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Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
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....
About IPBES The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem...
2017 IUCN Key messages for UNFCCC COP23 2016 IUCN Key messages for UNFCCC COP22 2015 IUCN Position paper on climate change 2015 IUCN Policy summary on climate change 2015...
Following the successful entry into force of the Paris Agreement in November 2016, UNFCCC COP23 marks an important mid-point juncture in making this historic agreement fully operational, a process...
NatCap17
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...
A series of success stories!  In light of the rapid decline of biodiversity over the last decades, maintaining the essential services that it provides requires immediate action and the...
2017 21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice - Montreal, Canada IUCN Position Paper for CBD SBSTTA21, December 2017  UICN Document de...
Launching of IUCN Red List of Bangladesh 2015
In 2000, IUCN Bangladesh first published the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Bangladesh. Fifteen years later, the list has been updated...
During the assessment process, 160 assessors in Bangladesh assessed 1,619 species and categorised 390 threatened species: 56 are Critically Endangered (CR), 181 are Endangered (EN), 153 are...
two actors - one in a dolphin costume, and one in a fishing boat set piece -- act out a play
IUCN’s BRIDGE programme and the Oxfam Inclusion Project, in collaboration with the Lao Women’s Union, facilitated a regional forum on gender equity...
The forum began with a high level panel, facilitated by Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR Mr John Williams, which discussed opportunities to promote women’s leadership in national and transboundary...
IUCN Issues Briefs provide an accessible overview of the often complex issues related to nature conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation. 
Explore IUCN's publications on climate change for latest research and findings, case studies, guidelines and assessments. Nature-based Solutions      (2016)...
Business and biodiversity in South Africa
Providing guidance on biodiversity offsets
Biodiversity offsets are a measurable way to compensate for residual impacts in development projects. While biodiversity offsets are increasingly being used by governments and...

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