News releases

Ploughshare Tortoises

Bangkok market a hub for illegal international trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises

Thailand is a major hub for the international trade in illegal freshwater turtles and tortoises, finds a new report, Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand, launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, a joint programme of WWF and IUCN. …  

24 Apr 2008 | International news release

Asiatic black bear

Biodiversity loss – it will make you sick

A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says. …  

23 Apr 2008 | International news release

Reuters-IUCN Media Awards

Call for Entries to Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards

Reuters Foundation and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) launch 2008 Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. …   | French | Spanish

15 Apr 2008 | International news release

Building Biodiversity Business

Conserving biodiversity is a business opportunity, say IUCN and Shell

The business case for conserving nature is strong and getting stronger, according to a new report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Shell International Limited. …  

27 Mar 2008 | International news release

Media Launch for the IUCN Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona acoge el debate mundial para avanzar hacia un mundo diverso y sostenible

La colaboración entre las administraciones españolas y catalanas con la UICN hace posible la organización del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza
El Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza acogerá más de 8.000 destacadas personalidades del medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenible …   | Spanish

26 Mar 2008 | International news release

Sava River, Slovenia

World Water Day: Sanitizing our water sources

While billions of people lack access to proper sanitation, millions of kilometers of rivers are getting more polluted everyday. …  

20 Mar 2008 | Media advisory

Camel caravan in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

Indigenous peoples play key role in coping with climate change – IUCN

Indigenous peoples around the world will bear the brunt of climate change – but they are also armed with the traditional knowledge to survive its effects. …   | French

17 Mar 2008 | International news release

Connect2earth.org

WWF and IUCN launch new green on-line community for youth, supported by Nokia

Two of the world’s largest environmental organizations, WWF and IUCN, supported by Nokia, are launching connect2earth.org for young people to tell the world what they think about the environment …  

07 Mar 2008 | International news release

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Body part by body part, Sumatran Tigers are being sold into extinction

Laws protecting the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger have failed to prevent tiger body parts being offered on open sale in Indonesia, according to a TRAFFIC report launched today. …  

13 Feb 2008 | International news release

Fish at market

Corruption in fisheries – from bad to worse

Corruption in global fisheries is compounding the devastating effects of overfishing – and the problem could get worse, according to IUCN today …  

29 Jan 2008 | International news release