News releases

Boats in Sa'anapu marine protected area, Samoa

When is a Marine Protected Area really a Marine Protected Area

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN) – As concern increases on the state of natural resources and the degradation of the world’s oceans, it is critical to be clear on how countries are progressing with conservation actions for the environment. New guidance issued today on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) will significantly improve ocean protection efforts. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | International news release

Forests in the Guld of Guinea, Africa

Restoring world’s forests proven to boost local economies and reduce poverty

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN). A 5-year programme to restore forest landscapes in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America has demonstrated their crucial role in creating jobs and boosting incomes for local residents. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | International news release

Flamingos taking off from Lake Nakuru

Launch of a new report on Protected Areas

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September, 2012 (IUCN) – Protected Areas –parks, nature reserves and other natural areas– assist in reducing deforestation, habitat and species loss, and support the livelihoods of over one billion people, while containing 15 % of the world’s carbon stock, according to a new report released today at the World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | International news release

Grouper peeking through a sea fan coral

Crunch time for Caribbean corals

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September 2012 (IUCN) – Time is running out for corals on Caribbean reefs. Urgent measures must be taken to limit pollution and regulate aggressive fishing practices that threaten the existence of Caribbean coral reef ecosystems, according to a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) report. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | International news release
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Marine mammals and sea turtles of the Mediterranean and Black Seas

Swimming across the Mediterranean and the Black Seas

New report by experts on the status of seals, sea turtles, porpoises, dolphins and whales now available …   | French | Spanish

04 Jul 2012 | International news release

Mountains of Virgin Komi, Russia

No ‘danger listing’ for four natural World Heritage sites - against IUCN advice

St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 29 June 2012 (IUCN) – None of the four natural World Heritage sites that IUCN recommended for inclusion on the Danger List have been added, in what is seen by IUCN experts as a blow for conservation. …  

29 Jun 2012 | International news release

Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development

20 years on, civil society leads in Rio

Governments are leaving the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit (Rio +20) with a big deal but little action. Groups of civil society and business have proved they can lead the way towards a sustainable future. …  

22 Jun 2012 | International news release

King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)

Securing the web of life

The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal, plant and fungi species. The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, released today on the eve of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, shows that of the 63,837 species assessed, 19,817 are threatened with extinction, including 41% of amphibians, 33% of reef building corals, 25% of mammals, 13% of birds, and 30% of conifers. The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

19 Jun 2012 | International news release

Hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, USA

Australia to host IUCN World Parks Congress in 2014

A landmark global forum on parks and protected areas is to be hosted in Australia in November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress takes place only once every ten years, and is the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management. .   

19 Jun 2012 | International news release

deforestation

USA and others to restore more than 18 million hectares of forest lands

USA forest service, Rwanda, a Brazilian coalition and indigenous groups from Mesoamerica have committed to restoring a total of more than 18 million hectares of their forest landscape. This will pump billions into local and global economies and bring a host of other benefits, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

18 Jun 2012 | International news release