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  • 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...
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    Pitons stay off danger list but concerns remain
    30.07.2010

    The Pitons Management Area in Saint Lucia will remain off the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. IUCN welcomes the decision following new information from the Saint Lucia government that a moratorium on all new and unapproved development has been...
  • Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Photo: IUCN Photo Library © Imène Meliane

    Galapagos off danger list but still at risk
    29.07.2010

    The World Heritage Committee decided to remove the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger, despite IUCN´s recommendation to the contrary.
  • 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...
  • 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.
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    IUCN and Rio Tinto announce three-year relationship – focus on enhanced sustainable development
    12.07.2010

    IUCN and Rio Tinto today entered into a formal collaboration agreement, committing to work together over a three-year period.
  • Drought Photo: CSD

    Signs of renewed confidence in Bonn, but action still urgent
    11.06.2010

    Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the...
  • Fishermen unloading fish, Mauritania Photo: Jim Thorsell

    Coasts of life: helping tropical seaside communities cope with climate change
    08.06.2010

    Climate change is hitting coastal areas hard: rises in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral are all climate impacts which will require adjustments socially and economically. A new IUCN report, published today, provides...
  • Louisiana oil spill Photo: Jesse Kavanaugh, US Coast Guard

    Stop oil and gas exploration now, says IUCN
    07.06.2010

    Following the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) calls for a global moratorium on oil and gas exploitation in ecologically sensitive areas, including deepwater ocean sites and...
  • 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.
  • Mountains and flowers in the Middle East Photo: IUCN WAME

    Climate action needed now - talks continue
    31.05.2010

    As climate negotiations resume today at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Bonn, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges delegates to establish a post-2012 global climate change regime.
  • Female saiga antelope Photo: Navinder Singh

    Mass mortality among saigas in Kazakhstan: 12,000 dead
    28.05.2010

    Nearly 12,000 Critically Endangered saiga antelopes have been found dead over the last week in the Ural population in western Kazakhstan.      
  • Mangroves plantation Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    Climate action needed now - talks continue
    28.05.2010

    UNFCCC talks, 31 May – 11 June 2010, Bonn                                Negotiations at the United...

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