Crossroads blog | 28 Sep, 2022
In several Asian countries, bears are farmed for their bile, which is an ingredient in traditional medicine. In 2012, nine IUCN Members tabled a motion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress to phase-out bear farms on the grounds that farms may harm bear conservation. The motion triggered…
Story | 22 Sep, 2022
A newly released peer-reviewed paper in Frontiers in Marine Science emphasises that establishing measures to address the global decline in Chondrichthyes (sharks, rays, and chimaeras [ghost sharks], hereafter ‘sharks’) is more urgent than ever.
News | 16 Sep, 2022
New York, USA - IUCN Species Survival Commission experts join the list of speakers who will be shining a spotlight on biodiversity at the Science Summit at the 77 United Nations General Assembly, from 13 to 30 September 2022.
News | 02 Sep, 2022
IUCN mourns the loss of leading conservationist Gustavo Fonseca, and wishes to honour his contributions to the Union and to global efforts to preserve nature.
Blog | 30 Aug, 2022
UN negotiations for a high seas biodiversity treaty come to a (temporary) halt.
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…
Press release | 22 Aug, 2022
Gland, Switzerland, 22 August 2022 (IUCN / TRAFFIC) – Overall rhino poaching rates have declined since 2018, and trade data suggests the lowest annual estimate of rhino horns entering illegal trade markets since 2013, according to a…
Story | 16 Aug, 2022
An important hurdle has been cleared in the race to add a new protocol to end wildlife trafficking to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and efforts should now be redoubled to build upon State support for this critical initiative, including by WCEL members.
Story | 05 Aug, 2022
We are pleased to welcome SABUKO, a nature conservation NGO and our new member in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Story | 31 Jul, 2022
Does the world acknowledge the contribution of mobile Indigenous communities to biodiversity conservation? The Dana Declaration 2002, unique for mobile Indigenous peoples, recognises them as custodians of Indigenous conservation knowledge. The Declaration will be revisited at the Dana+20 years…