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Monday, September 10th, 2012

IUCN Congress Recognises Conservation Greats

Today, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, IUCN awarded its two highest medals to outstanding individuals of the conservation world, and eleven other conservation greats were granted honorary membership of IUCN.

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Stronger Leadership Needed to Save World’s Natural Wonders – IUCN

At the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is warning of the growing threats faced by many existing World Heritage sites and is calling for stronger measures to guarantee their future.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

IUCN Launches New Report on Protected Areas

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 % of the world’s carbon stock, according to a new report released today at the World Conservation Congress.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Place Forests Under Local Control to Increase Incomes and Sustainability

To increase the incomes of many of the billion forest-dependent people worldwide the current model for investment in forests must be turned on its head. An initiative of unprecedented scale, led by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), IUCN and  the Growing Forests Partnerships (GFP), has found that optimizing the benefits and productivity of forests requires moving

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

IUCN Congress Kicks off in Korea

The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most important conservation event, begins today on Jeju Island, South Korea. More than 8,000 people from more than 170 countries are in Jeju to discuss, debate and vote on solutions to some of the globe’s most pressing environmental and development issues.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

IUCN Urges Governments to do More for Nature

Policy-makers must rethink economic growth, promote social equity and ensure environmental protection, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Among the key issues are the green economy and an institutional framework in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

U.S. and Others to Restore 18 Million Hectares of Forest

U.S. Forest Service, Rwanda, a Brazilian coalition and indigenous groups from Mesoamerica have committed to restoring a total of more than 18 million hectares of their forest landscape. This will pump billions into local and global economies and bring a host of other benefits, according to IUCN.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Water Without Borders

Cross-border water management not only benefits water security but it also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation – even in geopolitically unstable regions, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). IUCN’s BRIDGE project (Building River Dialogue and Governance), which aims to improve water management in transboundary river basins in South and Central America and

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Twelve Percent of Marine Species in Tropical Eastern Pacific Threatened

Twelve percent of marine species surveyed in the Gulf of California, the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica and the five offshore oceanic islands and archipelagos in the tropical eastern Pacific are threatened with extinction, according to a study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and its partners. Main threats to the region’s

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Durban Deal Breathes New Life Into Climate Talks

Governments at the UN climate talks in Durban agree on a package of measures to sustain current global efforts to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and to conclude a new agreement with legal force that would involve all countries in averting the threat of dangerous global climate change. In addition, the agreement on a Green

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