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  • Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda Photo: Jim Thorsell, IUCN

    Rising murder toll of park rangers calls for tougher laws

    29.07.2014

    With poachers responsible for more than half of ranger deaths over the past two years, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the International Ranger Federation (IRF) call for a toughened stance against wildlife crime globally, marking...

  • Gender and Restoration Photo: IUCN Gender Programme

    Introducing On Gender and Restoration: A case study series

    21.07.2014

    Planning landscape restoration often means evaluating forest health, water flows, or the availability of choice seedlings. It should also mean talking to women.

  • Duba lilies, Okavango delta Photo: Eliot Taylor

    Iconic Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th World Heritage site

    22.06.2014

    Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2014 (IUCN) – Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the most iconic natural areas on the planet, has been listed as 1,000th World Heritage site today. The decision follows the recommendation of IUCN, UNESCO’s advisory body on nature.

  • 50.000 people obtain clean water and fish from the ecosystems in Virunga National Park Photo: Jan Joseph Stock

    IUCN welcomes emphatic ‘no’ to extractives in World Heritage

    19.06.2014

    Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in World Heritage sites. The message came during discussions about World Heritage sites in Danger, including Africa’s...

  • Hippos in the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania Photo: Jim Thorsell

    Illegal trade puts more World Heritage sites in danger

    18.06.2014

    Doha, Qatar, 18 June 2014 (IUCN) – Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve has been listed as World Heritage in Danger due to unprecedented levels of illegal wildlife trade, as announced today at the 38th annual World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar.

  • arborvitae Issue 45 - Forest Landscape Restoration: Potential and Impacts Photo: IUCN

    arborvitae Issue 45 - Forest Landscape Restoration: Potential and Impacts

    13.06.2014

    Global restoration of forest landscapes - where are the opportunities? What are the benefits? Spotlight on the Bonn Challenge, the largest restoration inititative the world has ever seen. "What forest restoration means to me" - Interviews with...

  • Japanese Eel (Anguilla japonica) Photo: Yuichi Kano

    IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species

    12.06.2014

    Almost 80% of temperate slipper orchids and over 90% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The newly assessed Japanese Eel has been listed as Endangered, while the Brazilian Three...

  • IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations Platform Photo: IUCN

    IUCN launches Resolutions and Recommendations Platform

    05.06.2014

    IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations are now more accessible and easier to search than ever with the new IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations Platform. The Platform, available online in English, French and Spanish, gives an opportunity to explore IUCN...

  • Women discussion group in Tenedba-Eastern Sudan Photo: Intu Boedhihartono

    Nature's A-list to debate a sustainable future for the planet

    05.06.2014

    Internationally recognized experts, politicians, CEOs, activists and indigenous leaders will be at the forefront of a series of public debates during the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 taking place this November in Sydney, Australia.

  • None Photo: Román Rangel

    Deadline Extended for Registration: International conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration and sustainable development

    15.05.2014

    On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods. The deadline for...

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