News Archive

Colourful coral reef scene

IUCN welcomes 9 new Members and 2 National Committees

The IUCN Council has admitted 9 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2014 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

When ancient meets modern

Indigenous and community conserved areas have emerged as a new phenomenon in conservation circles but their existence is as old as human civilization itself. Around the world Indigenous Peoples are mobilizing to ensure that their ancient practices based on a profound knowledge of the natural world are recognized as a mainstay of global conservation. …  

15 May 2014 | Article

Okavango Delta, Botswana

IUCN 2014 World Heritage recommendations now available

IUCN’s evaluations of 10 sites nominated to obtain World Heritage status are now public ahead of the upcoming World Heritage Committee meeting. In addition, the first batch of State of Conservation reports, prepared jointly by IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, has been released.  …   | French | Spanish

02 May 2014 | Article

Tusheti PAs

Final mile in historic handover of Georgian forest protection to local control

The first months of 2014 have seen IUCN and local authorities identify a new way forward to achieve a historic first for forest protection in Georgia: a total handover of forest to local control in the sublime landscape of Tusheti …  

16 Apr 2014 | Article

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

On 2 April 2014, IPBES issued the second call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN's network, especially in the light of the Resolutions from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on IPBES itself, and on IUCN’s role in the Platform. …   | French | Spanish

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Schisandra fruit

Better and better

An award-winning project involving the sustainable collection of a medicinal plant by village cooperatives in protected panda habitat in central China is bringing benefits for people, wildlife and business alike …  

07 Apr 2014 | Article

Raising awareness of Singapore's wildlife

Singapore – keeping a growing population in touch with nature

In a developed and highly populated city like Singapore, space is at a premium. Keeping people connected to nature and making sure they have access to natural spaces requires a comprehensive and long-term approach to land use planning. …  

07 Apr 2014 | Article

Healthy Parks Healthy People

Healthy Parks, Healthy People – gathering the evidence

We know that protected areas — or parks — conserve biodiversity, store carbon, provide clean air and water, underpin tourism and provide many recreation opportunities. …  

07 Apr 2014 | Article

Volunteers learning how to identify Hawkweed species at a newly-discovered infestation

Australian Alps in better health thanks to volunteers

Involving volunteers in environmental projects is a great way to tackle environmental issues as well as offering people the chance to experience the physical and mental health benefits of connecting with nature. …  

07 Apr 2014 | Article

Bill Jackson, Chief Executive of Parks Victoria

On the move

Interview with Bill Jackson, Chief Executive, Parks Victoria, co-leader of the World Parks Congress stream Improving Health and Wellbeing …  

07 Apr 2014 | Article