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Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), the landmark global forum on protected areas held every 10 years. The event takes place in Sydney, Australia 12-19 November 2014, with the theme 'Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions' designed to help deliver IUCN’s three priority areas of IUCN's work programme. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Green light = Go

IPBES preparing to give the green light

"The remarkable speed of IPBES work is the result of a momentum that took long time to create. Many countries have pledged resources, the major scientific networks have offered collaboration, and much of the academic community has welcomed the new process. The landscape is therefore very favourable for IPBES, which now needs to demonstrate its ability to achieve quick results," writes Pierre Commenville of IUCN in the journal Environmental Policy and Law. 

13 Nov 2013 | News story

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Countdown to COP19: Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions [video]

In our 'Countdown to COP19' we look back at videos that contribute solutions to climate change challenges. Here we focus on a video on water infrastructure solutions for the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. …  

08 Nov 2013 | News story

Galapagos sea lion puppy, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Marine Protected Areas - an investment well worth its price

Halfway through the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress taking in Marseille, we asked Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme to tell us about the most important issues discussed so far. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story

Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei)

20 years of conservation success for the Jamaican Iguana

The recovery of the Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) is considered one of the greatest success stories in conservation science. Presumed extinct since the 1940s, a tiny population was discovered in 1990, in the remote tropical dry forest of the Hellshire Hills in southern Jamaica. This discovery inspired the formation of the IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group, which has worked with local conservation partners over the past 20 years to increase the wild population of Jamaican Iguana. Since 1991, the number of nesting females and annual hatchlings recorded has increased over six-fold, with at least 200 individuals in the wild today. …  

22 Oct 2013 | News story

Exchange of the signed grant agreements between Colin Bruce (left) and Aime Nianogo (right), with the blessing of Naoko Ishii (CEO of GEF)

BRICKS project: the grant agreements is signed

Pr Aimé Nianogo, IUCN Regional Director for West and Central Africa, took part in a ceremony on October 15th in Washington DC, marking the signing of grant agreements under the Building Resilience through Innovation and Knowledge Services (BRICKS) project supporting the Great Green Wall Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa. …  

18 Oct 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Botswana and IUCN call for global action to stop African elephant poaching

As the surge in African elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade continues, the Government of Botswana and IUCN are convening a high-level summit on the African Elephant calling for stronger global action to halt the illegal trade and secure viable elephant populations across Africa. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story

Wave

Latest review of science reveals ocean in critical state

An international panel of marine scientists, including IUCN experts, is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, speed and impacts of change in the global ocean are greater, faster and more imminent than previously thought. …   | Dutch

03 Oct 2013 | News story

Sargasso Sea

Sargasso Sea Alliance Honored with esteemed 2013 International Seakeepers Award

The Sargasso Sea Alliance, an initiative partnered and hosted by IUCN, has been honoured with the 2013 International Seakeepers Award. This recognises the Alliance’s efforts in working towards securing international protection for the Sargasso Sea, an ecosystem of great biological importance that is home to a rich community of hundreds of species. …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

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