Story | 21 Jun, 2022
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 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.
Story | 25 Apr, 2022
Formally recognised as the planet’s most significant protected areas, World Heritage sites are regularly assessed and monitored, enabling valuable data to be gathered on a range of factors including protection and management. Assessing all sites listed for their natural values, the IUCN World…
Story | 19 Mar, 2022
IUCN believes that now is the time to be bold, visionary and pragmatic for the benefit of humankind and the ocean.
The Summary of the IPCC WGII Sixth Assessment Report cautions that we have a “brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for…
Press release | 16 Dec, 2021
Gland, Switzerland, 16 December 2021 (IUCN) – A new report lists seven broad areas in the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram mountain ranges where new natural World Heritage sites could be found. It also identifies possible extensions of existing World Heritage sites,…
Story | 06 Dec, 2021
A new report, Tabe’a III, examines for the first time the impacts from conflict in natural World Heritage sites in the Arab States, as well as those from extreme weather conditions. It also looks at the connections between nature and culture in the management of these sites.
Press release | 12 Nov, 2021
IUCN welcomes the progress made in Glasgow, including with respect to nature. However, it stresses that this headway will not be sufficient to “keep 1.5°C alive”, and calls for significant and meaningful step change at COP27. We are running out of time and options.
Story | 29 Oct, 2021
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…
Press release | 27 Oct, 2021
The first ever scientific assessment of the amounts of greenhouse gases emitted from and absorbed by forests in UNESCO World Heritage sites has found that at least 10 key sites have been net carbon sources over the past 20 years, meaning that they have given off more carbon than they sequestered…
Story | 27 Oct, 2021
During the UN climate conference in Glasgow, IUCN, in partnership with Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, will hold an online webinar on assessing and addressing climate change through internationally designated (IDAs) areas, such as World Heritage sites, Ramsar Sites, Biosphere Reserves and…