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Tim Badman at 41WHC © fot. Paweł Suder, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa_850
As the 41stWorld Heritage Committee meeting closes today in Kraków, Poland, Tim Badman, Director of IUCN’s World Heritage Programme and head of the...
The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee has just closed here in beautiful Kraków, Poland, and I am celebrating 10 years in IUCN’s World Heritage Programme, handling our unique and high-...
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico
Gland, Switzerland, 30 June 2017 (IUCN) – Illegal fishing, logging and poaching are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites...
Ahead of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, starting this Sunday in Kraków, Poland, IUCN recommends listing Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California on the List...
Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Community (EPIC), funded by the German government’s BMU’s International Climate Initiative (ICI), aims to...
The EPIC project in Thailand started in 2012. The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is the implementing agency for field demonstration sites in Krabi province, while IUCN focuses on the policy component...
IUCN Key documents on SDGs IUCN's Views on the 2nd Revision of Draft Ministerial Declaration - 27 June 2017 IUCN's Views on Revised Zero Draft of HLPF Ministerial...
Rio Doce Panel announced
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific...
The collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in November 2015 resulted in 19 deaths, and severely impacted the local communities and environment in the Rio Doce watershed....
Vaquitas in the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends in-danger status for Mexico’s World Heritage-listed Islands and Protected Areas...
Despite ongoing efforts by Mexico, illegal gillnet fishing of totoaba, whose swim bladder is in high demand in Asia, is threatening the vaquita with imminent extinction, as the porpoise gets...
IUCN at ocean conference
Statement of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) United Nations Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York
Delivered by Dr. Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director, Policy and Programme    Excellencies, Distinguished Participants, It is my honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the...
A delegation of 20 experts is representing IUCN at The Ocean Conference taking place 5-9 June 2017 in New York.
The Ocean Conference is a high-level United Nations Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The world community is coming together to discuss meaningful and...
Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad
The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites...
Three biodiversity sites recommended for inscription In the evaluations released today, IUCN recommends two proposals to inscribe natural areas on the World Heritage List, as well as one extension...
The Ocean Conference
Gland, Switzerland, 1 June 2017 (IUCN) – Ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal...
The ocean is under increasing onslaught from climate change. So far, it has absorbed 30 % of the anthropogenic emissions of CO2 and around 93 % of the added heat arising from human-driven changes to...
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, deeply regrets the White House’s announcement that it will withdraw the United States...
The Paris Agreement, in our view, is a historic treaty and represents the world’s best hope in tackling the challenge of climate change. The impetus created by the Agreement is unstoppable. We...
Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire (c) IUCN Youssouph Diedhiou
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after...
Situation improving in Ivoirian site in danger Inscribed on the Danger List since 2003, Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire has been facing threats such as poaching and illegal gold mining,...

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