Crossroads blog | 28 Sep, 2022
In several Asian countries, bears are farmed for their bile, which is an ingredient in traditional medicine. In 2012, nine IUCN Members tabled a motion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress to phase-out bear farms on the grounds that farms may harm bear conservation. The motion triggered…
Story | 22 Sep, 2022
A newly released peer-reviewed paper in Frontiers in Marine Science emphasises that establishing measures to address the global decline in Chondrichthyes (sharks, rays, and chimaeras [ghost sharks], hereafter ‘sharks’) is more urgent than ever.
News | 16 Sep, 2022
New York, USA - IUCN Species Survival Commission experts join the list of speakers who will be shining a spotlight on biodiversity at the Science Summit at the 77 United Nations General Assembly, from 13 to 30 September 2022.
Story | 12 Sep, 2022
CEESP News: Swetha Stotra Bhashyam, GYBN Global South Focal Point & Chair of CEESP Youth Engagements and Intergenerational Partnerships
News | 02 Sep, 2022
IUCN mourns the loss of leading conservationist Gustavo Fonseca, and wishes to honour his contributions to the Union and to global efforts to preserve nature.
Blog | 31 Aug, 2022
The UN's 5th session of the Intergovernmental Conference on conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (also known as the High Seas Treaty) concluded in New York last week. While it did not result in the adoption of a treaty, the…
Press release | 22 Aug, 2022
Gland, Switzerland, 22 August 2022 (IUCN / TRAFFIC) – Overall rhino poaching rates have declined since 2018, and trade data suggests the lowest annual estimate of rhino horns entering illegal trade markets since 2013, according to a…
Dias 6, 7 e 8 de setembro, será realizado o encontro "Investindo em Soluções Subnacionais Sustentáveis para o Clima, a Natureza e as Pessoas", reunindo os principais atores da iniciativa SCF na América Latina e no Caribe.
News | 17 Aug, 2022
A campanha foi formalmente lançada em 9 de agosto, em comemoração ao Dia Internacional dos Povos Indígenas. Este fato marcou o início da contagem regressiva: 1.239 dias - e contando - restam para cumprir a meta global de proteger 80% da Amazônia até 2025.
Grey literature | 2021
This report gives an overview of the relevant literature concerning the sources, impacts and possible management and/or policy measures of ghost gear, which is supplemented by the outcomes of a survey to give insight into the situation in the Republic of Cyprus. Building upon this, a selection…