South America

Jeju, Republic of Korea

Nature’s Olympics - IUCN World Conservation Congress

A number of concerned groups and individuals have recently called on IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) to postpone or cancel its Congress and to express disapproval on several environmental issues in Korea, including construction of a naval base on Jeju Island, scientific whaling and the Four Rivers restoration project. IUCN is committed to ensuring that Congress provides a platform for open and constructive dialogue on these issues and is working with the Korean Organizing Committee to engage with all groups and address their concerns at the meeting in Jeju. …  

02 Aug 2012 | News story

MPA's Rangers & IUCN @ Nakari Red Sea Diving Safari

Supporting the rangers could save their lives

Killed by soldiers, rebels, drug and animal smugglers, wild animals or simply by accident, 70 rangers have lost their lives this year. Rangers protect our parks and the people that visit them but who protects them? …  

31 Jul 2012 | News story

Participants at the 2008 World Conservation Congress

Limited spaces for the Conservation Campus – sign up now!

Following the success of the Learning Opportunities at the 2008 Congress in Barcelona, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will feature this year a Conservation Campus dedicated to practical training in support of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jul 2012 | News story

Rio+20 Focus: Local sustainability in pictures

A Rio+20 e o desenho do futuro

Por Luiz Fernando Krieger Merico, Coordenador Nacional da União Internacional para a Conservação da Natureza - UICN …  

20 Jul 2012 | News story
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Members voting on motions at the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Use your voice

Members have a unique opportunity at the IUCN Congress to influence the global conservation agenda through the motions. To do this, they must ensure to get accreditation so they can vote and speak at the Members’ Assembly, together with observers with speaking rights. …   | French | Spanish

17 Jul 2012 | News story

Leatherback turtle swimming amongst fish

Sea turtle conservation in French Guiana

Located within the unique Amazon ecosystems of French Guiana is Awala-Yalimapo beach, the most important nesting site for endangered Leatherback turtles and an essential habitat for Green and Olive Ridley turtles. An evaluation of the recovery plan for these turtles has recently been conducted to assess its effectiveness and to account for the progress that has been made since its implementation over the last five years. …  

16 Jul 2012 | News story
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The theme for this year's World Wetlands Day is 'Wetlands and Tourism'.

IUCN welcomes outcomes of Ramsar CoP11

Following the closing of the recent Ramsar CoP, held in Bucharest from 6-13 July, IUCN welcomes the conference outcomes and is confident decisions made will further strengthen the Convention’s mission to conserve wetlands and promote wise use. …  

15 Jul 2012 | News story

Nominees for Honorary membership of IUCN

Honouring champions of conservation

A Danish lawyer, the Botswana Head of State and an American primatologist: what’s the link? …   | French | Spanish

09 Jul 2012 | News story

COP11, Bucarest 2012.

Power of partnerships needed for world's wetlands

At the opening of the 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties (CoP) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre called on governments to support strong partnerships as key to moving from aspiration to implementation for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. …  

06 Jul 2012 | News story

Palau - Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

World Heritage - a future at risk?

St. Petersburg, Russia, 6 July, 2012 (IUCN) – As the number of natural wonders on the World Heritage List continues to grow, too many sites are left with little resources to manage them properly and conserve the very values they were inscribed for, say IUCN experts. Many face a barrage of threats, not least from mining and oil exploration. …   | Chinese

06 Jul 2012 | News story
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