Increasingly severe droughts caused by climate change are stripping many of the world’s most vulnerable people of the land they need to grow their food.

3rd International Forum on Water and Food

More than 300 participants gathered in Tshwane, South Africa for the 3rd International Forum on Water and Food to address issues related to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource management. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

1st Volcandpark Congress

Volcandpark Congress Deadline for Abstracts

The abstract presentation period for oral communications or posters will close on January 30. This is the first congress on protected volcanic areas. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

Blue carbon

More recognition needed for Blue Carbon’s role in curbing climate change

The critical role of coastal ecosystem management in curbing climate change and the need to fully integrate it in climate change and biodiversity policies were the focus of the “Blue Carbon – Managing coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation” symposium that  took place in the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

Wetlands dependency

World Wetlands Day photo celebration

Showcase the beauty of wetlands along with your talent! Submit your best photos for the World Wetlands Day celebration under this year’s theme “Wetlands Tourism: A Great Experience”. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Ammotrechella beatriceae or St Barth Sunspider, a new endemic species discovered on St Barthelemy

New endemic spider discovered on St. Barthelemy

A new species of Ammotrechella beatriceae or St Barth Sunspider has been discovered by Karl Questel, a ranger of the Nature Reserve of St Barthelemy. This species is endemic to St Barthelemy, the French overseas territory in the Caribbean. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Follow the action

Enter Conservation Education Award for "audio-visual" works

The Wildlife Society is accepting nominations for the 2012 award in the category of audio-visual works. CEC member Ron DeArmond invites submissions by March 15. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Nest of the Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

IPBES: the Birth Pangs of a New Assessment Process

“Much has been written in academic Journals on what the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) could, should and might do, but in fact remarkably little has yet been finally decided upon [..] While this may seem to many to be an interminable process, it is important to recognise the advances that have been made,” says Jerry Harrison, Head of Development at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Manas River in Bhutan

IUCN welcomes Bhutan as new State Member

The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its decision to become a Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has been designated by the Royal Government of Bhutan as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. IUCN extends its warmest welcome to the Kingdom of Bhutan. …   | French | Spanish

12 Jan 2012 | News story


Hope in a hotspot – on a mission to save frogs in Colombia

In Colombia, work is under way to save a group of species whose fate is intimately linked with our own. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Confirmed and inferred distribution

New IUCN Red List map browser: visualize and explore

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ website has a brand new feature designed to facilitate the exploration and visualization of species distribution ranges. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story