Juvenile green sea turtle swimming in shallow coral reef

What is IUCN?

Discover IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest global environmental network. We are working in more than 160 countries, gathering the latest knowledge on biodiversity, running hundreds of conservation projects around the world and being nature's voice on the international stage. Watch this video and find out who we are and how we work for a just world that values and conserves nature. …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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IUCN and Shell discuss next steps in sustainable biofuels

Participants at a Shell-IUCN biofuels workshop undertook a review of work so far, shared a vision for future Shell-IUCN work on biofuels, and identified priority themes for the development of a joint work plan for 2012–2013. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Article
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Photo de famille lors de l'atelier sur le changement climatique

More than 80% of DRC people affected by climate change

Today, it’s almost established that the world knows real problem of climate change impacts on different sectors of development such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, health and the environment in general. These sectors, said the coordinator of CARPE / IUCN in DRC …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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Infrastructure industry sees "green"

Some 200 companies and practitioners have recently gathered at a European meeting to discuss how motorway and railway construction can contribute to biodiversity conservation. Organized by Eiffage, a large construction group, and the University of Paris 1, the workshop was hosted by the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign in Paris.   …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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The Alboran Sea

Atelier pour améliorer la gouvernance des réserves de biosphère

Améliorer la gouvernance dans la région du Maghreb par le renforcement des capacités des parties prenantes et des gestionnaires des réserves de biosphère …   | English

08 Feb 2012 | Project completed

Mapping traditional land in Guyana

Wapichan people in Guyana showcase community proposal to save tropical forests on their traditional lands

Georgetown, 7 February: The indigenous Wapichan people of Guyana, South America, will make public today a locally-made digital map of their traditional territory alongside a ground-breaking community proposal to care for 1.4 million ha of pristine rainforest for the benefit of their communities and the world. …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story
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Rostkovia magellanica in the South Georgia

UKOTs Online Herbarium

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, an IUCN Member, have launched the UKOTs Online Herbarium. It is a species and specimens database containing plant diversity information for all UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and geographically related islands.  …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story

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European Parliament discusses biodiversity

The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 “Our life insurance, our natural capital” is under discussion in the European Parliament (EP). …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story
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Island Arks Symposium II

Canberra, Australia, 7-9 February 2012 …  

07 Feb 2012 | Event
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