Global

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Global” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas is the first global standard of best practice for area-based conservation. It is a programme of...
46 areas in 14 countries IUCN just listed 6 new areas to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, which now counts 46 sites in total. Discover the IUCN Green List areas here! By giving...
The Rio Doce Panel is an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) that will provide advice on the environmental and social...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
The Sesan, Sekong and Sre Pok (3S) rivers of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam together form the largest and most important transboundary watersheds and...
In Cambodia, many parts of the 3S River Basin have been classified as Important Bird Areas (IBAs), in recognition of their exceptional avian diversity and significant role in sustaining water birds...
Transparency is one of the four core principles of IUCN-led Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAPs). Therefore, the Rio Doce...
Since its constitution, the Rio Doce Panel holds virtual meetings monthly and face-to-face meetings twice a year, visiting local stakeholders and areas affected by the tailings dam collapse. All the...
Kosovo has officially joined IUCN, thereby entering a neutral forum in which governments, NGOs, Indigenous peoples' organisations, scientists,...
“IUCN extends its warm welcome to Kosovo as the newest State Member of our Union. We believe that this will enable us to further strengthen IUCN’s presence and work in Kosovo, nested in one of the...
The IUCN SSC identifies which Anseriformes taxa are globally threatened, monitor their status, produce international action plans, and carry out and...
IUCN SSC Specialist Group Chair: Baz HughesNewsletterWebsite2016-2017 Threatened Waterfowl SG Report
The IUCN SSC Mid Atlantic Islands Invertebrate Specialist Group aims to increase the evidence and action for invertebrate conservation on the islands...
IUCN SSC Mid Atlantic Islands Invertebrate Specialist Group Co-Chairs: Vicky Wilkins and Paulo BorgesRed List Authority Coordinator: Dinarte Teixeira Website2016-2017 Mid-Atlantic Island...
A joint partnership between the IUCN SSC and Wetlands International, the IUCN SSC Freshwater Fish Specialist Group is a diverse group of experts,...
Chair:  Richard SneiderProgramme Officer: Ian HarrisonRed List Authority Coordinators:  Jörg Freyhof (Europe, Africa, South West Asia and Middle East) and Rajeev Raghavan (Southern, Northern and...
The IUCN SSC Conifer Specialist Group helps promote the long-term survival of the world’s conifers through rigorous conservation assessments, which...
IUCN SSC Conifer Specialist Group Chair: Martin GardnerRed List Authority Coordinator: Philip Thomas2016-2017 Conifer SG Report
The 2019 World Protected Areas Leaders’ Forum (WPALF) was convened by Parks Victoria in Melbourne and the Wilson’s Promontory National Park from 25-...
Protected Area agency leaders met for the 11th time, in Victoria, Australia for this meeting that examined the multiple considerations involved in managing tourism in protected areas. Representatives...
IUCN’s programme of work on marine plastics has focused principally on seeking solutions to close the plastic tap and tackle plastic pollution at its...
Photo: IUCN Current Projects Plastic Waste Free Islands With support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), IUCN launched the Plastic...

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