Press releases

  • IUCN spokesperson Carole Saint Laurent speaking at the 'women in REDD' event, UNFCCC Cancun Photo: IUCN

    Women in REDD critical for climate action
    02.12.2010

    Cancun, Mexico. Women must be included in all international efforts to save the world’s remaining forests and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17%, according to IUCN.
  • Fallow Deer (Dama dama) Photo: Lawrence Lew via Flickr

    Deadline Life – Nagoya defines future for life on earth
    29.10.2010

    Governments meeting at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) have approved a step change for biodiversity: a new Strategic Plan for the next ten years to reduce the current pressures on the planet’s...
  • Save our Species logo Photo: Save our Species

    SOS – A new call on businesses to respond to extinction crisis
    28.10.2010

    The Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, and IUCN today announced they had established the Save Our Species (SOS) initiative with more than $US10 million in financing commitments and called on businesses to help build the biggest global species...
  • Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis) Photo: Timothy Herman

    Nature’s backbone at risk
    27.10.2010

    The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at...
  • Oreochromis karongae. Endangered on the IUCN Red List.  Found in lake Malawi, East Africa Photo: Pr. George F. Turner

    African freshwater species threatened - livelihoods at stake
    01.09.2010

    Twenty-one per cent of freshwater species in continental Africa are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of millions of people at risk. With so much to lose, inland waters must be managed not just for their supply of freshwater but also to...
  • TEEB for Business Photo: TEEB

    Biodiversity climbs the corporate agenda
    13.07.2010

    Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of ‘natural capital’, a new report highlights.
  • IUCN Conservation Centre Photo: © Holcim Foundation

    Walking the talk - IUCN opens one of Europe’s greenest office buildings
    04.06.2010

    Gland, Switzerland, 4 June 2010 (IUCN) – IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, inaugurates its new Conservation Centre today, setting a benchmark for sustainable office construction.
  • Firma del Acuerdo entre UICN y las autoridades españolas - 25 de mayo de 2010 para el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo en Málaga Photo: UICN-Med

    Spain to lead IUCN in the Mediterranean
    25.05.2010

    On 25 May 2010, the Spanish Minister of Environment, Elena Espinosa, the Director of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation and Development, Elena Madrazo, the Andalusia Regional Minister of Environment, Juan Díaz Trillo and the Director of...
  • Orange-eyed green tree frog Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforest_harley/

    Scientists call for biodiversity barometer
    08.04.2010

    For the first time scientists have put a figure on how much it would cost to learn about the conservation status of millions of species, some of which have yet to be identified. The price tag is US$60 million, according to a team of scientists, including...
  • Coral Reefs Photo: IUCN

    Nouveau partenariat marin pour l'UICN à Monaco
    01.04.2010

    La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, et l’UICN, Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature, en présence de l’Institut Océanographique Fondation Albert 1er, Prince de Monaco, décident d’allier leurs forces pour la réalisation de leurs objectifs...
  • Coenonympha orientalis Photo: Neil Thompson

    Habitat loss blamed for more species decline
    12.03.2010

    Habitat loss is having a serious impact on Europe’s butterflies, beetles and dragonflies. The release of the European Red List, commissioned by the European Commission, shows that nine percent of butterflies, 11 percent of saproxylic beetles (beetles that...
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