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DG Statement | 01 Dec, 2022
IUCN Director General’s open letter to Members ahead of UN CBD COP 15
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.
Fisheries in the Post-2020 GBF: Where and how do they fit?
This side event will look at where and how fisheries can fit in the Post-2020 GBF to meaningfully contribute to the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity. Furthermore, it will shed some initial light on the challenge of fisheries reporting against the Post-2020 Targets.
Story | 21 Jun, 2022
Burkina Faso aims to adopt sustainable production methods in its cotton, livestock and gold sectors by 2030
The BIODEV2030 project, launched in early 2020 supports the country's development ambition, while promoting the adoption of voluntary sectoral commitments that incorporate ambitious biodiversity conservation and restoration measures.
Story | 17 Jun, 2022
IUCN applauds WTO Trade Ministers’ decision on fishing subsidies
IUCN welcomes with relief and gratitude the negotiated decisions on fishing subsidies made yesterday by the world’s Trade Ministers at the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) MC12 Trade Ministers’ forum.
Press release | 06 Dec, 2021
All coral reefs in the Western Indian Ocean at high risk of collapse within 50 years
Gland, Switzerland, 6 December 2021 (IUCN) - A new assessment of the coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean shows that they are all at high risk of collapse within the next five decades. Ocean warming and overfishing were identified as the main threats.
Story | 29 Oct, 2021
Preferred places of three threatened dolphin and porpoise species, only found in the Black Sea, named as Important Marine Mammal Areas
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…