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  • Wayne  Lotter

    IUCN and the World Commission on Protected Areas mourn the loss of wildlife defender Wayne Lotter


    IUCN is shocked and saddened by the death of leading conservationist and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) member Wayne Lotter, tragically killed in a gun attack in Tanzania on Wednesday 16 August. 

  • Dr George Rabb

    Some Reflections on George Rabb


    Prominent conservationist George Rabb, who chaired the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) from 1989 to 1996, passed away on 28 July. Close friend and colleague, and Chair of the Commission between 2008 and 2016 Simon Stuart reflects on George’s...

  • IUCN at the UNWTO China

    Measuring Sustainable Tourism and the IUCN Green List


    Sustainable tourism is increasingly relevant in national agendas for its role in fostering economic growth, social inclusiveness, and the protection of cultural and natural assets. IUCN China was invited to the 6th UNWTO International Conference on...

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