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  • Sustainable Blue Economy Participants, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: IUCN ESARO/ SIB-Kenya

    Building the global momentum on marine/aquatic plastics litter

    10.01.2019

    Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector, students, and plastic sector actors, IUCN joined the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya,...

  • Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Photo: © Alexis McGivern/Gallifrey Foundation

    Geneva meeting deliberates on global convention to address plastic pollution

    06.12.2018

    Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention to beat plastic pollution.

  • ICCA General Assembly 2018 held in Bishoftu, Ethiopia Photo: ICCA Consortium

    Focus on indigenous and conserved community areas

    03.12.2018

    In the closing months of 2018, the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP) has been working with the ICCA Consortium to consolidate work under the project Global Support Initiative (GSI) for ICCAs, an abbreviation for the territories and areas conserved...

  • New PANORAMA Solutions theme features business engagement Photo: IUCN

    PANORAMA initiative expands to showcase civil society engagement on business and biodiversity

    25.11.2018

    Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 23 November 2018 (IUCN) –  A new PANORAMA theme exploring how civil society can engage with business aims to scale up new partnerships and action to mainstream biodiversity across different sectors -- a key objective of the UN...

  • Corals Red Sea Corals at Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Photo: mindgrow [CC BY-SA 2-0]. from flickr

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    24.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in...

  • back of shirt with writing on it and people nearby Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    12 right answers to inclusive green growth

    23.11.2018

    We asked a dozen people to talk about inclusive green growth in Mozambique and Tanzania. Each had a slightly different take on the definition, but they all acknowledged that it is a landscape-wide process towards environmentally and socially sound...

  • Pathfinder Award 2018 winner - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust Mirjam de Koning of Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust receiving the award (Winner) from Dr Yasmine Fouad (Minister, Egypt) during CBD COP14 Photo: IUCN

    Supporting protected areas across boundaries in the Balkans - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust wins the 2018 Pathfinder Award

    19.11.2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as well as WildArk – A Movement for the Wild are thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature...

  • woman in blue shirt hoeing ground near tree. thatched house in background Photo: IUCN Uganda

    Scoring the restoring: An assessment of contributions to forest landscape restoration in Uganda

    28.08.2018

    Uganda's forest landscapes are precious in so many ways, but the country continues to lose its important forest assets at an unprecedented rate. In recent years, forest landscape restoration has been in place to help reverse that trend. So how...

  • Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya Photo: IUCN Goran Gujic

    Lake Turkana listed as ‘in danger’ due to impacts from dam, as advised by IUCN

    28.06.2018

    Manama, Bahrain, 28 June 2018 (IUCN) – Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya has been placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger today at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting, due to impacts from the Gibe III dam. The decision follows the...

  • Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania, World Heritage site Photo: IUCN / Tilman Jaeger

    Tanzania urged to halt logging plans and dam project in Selous Game Reserve, as advised by IUCN

    27.06.2018

    Manama, Bahrain – Tanzania has been urged to not proceed with plans to log 143,638 ha in the Selous Game Reserve today at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting, as recommended by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The area would be...

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