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  • Rebecca Welling, Project Officer, IUCN Global Water Programme Photo: IUCN

    Blog: Adapting to climate change through ‘action learning’


    By Rebecca Welling. There is growing recognition that water security is critical for sustainable economic development, reducing poverty and adapting to climate change. Yet a key aspect often overlooked in efforts to meet this fundamental need is the role...

  • Global Goals Photo: oneorg

    Sustainable Development Goals recognise role of business


    The United Nations' new development agenda presents a historic opportunity for the private sector to actively participate in addressing the world’s global challenges, and building a more inclusive and sustainable society.  

  • Brushed aluminium Photo: Rick Kimpel (Creative Commons)

    IUCN receives award for its role in setting sustainable aluminium industry standard


    IUCN has received a Gold Facilitation Impact Award from the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) for leading a multi-stakeholder process to launch the now independent Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s first Performance Standard.

  • Ariel Brunner of BirdLife Europe Photo: BirdLife Europe

    The pros and cons of biodiversity offsets


    Protecting forests and restoring wetlands are some of the actions companies and governments are taking to make up for biodiversity lost as a result of their development activities. These measurable conservation actions - designed to compensate for...

  • Camera traps spotting more and more Pygmy hippos in Wonegizi Photo: Fauna & Flora International

    How a single Pygmy Hippo photo gave rise to the Wonegizi Proposed Protected Area Project


    To think an entire project could have been sparked by a single grainy black and white photo of a Critically Endangered Pygmy Hippo is remarkable, comments Josh Kempinski. He is project coordinator with SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, Fauna & Flora...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress Logo Photo: IUCN

    Help shape the IUCN World Conservation Forum


    We’re looking for a group of dedicated, professional and knowledgeable volunteers to serve as Technical Reviewers of Forum’s event proposals. This is a wonderful opportunity to help support and shape the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress.

  • Infographic 'Going with the Flow'. The natural capital of water, follow @IUCN_Water on Twitter Photo: ©IUCN Water Programme

    Blog: Embracing a new era of communications – harnessing the power of the digital world


    By Claire Warmenbol. Did you know that the world today creates as much data in 10 minutes as in all of human history up until the year 2003? That is a lot of information. Amongst all this noise, how do environmental messages stand a chance of being heard? Or...

  • Byron Bay Arakwal people traditional welcome Photo: Carla Danelutti, IUCN

    A new chapter begins for the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas


    Recognizing success provides inspiration and constructive feedback. Through the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas (GLPA), IUCN is seeking to provide an innovative tool for managers and protected area systems to assess and monitor PA values, identify existing...

  • Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica Photo: IUCN / Melissa Marín

    Jamaica’s first World Heritage listing ups the number of natural sites to 229


    The Blue and John Crow Mountains has become Jamaica’s first World Heritage site today, following advice from IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, responsible for evaluating the site’s natural values. Extensions of South Africa’s Cape...

  • Western Gray Whale and ship. Photo: Dave Weller

    IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts


    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development and beyond in Sakhalin, in the Russian Far East. The...


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