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Children bathing with a basketful of fish

Rio+20 - Pictures of the World

CEC Deputy Director Wendy Goldstein shares a link to a creative communications tool from the organizers of the Rio+20 conference.   …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story

Dr Kent Carpenter at work

Unveiling the secrets of the deep

Everyone knows the oceans are in a trouble but how can we properly protect them when we don’t know much about what lives within them? …  

05 Jan 2012 | Article

Horses facing the snow

Jeju: eco-wonder of the world

The largest island of South Korea, Jeju is a crown jewel of the Yellow Sea. Wind-swept palm trees, sandy beaches and volcanic landscapes – not to forget a unique local culture – will be the stunning backdrop to the 2012 World Conservation Congress next September. …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story

Wetlands dependency

World Wetlands Day photo celebration

Showcase the beauty of wetlands along with your talent! Submit your best photos to a World Wetlands Day photo celebration under this year’s theme “Wetlands Tourism: A Great Experience,” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …  

04 Jan 2012 | News story

Seongsan Illchubong

Biodiversity in the Congress spotlight

IUCN and the wider global conservation community need to do a lot more of what works. A step change is needed in ambition, urgency, investment and action to conserve biodiversity. We need to do better at proving that conserving biodiversity is not a sacrifice but an opportunity that brings many benefits. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

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