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  • IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands celebrates its 40th IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands celebrates its 40th Photo: IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands

    IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands celebrates its 40th and IUCN's 70th

    07.12.2018

    Some 250 delegates from NGOs, government, business and science came together to celebrate the anniversary of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. The conclusion: the road to a sustainable future requires a combined strategy. 

  • Corals Red Sea Corals at Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Photo: mindgrow [CC BY-SA 2-0]. from flickr

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    24.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in...

  • Boris Erg, IUCN ECARO and Serdar Allekow, Society of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan Photo: IUCN/M.Hofman

    Celebrating 50 years of the Society of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan

    27.10.2018

    The establishment of the Society of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan fifty years ago marked the beginning of the modern era of nature protection in the country. To celebrate its anniversary, the Society organised a conference in Ashgabat on 11 and 12 October...

  • Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Photo: No attribution

    Western gray whales at great risk from salmon nets – IUCN-backed study

    11.10.2018

    Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) - A new IUCN-backed scientific article published today finds that threatened western gray whales are at “very high risk” of entanglement in coastal salmon nets near Russia’s Sakhalin island, which often leads to their injury or death...

  • Okavango Delta Photo: ©IUCN/Peter Howard

    World must act now to strengthen protection of most important wetlands

    28.09.2018

    An open letter from International Organization Partners of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: In July this year the United Nations reported that the world is off-track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) – ensuring the availability and...

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Photo: David Weller

    IUCN seeks whale conservation expert to lead advise on industry development impacts

    27.09.2018

    IUCN invites applications for the Chair of its Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) to provide objective independent advice on the impacts to whales and their marine habitat during offshore oil and gas development and beyond. The position will run for...

  • Stockholm Photo: Scanrail1/Shutterstock.com

    IUCN launches global alliance for greener cities

    24.09.2018

    Edinburgh, Scotland, 24 September 2018 (IUCN/Scottish Wildlife Trust) – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has launched a global initiative which aims to create greener, more liveable cities that will improve the health, well-being and...

  • The World Leaders’ Conservation Forum (WLCF) 2018 logo The World Leaders’ Conservation Forum (WLCF) 2018 will take place in Jeju from 3-5 October.  Photo: WLCF/IUCN

    Conservation for peace, sustainable use and next generations the focus of World Leaders’ Conservation Forum

    14.09.2018

    The World Leaders’ Conservation Forum (WLCF) 2018 will take place in Jeju from 3-5 October. 

  • Yudy Espinal from La Paz, Honduras, is an active member of the microwatershed council in the Goascorán River Basin Photo: © Wanda Villeda / IUCN

    New publication: Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters

    29.08.2018

    Good water governance will be a cornerstone of global water security over the coming decades.  A central dimension of water security involves the protection, allocation and sharing of increasingly scarce and polluted water resources among humans and the...

  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park, China - World Heritage site Mount Sanqingshan National Park, a World Heritage site in China Photo: IUCN / Chris Wood

    New IUCN report helps choose the right tools to assess how key natural areas benefit people

    07.08.2018

    IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) today has issued new guidance to help practitioners assess ecosystem services within important sites for biodiversity and nature conservation. The report reviews nine assessment tools, focussing on their...

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