News for Members

Pygmy Hippo

Out of sight, not out of mind

The mysterious life of the pygmy hippo in the jungle of West Africa is being uncovered in an SOS-funded conservation project to save the species from extinction. …  

01 Jan 2012 | News story

Yellow Presba (Syncordulia gracilis) 2008 IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable

The IUCN Red List—Nature’s early warning system

How can we save biodiversity if we don’t know the threats facing our species and what the priorities are? …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

Congress article january 2012

IUCN Congress a catalyst for action

Nature is a dream come true. Its benefits are limitless, its beauty infinite – but its resistance isn’t. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

Mangrove à Mooréa, Polynésie-française

Working with nature in and for islands

What can we learn from islands on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in a changing climate: from practice to policy? Read the summary and download presentations of the event on the topic convened at the Rio Conventions Pavilion during the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 17), in Durban, South Africa. …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

An extremely rare sight: a Murphy’s petrel chick on Henderson Island. Rats have been killing over 99% of Murphy’s petrel chicks within 1 week of hatching

World Firsts on Henderson Island

The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB), an IUCN Member, and the Pitcairn Islands Government have announced that the ground-breaking rat eradication operation to restore Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in the South Pacific, has been successfully implemented. The final result as to whether all rats have been successfully removed will be known in 2013. …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

Bonaire

EU islands and overseas territories: The key for successful climate change adaptation strategies and biodiversity policies

“Islands and overseas entities' strategic location and unique assets offer leadership opportunities for the European Union (EU) and its Member States in biodiversity conservation, climate change adaption, green economy, renewable energy and marine conservation,” argued Dominique Benzaken, IUCN at the  conference on Islands and Overseas Entities’ Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation and the Fight Against Climate Change. The event took place yesterday at the European Parliament. …  

21 Dec 2011 | News story

Ants

IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES. …   | French | Spanish

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Experimenting with camera equipment and filming

Participatory Video in Northern Uganda

Participatory Video (PV) is an innovative way of empowering and sharing communities’ voices on development and environmental challenges and solutions.Training of PV was introduced by the IUCN Water Programme, following the objective to visually document projects and strengthen communication capacities. …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story

IPBES

IUCN Experts on IPBES benefits

Tune in to a series of interviews and find out what is the role and benefits of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The interviews include various biodiversity experts from international organizations, NGOs, academia and scientific bodies - among these IUCN and its Members. …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story

Green Economy

New study to help businesses address their impacts on nature

As the business community begins to embrace ecosystems and biodiversity as key components of commercial success, a ground-breaking report from the major study of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is being published by Earthscan today. …  

15 Dec 2011 | News story