Story | 17 Aug, 2022
The IUCN community is deeply saddened by the death of former IUCN Councillor Andrew Bignell, and wishes to pay tribute to his many contributions to the Union and to the cause of nature conservation.
Story | 29 Oct, 2021
IUCN extends a warm welcome to Uzbekistan, which has officially announced its decision to become a Member of IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The State Committee for Ecology and Environment Protection has been designated by the State as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat.
Story | 13 Jul, 2020
The surface of protected areas in Uzbekistan has increased 36% since its previous update 23 years ago, revealed the July release of the World Database of Protected Areas. This data submission is boosting the progress towards the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 set by the Convention…
Story | 02 Feb, 2020
Cold Winter Deserts in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are among six globally significant biodiversity sites in Central Asia that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status, according to a new report launched today by IUCN, the official advisor on natural World Heritage.
Story | 25 Jan, 2019
Water represents one of the greatest challenges for Central Asia. As its population grows -projected to be 90 million people in 2050- so does the need for creating more jobs, producing more food, more energy - yet water resources are limited. Climate change impacts are expected to exacerbate…