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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 >>

Illegal trade puts more World Heritage sites in danger

Friday, 20 June 2014, 4:37 pm | IUCN

Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve has been listed as World Heritage in Danger due to unprecedented levels of illegal wildlife trade, as announced today at the 38th annual World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar. More >>

Governments Unite To Conserve Iconic Sargasso Sea

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:42 am | IUCN

Today governments of Bermuda, the Azores, Monaco, United Kingdom and the United States signed a declaration committing to the conservation of the Sargasso Sea – a vast patch of mid-Atlantic Ocean known for its unique floating seaweeds that harbour rich ... More >>

IUCN welcomes Total’s ‘no-go’ commitment

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 9:59 am | IUCN

IUCN welcomes Total’s ‘no-go’ commitment in World Heritage sites Gland, Switzerland, 3 February 2014 – Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga ... More >>

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 11:07 am | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, January 21, 2014 – A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part ... More >>

Keeping whales safe in sound

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 1:49 pm | IUCN

Unique collaboration between oil and gas industry, scientists, conservationists proves way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales, other species Gland, Switzerland, 20 January 2014 (IUCN) – A step-by-step guide to reducing impacts on whales and ... More >>

Tiger conservation gets EUR 20 million boost from Germany

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 9:14 am | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 14 January 2014 – A tiger conservation programme managed by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, has received EUR 20 million from the German government through the KfW Development Bank. The aim of the programme ... More >>

New Figures Reveal Poaching For The Illegal Ivory Trade

Monday, 2 December 2013, 1:06 pm | IUCN

Gaborone, Botswana, 2 December 2013 —As delegates gather to discuss the plight of the African Elephant at a summit convened by the Government of Botswana and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) new analyses released today ... More >>

PNG Seals Environment Partnership: Global Environment Body

Monday, 2 September 2013, 4:42 pm | IUCN

Suva, Fiji, 30 August 2013 (IUCN) – The Government of Papua New Guinea through the Department of Environment and Conservation has signed a new partnership with the world’s oldest and largest conservation network - IUCN, the International Union ... More >>

Saving Species By Translocation – New IUCN Guidelines

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 3:18 pm | IUCN

Gland, 12 August, 2013 (IUCN) – A new publication by IUCN has set a precedent for deliberately moving plants and animals for conservation purposes around the world. Based on 30 years of experience and pioneering reintroductions such as the Arabian ... More >>

World’s Oldest and Largest Species In Decline

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 2:43 pm | IUCN

Gland, 2 July, 2013 (IUCN) – The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows worrying declines for conifers – the world’s oldest and largest organisms – freshwater shrimps, cone snails and the Yangtze Finless Porpoise. The ... More >>

IUCN Urges Careful Planning with Renewables

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 2:35 pm | IUCN

" Renewable energy interventions are good, but do not overlook the potential impacts on the environment." This is IUCN's advice to the 13 SIDS DOCK Pacific members currently meeting in Nadi, Fiji. More >>

A Billion-dollar Business Puts Species and People At Risk

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 4:34 pm | IUCN

At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction More >>

Pacific Countries Are The Largest Donors In The World

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 2:56 pm | IUCN

Honiara, Solomon Islands. 6 March 2013 (IUCN) - “ Considering the extent of the fisheries resources that are extracted from our region, we could say that Pacific Countries are the largest donors in the world ,” says Dr Transform Aqorau - Director ... More >>

Solomon Islands - Development, Society, Environment

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 2:57 pm | IUCN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dialogue On Development, Society And Environment Opens In Solomon Islands Honiara, Solomon Islands, 4 March 2013 (IUCN) – The Prime Minister’s High Level Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment, opened this morning ... More >>

Almost One In Five Reptiles Are Struggling To Survive

Friday, 15 February 2013, 1:04 pm | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 15 February 2013 – Nineteen percent of the world’s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, states a paper published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in conjunction with experts from the IUCN ... More >>

Rhinos in crisis

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 9:58 am | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 15 January 2013 – Escalating levels of poaching and illegal trade in rhino horns are seriously undermining rhino conservation efforts, putting the survival of these species at risk – according to a report by IUCN (International ... More >>

Study Raises Concern Over International Trade In Python Skin

Friday, 30 November 2012, 3:24 pm | IUCN

27 November 2012 Study Raises Concern Over International Trade In Python Skins Gland, Switzerland, 27 November 2012 – A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from South-East Asia. The main importer ... More >>

Creation of the Worlds Largest Marine Park

Monday, 19 November 2012, 12:42 pm | IUCN

For immediate release IUCN Supports Cook Islands To Create The World’s Largest Marine Park Gland, Switzerland, 15 November 2012 – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the ... More >>