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Big Plan for nature needs Big Action now – IUCN

Monday, 8 October 2012, 10:11 am | IUCN

Hyderabad, India, 8 October 2012 – Governments must take action and invest in nature to secure the diversity of life on earth and address today’s development challenges – urges IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the 11th Conference ... More >>

Green gets Gold at Nature’s Olympics

Sunday, 16 September 2012, 1:39 pm | IUCN

As economic difficulties dominate the international debate, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress has put nature back at the centre of the stage in the quest to recover our natural assets and use nature to solve a growing list of economic and social issues. More >>

The 100 most threatened species

Friday, 14 September 2012, 4:26 pm | IUCN

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 11 September 2012 (IUCN) — Tarzan’s Chameleon, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Pygmy Three-toed Sloth have all topped a new list of the species closest to extinction released today by the Zoological Society of London ... More >>

Restoring world’s forests

Friday, 14 September 2012, 3:15 pm | IUCN

Restoring world’s forests proven to boost local economies and reduce poverty - IUCN Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN) – A 5-year programme to restore forest landscapes in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America has ... More >>

Investment in carbon capture— lifeline to poor

Friday, 14 September 2012, 3:13 pm | IUCN

Investment in carbon capture— lifeline to poor Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 9 September 2012 (IUCN) – Tens of thousands of people around the world are getting greater access to food because of a new investment fund. IUCN (International Union ... More >>

Spineless creatures that rule the world

Monday, 3 September 2012, 12:16 pm | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 31 August 2012 (IUCN) – One-fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be threatened with extinction according to ‘Spineless,’ a report published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN (International ... More >>

Gold medalists of the natural world

Saturday, 28 July 2012, 1:52 pm | IUCN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gold medalists of the natural world Gland, Switzerland, 27 July, 2012 (IUCN) – Running, jumping and diving is on everyone’s mind these days as the London 2012 Olympic Games kick off and the world watches the best human athletes ... More >>

World Heritage - a future at risk?

Saturday, 7 July 2012, 1:05 pm | IUCN

World Heritage - a future at risk? St. Petersburg, Russia, 6 July, 2012 (IUCN) – As the number of natural wonders on the World Heritage List continues to grow, too many sites are left with little resources to manage them properly and conserve the ... More >>

No ‘danger listing’ for four natural World Heritage sites

Saturday, 30 June 2012, 5:16 pm | IUCN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No ‘danger listing’ for four natural World Heritage sites - against IUCN advice St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 29 June 2012 (IUCN ) – None of the four natural World Heritage sites that IUCN recommended for inclusion ... More >>

Palau wins World Heritage Status

Saturday, 30 June 2012, 5:14 pm | IUCN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Palau wins World Heritage Status Saint Petersburg, Russia, 29 June, 2012 (IUCN) – Rock Islands Southern Lagoon in Palau has been inscribed on the World Heritage List , becoming the country’s first World Heritage Site. ... More >>

Release Of Report On World Heritage And Mining

Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 2:31 pm | IUCN

For immediate release: Tuesday , June 26, 2012 Release Of Report On World Heritage And Mining More >>

Promoting Gender, Partnerships And Sustainability at Rio

Monday, 25 June 2012, 12:56 pm | IUCN

IUCN, UNDESA AND UNEP Promote Gender, Partnerships And Sustainability At Rio Background: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 June, 2012 (IUCN) – Around the world, progress on gender equality has been achieved in many areas, yet the potential for women to engage in ... More >>

One in ten natural World Heritage Sites in Danger – IUCN

Sunday, 24 June 2012, 12:30 pm | IUCN

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee’s annual meeting, which starts in St Petersburg on Sunday, will see a total of 36 new sites considered for inscription as natural and cultural sites, and a series of monitoring reports on the sites already listed. More >>

20 years on, civil society leads in Rio – IUCN

Saturday, 23 June 2012, 1:43 pm | IUCN

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 June 2012 (IUCN) — Governments are leaving the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit (Rio +20) with a big deal but little action. Groups of civil society and business have proved they can lead the way towards a sustainable ... More >>

Campaign For World’s Largest Forest Restoration Initiative

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 2:45 pm | IUCN

Bianca Jagger, IUCN And Airbus Launch Campaign Supporting World’s Largest Forest Land Restoration Initiative More >>

Threat to the Amazon’s birds is greater than ever

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 3:00 pm | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 7 June, 2012 (IUCN) – The risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds, reveals the 2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ update for birds released today by BirdLife International. ... More >>

2012 marks the start of The International Year of the Rhino

Wednesday, 6 June 2012, 10:34 am | IUCN

2012 marks the start of The International Year of the Rhino Gland, Switzerland, 5 June, 2012 (IUCN) — Increasing alarm for the fate of the two rarest rhinoceros species, and growing concern over the increased illegal hunting of rhinos and demand ... More >>

Nature in need: Important Nature Sites Left Unprotected

Monday, 26 March 2012, 10:17 am | IUCN

Nature in need: Half of world’s most important nature sites left unprotected Gland, Switzerland, 21 March, 2012 (IUCN) — The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 to address rapid rates of environmental ... More >>

Threatened Marine Species In Tropical Eastern Pacific

Friday, 24 February 2012, 3:21 pm | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 23 February, 2012 (IUCN) — Twelve percent of marine species surveyed in the Gulf of California, the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica and the five offshore oceanic islands and archipelagos in the tropical eastern Pacific are threatened ... More >>

Nature Can Help Lessen Flood Impacts Says IUCN

Friday, 3 February 2012, 1:11 pm | IUCN

Suva, Fiji 2 February 2012 – While flooding in the western division of Fiji cannot be avoided or prevented, its impacts can be minimized if nature’s health is kept intact says IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. " Nature itself ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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