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Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

IUCN celebrates World Ranger Day, as Prince William salutes park rangers’ “brave and tireless work”

Today, we celebrate the outstanding efforts of park rangers around the globe on the occasion of World Ranger Day. Thanks to their bravery and dedication, nature’s most inspiring places stand a chance in the face of menacing threats, such as illegal poaching or forest clearing. …  

31 Jul 2013 | News story

Stockholm World Water Week 2013

Countdown to Stockholm World Water Week

With a month to go before 'World Water Week' takes place in Stockholm from 1-6 September, IUCN Water gears up for a busy agenda of seminars and events at the annual water conference. …  

30 Jul 2013 | News story

The Republic of Korea becomes a Framework Partner of IUCN

The Republic of Korea and IUCN partner to boost biodiversity conservation

Today, Mr Baek Gyuseok, Deputy Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), signed a four-year Framework Partnership at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland. …  

26 Jul 2013 | News story

Sequoia

World’s oldest and largest species in decline – IUCN Red List

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows worrying declines for conifers – the world’s oldest and largest organisms – freshwater shrimps, cone snails and the Yangtze Finless Porpoise. The Santa Cruz Pupfish, a lizard known as the Cape Verde Giant Skink and a species of freshwater shrimp have been declared Extinct.   …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

02 Jul 2013 | International news release

IUCN 2012 Congress  - Forum

Keeping the spirit of the 2012 Congress alive

IUCN is pleased to announce the launch of the IUCN Conservation Trends Platform, which illustrates trends for conservation based on analysis undertaken during the Forum of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on a selection of workshops under each Congress theme. A Trend Report has been produced for each day, identifying the main conservation messages coming out of the collective work. …   | French | Spanish

01 Jul 2013 | News story

IUCN launched a terrestrial biodiversity World Heritage gaps study

Global natural World Heritage coverage — the gaps identified

A new IUCN report identifies ‘gaps’ in the World Heritage List. The study also represents the first global effort to identify the most irreplaceable sites of outstanding biodiversity values for species conservation that may merit inscription on the prestigious list. …  

22 Jun 2013 | Article

Jeju wild flowers- January 2012

IUCN celebrates key achievement of the 2012 World Conservation Congress

Representatives from the Ministry of Environment and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea, together with IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre unveiled the Jeju Declaration commemorative plaque at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland last Friday, emphasizing their commitment to continued cooperation with IUCN following the successful 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

17 Jun 2013 | News story

Call for applications

Third Regional Summer School

An Introduction to Natural Resource Governance 
in the Arab Middle East and North Africa 01 – 05 September 2013 in Amman, Jordan
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17 Jun 2013 | Article
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A timber lorry in Kongo village, Cameroon

IUCN signs new partnership for better forests

IUCN signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday with the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux ( ATIBT) – a key player in the tropical timber industry specialized in sustainable forestry, local processing of timber and forest certification schemes. …  

08 May 2013 | News story

Stefano Barchiesi

Blog: In search of resilience

By Stefano Barchiesi. My first contact with the SEARCH project was in Morocco in 2011. Recently I went back to Marrakesh, this time well acquainted with the SEARCH project’s multi-country team of committed water and community engagement professionals. It hadn't been my first contact with resilience, though.
 

02 May 2013 | News story