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  • WCS India surveys of tea plantations reveal presence of a number of species including  Asian elephants © Varun Goswami & Divya Vasudev - WCS India WCS India surveys of tea plantations reveal presence of a number of species including  Asian elephants © Varun Goswami & Divya Vasudev - WCS India Photo: WCS India surveys of tea plantations reveal presence of a number of species including Asian elephants © Varun Goswami & Divy

    Habitat Connectivi-tea!

    27.07.2017

    The conservation role of tea plantations in Northeast India: With over 3000 sq km of land under tea cultivation, Assam is India’s biggest tea-producer, generating a rich brew sought world-over. But Assam’s tea gardens also play another vital role. When...

  • © Fauna & Flora International, Ministry of Environment and Forestry_Kerinci Seblat © Fauna & Flora International, Ministry of Environment and Forestry_Kerinci Seblat Photo: © Fauna & Flora International, Ministry of Environment and Forestry_Kerinci Seblat

    For the 2017 International Tiger Day, IUCN Global Director for Biodiversity Conservation Dr Jane Smart speaks about the importance of habitats and landscape scale conservation

    27.07.2017

    Saturday 29th July 2017 is International Tiger Day! I have the pleasure of introducing this third edition of the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme’s (ITHCP) newsletter. This edition is of particular interest to me as it focusses on habitat...

  • Shoal of fusiliers swimming over corals around the Fakarava atoll in French Polynesia Coral reefs are hugely important for both marine biodiversity and for artisanal fisheries. Photo: © Catherine Gras

    UN tracks progress on conserving nature as key component of sustainable development

    24.07.2017

    Nature plays a key role in the quest for sustainable development, as made apparent by the UN’s latest assessment of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. While dramatic declines of some species groups continue, targeted conservation action such...

  • The Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) lives in Southeast Asia, and is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

    Experts convene to save one of world’s most trafficked mammals

    07.07.2017

    Saving the Sunda pangolin – one of the world’s most trafficked mammals – from extinction will require engaging local communities in their conservation and addressing the demand for pangolin products, according to international wildlife experts gathered in...

  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico © IUCN Elena Osipova Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    IUCN to assess new measures protecting endangered vaquitas in Gulf of California World Heritage site

    06.07.2017

    IUCN is expected to carry out a field mission with UNESCO to Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, to assess the effectiveness of new measures to protect the Critically Endangered vaquita. This follows a decision by the World...

  • Simien National Park, Ethiopia Simien National Park in Ethiopia has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Kraków, Poland. The site is home to rare species, such as the Gelada baboon. Photo: © IUCN / Tilman Jaeger

    Ethiopian park comes off World Heritage ‘danger list’ but challenges remain

    04.07.2017

    Simien National Park in Ethiopia has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting, taking place this week in Kraków, Poland. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Committee’s...

  • Elephants in Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire Elephants in Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire Photo: OIPR - Ivorian parks service

    African national park taken off World Heritage ‘danger list’ following IUCN advice

    04.07.2017

    Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire has come off the List of World Heritage in Danger today, as its wildlife recovers from impacts of civil unrest. The decision follows a recommendation from IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – the official...

  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico - a fishing port on the coast of Gulf of Mexico Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    Illegal activities threaten natural World Heritage, pushing the vaquita to the brink and depleting forests – IUCN

    30.06.2017

    Gland, Switzerland, 30 June 2017 (IUCN) – Illegal fishing, logging and poaching are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites monitored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this year, putting some of the world’s most...

  • Golden snub-nosed monkey, Hubei Shennongjia, China Hubei Shennongjia provides habitat for numerous rare species such as the Endangered golden snub-nosed monkey and the Critically Endangered Chinese giant salamander – the world’s largest amphibian. Photo: IUCN / Bruce Jefferies

    Wilderness areas are fast declining and World Heritage can protect them, says IUCN report

    26.06.2017

    New guidance launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges the World Heritage Convention to better conserve wilderness areas, and large landscapes and seascapes, as they are increasingly threatened, including by climate...

  • Her Excellency Right Honourable President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari IUCN Director General Inger Andersen greets Her Excellency Right Honourable President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari during her visit to IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland 16 June 2017. Photo: IUCN/Mark Gnadt

    President of Nepal visits IUCN to strengthen future collaboration

    16.06.2017

    President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari met with Inger Andersen, Director General of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today at the organisation’s headquarters in Gland, Switzerland to discuss opportunities for enhanced collaboration...

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