IUCN’s work helping developing countries fight climate change boosted by Green Climate Fund accreditation
The work of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helping developing countries tackle climate change received a major boost with the announcement that the organisation has been accredited by the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF). …
16 Mar 2016 | International news release
The number of African rhinos killed by poachers has increased for the sixth year in a row with at least 1,338 rhinos killed by poachers across Africa in 2015, according to new data compiled by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission’s African Rhino Specialist Group (AfRSG). …
09 Mar 2016 | International news release
IUCN Director General, Inger Andersen, expressed her solidarity with the Honduran people following the death of Berta Cáceres, in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernández, President of the Republic of Honduras. …
09 Mar 2016 | IUCN statement
08 Mar 2016 | IUCN statement
We are wandering dangerously close to a precipice. Human activities are putting enormous and growing pressure on the planet, threatening the survival of many species through habitat destruction, the spread of invasive species, illegal wildlife trade, pollution and climate change.
03 Mar 2016 | IUCN statement
Paris, France, 12 December 2015 (IUCN) – IUCN welcomes the new climate agreement adopted today by the world’s governments at the UN climate summit in Paris (COP 21), and its recognition of nature’s critical role in tackling climate change.
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12 Dec 2015 | International news release
Leaders pledge to restore additional 18 million hectares of critical landscapes as part of global target
Government and business representatives from Burundi, Honduras, India, Mexican States, KPK province of Pakistan and Asia Pulp and Paper have announced new pledges today to restore up to 18 million hectares of degraded forests, as part of the UN climate change conference (COP 21) taking place in Paris. …
06 Dec 2015 | International news release
Ahead of the UN climate conference, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to a changing climate. … | French | Spanish | Dutch
28 Nov 2015 | International news release
The latest edition of ‘Primates in Peril: The world’s 25 most endangered primates’ has been revealed today. Compiled by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC), Bristol Zoological Society, the International Primatological Society (IPS), and Conservation International (CI), new additions to the list include Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) and Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus lavasoensis), both of which are threatened by habitat loss.
24 Nov 2015 | International news release
New assessment highlights climate change as most serious threat to polar bear survival - IUCN Red List
A global re-assessment of polar bears highlights loss of sea ice habitat due to climate warming as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of the species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. … | French | Spanish | Dutch
19 Nov 2015 | International news release