Malayan Pangolin (Manis javanica) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

United for Wildlife commits to tackle the illegal wildlife trade

The Duke of Cambridge today joined the United for Wildlife organisations, including IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), at a symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London to discuss the coordinated international effort that is required to combat the illegal wildlife trade. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story

Mountain gorilla, Virunga National Park, World Heritage site

IUCN welcomes Total’s ‘no-go’ commitment in World Heritage sites

Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga National Park. IUCN welcomes this decision and calls on all oil and gas companies to follow suit. …   | Dutch

03 Feb 2014 | International news release

Brushed aluminium

Global standard for sustainability in the aluminium industry open for public consultation

Industry representatives including Nespresso, Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetra Pak have put forward criteria for a global standard for sustainable aluminium production. The standard is part of the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), whose aim is to foster responsible environmental, social and governance performance throughout the entire aluminium value chain. …  

03 Feb 2014 | News story

Expert Panel Visit to Holcim site in Costa Rica

IUCN and Holcim: Celebrating 7 years of biodiversity management

Over the last 7 years IUCN and Holcim have been working together to integrate biodiversity considerations into Holcim policies and practices. In 2014, a number of tools will be launched to scale up improved biodiversity management within the wider building materials sector and to help build a policy environment which supports company actions. …  

21 Jan 2014 | Article


IUCN and Danone Launch Project to Protect Critical Watersheds in Dongjiang River Basin

 Guangzhou, China, January 20, 2014: IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) today launched a new partnership project with Danone Ecosystem Fund and Danone Waters China. The project, formally called “Eco-Longmen, Living Dongjiang - Protecting Watersheds for Sustainable Drinking Water”, aims to restore critical drinking water sources in the Upper Dongjiang River Basin. The focus is on the Jiaquan Watershed, and the project will involved working with local communities and empowering local stakeholders to manage natural resources sustainably, so as to ensure that the watershed provides healthy ecosystem services and multiple benefits to 20 million local and downstream residents. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article
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RWE and IUCN to work on lignite mining restoration in the context of broader biodiversity management

RWE is one of the top European energy companies. IUCN has established a working relationship to further integrate biodiversity values into RWE policies and practices. A first joint project will be carried out in 2014. This project will provide a basis to understand how the RWE Group currently addresses restoration of lignite open cast mines and provides, and opportunities available to better protect local biodiversity. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article

Maravant (Evian Plateau)

Celebrating 16 years working together for water and wetlands: the Danone Group, Evian and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Ramsar Convention was the first international convention to promote the engagement of the business sector directly in the conservation and wise use of wetlands. The first partnership agreement, signed on 27 January 1998, resulted in the creation of the “Danone – Evian Fund for Water” for the protection of wetlands as well as providing the Ramsar Secretariat with support to raise awareness of global water and wetlands-related challenges through Ramsar’s World Wetlands Day annual campaign (2 February). The World Wetlands Day campaign has grown from fewer than 30 countries in 1998 to over 160 countries in 2013. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article

Field trip to a conservation set- aside (left) in a coffee farm (coffee plants to the right), State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Going Beyond the Fence in the Cerrado biome

Establishing a collaborative platform for information exchange and capacity building between business, government, and civil society organisations can strengthen their ongoing actions within specific landscapes to address water scarcity and other natural resource issues in the Cerrado biome. This was the main outcome of a recent workshop hosted by IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IUCN NGO Member), IUCN, and business partner Nespresso, held in the city of Uberlandia, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article

Western Gray Whale in Sakhalin

Keeping whales safe in sound

A unique collaboration between the oil and gas industry, scientists and conservationists proves a way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales and other species. …   | Russian

20 Jan 2014 | International news release

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

The road for entrepreneurship in African World Heritage sites

The African World Heritage Fund celebrates the year of entrepreneurship and business skills in 2014, a new theme to help focus efforts on boosting community involvement in World Heritage conservation. …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article