Celebrating 70 years

IUCN - 70 years

IUCN is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018 and, with growing momentum to meet ambitious global goals, the wind toward sustainable development is finally at our backs. But there is no time to lose. Species are going extinct at alarming rates. Climate change is threatening communities, economies and the ecosystems on which they depend.

No one government or organisation can correct humanity’s course alone. With 70 years of experience, vision and impact, the world needs IUCN’s diverse and powerful Union more than ever. 

 

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Terre Sauvage Magazine cover - June 2018 Photo: Terre Sauvage

Terre Sauvage Special Edition – IUCN 70th Anniversary

IUCN and the Terre Sauvage Magazine editorial team collaborated to create a special edition commemorating the Union’s 70th Anniversary by featuring some of its flagship projects and partnerships around the world. Terre Sauvage distributed the issue, titled Plaidoyer pour la Nature – Union international pour la conservation de la nature: 70 ans d’actions et d’engagements, to its subscribers and on newsstands throughout France and in other French-speaking countries in June 2018.  

 

The impact of IUCN resolutions on international conservation efforts : an overviewThe impact of IUCN resolutions on international conservation efforts : an overview

This paper briefly highlights some of the major impacts and influences that IUCN Resolutions have had on conservation. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather to focus attention on some of the most significant issues that the IUCN Membership has addressed, working together with IUCN’s six Commissions (on Species, Protected Areas, Environmental Law, Ecosystem Management, Communications and Education, and Environmental, Economic and Social Policy) and supported by IUCN’s Secretariat.

 

IUCN corporate brochureIUCN corporate brochure

This brochure provides a brief history of IUCN's vision and impact and shows the important role our Union plays in addressing today's most pressing conservation and sustainable development challenges.

 

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  • Choir of the music school Nevena Popović Choir of the music school Nevena Popović Photo: INCS

    IUCN and ICNS celebrate the 70th anniversaries: We are better together

    11.05.2018

    At the event, 70+70 Years of Nature Conservation, on the evening of 9 May at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and IUCN Member, the Institute for Conservation of...

  • La Viceministra de Ambiente de Costa Rica (izquierda), Patricia Madrigal, compartió con el Presidente de la UICN, Dr. Zhang Xinsheng y con la Directora Regional de ORMACC, Dra. Grethel Aguilar durante la visita del Presidente a Costa Rica La Viceministra de Ambiente de Costa Rica (izquierda), Patricia Madrigal, compartió con el Presidente de la UICN, Dr. Zhang Xinsheng y con la Directora Regional de ORMACC, Dra. Grethel Aguilar durante la visita del Presidente a Costa Rica Photo: UICN ORMACC/Zeidy Hidalgo

    IUCN`s President stresses the importance of working together for conservation and sustainable development

    20.03.2018

    March, 2018. During his first visit to the Headquarters of the Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (ORMACC) located in San Jose, Costa Rica, the President of IUCN, Dr. Zhang Xinsheng, stressed the importance of Members, Commissions...

  • EcoDRR2 Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop participants. Photo: IUCN Oceania

    IUCN facilitates learning in the Pacific from Asia experiences on the Large Scale Mangrove Protection and Restoration

    09.03.2018

    Suva, Fiji, 09 March 2018 (IUCN) – Reminiscing the adventures of growing up around mangrove forests in Fiji, Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Peter Thompson, who is also serving as the UN Special Envoy for Oceans, shared...

  • IUCN at 70 IUCN at 70 Photo: N/A

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

    22.02.2018

    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...

  • IUCN Patrons of Nature meeting in Monaco hosted by HSH Prince Albert Photo: ©Olivier Huitel /Crystal Pictures

    IUCN Patrons of Nature spark new commitments for the organisation's 70th Anniversary in 2018

    14.12.2017

    At a recent IUCN Patrons of Nature meeting hosted by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco in Monte Carlo, Patrons pledged to scale-up their engagement to address IUCN’s global environmental priorities – species extinction, climate change, water scarcity, deforestation...

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