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Experts advise IUCN on its position for 2014 World Heritage nominations

The IUCN World Heritage Panel has met to discuss IUCN’s position on the nominations of new natural sites proposed for inscription on the World Heritage List in 2014. …  

09 Jan 2014 | News story

Fiji’s Minister of Environment and Attorney General, Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighting the ten key actions during the conference

IUCN applauds ‘ten key actions’ for Pacific conservation

IUCN applauds the declaration of ‘ten key actions’ made today by high-level representatives from government, the private sector and civil society at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. …  

06 Dec 2013 | News story

Polar Bears

Plight of the Polar Bear gets high-level attention

The range states of the Polar Bear – Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States – today signed a landmark declaration that will strengthen measures to conserve this iconic animal which is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

05 Dec 2013 | News story

Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)

L’Okapi, la ‘girafe des forêts’ rejoint le nombre croissant d’espèces menacées de la Liste rouge de l’UICN

L’Okapi - un symbole national de la République démocratique du Congo, également connu sous le nom de "girafe des forêts" - et le Râle à miroir - l’un des oiseaux les plus rares d’Afrique - sont maintenant proches de l’extinction, selon la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge des espèces menacées™ de l’UICN. Deux espèces d’albatros, la Tortue luth et le Renard gris insulaire des Îles Channel de Californie montrent quant à eux des signes d’amélioration. …   | English | Dutch

26 Nov 2013 | News story

37th UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, Phnom Penh, June 2013

Twelve new members elected to World Heritage Committee

Representatives of the 190 States Parties to the 1972 World Heritage Convention elected 12 new members to the 21-member intergovernmental Committee in charge of managing UNESCO’s World Heritage List and implementing the Convention. …  

21 Nov 2013 | News story

Global Map

Des scientifiques identifient les aires protégées les plus irremplaçables dans le monde

Une nouvelle étude scientifique a identifié les aires protégées les plus importantes pour empêcher l’extinction d’espèces de mammifères, d’oiseaux et d’amphibiens dans le monde. Issue d’une collaboration internationale, cette analyse fournit des conseils pratiques pour améliorer l’efficacité des aires protégées dans la conservation de la biodiversité à l’échelle mondiale. …   | English | Spanish | Dutch

14 Nov 2013 | News story

WPC Logo square

Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), the landmark global forum on protected areas held every 10 years. The event takes place in Sydney, Australia 12-19 November 2014, with the theme 'Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions' designed to help deliver IUCN’s three priority areas of IUCN's work programme. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Los Glaciales National Park, Argentina

Key Biodiversity Areas - governance workshop underway in Brasilia

This week, a number of conservationists are meeting with representatives from Mexico, India and Brazil to discuss the identification and governance of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) - places recognised for their important fauna and flora. The process for identifying KBAs is the focus of a project funded by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s Collaborative Fund for Conservation. …  

06 Nov 2013 | News story

Ocean, our planet's 'blue heart'

No time to lose for our planet’s “blue heart”

A strong commitment to conserve and sustainably manage the ocean, including areas beyond national jurisdiction, was among the outcomes of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, whose ministerial segment closed yesterday in Ajaccio, Corsica. …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story

Galapagos sea lion puppy, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Marine Protected Areas - an investment well worth its price

Halfway through the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress taking in Marseille, we asked Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme to tell us about the most important issues discussed so far. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story

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