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Mexico, El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

Mexico’s Pinacate desert wins World Heritage status

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21 June 2013 (IUCN) -- The extraordinary landscape of El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in Mexico with its sweeping dunes, huge volcanic craters and rich cultural heritage is the latest site to achieve World Heritage Status.  …   | Spanish

21 Jun 2013 | International news release

Mount Etna

Iconic Mount Etna gains World Heritage status

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21 June 2013 (IUCN) - One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Italy’s Mount Etna has been named a World Heritage Site at the World Heritage Committee meeting currently taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, following IUCN’s recommendation. …  

21 Jun 2013 | International news release

Head of Vanj River, Tajik National Park

Tajikistan gets its first natural World Heritage Site

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21 June 2013 (IUCN) -- Tajik National Park became Tajikistan’s first natural World Heritage site. The decision was taken today by the World Heritage Committee, following the expert recommendation of IUCN. …  

21 Jun 2013 | International news release

Tianshan mountains in China become World Heritage Site

Tianshan mountains in China become World Heritage Site

Following IUCN’s recommendation, the Xinjiang Tianshan mountain range in China was declared a natural World Heritage Site at the World Heritage Committee meeting currently taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. …   | Chinese

21 Jun 2013 | International news release

Namibia, Namib Sand Sea

World Heritage status for Namibia’s Sea of Sand

The Namib Sand Sea — a unique coastal fog desert with a diverse range of large, shifting dunes — was granted World Heritage status today at the annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.   …  

21 Jun 2013 | International news release

Tegano Lake, East Rennell, Salomon Island

East Rennell declared World Heritage in danger

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 19 June 2013 (IUCN) – East Rennell in the Solomon Islands has been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN, the official World Heritage advisory body on nature. Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya and Virgin Komi Forests in Russia were not added to the Danger List, against IUCN’s advice. …  

19 Jun 2013 | International news release

Cheetahs in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

From words to action – key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis

With unprecedented species declines and more than 20,000 of the species assessed on The IUCN Red List threatened with extinction, IUCN and other organizations come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss. …   | Dutch

28 May 2013 | International news release

Groundwater dependant ecosystems support livelihoods in Vietnam

New study shows importance of IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems

A new global standard in assessing environmental risk, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, has been trialled on 20 ecosystems spanning six continents and three oceans. …   | Spanish

08 May 2013 | International news release

The Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) once formed numerous, immense spawning groups. However, heavy fishing has reduced these spawning groups and overall population numbers to critically low values.

A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk

At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction, putting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at risk, finds a report published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCN SSC) Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group. …   | Dutch

28 Apr 2013 | International news release

Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) - Vulnerable

Sharks, rhinos and elephants among wildlife trade summit winners

A historic vote to improve the sustainability of the international trade of eight species of sharks and rays that are listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is among the key decisions taken at the CITES wildlife trade summit closing today in Bangkok. …  

14 Mar 2013 | International news release