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Rainbow parrotfish grazing in the Caribbean

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

Louis Galantine, Regional Councillor, Guadeloupe

Strengthening islands’ climate change resilience at La Réunion conference

Islands are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They are often densely populated, yet face rising sea levels, water scarcity and natural disasters such as storms and floods. But regional governments and island states also have ample opportunities to lead on both adaptation and mitigation and are often already doing so. …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami (left) and Interim PIDF Secretary General, Feleti Teo, after the signing in Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Islands Development Forum signs agreement with IUCN

IUCN and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement on June 20 declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. …  

23 Jun 2014 | News story

Recycling Bins

Sustainable Energy, Biodiversity and Recycling: Sharing Success Stories of Sustainable Action Across Europe

A series of webinars organized by IUCN and the Alcoa Foundation over the past four weeks highlighted NGO success stories on sustainable action for renewable energy and energy efficiency, biodiversity and recycling in Europe. The three-part webinar series brought together representatives from Alcoa and NGOs from the IUCN membership network in Europe, to share their experiences and stimulate ideas for future collaboration and concrete action and were part of Alcoa’s and Alcoa Foundation’s ‘Green Works’ weeks. …  

20 Jun 2014 | News story

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, World Heritage site

Time to focus on the success of natural World Heritage, says IUCN

A new assessment by IUCN reveals for the first time the good conservation performance of natural World Heritage sites. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides unique insight into how the world’s natural sites can be preserved over time. …  

17 Jun 2014 | News story

Dickinson's Cypripedium (Cypripedium dickinsonianum) - Endangered

La Lista Roja de la UICN advierte sobre un aumento del número de especies amenazadas

Casi un 80% de las orquídeas "zapatilla de dama" que viven en climas templados y más del 90% de los lémures se encuentran en peligro de extinción, según la última actualización de la Lista Roja de Especies Amenazadas™ que elabora la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN). La anguila japonesa, recientemente incluida en la lista, ha sido clasificada como Amenazada, mientras que el armadillo de tres bandas del Brasil –la mascota de la Copa del Mundo de Fútbol 2014 de la FIFA– continúa ostentando la calificación de Vulnerable, puesto que su población sigue descendiendo. …   | English | French | German | Dutch

12 Jun 2014 | News story

Canis lupus

Living with wolves and bears: Addressing conflicts arising from coexistence of people and large carnivores

IUCN welcomes today’s launch of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores. These species, such as wolves and bears, have made a remarkable recovery across the EU, but coexistence with man can be problematic. The Platform was set up by the European Commission to facilitate constructive dialogue among key stakeholders including farmers, conservationists, landowners and hunters, and it aims at finding commonly agreed solutions to conflicts arising from people living and working in close proximity to these large animals. …  

10 Jun 2014 | News story

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham launching the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign

International sporting personalities United for Wildlife

Global sports personalities came together in London yesterday to sign up to the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, which seeks to mobilise support amongst younger generations for the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Sportspeople already signed up as Ambassadors of the campaign include David Beckham, Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Samuel Eto’o, Yao Ming and Francois Pienaar. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Nets

Conservación sin fronteras en el mar de Alborán

Al Hoceima ha sido el punto de encuentro de más de treinta pescadores procedentes de la dos orillas del mar de Alborán, que el pasado fin de semana, 31 de Mayo y 1 de Junio de 2014, participaron en un Taller de Pesca Artesanal promovido por el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN dentro del proyecto POCTEFEX-Alborán y en colaboración con la asociación AGIR, miembro de UICN y la asociación Rif Siglo XXI. …   | English | French

06 Jun 2014 | News story

Green Week 2014 poster

Using nature’s solutions in a circular economy

A circular economy is the logical solution for a resource-constrained world, inspired by nature as a perfectly circular system. In this system, nothing is wasted, the re-use of products becomes standard practice, and sustainability is built into the fabric of society. Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste is the theme of the 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, taking place from 3-5 June in Brussels. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

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