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  • Amazon rainforest Brazil’s overall commitment to restoration totals 22 million hectares. Photo: Neil Palmer (CIAT)

    Brazil to restore 12 million hectares of forests under Bonn Challenge for biodiversity and climate benefits
    03.12.2016

    Today, the government of Brazil committed to restoring 12 million hectares of deforested land under the Bonn Challenge, joining 38 other countries, associations and companies in the global restoration effort. The announcement was made by Brazil’s...
  • Eastern Gorilla Eastern Gorilla.  Critically Endangered Photo: Intu Boedhihartono

    Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction – IUCN Red List
    04.09.2016

    Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today at the...
  • Bonn Challenge approaches target to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land Bonn Challenge approaches target to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land Photo: © Sergio Garrido

    Bonn Challenge approaches target to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land
    04.09.2016

    Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 3 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Government of Malawi and the Association of Guatemalan Private Natural Reserves have committed to restoring a total of 4.54 million hectares of degraded land as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative, as...
  • Ministers from Guinea, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana have committed to restore 11.5 million hectares of degraded forests Photo: Rwanda Natural resources Authority

    Restoration commitments from Africa push the Bonn Challenge beyond 100 million hectares
    26.07.2016

    Ministers from Guinea, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana have voiced their commitments today to restore 11.5 million hectares of degraded forests at a high-level roundtable in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Whale shark Whale shark Photo: IUCN Photo Library/ © Andre Seale

    Whale sharks, winghead sharks and Bornean orangutans slide towards extinction
    08.07.2016

    New IUCN Red List assessments reveal that growing human pressures on whale sharks, winghead sharks and Bornean orangutans are putting these species at an increasing risk of extinction. Whale sharks and winghead sharks are now listed as Endangered and Bornean...
  • Congo forest aerial Aerial view of forest with savana patches, Congo basin region. Photo: Paul Godard / Flickr Creative Commons

    IUCN and partners launch global effort to boost restoration of degraded forests
    14.06.2016

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved The Restoration Initiative (TRI) that will help 10 countries define and achieve commitments under the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land by...
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