News releases

Lear’s Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari). 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

More Critically Endangered birds on IUCN Red List

The latest evaluation of the world’s birds reveals that more species than ever are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …   | Spanish

14 May 2009 | International news release

Spinner dolphins in the Red Sea marine protected area (Egypt)

Ocean protection: we cannot afford to fail – IUCN

The most pressing marine environmental issues will be addressed at the first International Marine Conservation Congress in Washington D.C. from May 19 to 24. The Congress aims to put conservation science into practice and will address climate change, poverty and globalization, marine protected areas and fisheries and aquaculture, among other themes. Policy-makers, scientists and marine managers will gather to exchange ideas and find the best way of dealing with common problems across the globe. IUCN will profile the importance of marine protected areas and precautionary actions to protect our oceans from climate change, ocean acidification and intensifying human uses. …   | French | Spanish

13 May 2009 | Media advisory

Western Gray Whale and ship.

Stop all oil and gas activities that could harm Western Gray Whales, says panel

An independent panel of scientists has recommended a moratorium on all activities by oil and gas companies in eastern Russia that could adversely affect the Western Gray Whale population. …  

24 Apr 2009 | International news release

connect2earth.org

connect2earth now links young people directly with world’s top experts to debate green issues

The popular online community connect2earth.org has launched a new service that links young people directly with the world’s top environmental experts to talk about headline-grabbing topics that they care about such as climate change, the energy crisis, and species loss. …   | French | Spanish

06 Apr 2009 | International news release

“Protecting Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

Greening blue energy: IUCN’s partnership project with E.ON underway

The potential impact of offshore and marine-based renewable energy on marine biodiversity is not negligible. IUCN has therefore embarked on a partnership with the multinational energy corporation E.ON to improve the environmental performance of offshore renewable energy projects covering offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. …  

30 Mar 2009 | Media advisory

Lake Chala, a crater lake southeast of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Wake up: Nature has solution for world water crisis, says IUCN

Ministers at the World Water Forum need to pay more attention to the environment if they want to solve the world’s water crisis, according to IUCN. …  

21 Mar 2009 | International news release

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Southern Africa’s freshwater species in firing line

Many freshwater fish, crabs, dragonflies, molluscs and aquatic plants are at risk of extinction in southern Africa if its rivers and lakes are not protected from developers, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

19 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Share water to make peace – IUCN

More people and less water could mean increased conflict for scarce shared water resources, warns IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But in its latest report IUCN clearly shows how better cooperation over shared rivers can help governments avoid water crises. …  

18 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Reform now, save water, says IUCN

Increased pressure on water means better laws, regulations and policies must be put in place if we are to sustain this precious resource, says IUCN’s latest report. …  

17 Mar 2009 | International news release

Drought

No time to lose in fight against water crisis – IUCN

Leaders at the World Water Forum need to act now to find a solution to the water challenges facing the world, says IUCN. …  

16 Mar 2009 | International news release