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  • A fisherman checking his net, Cambodia Photo: Finn Thilsted, World Fish Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

    Water for fish: Sustainable inland fisheries

    10.09.2018

    Inland fisheries are being overlooked in policy, management and development decisions, undermining the vital food and livelihood benefits they provide to the poor – Conservation International and Co-chair of IUCN Species Survival Commission Freshwater...

  • Hugh Synge (left) with Paul Cox on the Plant Talk deal Photo: Dan Ryan - Plant Life

    Hugh Synge

    07.09.2018

    IUCN mourns the loss of Hugh Synge, who passed away on 4 August after a brief but fierce battle with cancer.

  • Spawning Stockeye Salmon Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters (CC BY 2.0)

    The Alliance for Freshwater Life is launched

    06.09.2018

    IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit helps launch The Alliance for Freshwater Life - new global network aiming to halt and reverse the ongoing freshwater biodiversity loss crisis - at the World Water Week conference in Stockholm - a blog from Freshwater...

  • Harvesting maize, Tete Province, Mozambique. SUSTAIN Initiative Photo: ©ADPP

    World Water Week: Water, ecosystems and human development

    22.08.2018

    Water, ecosystems and human development is the leading theme of this year’s World Water Week. The annual conference on water is held in Stockholm, Sweden from 26 to 31 August and gathers scientists, business leaders, policy makers and water managers...

  • Rustam Sagitov Rustam Sagitov Photo: Baltic Fund for Nature

    Dr Rustam Sagitov, one of Russia’s great nature conservationists

    20.08.2018

    IUCN mourns the loss of Dr Rustam Sagitov, IUCN Regional Councillor for Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia, and Chair of the IUCN National Committee for Russia, who passed away on Sunday, 19 August 2018. Aleksei Zavarzin, IUCN CEC Regional Vice Chair...

  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park, China - World Heritage site Mount Sanqingshan National Park, a World Heritage site in China Photo: IUCN / Chris Wood

    New IUCN report helps choose the right tools to assess how key natural areas benefit people

    07.08.2018

    IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) today has issued new guidance to help practitioners assess ecosystem services within important sites for biodiversity and nature conservation. The report reviews nine assessment tools, focussing on their...

  • Pangolin Monitoring Workshop Participants Photo: Cheryl-Samantha Owen

    Experts Gather in Cambridge to Improve Monitoring Methods for Pangolins

    01.08.2018

    IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group members and other experts gathered in Cambridge last week to share information and develop ecological monitoring methods for pangolins – Keri Parker, Communications Co-Vice Chair for the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group...

  • Will Darwall - Mekong Photo: Eddie Allison

    Freshwater Conservation : INTERVIEW

    16.07.2018

    Synchronicity Earth - an IUCN Member Organisation - have been supporting the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit (FBU) since 2013 and have recently published this interview with Dr Will Darwall, Head of FBU Programme. Will talks about the challenges facing...

  • Giant tube worms Photo: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011

    Draft mining regulations insufficient to protect the deep sea – IUCN report

    16.07.2018

    Regulations under development at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to manage deep-sea mining are insufficient to prevent irrevocable damage to marine ecosystems and a loss of unique species – many yet to be discovered, an IUCN report warns.

  • Waya Island from ridge Photo: Alan Tye

    IUCN responds to a call from Islands around the world

    13.07.2018

    IUCN has published new Guidelines for invasive species planning and management on Islands, which aims to catalyse strategic planning and assist the rational prioritization of scarce resources for successful action against invasive alien species....

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