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  • 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...

  • Leatherback sea turtle. Classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™  Leatherback sea turtle. Classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™  Photo: © Claudia Lombard

    IUCN and Anantara collaborate to protect marine turtles in Sri Lanka

    14.06.2017

    At a time where increasing pressure is being placed on the environment, the private sector is realising the importance of conserving natural habitats and biodiversity in order to protect the viability of their businesses. In Sri Lanka, as a symbol of their...

  • Vaquitas in the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico Vaquitas in the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico Photo: WWF, 2012

    Mexican World Heritage site is in danger as vaquita faces extinction, according to IUCN

    08.06.2017

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends in-danger status for Mexico’s World Heritage-listed Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, after a mission confirmed the vaquita – the smallest and most endangered species of...

  • Coral reef in Roatán, Honduras Coral reef in Roatán, Honduras Photo: Noel Wingers

    Overfishing, reef decline threaten greater Caribbean and Pacific island fisheries – IUCN reports

    08.06.2017

    Gland, Switzerland, 8 June 2017 (IUCN) – Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards extinction, according to two regional Red List...

  • A Family of Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys A Family of Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys Photo: © Nguyen Van Truong, FFI

    Saving the world’s rarest primates by involving indigenous communities

    06.06.2017

    A community-based conservation programme in northeastern Viet Nam is actively involving indigenous communities in Ha Giang and Cao Bang Province to protect the habitats of two Critically Endangered primates, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus...

  • Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire (c) IUCN Youssouph Diedhiou Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire Photo: IUCN / Youssouph Diedhiou

    IUCN says Ivorian park should come off World Heritage ‘danger list’ as chimps make comeback

    02.06.2017

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after seeing chimps and elephants return to the park. IUCN also recommends the Landscapes of Dauria in Russia and...

  • The 2017 Whitley Award winners Photo: Whitley Fund for Nature

    Two more IUCN grantees recognised at the Whitley Awards 2017

    01.06.2017

    Two more IUCN grantees have been recognised for their innovative leadership in protecting threatened species by the Whitley Fund for Nature in 2017.  

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