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In 2018, IUCN is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

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  • cyperus esculentus Photo: Essl Franz

    New research reveals a global rise in emerging invasive alien species


    IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) has contributed to research published today in the journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’, which highlights the urgent need for governments to develop measures to control the spread of emerging alien species.
  • Rotsee, Lucerne, Switzerland Photo: © Igor Meijer/FISA

    IUCN welcomes first-of-kind World Rowing pledge to avoid impacts on natural World Heritage


    The World Rowing Federation FISA today became the first sporting body to announce its commitment to ensuring that activities under its control will not damage natural World Heritage sites, which IUCN monitors as the official advisory body on nature to the World Heritage Committee.
  • man with brown beard and blue shirt above forest background Photo: IUCN

    An economist's view of forest landscape restoration


    The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology has proven effective for countries in planning their restoration actions. A large part of this process consists of comparing the costs and benefits of different restoration options, the consideration of the carbon balance and the analysis of financing mechanisms. All of these components are essential to understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each potential restoration action, and how their implementation can be financed. 
Last updated - Mon, 19 Feb 2018
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