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  • East Rennell, Solomon Islands Photo: IUCN Photo Library / Paul Dingwall

    Climate change and dams threaten natural World Heritage, warns IUCN


    Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn,...

  • Timneh Grey Parrot Photo: World Parrot Trust

    Uncovering the secret lives of Timneh Parrots


    Given the large numbers in captivity around the world, it seems incredible that almost nothing is known of the lives of wild Timneh parrots (Psittacus timneh).  

  • Sanja Gandhi National Park Photo: Sunjoy Monga

    Sanjay Gandhi National Park: The Heart and Lungs of a Wild Mumbai


    Sanjay Gandhi National Park is among the rarest of national parks, surrounded on three sides by one of the densest cities on the planet – Mumbai, India. An amazing array of flora and fauna exist within the park’s boundaries, providing aesthetic, historic and...

  • WCC 2016 Photo: IUCN

    Call for Contributions to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 now open


    The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will bring together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, business, and academia with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global...

  • Balaji explaining kayking as a new way to explore local nature Photo: OMCAR Foundation

    Meet an inspiring new generation of conservationists!


    Young people all over the world are active for conserving nature, in and around protected areas. Many of them played an active role in the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney. Here, we portray some of them, acknowledging their leadership and inspiring...

  • Dugong Photo: Christian Schlamann /istock photo

    To have healthy oceans we need healthy marine wildlife


    According to the United Nations, World Oceans Day is about a healthy planet being based on healthy oceans – so true and in so many ways! The ecological pressures on Earth’s oceans are as diverse and daunting as the storms that can roll across its blue...

  • Alex Macdonald Photo: Alex Macdonald

    Young Canadians are leading the way for the future of nature and protected areas


    Canadian young people are helping to transform the way the global community relates to nature. Hundreds of young people participated, along with more than 6000 individuals from over 170 countries, in the November 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney...

  • Tiwonge I Mzumara-Gawa Photo: Tiwonge Gawa

    Protecting birds in Malawi: Young Conservationist Tiwonge I Mzumara-Gawa


    Tiwonge I Mzumara-Gawa is a volunteer Conservation and Research officer for the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), the national partner of BirdLife in Malawi. Tiwonge has been honoured with the International Young Conservationist Award for...

  • Youth plant mangroves near the Bhitarkanika Mangrove Forest, Orissa, India Photo: APOWA

    Vedharajan Balaji - kayaking down India's coast to inspire communities for restoring mangroves


    Vedharajan Balaji is a young conservationist from India, with an incredible amount of energy and determination for protecting nature. He works with communities in Tamil Nadu to restore mangroves and raise awareness amongst students. Thanks to his inspiring...

  • Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Photo: Alicia Wirz

    Max Jenes – a young conservationist braving elephant poachers


    Max Jenes, winner of the International Young Conservationist Award 2014, works with the PAMS Foundation to protect Tanzania’s elephants from poaching. Here, he explains what inspires him to continue this risky work at the frontlines of conservation.


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