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Climate change under spotlight at IUCN debate

With 2009 a critical year for the environment, both in dealing with climate change and biodiversity loss, IUCN is taking the lead by organizing a top-level environmental debate today. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Global Red List Assessment: Vulnerable; Sub-population Red List assessment for the Northeast Atlantic: Critically Endangered

Third of open ocean sharks threatened with extinction

The first study to determine the global conservation status of 64 species of open ocean (pelagic) sharks and rays reveals that 32 percent are threatened with extinction, primarily due to overfishing, according to the IUCN Shark Specialist Group. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jun 2009 | International news release

Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize

Get latest on natural World Heritage Sites from IUCN

The latest sites to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List will be announced at the World Heritage Committee, held in Seville, Spain, from June 22-30. After a long period of work by the countries nominating the sites, and over a year of rigorous evaluations, IUCN, which is the independent advisory body on natural sites, will present its recommendations to the Committee for new natural World Heritage sites. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

Maritime momentum

The world is awash with conventions and agreements that are supposed to conserve our oceans but none are achieving the right results—reversing the multiple threats that are ruining the health of our marine environment. …  

21 Jun 2009 | News story

Narinder Kakar at United Nations

Energy systems should safeguard the environment, says IUCN to UN

This was the message that was delivered by Narinder Kakar from the Permanent Observer Mission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to the United Nations at the UN General Assembly Interactive Thematic Dialogue on Energy Efficiency, Conservation and New and Renewable sources of Energy.  …  

18 Jun 2009 | News story

Fish and Coral

SAVE THE DATE: DCMC July meeting announced

 Don't miss your chance to attend the next D.C. Marine Community meeting on July 8th at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership …  

17 Jun 2009 | News story

people, climate, species/ecosystems, disasters are all issues that IUCN addresses

Prepare for disasters – invest in nature, says IUCN

Investing in nature can reduce the impact of natural disasters on people and the environment, according to IUCN. …  

17 Jun 2009 | International news release

Pillar coral in Marine Protected Area, Bahamas

Caribbean Initiative Website goes LIVE

 IUCN US is delighted to announce that the Caribbean Initiative website is now live! …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN organised training on gender and climate change 28-30 May 2009

Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change

Over twenty men and women from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America participated in a global Training of Trainers on gender and climate change, organized by IUCN. …  

08 Jun 2009 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Happy World Oceans Day

IUCN is delighted to join the international community in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8th 2009, now officially designated as such by the United Nations . This annual event serves to remind us all of our collective responsibility to protect the world's living ocean and conserve its resources for present and future generations. …  

08 Jun 2009 | News story