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The Sangha Trinational is recommended to be added on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

L’UICN recommande l’inscription de quatre merveilles de la nature sur la Liste du Patrimoine mondial

Les sites naturels et culturels d’une valeur exceptionnelle qui seront inscrits sur la Liste du Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO seront annoncés lors de la réunion du Comité du Patrimoine mondial qui se tient à Saint-Pétersbourg (Fédération de Russie) du 24 juin au 6 juillet 2012. En tout, 36 sites culturels et naturels candidats à l’inscription seront examinés cette année. Cette année marque également le 40e anniversaire de la Convention du Patrimoine mondial.  | English | Russian

11 Jun 2012 | Media advisory

Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)

2012 marks the start of The International Year of the Rhino

Increasing alarm for the fate of the two rarest rhinoceros species, and growing concern over the increased illegal hunting of rhinos and demand for rhino horn affecting all five species, has prompted President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to declare 5 June 2012 as the start of the International Year of the Rhino. President Yudhoyono took this step at the request of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and other conservation organisations, because the future survival of both the Javan and Sumatran Rhinos depends on effective conservation action in Indonesia. …  

05 Jun 2012 | Media advisory

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Investir dans la nature, créer un monde meilleur

Contexte: Dans le cadre des préparatifs de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le développement durable (CNUDD), communément appelée « Rio+20 », l’UICN (Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature), appelle les décideurs à repenser la croissance économique, promouvoir l’équité sociale et assurer la protection environnementale. L’économie verte et un cadre institutionnel adapté dans le contexte du développement durable et de l’éradication de la pauvreté seront au premier plan des débats de cette conférence qui marque le 20e anniversaire du Sommet de la Terre de 1992. …   | English | Spanish

31 May 2012 | Media advisory

Washington Monument during Cherry Blossom festival

Nature is a solution, not a victim, says IUCN on Earth Day

April 22 marks the annual Earth Day, and this year Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), will be speaking on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall about nature as a solution to global challenges, and the five things that people, politicians and companies need to do to keep our planet healthy. …  

19 Apr 2012 | Media advisory

Willows in Skadar National Park

Solving climate change crisis naturally

Background: In advance of the UN climate summit in Durban this November, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) calls upon policy-makers to increase climate funding and promote nature-based solutions to climate change. Among the key issues at the 17th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 17) are ecosystem-based adaptation to harmful climate change impacts and global implementation of a mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).  

21 Nov 2011 | Media advisory

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Carrots and sticks for sustainable biofuels

Background: In an independent report launched today by a consortium of industry and non-governmental organizations, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) promotes an innovative policy approach to address the risk of indirect land use change through biofuel production. This involves encouraging and rewarding practices that reduce this risk and penalizing producers who take no action.

06 Oct 2011 | Media advisory

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.

Whales & dolphins need more protected areas

A new book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is released, calling for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals by protecting a greater area of the ocean. Currently only 1.3% of the ocean is protected but many new Marine Protected Areas are being created. Erich Hoyt, the book’s author and IUCN’s cetacean specialist, examines current and future developments in ocean protection. …  

05 Sep 2011 | Media advisory

From Beirut to Bahrain

World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

Background: How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at World Water Week starting this Sunday in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

19 Aug 2011 | Media advisory

The Wadden Sea became the 200 natural site on the World Heritage List.

Get latest news on World Heritage Sites

New remarkable natural and cultural sites to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List will be announced at the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, June 19-29. A total of 42 sites will be considered for inscription this year. …  

10 Jun 2011 | Media advisory

Dry ground in Oued El Maleh swamp in Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

UICN: Bonn puede poner en marcha el acuerdo climático de Cancún

Reunión de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (UNFCC). Bonn, Alemania. Del 6 al 17 de junio
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30 May 2011 | Media advisory