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  • Protected, naturally

    More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate...
  • Species on the Edge app is launched

    Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn...
  • Europe’s overseas territories need more protection

    Giant “Mountain Chicken” frogs, the 25 million bird island, and a rainforest the size of Portugal are increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change and in need of greater protection, according to a new report published by IUCN (International Union...
  • Los territorios europeos de ultramar necesitan más protección

    Las ranas gigantes de las zanjas, la isla de los 25 millones de aves, y un bosque tropical del tamaño de Portugal, están cada vez más amenazados por los impactos del cambio climático y precisan de mayor protección, según un nuevo informe publicado por la UICN...
  • Protéger davantage les territoires de l’outre-mer européen

    Les grenouilles géantes de la montagne, l’île aux 25 millions d’oiseaux et une forêt tropicale de la taille du Portugal sont de plus en plus menacés par les impacts du changement climatique et ont besoin d’une protection accrue, selon un nouveau rapport...
  • arborvitae Issue 44 - Forests: a legal challenge

    Where there is no title: Security of tenure is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for trust and confidence about future benefits. Feature: Customary laws can have a significant influence on access to – and use of – land and forests in...
  • Establishing IPBES: Deadlines are set, work in progress

    Significant progress in shaping the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has recently been achieved. What is the vision and involvement of IUCN? Find out in the interview with Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN...
  • Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

    During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed...
  • Nature loses a heroine

    IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of Wangari Maathai, one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners and a great advocate for social justice, human rights, peace and democracy. Wangari Maathai has passed away in Nairobi at the age of 71.
  • La naturaleza pierde a una heroína

    La UICN lamenta profundamente la pérdida de Wangari Maathai, una de las mayores ambientalistas de África y gran defensora de la justicia social, los derechos humanos, la paz y la democracia. Wangari Maathai falleció el martes en Nairobi, a los 71 años.
  • John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

    IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The John C. Phillips Memorial Medal recognizes outstanding service in international conservation and commemorates the life and work of...
  • The Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

    Established eight years ago during the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal will go to a conservation professional who has made outstanding contributions to the conservation of nature and natural resources.
  • Honorary membership of IUCN

    Honorary Membership of IUCN, which recognizes outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, is presented at the World Conservation Congress to two or three individuals who have made exceptional contributions to furthering the goals...
  • Membresía Honoraria de la UICN

    La Membresía Honoraria de la UICN, que reconoce contribuciones extraordinarias a la conservación de la naturaleza y los recursos naturales, se concede en el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza a dos o tres personas que hayan contribuido de manera excepcional a...
  • Medalla en Memoria de Harold Jefferson Coolidge

    Establecida hace ocho años, durante el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza en Tailandia, este premio se otorgará a un profesional de la conservación que haya realizado contribuciones destacadas a la conservación de la naturaleza y los recursos naturales.
  • Medalla en Memoria de John C. Phillips

    Se invita a las organizaciones Miembro de la UICN y a los miembros de sus Comisiones a postular candidatos a la Medalla en Memoria de John C. Phillips. La Medalla John C. Phillips se otorga en reconocimiento a los destacados servicios en favor de la...
  • Membres d’honneur de l‘UICN

    Le titre de Membre d’honneur de l’UICN, qui récompense des services exceptionnels en faveur de la conservation de la nature et des ressources naturelles, est décerné, sur recommandation du Conseil de l’UICN, lors du Congrès mondial de la nature, à deux ou...
  • Médaille commémorative Harold Jefferson Coolidge

    Créée il y a huit ans lors du Congrès mondial de la nature en Thaïlande, la Médaille Harold Jefferson Coolidge est décernée à un spécialiste de la conservation ayant apporté une contribution importante à la protection de la nature et des ressources...
  • Médaille commémorative John C. Phillips

    Les Membres de l’UICN et les membres des Commissions de l’UICN sont invités à soumettre des nominations pour la médaille commémorative John C. Phillips. La Médaille John C. Phillips récompense d’importants services rendus à la conservation environnementale et...
  • Top scientists rally together in fight against invasive species

    A flurry of articles in influential scientific journals in recent months has questioned the urgency to address the growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The assertion is that the concern with invasive species derives from an unreasonable...
  • IUCN welcomes Samoa as new State Member

    The Government of the Independent State of Samoa has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the Union’s Statutes, becoming a State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Natural Resources and...
  • La UICN da la bienvenida a Samoa, nuevo Estado Miembro

    El gobierno del Estado Independiente de Samoa anunció oficialmente su decisión de ser Estado Miembro de la UICN adhiriéndose a sus Estatutos, sumándose así a la red ambiental más grande y antigua del mundo. El Ministerio de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente...
  • Samoa rejoint l’UICN en qualité de nouvel État Membre

    Le gouvernement de l’Etat indépendant de Samoa a annoncé officiellement sa décision de rejoindre l’UICN en adhérant à ses Statuts. Il devient ainsi un État Membre du réseau environnemental le plus grand et le plus ancien du monde. Le Ministère des Ressources...
  • More World Heritage Sites, more challenges for conservation

    Paris, France, 29 June, 2011. Four outstanding natural sites in Kenya, Jordan, Australia and Japan were given World Heritage status following the advice of IUCN to the World Heritage Committee, which closes today in Paris. An extension to an...
  • Más sitios de Patrimonio Mundial, más desafíos para la conservación

    París, Francia. 29 de junio de 2011 (UICN) – Cuatro sitios naturales excepcionales en Kenia, Jordania, Australia y Japón recibieron la calificación de Patrimonio Mundial, en respuesta al consejo de la UICN al Comité de Patrimonio Mundial, que cierra hoy su...


Last updated - Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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