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…
The event will present a stocktake of knowledge, solutions and actions for effective ocean governance to achieve conservation and sustainable use, encompassing climate and biodiversity.
Story | 08 Mar, 2022
Frédéric Bachet is a former Director of the Parc Marin de la Côte Bleue (Cote Bleue Marine Park) and member of the IUCN French Committee’s Commission on Protected Areas. He is joined in this conversation by Cécile Fattebert of the IUCN Protected and Conserved Areas team.
Story | 11 Jan, 2022
Stretching across Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia, the world’s first 5-country biosphere reserve, which has been declared by UNESCO in September 2021 covers 700 km of the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers and a total area of almost 1 million hectares in the so-called ‘Amazon of Europe…
Story | 29 Oct, 2021
This International Black Sea Action Day, 31st October, 11 habitats of Red-List Endangered Black Sea harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins as well as Vulnerable Black Sea common dolphins have been formally awarded Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) status by the…
Story | 22 Jun, 2021
IUCN, the official advisor on nature to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, recommends adding four natural sites to the List of World Heritage in Danger: the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the W-Arly-Pendjari Complex in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger, the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the…
Story | 24 Feb, 2021
Gland, Switzerland, 24 February 2021 (IUCN) – By planning solar and wind renewable energy projects in areas with a lower conservation priority, project developers can avoid the most severe potential negative impacts on biodiversity, according to…
Story | 14 Dec, 2020
The new dates for IMPAC5, Vancouver, Canada, have been announced: 23-29 June 2022. Co-hosts IUCN and the Canadian Government, together with the international committee for IMPAC5, invite you to prepare.
Story | 30 Sep, 2020
With a unique flora and fauna, Reunion Island is one of the "hot spots" of global biodiversity, home to more than a thousand endemic species.
Story | 17 Jul, 2020
Mangrove forests and swamps are nature's superheroes, a vital ecosystem for climate mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and many other benefits for humans and animals alike. On this International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2020, we present an interactive…