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Transboundary conservation helping promote peace and cooperation

“Conservation goals can be achieved across international boundaries through cooperative models, including enhanced nature conservation outcomes, sustainable socio-economic development and the promotion of peace”. This was the core of a statement made by Todd Walters on behalf of Maja Vasilijevic of IUCN’s Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group at the International Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation and Peace Building in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The symposium took place during the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity that has just concluded in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. …  

23 Oct 2014 | Article
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre Interview at Stockholm Water Week

Interview with Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director-General Julia Marton-Lefèvre answers key questions on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus at Stockholm World Water Week. …  

18 Oct 2014 | News story

Chimpanzees in Taï National Park Park, Côte d'Ivoire

Governments still behind on commitments to avert biodiversity crisis

Pyeongchang, Republic of South Korea, 17 October 2014 – Despite increasing recognition of the biodiversity crisis and its impacts on human well-being, the scale of the government response is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the calamity, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12), closing today in South Korea. …   | Spanish

17 Oct 2014 | International news release

Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen named IUCN Director General

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today the appointment of Inger Andersen as the new Director General of the Union starting in January 2015. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

14 Oct 2014 | International news release

Tree Kangaroo

Tree Kangaroo Friendly Coffee – a triple win story

Imagine protecting threatened wildlife, empowering local communities in the process and doing it all through a premium organic coffee brand. Such was the triple win solution generated by Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Programme (TKCP).   …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

Forest landscape restoration in Northern Thailand

More nations commit to fight climate change by restoring forests

New York, 23 September 2014 – World leaders announced new pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded forest lands today at the UN Climate Summit in New York. The commitments come from Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, and Uganda, among others, and more than doubled the number of hectares contributing to achieving the Bonn Challenge—a global goal to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020. …   | Dutch

23 Sep 2014 | International news release

IUCN and Absolute World Group at Thailand Property Awards 2014

IUCN addresses environmental sustainability at the Thailand Property Awards

On 11th September in Bangkok, over 500 of the property industry’s leaders in Thailand gathered at the Conrad Hotel for a Gala Dinner and Property Awards Ceremony. Started in 2006, the Thailand Property Awards recognise quality in architecture, design, construction and development, rewarding the best condominiums, housing developments, villas, commercial buildings and hotels.   …  

17 Sep 2014 | Article

Kesaia Tabunakawai of WWF and Taholo Kami of IUCN signing the memorandum of understanding between the two organizations

Global conservation organizations to partner together in the Pacific

Two of the world’s largest conservation organizations, IUCN and WWF, have agreed to formalize the collaboration of their efforts in the Pacific Islands to help the region achieve sustainable development and resource management. …  

12 Sep 2014 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, at World Water Week 2014

Water and energy – life partners

World Water Week — the annual event focusing on water-related challenges — is underway in Stockholm, Sweden. IUCN is calling for increased cooperation between the water and energy sectors which is critical for sustainable development. …  

01 Sep 2014 | News story

Host Country Agreement signed between IUCN and Indonesia

Landmark agreement signed between IUCN and the Indonesian government to protect biodiversity

Bangkok, 24 August 2014 – IUCN and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia have signed a Host Country Agreement which lays the foundations for future collaboration on efforts to protect and conserve the country’s rich biodiversity while also ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and promoting the development of nature-based solutions to global challenges. …  

27 Aug 2014 | Article