A Yellow Hornbill in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Setting gold standards for conservation

An important role of the IUCN Congress is to showcase the knowledge and tools we can use to better manage our natural world. As well as being a world leader on species and their conservation needs, IUCN offers the expertise needed to establish and sustainably manage our protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

Pygmy Hippo

Out of sight, not out of mind

The mysterious life of the pygmy hippo in the jungle of West Africa is being uncovered in an SOS-funded conservation project to save the species from extinction. …  

01 Jan 2012 | News story

Yellow Presba (Syncordulia gracilis) 2008 IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable

The IUCN Red List—Nature’s early warning system

How can we save biodiversity if we don’t know the threats facing our species and what the priorities are? …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

Maya pyramid in Chitchen Itza, southern Mexico

Happy New Year! (It could be the last)

Are people’s fears of a world-end related to our neglect of nature, asks Célia Zwahlen. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article
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Congress article january 2012

IUCN Congress a catalyst for action

Nature is a dream come true. Its benefits are limitless, its beauty infinite – but its resistance isn’t. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

MFF works towards achieving the vision of a healthier, more prosperous and secure future for all coastal communities.

Implementation of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) outreach activities in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is trying to be a Member country of MFF. The national strategy of Bangladesh NCB is to promote 'ecosystem based integrated coastal management' through MFF. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Project description