Commission statement | 2000
Resolution 1.39 ‘Sustainable Use Initiative’ adopted by the 1st Session of the IUCN World Conservation Congress (October 2000), requested the Species Survival Commission to develop urgently a short guidance on sustainable use.
"Conservation of biological diversity is central to the…
Jointly published | 2021
In rangelands and grasslands, land degradation has an immediate and local impact by disrupting ecosystems from functioning, threatening livelihoods and negatively affecting social cohesion. It also threatens productivity while dovetailing with the threats of climate change in these ecologically…
Story | 06 Dec, 2022
CEESP News: Dr. J. Marc Foggin, University of British Columbia & IUCN CEESP member, Dr. Richard Gunton, University of Winchester, and Dr. Daniele Brombal, Ca' Foscari University, Venice.
A special issue has recently been launched in the journal Sustainability with focus on…
Story | 07 Dec, 2022
CEESP News: Salam Rajesh, IUCN CEESP member
Fishing community in Manipur’s Loktak Lake, a Ramsar designated wetland, is blending conservation initiatives with addressing imminent threats to their lives and livelihoods from external interventions. In tune with the objectives…
DG Statement | 01 Dec, 2022
Dear IUCN Members,
As IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), we have an enormous responsibility. Since 1948, we have been the global authority keeping our finger on the pulse of biodiversity.
Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management and its partners will present their work illustrating the dependence of IPLCs on wild species, the various forms of benefit they derive from these resources, and how sustainable use of wild species contributes to…
Story | 22 Nov, 2022
Located in Phang-nga province in the south of Thailand. Koh Yao is a dream destination for many travellers as it consists of pristine beaches, unspoilt coastline, rice fields, mountains, and forests. However, it is not surprising that the other side of island might be an unsightly image.
IUCN Statement | 20 Nov, 2022
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,…