Grouper peeking through a sea fan coral

Crunch time for Caribbean corals

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September 2012 (IUCN) – Time is running out for corals on Caribbean reefs. Urgent measures must be taken to limit pollution and regulate aggressive fishing practices that threaten the existence of Caribbean coral reef ecosystems, according to a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) report. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | International news release
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Press conference

Day 1 - photo highlights

The Congress gets off to a roaring start with numerous press conferences, and the corridors full of participants busy networking. …  

07 Sep 2012 | Photos

Matching the thinkers with the doers

“Species conservation is not something that should be viewed as a side product, but instead it is central to broader efforts to save the environment,” says Jean-Christophe Vie, Deputy Director of IUCN’s Global Species Programme. That’s the message that Vie and others in IUCN’s Species Programme hope to reinforce at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | Article
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SOS SRT SRI 2011A-003 11A-03-06

So you think rhino tracking is easy?

  So you think rhino tracking is easy? Let me provide an insight into the daily life of a rhino tracker in the harsh desert of Namibia where SOS – Save Our Species is supporting our work. My name is Dibasem and I have been working as a tracker for Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) for 10 years.    …  

07 Sep 2012 | News story

Summit of Mt. Halla

IUCN Congress kicks off in Korea

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 6 September 2012 (IUCN) – The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most important conservation event, begins today on Jeju Island, South Korea.  | French | Spanish

06 Sep 2012 | Media statement

We're off - IUCN Congress is under way

After three years of preparation, we’re just hours away from lifting the curtain on the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

06 Sep 2012 | Photos
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IUCN logo

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

SOS RSPB 2011A-018 18A-18-08

Raising the Voice for Vulture Conservation

In celebration of International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday 1 September, Ananya Mukherjee, Vulture Safe Zone coordinator at the RSPB explains how advocacy and awareness raising is helping to save vultures through an SOS supported project. …  

01 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

Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)

Progressing towards a Net Positive Impact on biodiversity.

A new report by IUCN and Rio Tinto provides the first detailed site based assessment regarding Rio Tinto’s progress towards achieving its Net positive impact (NPI) commitment on biodiversity – that is ensuring that biodiversity ultimately benefits as a result of a company’s activities in a region.  

28 Aug 2012 | Article
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