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Taking nature into account can accelerate global Sustainable Development Goals, says IUCN
As leaders from business, government and the conservation community prepare to demonstrate the latest advances to value and measure natural capital...
IUCN Director General Inger Andersen will outline the action required in her keynote speech at the World Forum on Natural Capital, being held for the third time in Edinburgh, UK, on 27-28 November...
1. Global Standard
The IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components...
IUCN Green List
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the ‘IUCN Green List Standard’) is a new global standard for protected areas in the 21st...
Latest news! IUCN Green List Standard approved by IUCN Council: IUCN prepares for a new wave of ‘Green List’ conservation success (November 2017) View our latest IUCN Green...
Unregulated wild collection and habitat loss lead to Vulnerable status for medicinal Goldenseal
The latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ saw Goldenseal classified as “Vulnerable” on The IUCN Red List in a move that...
The IUCN Red List now includes 87,967 different wildlife species, of which 25,062 (approximately 28%), are classified as threatened - assessed as Critically Endangered, Endangered or...
At a glance: meeting reports
Below are the links to the meeting reports in English and Russian of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and its preceding Panels since...
Meeting Meeting date Location Link to report Отчет на русском языке WGWAP - 18 15 - 17 November 2017 Russian...
IUCN to enhance countries’ restoration efforts under the Paris climate agreement as Bonn Challenge passes 160 million hectares
Bonn, Germany – At the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) in Bonn, Germany, IUCN shared its plans for increased effort to enhance countries...
The event also welcomed new restoration pledges from the governments of Chiapas (Mexico) and Nigeria, which now bring the total Bonn Challenge commitments to 160.2 million hectares. “The voice...
Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction – IUCN Red List
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reports the decline of the Plains Zebra due to illegal hunting, and the growing extinction threat to Hawaiian plants posed by invasive species. Thirty eight of the...
Global Marine Community
Since 2004, the IUCN Washington D.C. Office and the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme have helped to build and support a network called the Global Marine Community...
The IUCN WCPA Mountains Specialist Group facilitates the enhanced conservation, effective management and adequate protection of mountain protected...
Specialist Group Leader Peter JACOBS Co-chairs: Linda McMillan, Patrizia Rossi, Fausto Sarmiento, Mike Tollefson and Gillian Anderson Senior Advisor:...
Protected Area Categories
IUCN protected area management categories classify protected areas according to their management objectives. The categories are recognised by...
IUCN Protected Area Categories System Ia Strict Nature Reserve: Category Ia are strictly protected areas set aside to protect biodiversity and also possibly geological/geomorphical...
Natural solutions : protected areas helping people cope with climate change
Protected areas play a major role in reducing climate changing carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. Fifteen percent of the worlds terrestrial carbon stock - 312 gigatonnes - are stored in...
Neil Cox Manager, Biodiversity Assessment Unit Neil Cox is the Manager of the Biodiversity Assessment Unit, a joint initiative of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and Conservation...
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