• Elephants made of bamboo and colorful cloth Elephant puppets made of colorful cloth over bamboo frames Photo: © Caroline Gluck / UNHCR

    Smiles and slapstick as Rohingya refugees learn to corral elephants


    This article, originally published by AFP, highlights how IUCN, UNCHR and volunteers are using life-sized elephant puppets made of colourful cloth to teach Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's Kutupalong Camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement,...

  • New guidelines launched for businesses operating within Key Biodiversity Areas Photo: B. Barov-BirdLife International

    Business in Key Biodiversity Areas: minimising the risk to nature


    Gland, Switzerland, 17 April 2018 (IUCN) – A roadmap for businesses operating in some of the most biologically significant places on the planet has been issued today by the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership involving 12 of the world’s leading conservation...

  • Group photo Photo: IUCN/M.Hofman

    Spiking Red List knowledge in North Macedonia


    From 10 to 13 April, 35 experts from NGOs, universities, private sector and government attended an intensive 4-day Red List Assessor training workshop in Skopje, organized by UN Environment and IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO...

  • Zebras Photo: Cheryl-Samantha Owen

    “The future of all life now depends on us”: Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in calling for action for nature


    On the 12th of April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and a panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to...

  • African elephants African elephants Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Philippe Bouché


    Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La Tapoa resort in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

  • IMMA Workshop  - NE Indian Ocean & SE Asian Seas Photo: Erich Hoyt

    Important Marine Mammal Areas : 46 new candidates


    "We have put up our biggest numbers so far,” said Task Force co-chair Erich Hoyt. “A total of 46 candidate IMMAs.”

  • Saiga Antelope Photo: © N.J. Singh

    IUCN proposes new method for measuring species’ conservation success


    A conceptual framework to help measure how conservation action helps species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species recover was presented in a paper published today in the journal Conservation Biology.

  • Betula chichibuensis. Photo: Kirsty Shaw, BGCI

    Botanists work together to assess the world’s tree species


    Today we celebrate the UN International Day of Forests by highlighting the partnership of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), in a project that unites the world’s botanists.

  • Red Alert! Photo: Anne Wilson / Red Alert!

    Red Alert!


    15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then, find out how to help it survive.

  • Proplatycnemis pseudalatipes Photo: Allan Brandon

    Almost half of Madagascar’s freshwater species threatened – IUCN report


    Forty-three percent of Madagascar’s freshwater species are threatened with extinction, including many endemic species important to local livelihoods, a new IUCN led study has found.


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