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Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

A monumental decision for the oceans

President Bush today will formally designate three areas in the Pacific as Marine National Monuments. IUCN has been one of the major partners of the U.S. Government in the creation of these marine protected areas. The scientific and technical advice provided by IUCN to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has paid off, as it will result in the creation of the world’s largest ocean protected area covering 195,280 square miles. …  

06 Jan 2009 | International news release

Asian elephants

Myanmar emerges as ivory trade and elephant smuggling hot spot

About 250 live Asian Elephants have been smuggled from Myanmar in the past decade, mostly destined for “elephant trekking” tourism activities in neighbouring Thailand, reveals a report by the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF. …  

11 Dec 2008 | International news release

Pillar coral in Marine Protected Area, Bahamas

Fifth of corals dead: only emission cuts can save the rest, says IUCN

The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status. …  

10 Dec 2008 | International news release

Glboescan presentation

Combating climate change and boosting growth are natural allies

Accelerated action on energy savings and the scrapping of fossil fuel subsidies are the two top actions needed to combat climate change and spur economic recovery, according to a survey released today. …  

09 Dec 2008 | International news release

After the fire

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | International news release

A close shot of medicinal plant Timur (zanthoxylum arnatum).

India’s wild medicinal plants threatened by over-exploitation

India is a hub of the wild-collected plant medicine industry in Asia, but key species have declined due to over-collection to supply domestic and foreign medicinal markets, according to IUCN and TRAFFIC researchers. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

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

Quarter of northeast Atlantic sharks and rays threatened with extinction

The release of the first ever IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ assessment of northeast Atlantic sharks, rays and chimaeras reveals that 26 percent are threatened with extinction and another 20 percent are in the Near Threatened category. …  

10 Nov 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Barcelona sets environment action agenda

While the world struggles with the turmoil of a market crisis, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress defined the way forward in solving the environmental crisis. Participants in the Congress underlined that the cost of biodiversity losses are not only greater than those of the current financial problems, but in many cases, they are irreparable. …   | French

14 Oct 2008 | International news release

Ashok Khosla at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Anuncio del Nuevo presidente de la UICN

Los Miembros de la UICN celebran el nombramiento del nuevo presidente, el Sr. Ashok Khosla, de India. Khosla ha competido en las elecciones presidenciales contra Purificació Canals (España) y Carlos Manuel Rodríguez (Costa Rica) en la carrera presidencial de la red ambiental más grande y antigua del mundo, celebrada durante el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de Barcelona. …   | English | French

13 Oct 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

La gran reunión medioambiental lanza un llamamiento al mundo

 «Ha llegado la hora de despertarse y actuar para proteger la riqueza natural del planeta». Este es el mensaje que se ha lanzado en la primera parte del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza organizado por la UICN. …   | English

09 Oct 2008 | International news release