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Press release | 12 Dec, 2022
IUCN Restoration Barometer documents extensive ecosystem restoration across 18 countries
Montreal, Canada, 12 December 2022 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has today published its first Restoration Barometer report, documenting that…
Story | 10 Dec, 2022
The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and Environmental Human Rights Defenders
Environmental Human Rights defenders, including Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, women and youth, continue to shape global discussions and actions to address the climate and biodiversity crisis. As front-line defenders against environmental degradation, their activism contributes…
Commission statement | 1989
IUCN Commission Statement on State Gifts of Animals
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) recognises the long-standing tradition among governments and heads of state of giving or exchanging live animals and hereby outlines its position in relation to State Gifts of Animals.
Press release | 08 Dec, 2022
Nature-based Solutions can generate 20 million new jobs, but “just transition” policies needed
Montreal, Canada, 8 December 2022 (IUCN) - Twenty million jobs could be created by further harnessing the power of nature to address major challenges facing society, such as climate change, disaster risk, and food and water insecurity.
Position paper | 2022
IUCN Position Paper for CBD COP15 on technical issues
IUCN presents it views and recommendations on technical issues such as criteria for describing Ecologically and Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity, guidance on Invasive Alien Species, biodiversity and climate change…
IUCN Statement | 20 Nov, 2022
IUCN expresses concern over slow progress at COP27 while welcoming recognition of Nature-based Solutions
As COP27 closed today, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, expressed its concern over the slow progress in tackling the climate crisis. At the same time, IUCN welcomed the clear recognition of the key role that Nature-based Solutions can play in addressing climate change,…
DG Statement | 16 Nov, 2022
IUCN statement to UN Climate Change Conference 2022
During the 16 November High Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (COP27), IUCN Director General Dr Bruno Oberle delivered IUCN’s statement on the role of nature in addressing the climate crisis. Read the full statement below.