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  • Southern white rhinos grazing on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    IUCN Director General’s statement on International Day for Biological Diversity 2017

    How often do we credit our planet’s biological diversity with keeping us healthy, relaxed and inspired? Probably not often enough. Yet we all know it. Instinctively. We know that what we seek to relax: a walk in nature; a wonderful trip to the beach.  Or a great vacation to a place seemingly untouched, remote and beautiful. So, nature and its bountiful biodiversity matter greatly for our sense of well-being. And tourism is indeed a multi-trillion dollar industry that creates jobs, growth and opportunities for communities and societies across the planet.
  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected Areas in Brazil, and action to tackle major threats in listed sites, including Doñana National Park and the Sundarbans. This advice is included in a first set of reports for the World Heritage Committee released today, with a second dispatch due on 2 June.
  • Sharks and rays, French Polynesia

    France and IUCN renew partnership to support global environment and development efforts

    IUCN has signed a new framework agreement with France for 2017-2020, which aims to support the Union’s work to conserve the planet’s biodiversity and achieve sustainable development. 
Last updated - Fri, 26 May 2017
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