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Kayangel Atoll, Palau

Celebrate the unique and wonderful nature of the world’s islands

IUCN joins its member organizations and partners around the world in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity, advocating the role of islands in addressing pressing global issues through ingenuity, innovation and use of traditional knowledge. …   | French

22 May 2014 | News story

Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu.

Hawaii to host the next IUCN World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Council has selected Hawaii, United States of America, as the host of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress – the world’s largest conservation event. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2014 | International news release

Colourful coral reef scene

IUCN welcomes 9 new Members and 2 National Committees

The IUCN Council has admitted 9 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2014 | News story

Peter W Crawford

New staff: Peter W. Crawford, Chief Technical Advisor, EU Global Climate Change Alliance, IUCN Lao PDR

IUCN welcomes Mr. Peter W. Crawford has joined IUCN as the Chief Technical Advisor, EU Global Climate Change Alliance, IUCN Lao PDR with effect from 01 April 2014. Mr. Crawford will be based at the IUCN Lao Country Programme Office, in Vientiane, Lao PDR. …  

20 May 2014 | Article

SOS Save Our Species, Turtle Survival Alliance

Conserving River Terrapins in a Tiger Reserve

SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) India office reports on positive developments for the Critically Endangered Northern river terrapin (Batagur baska) in India. …  

20 May 2014 | News story

IUCN launches USAID-funded marine turtle conservation project

Efforts to protect the endangered sea turtles along the coasts of Sindh and Balochistan received a boost with the launch of a ‘Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles’ project at a ceremony in Karachi on May 19, 2014. The launching ceremony was attended by a large number of participants representing government, civil society, private sector and academic organizations.  …  

19 May 2014 | International news release

IRUKA releases a new song for IUCN

Japanese singer and IUCN Goodwill Ambassador IRUKA releases a new song for IUCN

Japanese singer IRUKA is pleased to announce today’s release of her new CD We Love You Planet! Echo to our Planet, a song dedicated to IUCN on the 10th anniversary of her service as an IUCN Ambassador. …  

19 May 2014 | News story

FREELAND Executive Director Steve Galster and IUCN Thailand Country Representative Chamniern Vorratnchaiphan signing the MoU.

IUCN and FREELAND Foundation come together for conservation

29 April 2014, Bangkok: IUCN, represented by its Thailand Programme, and the FREELAND Foundation entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for working together to achieve better conservation outcomes. IUCN Thailand and FREELAND will cooperate in areas that further the protection and conservation of Thailand’s natural heritage.   …  

15 May 2014 | Article


Deadline Extended for Registration: International conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration and sustainable development

On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods. The deadline for registration has been extended - register now!   …  

15 May 2014 | Event

Different stakeholders at the launch

Vietnam: The Ha Long Bay Alliance

Steep limestone pillars rising sharply out of the emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay – the image is synonymous with Vietnam. Every year, thousands of tourists visit this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site to experience its majestic beauty. The weight of these visitors combined with rapid regional industrialization, however, is straining the bay’s environmental health. In response, the U.S. government, in partnership with the provincial (Quang Ninh) People’s Committee, has recently launched the Ha Long Bay Alliance. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the alliance aims to improve environmental management and foster stronger cooperation and communication among stakeholders. …  

14 May 2014 | News story
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