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Even deep-water marine communities are under threat from climate change.

Nations urged to adopt global vision to save oceans from climate-accelerated collapse

On Tuesday 18 December at the United Nations General Assembly, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the only conservation organization with official observer status at the UN, called for the rapid development of a network of marine protected areas to help the oceans cope with climate change. …  

20 Dec 2007 | International news release

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre

End of year message from the DG

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, has sent her end of the year message to all IUCN members, staff, Council and Commission members. In it, she looks back at the past year and ahead to what 2008 will hold. The full message is available in the three official IUCN languages. …  

19 Dec 2007 | News story

IUCN leads call for biodiversity in Bali


14 Dec 2007 | News story

Sailing to Barcelona

IUCN’s Sailing to Barcelona Initiative

Sailing to Barcelona is an initiative of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) which will provide an unprecedented push for coastal and marine conservation globally. As part of the 2008 IUCN World Conservation Congress, it will offer a neutral platform for its Members and partners to advance the protection of coastal and marine biodiversity. …  

13 Dec 2007 | News story

Rosalía Arteaga, Directora Ejecutiva de Fundación Natura Regional

Rosalía Arteaga asume la Dirección Ejecutiva de la Fundación Natura Regional

Sus actividades se desarrollarán desde Quito, Ecuador. Liderará los primeros programas de la Fundación Natura Regional: el Banco Regional de Mitigación de emisiones de carbono "Carbono Cero" y el proyecto de Planificación y Manejo de Cuencas Binacionales. 

12 Dec 2007 | News story


Beyond the Red List - IUCN hosts a special session with the Private Sector on the 2007 National Red List

Staff of IUCN Sri Lanka invited its private sector partners to an evening with them on December 11, 2007 to discuss business opportunities arising from the National Red List which was launched recently. This informal evening was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. …  

11 Dec 2007 | News story

Tiburon, Galápagos

La lucha contra el cambio climático comienza en los océanos

Ayer, en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, la Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza (UICN), única organización de conservación con categoría de Observador ante la ONU, hizo un llamado a frenar el colapso de los océanos para amortiguar los efectos del cambio climático. 

11 Dec 2007 | News story

Mesa de abertura com representantes da UICN, empresas privadas, cooperativas comunitárias, governo e ONGs

Seminário sobre licenciamento de atividades florestais

O encontro ocorreu na sede da Federação das Indústrias do Estado do Acre, entre os dias 5 e 6 de Dezembro e contou com uma massiva presença de representantes de diversos setores e profissionais da área florestal. 

10 Dec 2007 | News story

Workshop participants

Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach

As there is no generally accepted definition of a rights-based approach to conservation, multiple interpretations exist which leads to confusion when the term is used. The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has initiated further research and debate about the application of such an approach in order to evaluate the potential merit of the concept and enable it to be ‘operationalized’. …  

10 Dec 2007 | News story

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