Press release | 20 Jul, 2022
Kigali, Rwanda, 20 July 2022 (IUCN) - At the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress, twelve rangers and ranger teams from around the world received an International Ranger Award today for their extraordinary commitment to protecting nature and helping local communities.
Crossroads blog | 22 Feb, 2022
The addax desert antelope may be the world’s rarest hoofed mammal, with as few as 100 animals left in the wild. Despite oil exploration and extraction in and around their last remaining habitat, conservation efforts can still save the species from extinction if government agencies, big business…
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…
Press release | 02 Dec, 2020
Gland, Switzerland, 2 December 2020 (IUCN) – Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage, according to a report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A third (33%) of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by…
Story | 30 Sep, 2020
IUCN and the World Commission on Protected Areas are sad to announce the passing of one of the most dedicated of WCPA Commission members, Dr Graeme Worboys, AM.
Story | 29 Jan, 2020
At the end of a devastating season of fire for many of the country’s protected and conserved areas, IUCN Green List status was renewed for Australia's:
1. Arakwal National Park
2. Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Story | 28 Jan, 2020
On Australia Day, 26 January 2020, it was announced that Dr Graeme Worboys had received the Order of Australia, one of the country's highest honours.
Story | 05 Dec, 2019
IUCN is now seeking to secure our assurance provider for the Green List through the next quadrennial period, 2020 to 2024. The Assurance Provider would help maintain and deliver a credible and transparent evaluation process and governance framework for the IUCN Green List.
Story | 28 Oct, 2019
Like many Indigenous groups around the world, a team of Arakwal (Byron Bay, Australia) Traditional Owners, park managers and scientists have adapted IUCN species conservation planning and Green List evaluation frameworks to develop guidelines to help carry significant values in cross-cultural…
Story | 23 Oct, 2019
The entirety of protected area management and governance has been available in one book since the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, in Sydney. The Spanish version of this publication, 'Protected Area Governance and Management’, was launched in Lima, on 15 October 2019, at the third Latin American…