Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

La UICN publica una segunda serie de recomendaciones sobre Patrimonio Mundial natural

Todas las recomendaciones de la UICN para el Comité del Patrimonio Mundial ya se encuentran disponibles en línea, tras la publicación de un segundo lote de informes en el 29 de mayo . La UICN recomienda incluir, en la Lista en Peligro, las Zonas protegidas del Cerrado - Parques nacionales de Chapada dos Veadeiros y las Emas de Brasil, así como modificar los límites del Parque Natural de los Pilares del Lena en Rusia. …   | English | French

29 May 2015 | News story

Except - Integrated Sustainability San Francisco

The benefits of nature for health and wellbeing of urban citizens

We need nature in our lives. There is a growing body of research outlining nature’s positive influence on health and well-being. Regular contact with nature has been found to reduce stress levels, increase concentration, stimulate exercise, promote social cohesion, and help to treat diseases and disorders. These positive influences on mental and physical well-being in turn lead to substantial economic benefits, by increasing economic productivity and reducing health-care costs. …  

26 May 2015 | News story

Artemisia granatensis

Europe’s medicinal plants in decline, 2% threatened with extinction – IUCN report

The IUCN European Red List of Medicinal Plants provides, for the first time, information on the status of all major medicinal plants native to Europe. This assessment includes 400 vascular plants, including trees, aquatic plants and epiphytes, which occupy a wide range of habitats. These plants include common and widely-used species such as Arnica (Arnica montana), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and Common Heather (Calluna vulgaris). …  

26 May 2015 | News story

IUCN, WLCF 2015, Inger Andersen

IUCN Director General to attend the first World Leaders´ Conservation Forum

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen will join international efforts to seek creative nature-based solutions to global environmental challenges by addressing the World Leaders´ Conservation Forum (WLCF) which takes place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 to 9 July.

23 May 2015 | News story

His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge and IUCN Director General Inger Andersen

His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge leads wildlife talks at IUCN

IUCN was deeply honoured to host His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge as he convened a meeting of United for Wildlife (UfW) at IUCN headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, on Monday 18 May to discuss global cooperation in tackling the illegal wildlife trade. United for Wildlife is a collaboration led by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in conjunction with seven partner conservation organisations, including IUCN, all joining forces to tackle wildlife crime. …  

22 May 2015 | News story

Wolf (Canis lupus)

EU State of Nature Report points to continued loss of biodiversity, but success of Natura 2000

The State of Nature in the EU report, released by the European Environment Agency, shows that few species and habitats have a favourable conservation status in the EU and that progress towards the 2020 biodiversity strategy targets has not been substantial since the last assessment. Nevertheless, it also demonstrates that species and habitats with favourable status trends have benefited greatly from protection through the Natura 2000 network of protected areas, which now covers 18% of the EU’s land and 4% of marine waters. …  

20 May 2015 | News story

Fiddler crab

All species great and small must be preserved

The paper, “The Importance and Benefits of Species”, released today in the journal Current Biology, advocates a conservation philosophy that all species are important, no matter their direct use by humans, apparent value, intelligence or attractiveness. The default setting for our relationship to all species on Earth should be “Conservation”, not trying to develop arguments for why a species should be saved through its current perceived usefulness to humans. …  

20 May 2015 | News story

Heron in Los Katíos National Park, World Heritage site, Colombia

La UICN recomienda actuar en favor del Patrimonio Mundial natural en peligro

La UICN, Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, publica hoy, con anterioridad a la reunión del Comité del Patrimonio Mundial que tendrá lugar el 28 de junio al 8 de julio en Bonn (Alemania), una serie de recomendaciones clave sobre sitios naturales del Patrimonio Mundial nuevos y amenazados. La UICN recomienda retirar Los Katios de Colombia de la Lista en Peligro. También recomienda inscribir un nuevo sitio de Jamaica e incorporar extensiones considerables en dos sitios inscritos de Viet Nam y Sudáfrica. Un segundo lote de informes verá la luz a finales de mayo. …   | English | French

15 May 2015 | News story

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure: Stakeholders call for scaling up implementation and investments

“We need to forge a new partnership with Nature,” were the opening words by EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella at his intervention at the Green Infrastructure conference in Brussels, and he then launched into praising the benefits of investing in green infrastructure projects. …  

13 May 2015 | News story

Study tour to transboundary Austrian and Hungarian National Parks

Study tour to transboundary Austrian and Hungarian National Parks

The study tour was organized within the project “Supporting the long-term sustainable management of transboundary Lake Skadar”. The main objective was to provide insight in international good practice in transboundary protected area management to the executive institutions for nature conservation of Lake Skadar.  

10 May 2015 | News story

European Regional Office