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IUCN's president Zhang Xin Sheng gave bio-diversity protection handbook to student delegates

International Day for Biological Diversity Celebrated in China - IUCN President applauds China's efforts in biodiversity conservation

IUCN China along with representatives of Ministry of Environment Protection the UNDP, UNEP, students and media celebrated the International Day for Biodiversity at the Beijing Botanical Garden. IUCN President applauds China's efforts in biodiversity conservation. …  

22 May 2013 | Event

IUCN Red List Press Release Apr 29

A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk

Gland, Switzerland, 28 April 2013 – At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction, putting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at risk, finds a report published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCN SSC) Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group. …  

29 Apr 2013 | News story

Convict surgeonfish

Good news on Earth Day! New report highlights growing biodiversity awareness worldwide

For IUCN, whose core business is saving biodiversity, there is some very welcome news that awareness of biodiversity is growing worldwide. …  

22 Apr 2013 | News story

Aluminium is in great demand for its unique qualities such as durability, strength and its ability to be recycled forever without loss of quality.

Global brands and IUCN to set standard for aluminium sustainability

Gland, Switzerland, 28 February 2013 – Audi, BMW Group, Hydro and Rexam join the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, to develop a global standard for aluminium sustainability by the end of 2014. …  

28 Feb 2013 | International news release

Eco-Civilization Workshop, 25 Feb 2013, Beijing

IUCN China takes lead in measuring the true value of nature

IUCN China and the Elion Foundation are joining hands to establish a pilot project to test China’s first "Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP)", a robust and practical tool to measure the wealth of nature for human society. …   | Chinese

26 Feb 2013 | Article

Kuroiwa's Ground Gecko (Goniurosaurus kuroiwae)

Almost one in five reptiles struggling to survive

Nineteen percent of the world’s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, states a paper published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in conjunction with experts from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

15 Feb 2013 | International news release

Leptophis mexicanus

Year of the Snake

This week, Chinese New Year celebrations mark the beginning of the Year of the Snake and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is celebrating snakes and their importance for healthy habitats and livelihoods. …  

13 Feb 2013 | Article

Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)

Rhinos in crisis – poaching and illegal trade reach highest levels in over 20 years

Escalating levels of poaching and illegal trade in rhino horns are seriously undermining rhino conservation efforts, putting the survival of these species at risk – according to a report by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and TRAFFIC. …   | Chinese

15 Jan 2013 | International news release

Hanying Li, Dr Juliane Zeidler, Dr Zhang Xinsheng, Frits Hesselink, and Dr Zhu Chunquan.

CEC Chair and Special Advisor visit IUCN President in Beijing

Dr Juliane Zeidler and Frits Hesselink met with Dr Zhang Xinsheng, the new IUCN President to extend the IUCN CEC network into China. …   | Chinese

03 Jan 2013 | News story

IUCN President Mr. Zhang XInsheng speaking at the China Nature Based Ecological Civilization Education and Communications Roundtable

Nature Based Ecological Civilization Education and Communications

On December 20, 2012, IUCN China organized a roundtable seminar on Nature Based Ecological Civilization Education and Communications. Members from the Government, NGO and private sector were invited to share their views and experiences, challenges facing communicating nature conservation, and priorities for educating nature to decision makers. …   | Chinese

26 Dec 2012 | Article