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  • 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...
  • Brotia armata, a species  from central Thailand Photo: Andreas Helmenstein

    Freshwater species in Indo-Burma region under threat
    22.08.2012

    An assessment of 2,515 described freshwater species in the Indo-Burma region by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and partners has revealed that 13% of these species are threatened with extinction. The report comes at a time when large...
  • Logo Photo: Rio+20

    Rio+20: invest in nature, says IUCN
    20.06.2012

    Policy-makers must rethink economic growth, promote social equity and ensure environmental protection, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Among the key issues are the...
  • The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil Photo: IUCN Photo Library © Julie Griffin

    Invest in nature, improve our world
    31.05.2012

    Background: In advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), or ‘Rio+20’ as it is commonly known, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) calls upon policy-makers to rethink economic growth, promote social equity...
  • Water lily survey Photo: (c)IUCNThailand/ Somsak SOONTHORNWORAPAD

    Water means wealth – ‘smart’ water management in Asia and the Pacific
    16.03.2012

    Marseille, France, 16 March 2012 - Availability of fresh water is essential to social and economic growth. Investing in sustainable water management should be a priority for all decision makers, according to a recent publication by IUCN (International Union...
  • Zarqa River Photo: Dana Khrais

    World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage
    09.03.2012

    Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation...
  • Mother and cub Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) Photo: John Stahl

    Big boost for wildlife conservation: 23 new SOS projects
    09.02.2012

    Top wildlife experts from around the world have allocated $US 3.3 million to 23 species conservation projects. Gorillas, cockatoos, and frogs are some of the many threatened species that are receiving a helping hand from SOS (Save Our...
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