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  • 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...

  • Taghi Farvar Photo: IUCN

    IUCN mourns the passing of Dr Mohammad Taghi-Farvar

    23.07.2018

    It is with great sorrow that we inform you that Dr Mohammad Taghi-Farvar passed away on Monday 16 July 2018.

  • 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting - IUCN desk Photo: IUCN / Angela Jones

    New landmark sites for people, place and identity – IUCN’s key takeaways from the 2018 World Heritage Committee meeting

    11.07.2018

    Returning from the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Peter Shadie, IUCN’s World Heritage Senior Advisor and head of the IUCN delegation at the Committee, takes a moment to share some reflections on this year’s meeting...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    IUCN advises in-danger status for Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago World Heritage site

    18.06.2018

    Uncontrolled development, unsustainable fisheries and invasive species threaten Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which recommends placing the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

  • Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests spoke at the event of Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members. Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests spoke at the event of Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members. Photo: ©IUCN/Sakib Ahmed

    Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members celebrates the World Environment Day 2018 in Dhaka

    11.06.2018

    On 5 June 2018, the Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members organised a symposium to celebrate World Environment Day at the National Press Club in Dhaka. The presenters at the symposium discussed the theme of this year’s World Environment Day (“Beat...

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System - the Blue Hole Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN

    28.05.2018

    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar", Colombia Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Colombia Photo: IUCN / Charles Besancon

    IUCN recommends two vast indigenous peoples’ territories for World Heritage listing

    14.05.2018

    Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Both places highlight the important role of...

  • Text reads "solutions for a healthy planet" over an image of two fishermen Photo: PANORAMA

    Call for Solutions: Share examples of “what works in conservation” through PANORAMA!

    23.04.2018

    PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is an initiative to promote successful approaches in conservation and development across several thematic areas, allowing practitioners to learn from what worked before elsewhere.

  • IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered the following statement to the UNPFII IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered IUCN's statement to the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, April 2018. Photo: IUCN/Lorena Aguilar

    An indigenous-led strategy for conservation in IUCN

    22.04.2018

    IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered the following statement to the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York City last week.

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