Communiqués de presse

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

A monumental decision for the oceans

President Bush today will formally designate three areas in the Pacific as Marine National Monuments. IUCN has been one of the major partners of the U.S. Government in the creation of these marine protected areas. The scientific and technical advice provided by IUCN to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has paid off, as it will result in the creation of the world’s largest ocean protected area covering 195,280 square miles. …  

06 Jan 2009 | International news release

Asian elephants

Myanmar emerges as ivory trade and elephant smuggling hot spot

About 250 live Asian Elephants have been smuggled from Myanmar in the past decade, mostly destined for “elephant trekking” tourism activities in neighbouring Thailand, reveals a report by the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF. …  

11 Dec 2008 | International news release

Pillar coral in Marine Protected Area, Bahamas

Fifth of corals dead: only emission cuts can save the rest, says IUCN

The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status. …  

10 Dec 2008 | International news release

Glboescan presentation

Combating climate change and boosting growth are natural allies

Accelerated action on energy savings and the scrapping of fossil fuel subsidies are the two top actions needed to combat climate change and spur economic recovery, according to a survey released today. …  

09 Dec 2008 | International news release

After the fire

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | International news release

A close shot of medicinal plant Timur (zanthoxylum arnatum).

India’s wild medicinal plants threatened by over-exploitation

India is a hub of the wild-collected plant medicine industry in Asia, but key species have declined due to over-collection to supply domestic and foreign medicinal markets, according to IUCN and TRAFFIC researchers. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Global Red List Assessment: Vulnerable; Sub-population Red List assessment for the Northeast Atlantic: Critically Endangered

Quarter of northeast Atlantic sharks and rays threatened with extinction

The release of the first ever IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ assessment of northeast Atlantic sharks, rays and chimaeras reveals that 26 percent are threatened with extinction and another 20 percent are in the Near Threatened category. …  

10 Nov 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Barcelone établit l’agenda de l’action environnementale

Pendant que le monde entier est confronté aux bouleversements dus à la crise financière internationale, le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN propose la voie d’issue de la crise environnementale. Les participants au Congrès ont souligné que les coûts liés à la perte de biodiversité sont non seulement plus chers que ceux liés aux problèmes financiers courants, mais, dans de nombreux cas, sont irréparables. …   | English

14 Oct 2008 | International news release

Ashok Khosla at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

UICN annonce son nouveau Président

Les membres de l’UICN célèbrent l’annonce de leur nouveau Président, Ashok Khosla d’Inde. Khosla a été élu face à Purificació Canals et Carlos Manuel Rodríguez lors du scrutin pour la Présidence de l’UICN, le plus ancient et plus large réseau environnemental au monde. …   | English | Spanish

13 Oct 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Largest environmental meeting sends wake-up call to the world

It’s time to wake up and take action to protect the planet’s natural wealth, that’s the message of the first part of IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. …   | Spanish

09 Oct 2008 | International news release