Gland, Switzerland, 19 March 2020 (IUCN) – The African Black Rhino remains Critically Endangered, but its population is slowly increasing as conservation efforts counter the persistent threat of poaching, according to today’s update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM.
Nature conservation and women’s rights are inextricably linked. As we face an escalating biodiversity crisis, we need women as equal, active players in conservation more than ever. What is more, environmental degradation is actually exacerbating violence against women, as highlighted by a recent IUCN report. The global community cannot afford to treat nature conservation and the fight for women’s equality as separate issues – they must be addressed together. Only then can we hope to achieve a just world that values and conserves nature.
At the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place in Marseille, France, from 11-19 June 2020, IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2020-24. IUCN is pleased to announce the nominated candidates for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs of Commissions and Regional Councillors.
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