Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 6 September (IUCN) – Limiting illegal trade in threatened species, promoting nature-based solutions to climate change and accounting for biodiversity conservation in the development of renewables are among the first global conservation priorities set today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaiʻi.
An IUCN study has identified tree species native to Indonesia’s Kutai National Park that are resilient to climate change and support threatened East Bornean orangutan populations, recommending their use in reforestation efforts. The study was funded by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, expresses solidarity with everyone impacted by the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse in Brazil and conveys condolences to families that have lost loved ones. In addition to the inestimable impact of loss of lives and trauma for families with missing relatives, events like this cause severe social disruption and environmental damage, with lasting consequences for the lives of the inhabitants, biodiversity and the economy of the region. IUCN has seen first-hand the long-term effects that disasters such as this one can have.
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