News for Members

Happy 2011

New Year’s Message from Mark Smith, Head IUCN Water Programme

Every species -whether animal or plant- uses water every day. This includes each and every one of us. Water connects all people and all life. …  

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Mountains in Banff National Park, Canada

Home of the grizzly bear

Banff National Park, Canada …  

03 Jan 2011 | Fact sheet

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

UN green light for science-policy platform on biodiversity

IUCN welcomes the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly yesterday to establish a new international body designed to boost the global response to the loss of the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

Iron Gate, RO-SRB

Developing National Agri-environment Programme for Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia – One of results of the project Support for Agri-environment Policies and Programming in Serbia is the publication “Agri-environment Programme for Serbia”, launched today during the conference organized by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia, Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia and Serbian Environmental Protection Agency. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

Hungarian EU Presidency Logo

Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development is preparing for the EU Presidency

Hungary takes on the Presidency of the EU on 1st of January 2011, and the environmental aspects of this responsibility will fall to the new ministry of Rural Development.  …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

Scyphiphora hydropyhllacea - a critically endangered mangrove species

We have a plan

Throughout the two weeks of the conference in Nagoya, delegates were discussing a new plan to reduce the current pressures on the planet’s biodiversity and take urgent action to save and restore nature. …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio

Green Economy

So where is the money?

During the biodiversity summit in Nagoya, governments agreed on the so-called Strategic Plan, setting 20 targets to respond to the growing threats to the natural world. But no matter how hard we try to restore and conserve nature, little progress will be made without sufficient funding. …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio


What next?

So what do governments need to do now to build on the momentum of the meeting in Nagoya? …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Will the ugly duckling turn into a swan?

For the past eight years, parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity have unsuccessfully tried to adopt a protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) – an agreement that would secure fair, globally-regulated access to the earth’s genetic diversity and equitable sharing of the benefits it offers us. …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio