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  • Climate Change: a burning issue

    Climate Change: a burning issue

    Every day, everywhere, it’s getting hotter, the weather more unpredictable, ice melting, plants disappearing and insects appearing where they shouldn’t. These alarming trends aren’t new and that may seem discouraging, especially when comparing the amount of...
  • Javan Gibbon, Hylobates moloch, Endangered, Indonesia.

    Extinction threat growing for mankind’s closest relatives

    Mankind’s closest relatives – the world’s monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some being literally eaten to extinction.
  • Sea urchin in sea grass

    Seagrass meadows in “hot water” – IUCN

    Seagrass meadows are essential to commercial species such as prawns
  • Sheila Abed, Paraguay

    2008 Alexandre Kiss Award

    Dear Friends, First of all I would like to thank all of those who have submitted their paper for the Alexandre Kiss Award. It is great to see how all the initiatives of CEL find a good feedback among members. Due the great number of papers we received this...
  • CCIB

    IUCN World Conservation Congress

    The World Conservation Congress (WCC) brings together 8,000 leaders from the public sector, government, business and non-governmental organizations for what is the premier summit on sustainable development in 2008. Over ten days they debate the best ways to...
  • Boat at Balochistan

    Integrated Coastal Zone Management urged at the IUCN seminar

     Enabling policies and effective action can help the country cope with emerging challenges of climate change and water shortage. Karachi, July 14, 2008 (IUCN) – A seminar titled “Coping with Coastal and Marine Challenges: Pan Asia Learning” was...
  • Conference: "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss" (Reunion Island, 7-11 July 2008)

    28 EU overseas entities join forces for the first time to counter climate change - IUCN

    For the first time the EU’s overseas entities have come together at a meeting in Reunion Island, calling for action on climate change impacts to help preserve nature, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the Reunion Conference on...
  • Coral Reef, Bali, Indonesia

    One Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Extinction

    One third of reef-building corals around the world are threatened with extinction, according to the first-ever comprehensive global assessment to determine their conservation status. The study findings were published today by Science Express.
  • Clown fish in Moorea, French Polynesia

    Small Island States call for greater regional cooperation – IUCN

    A new report from IUCN shows that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) want to see better regional cooperation in the fight to counter the impacts of climate change.
  • The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

    Eight new natural wonders for the World Heritage List

    Eight new natural sites have been added to the World Heritage List, following IUCN’s recommendations.The new sites include the Socotra Archipelago in Yemen, Canada’s Joggins Fossil Cliffs, the French Lagoons of New Caledonia, Saryarka in Northern Kazakhstan,...
  • Western Caucasus World Heritage Site

    Gold medal for a Green decision

    IUCN commends Russian Prime Minister and Russia’s Olympic Organizing Committee for its decision to move parts of competition venues
  • Conference: "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss" (Reunion Island, 7-11 July 2008)

    EU overseas entities in deep water – IUCN and ONERC

    The European Union’s overseas entities are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. But a new report from IUCN and the French Observatory for the Impacts of Global Warming (ONERC) shows for the first time that their weakness in the face of...
  • Kenton Miller Award Logo

    8 days left to nominate innovative protected area practitioners for 5’000 USD Kenton Miller Award

    The Kenton Miller Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated innovative ways to sustain our national parks and protected areas. A 5’000 USD Stipend and Certificate will be awarded to the best candidate during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in...
  • The ice cap on Kerguelen island, retreating 200 meters a year

    Climate Decision Makers Call for More Political Leadership and a Clear Policy Environment: Global Survey

    A new worldwide survey of key climate decision-makers shows strong and consistent views that government leaders worldwide need to act quickly and agree on a set of clear, inclusive, and long-term policies in order to put climate solutions in place. The survey...
  • les chats sauvages sont parmi les prédateurs introduits dans les îles les plus nuisibles pour la faune indigène

    L’outre-mer confronté au défi des espèces exotiques envahissantes

    Le premier rapport sur les espèces exotiques envahissantes réalisé à l’échelle de tout l’outremer révèle que 49 espèces figurant parmi les 100 plus envahissantes au monde sont présentes dans les collectivités françaises ultramarines. Conduite par le Comité...
  • Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu

    Inca city Machu Picchu at risks from tourists

    The Inca city of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes needs better protection from environmental threats including tourism and fast expansion of a nearby town, said David Sheppard, of IUCN in an interview with Reuters on 24 June
  • Northern Pakistan

    Sagarmatha Tourism Coordination Forum (STCF) holds 3rd Meeting

    Kathmandu, Nepal, June 19, 2008 - On June 20, 2008 the Sagarmatha Tourism Coordination Forum (STCF) held its third meeting in Kathmandu. It was organized by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)...
  • Hanoi-Lake

    Wetlands – the Heart of Asia

    Viet Nam Hosts the 4th Asian Wetlands Symposium in Hanoi 22-25 June, 2008
  • Machu Picchu

    World Heritage sites under scrutiny

    World Heritage sites will be under the spotlight next month as the World Heritage Committee prepares to meet in Quebec City, Canada, from July 2-10.
  • Afrikaanse zwarte neushoorn in Ngorongoro

    Rhinos on the rise in Africa but Northern white nears extinction

    African rhinos have reached record numbers for the first time in decades, but the Northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is on the brink of extinction.
  • A river in Los Katios National Park, Colombia 
by Jim Thorsell, January 1994

    The National Natural Park System of Colombia reaches 54 protected areas.

    THE SANCTUARY OF FLORA “MEDICINAL PLANTS ORITO INGI ANDE” IS BORNOne of the few protected areas in the world that has been created for the protection of the biodiversity associated to the survival of the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples.
  • Reuters-IUCN Media Awards

    10 Days left to apply for 2008 Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards

    With just 10 days to the deadline of 15 June, journalists and editors are invited to submit entries for this year’s Reuters–IUCN Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting, open to print and online journalists worldwide.
  • Moby supoprts the green on-line community

    Moby and James Blunt among the artists pledging support for

    Gland, Switzerland, 28 May 2008 (IUCN and WWF): Renowned performing artists from around the world - including Moby, James Blunt, Estelle, Panic at The Disco and Missy Higgins – have expressed their support for, the green on-line community...
  • Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's DG at CBD

    Bonn delegates must listen to G8 call to action, IUCN

    THE LATEST – As the CBD meeting enters its second week, delegates must bring a renewed sense of vigor to the negotiations here in Bonn. The G8 Environment Ministers meeting in Japan made a clear call this weekend for countries to put in place measures that...
  • Mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

    Restoring natural habitats in Myanmar a reconstruction priority, says IUCN

    Gland, Switzerland, May 23, 2008 (IUCN) – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) offers to share its broad environmental experience to help with the reconstruction efforts in Myanmar. A vital long-term environmental need is to restore coastal...


Last updated - Fri, 19 Jan 2018
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