Press releases

  • Vietnam's forests are an important store of carbon for the REDD market Photo: IUCN Vietnam

    Turn commitments into action in Doha, says IUCN
    26.11.2012

    The great potential of nature as a cost-effective and no-regret solution to the climate challenge should be one of the central issues of the Doha debate according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
  • Anjona, 13, lost her home to the rising sea in the Sunderbans, India Photo: Krishnendu Bose

    UN Biodiversity talks move forward but nature needs more
    20.10.2012

    Hyderabad, India, 20 October 2012 – Despite good progress towards achieving the 2020 targets to halt the loss of biodiversity, efforts to conserve nature must be urgently scaled up if we want to meet the 2020 deadline to save all life on earth - says IUCN (...
  • Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Photo: Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory & The Dolphin Institute

    Turning the Big Plan into Big Action
    01.10.2012

    Talks to evaluate progress in halting the loss of nature will take place 8-19 October in Hyderabad, India at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11). Governments meeting in Hyderabad will discuss progress...
  • Stone sculptures Photo: IUCN /Artur Beltran

    Green gets gold at Nature’s Olympics
    15.09.2012

    Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 15 September 2012 (IUCN) – As economic difficulties continue to dominate international debate, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress has put nature back centre stage in the quest to recover our natural assets and use nature to...
  • Boats in Sa'anapu marine protected area, Samoa Photo: Imène Meliane

    When is a Marine Protected Area really a Marine Protected Area
    08.09.2012

    Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN) – As concern increases on the state of natural resources and the degradation of the world’s oceans, it is critical to be clear on how countries are progressing with conservation actions for the...
  • Grouper peeking through a sea fan coral Photo: IUCN Photo Library © William Goodwin

    Crunch time for Caribbean corals
    07.09.2012

    Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September 2012 (IUCN) – Time is running out for corals on Caribbean reefs. Urgent measures must be taken to limit pollution and regulate aggressive fishing practices that threaten the existence of Caribbean coral reef...
  • Marine mammals and sea turtles of the Mediterranean and Black Seas Photo: IUCN-Med

    Swimming across the Mediterranean and the Black Seas
    04.07.2012

    New report by experts on the status of seals, sea turtles, porpoises, dolphins and whales now available
  • Mountains of Virgin Komi, Russia Photo: Mariam Kenza Ali

    No ‘danger listing’ for four natural World Heritage sites - against IUCN advice
    29.06.2012

    St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 29 June 2012 (IUCN) – None of the four natural World Heritage sites that IUCN recommended for inclusion on the Danger List have been added, in what is seen by IUCN experts as a blow for conservation.
  • Multi-tasking Photo: © Dreamstime.com / Lanthilda

    USA and others to restore more than 18 million hectares of forest lands
    18.06.2012

    USA forest service, Rwanda, a Brazilian coalition and indigenous groups from Mesoamerica have committed to restoring a total of more than 18 million hectares of their forest landscape. This will pump billions into local and global economies and bring a host...
  • posidonia seagrass Photo: Pierre-yves cousteau

    Mediterranean Seagrass Meadows: Resilience and Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation
    29.05.2012

    This new study will be presented in Málaga during the Seagrass meadows event in Spain and provides an insight into their potential for carbon sequestration at a time when carbon credit schemes are becoming increasingly important in...
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