Human and financial losses caused by climate-related disasters have risen significantly over the past few years. The year 2011 saw the highest economic losses due to disasters in history, at USD 370 billion. These losses are expected to increase as climate change impacts intensify and development patterns expose more industrial and private property. …
27 Jun 2014 | Article
25 Jun 2014 | Video
Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2014 (IUCN) – Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the most iconic natural areas on the planet, has been listed as 1,000th World Heritage site today. The decision follows the recommendation of IUCN, UNESCO’s advisory body on nature. …
22 Jun 2014 | International news release
Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in World Heritage sites. The message came during discussions about World Heritage sites in Danger, including Africa’s iconic Virunga National Park, at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Doha, Qatar. … | French | Dutch
19 Jun 2014 | News story
Understanding local climate vulnerabilities: The climate story of three villages in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand
Under the USAID Mekong ARCC project, IUCN Thailand is working with local communities in Loh Yo, Hae Ko and Huai Kang Pla villages of Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, to implement ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation and resilience building initiatives. …
19 Jun 2014 | Article
Doha, Qatar, 18 June 2014 (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. …
18 Jun 2014 | International news release
18 Jun 2014 | Article
IUCN’s partner ICIMOD supports K2 Expedition
17 Jun 2014 | Article
A new assessment by IUCN reveals for the first time the good conservation performance of natural World Heritage sites. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides unique insight into how the world’s natural sites can be preserved over time. …
17 Jun 2014 | News story
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