Ameer Abdulla working on a coral reef survey in the Farsan Banks in the Red Sea.

Exploring forgotten seascapes

Whether due to their remoteness, regional instability or political challenges, the marine environments of some of the world’s developing areas are often forgotten – or even ignored – by global policies and conservation efforts. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | Article
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IUCN welcomes 48 new Members

On 5 September 2012, the 79th Meeting of the IUCN Council, meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, admitted 48 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

06 Sep 2012 | News story

Mediterranean events at the World Conservation Congress 2012

The world's conservation community is coming together in Jeju (Republic of Korea), to participate at the IUCN World Conservation Congress from 6 to 15 September 2012. This Congress, held every four years, provides a platform to discuss some of the biggest challenges currently facing people and the environment. Leaders from governments, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and social organizations will debate and decide solutions for the world’s most pressing environment and development issues.   | French | Spanish

04 Sep 2012 | News story

Tortoise beetle

Spineless creatures that rule the world

One-fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be threatened with extinction according to ‘Spineless,’ a report published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the IUCN Species Survival Commission.   …  

31 Aug 2012 | Media advisory

Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Knowledge drives action

The ground-breaking work of IUCN’s six commissions is highlighted in the latest issue of the journal S.A.P.I.EN.S. …  

24 Aug 2012 | News story

Business unusual

New guide identifies most effective water tools

Water for Business, a new guide specifically designed for businesses to help them identify water tools and initiatives most suitable for business needs and environmental sustainability was released today by WBCSD, IUCN, and SustainAbility. …  

20 Aug 2012 | News story

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One month to go before WCC: zooming in on Food Security

With one month to go before the start of the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC), Mark Smith, Director Global Water Programme, highlights the challenges and solutions on one of the Congress' main themes: Food Security. …  

06 Aug 2012 | News story

Jeju, Republic of Korea

Nature’s Olympics - IUCN World Conservation Congress

A number of concerned groups and individuals have recently called on IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) to postpone or cancel its Congress and to express disapproval on several environmental issues in Korea, including construction of a naval base on Jeju Island, scientific whaling and the Four Rivers restoration project. IUCN is committed to ensuring that Congress provides a platform for open and constructive dialogue on these issues and is working with the Korean Organizing Committee to engage with all groups and address their concerns at the meeting in Jeju. …  

02 Aug 2012 | News story

Suelta de 24 ejemplares de caballos de las retuertas en la reserva salmantina, Campanarios de Azaba.

Wild horses released in Western Iberia rewilding area

A herd of 24 Retuerta horses, coming from the Doñana biological station in southern Spain, were released in the Campanarios de Azaba reserve on July 27. The release was possible thanks to the Rewilding Europe initiative and the collaboration between the Nature and Man Foundation (FNYH) and the Doñana Biological Station.  | Spanish

31 Jul 2012 | News story

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Gold medalists of the natural world

Running, jumping and diving is on everyone’s mind these days as the London 2012 Olympic Games kick off and the world watches the best human athletes compete. But humans aren’t the only ones that display incredible feats of athleticism–today IUCN offers up the gold medalists of the animal kingdom. …  

27 Jul 2012 | Article