Friday, March 21st, 2014
The largest landscape restoration initiative in history gained further momentum today – the International Day of Forests – as IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and WRI (World Resources Institute) provide the world’s nations with new guidance on assessing their national restoration potential.
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga National Park. IUCN welcomes this decision and calls on all oil and gas companies to follow suit.
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG).
Monday, January 20th, 2014
A step-by-step guide to reducing impacts on whales and other marine species during seismic sea floor surveys has been developed by experts with IUCN’s Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
Monday, November 18th, 2013
On 19 November at the UNFCCC COP19 the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will release the first-ever Environment and Gender Index which monitors gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental arena. The Index ranks 72 countries on how they are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy and planning. The strongest
Friday, November 15th, 2013
A new scientific study has identified the protected areas most critical to preventing extinctions of the world’s mammals, birds and amphibians. Resulting from an international collaboration, this analysis provides practical advice for improving the effectiveness of protected areas in conserving global biodiversity.
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Although remote sensing has been used in conservation for many decades, its huge potential remains unlocked. Remote sensing continues to advance at a frightening pace along with other technologies such as cloud computing and parallel processing. These advances mean we can now handle and manipulate enormous datasets at extremely low cost and high speed, at
Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Marine protected areas now cover 2.8% of the global ocean – an area larger than Europe – according to the official map released today based on data provided by the World Database on Protected Areas, run by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Monday, October 21st, 2013
Effective management and more funding for marine protected areas are urgently needed to secure a longer life for our oceans and the vital services they provide, urges IUCN at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 3), which opens today in Marseille, France.
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
An international panel of marine scientists is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, speed and impacts of change in the global ocean are greater, faster and more imminent than previously thought.