• IUCN at 70 Photo: N/A

    IUCN at 70: knowledge and experience for today’s challenges


    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, IUCN has launched a new blog, where IUCN Members and partners will debate topical conservation issues, alongside a series of events to...

  • The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan Photo: Rory Moore

    Azerbaijan to create the first Marine Protected Area in the Caspian Sea


    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and will include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to...

  • Restoration sign in the wetlands of Alviso Marsh, Don Edwards wildlife refuge, south San Francisco bay, California Photo: ©Sundry Photography Shutterstock

    World Wetlands Day 2018: Focus on Urban Wetlands


    For the seventh year in a row, the WEF Global Risk Report placed Water Crises in its Top 5 Global Risks. Such repeated warnings have led business and policy makers to seek solutions and innovation to avert water crises. Yet solutions often lie in...

  • Illegal water collection, West Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Michael Nkonu

    SUSTAIN’s interest-driven partnerships: a win-win for river flow and farmers’ fields


    Until very recently, the Katuma river in Tanzania was on the verge of drying-up. The main reasons for the reduced river flow were illegal abstractions by smallholder farmers and irregular and reduced rainfall due to climate change.

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN


    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...

  • Hawai Miembros Sudamérica Representantes de Miembros sudamericanos y del Secretariado de UICN, reunidos durante Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza Hawai 2016.  Photo: UICN América del Sur

    La Membresía sudamericana de la UICN se expande


    La UICN cuenta con tres nuevos miembros en Sudamérica. Se trata de Fundación Natura de Bolivia, el Instituto de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agricola (IMAFLORA) y el Instituto Sociedade, População e Natureza (ISPN) de Brasil...

  • Marco Lambertini, Inger Andersen, André Hoffmann outside the IUCN Conservation Centre 10 October 2017 WWF International Director General Marco Lambertini, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen and WWF Board Member André Hoffmann outside the IUCN Conservation Centre 10 October 2017 Photo: IUCN

    IUCN welcomes WWF International to the IUCN Conservation Centre


    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today welcomed WWF International to its new office space at the IUCN Conservation Centre in Switzerland.

  • IUCN Photo: M. Fischborn

    IUCN welcomes 21 new Members


    The IUCN Council has admitted 21 new Members.

  • Digitised books Photo: Daisy Larios

    IUCN continues to digitise rich archive


    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature has digitised a collection of over 40 historical publications available at its Headquarters’ Library in Gland, Switzerland, making it easier for researchers and conservationists to access IUCN’s unique...

  • Tim Badman at 41WHC © fot. Paweł Suder, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa_850 Photo: fot. Paweł Suder, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa_850

    The power of danger listing, hasty inscriptions, smarter financing and a voice for civil society – IUCN’s key takeaways from the 2017 World Heritage Committee meeting


    As the 41stWorld Heritage Committee meeting closes today in Kraków, Poland, Tim Badman, Director of IUCN’s World Heritage Programme and head of the IUCN delegation at the Committee, shares his thoughts on how the meeting went this year.


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