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  • Lake with dormant volcano, Sajama National Park Photo: IUCN Photo Library © Carla Vaucher

    IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems gains speed
    09.09.2012

    From Australia to Patagonia, from coral reefs to rainforests and deserts, the new IUCN Red List of Ecosystems will assess the status of ecosystems worldwide, to identify their risks and the potential impact on both ecosystems and human wellbeing.
  • 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...
  • Forests in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Restoring world’s forests proven to boost local economies and reduce poverty
    08.09.2012

    Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN). A 5-year programme to restore forest landscapes in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America has demonstrated their crucial role in creating jobs and boosting incomes for local residents.
  • Flamingos taking off from Lake Nakuru Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Launch of a new report on Protected Areas
    07.09.2012

    Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September, 2012 (IUCN) – Protected Areas –parks, nature reserves and other natural areas– assist in reducing deforestation, habitat and species loss, and support the livelihoods of over one billion people, while containing 15...
  • 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...
  • Tortoise beetle Photo: www.neloy.in

    Spineless creatures that rule the world
    31.08.2012

    One-fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be threatened with extinction according to ‘Spineless,’ a report published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the IUCN...
  • Jeju, Republic of Korea Photo: Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

    IUCN responds to latest Jeju Naval base campaign
    29.08.2012

    A third open letter was received recently from the Emergency Action Committee to Save Jeju Island.
  • Jeju Seongsan Illchubong Photo: Jeju

    Put nature first -- IUCN World Conservation Congress
    27.08.2012

    And we’re off! Beginning on 6 September, IUCN kicks off its World Conservation Congress—the birthplace of ground-breaking environmental conventions, scientific discoveries and global initiatives. The focus of Congress is to bring together different parts of...
  • 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...
  • Jeju, Republic of Korea Photo: Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

    Nature’s Olympics - IUCN World Conservation Congress: Jeju, Republic of Korea, 6-15 September, 2012
    02.08.2012

    A number of concerned groups and individuals have recently called on IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) to postpone or cancel its Congress and to express disapproval on several environmental issues in Korea, including construction of a...
  • Bignose Unicornfish (Naso vlamingii) Photo: Robert Myers

    Latest IUCN Red List assessment finds parrotfish and surgeonfish facing heightened risk of localized extinction
    18.07.2012

    A recent study conducted for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ found that 86% of the populations of parrotfish and surgeonfish face a low risk of extinction globally, but they do face a heightened risk of extinction regionally—especially in areas like...
  • IUCN logo Photo: IUCN

    IUCN Director General to Speak at Esri International User Conference
    16.07.2012

    Julia Marton-Lefèvre, director general of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, will speak at the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California, on July...
  • 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
  • Summit of Mt. Halla Photo: Jeju Province

    IUCN announces winner of 2012 IUCN Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award
    01.07.2012

    For more than ten years, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has partnered with Thomson Reuters Foundation to honour environmental journalism with the IUCN – Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award. IUCN is pleased to announce that the...
  • 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.

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