Press releases

  • UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo Photo: UNFCCC

    Foundation for climate deal laid in Cancun - IUCN
    10.12.2010

    Governments at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, managed to approve a series of tangible if modest steps that set up a 'global climate fund' to help poor nations create a mechanism to share clean technologies, protect tropical forests and help the poor...
  • Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog Photo: Paddy Ryan

    Cash now, save life tomorrow, says IUCN
    21.09.2010

    As world leaders gather in New York for tomorrow’s first ever United Nations high level event on the extinction crisis, ahead of the UN General Assembly, IUCN urges governments to put up the cash that will allow the ever increasing rate of species extinction...
  • Women pressing palm oil, Ghana Photo: Flickr/Raysto

    Environment and gender equality: the keys to achieving Millennium Development Goals
    20.09.2010

    Achieving gender equality is fundamental to sustainable development and to attaining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including the eradication of poverty and hunger. This is expected to be one of the major conclusions of world leaders...
  • Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Photo: Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory & The Dolphin Institute

    Biodiversity where it belongs at top of UN agenda
    17.09.2010

    UN’s first ever high level event on biodiversity: September 22, New York, US  
  • 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...
  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, World Heritage site in China Photo: Jim Thorsell

    Working with water for better cities
    30.08.2010

    Growing populations in towns and cities worldwide mean that more pressure is placed on our natural water supplies. Protecting water resources upstream must become a priority to ensure that people living in towns and cities downstream have access to clean...
  • 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.
  • Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park, Phillipines Photo: Wikipedia

    One step forward to halting biodiversity loss?
    23.05.2010

    Governments have made “positive moves” towards coming up with a plan to reduce the current loss of biodiversity, which is threatening the future of our planet. Over the past two weeks, delegates at a meeting in Nairobi have been discussing the scientific and...
  • Artisanal fishing in mangroves area, Chiapas, Mexico Photo: IUCN Photo Library © IUCN / Enrique Lahmann

    World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target
    29.04.2010

    Background: World leaders have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming biodiversity declines. These findings are the result of a new paper published in the journal...
  • Forest dwelling children Photo: Julian Orozco Badilla / IUCN

    International Year of Biodiversity - investing in nature, improving lives
    08.01.2010

    The International Year of Biodiversity has been launched at a ceremony in Berlin with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that the world will face "enormous costs" if no action is taken to tackle climate change and to secure biodiversity.
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