Press releases

  • PNN Defensores del Chaco Photo: Freddy Chávez, Nativa 2010

    Make sure the poor don’t miss out on REDD, says IUCN
    07.12.2010

    Governments need to put more attention and resources into making sure vulnerable people get their fair share of benefits from REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), 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...
  • Papahanaumokuakea, Hawai’i Photo: J Tamelander / IUCN

    World Heritage goes marine – Hawai’i and Phoenix Islands Added
    30.08.2010

    Six new natural sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List at the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting which closed in Brasilia last night. The Committee also updated its List of World Heritage in Danger.
  • La Reunion, Piton cabris, copyright IUCN Wendy Strahm Photo: IUCN

    New natural jewels on the World Heritage crown
    02.08.2010

    Following IUCN’s recommendations, the landscapes of France’s La Reunion Island, Russia’s Siberian Putorana Plateau and the Phoenix Islands Protected Areas of Kiribati have been added to the List of Natural World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The Committee also...
  • Knuckles Mountain Range, Central Highlands of Sri Lanka Photo: IUCN Vinod B. Mathur

    Hawai’i and Sri Lanka added to the World Heritage List
    31.07.2010

    The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and Papahānaumokuākea in Hawai’i were added to the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, currently meeting in Brasilia. The Committee continues its consideration of natural sites for inscription.
  • Atsinanana, Andohahela, copyright Geoffroy Mauvais, IUCN Photo: IUCN

    World Heritage in Danger: two natural sites listed
    30.07.2010

    Following the recommendations of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), important rainforest areas in Madagascar and the Everglades National Park (USA) have been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger at the World Heritage annual...
  • sand dunes in the Alashan Desert, north western China. Photo: Andrew Goudie Photo: Andrew Goudie

    Deserts on the World Heritage List: Filling the gaps
    27.07.2010

    Deserts are not just arid, inhospitable places, they are unique and fragile environments and surprisingly full of life. But only a few deserts are World Heritage Sites, despite them covering one third of the earth’s land surface, says IUCN.
  • Central Amazon Conservation Complex, Brazil Photo: Protected Planet

    Protecting our World Heritage
    25.07.2010

    The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opened its annual meeting today in Brasilia. The Committee will add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing...
  • World heritage site in Korea Photo: © Korea National Parks Service

    How’s our World Heritage? IUCN’s assessment of new and existing sites.
    15.07.2010

    The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets in Brasilia, Brazil from 25 July to 3 August to add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites...
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