from funding

Friday, 23 November 2012, 11:35 am | International Union for Conservation of Nature

Flagship species conservation initiative Save Our Species (SOS) is expanding its work with US$ 2.5 million funding for 25 new projects. Dolphins, dugongs, manatees, gibbons, rhinos, tigers and many other lesser known yet similarly threatened species ... More >>

 

 

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