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Cover - Assessment of the socio-economic value of freswater species for the northern Africa region

Extinction of freshwater species in Northern Africa: a double loss

This is the first time that a study conducted at the species level collates and integrates information on the socio-economic value of freshwater species and the threats to those species in Northern Africa. …   | French | Spanish

10 Sep 2012 | International news release

Julia Marton Lefèvre meets the head of the Gangjeong village association

Update on the World Conservation Congress and Jeju Naval Base

IUCN is an open and democratic membership organization and has always welcomed constructive and vigorous dialogue about environmental issues based on sound science and mindful of IUCN’s vision of a just world that values and conserves nature. …   | French | Spanish

09 Sep 2012 | IUCN statement

Gorgon National Park

Green light for IUCN Green List of Protected Areas

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 9 September 2012 (IUCN) – With several pilot projects underway, preparations for IUCN’s Green List of Well-Managed Protected areas are gathering pace prior to its official launch at the next IUCN World Parks Congress to be held in Australia in 2014. …   | French | Spanish

09 Sep 2012 | International news release

Lake with dormant volcano, Sajama National Park

IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems gains speed

From Australia to Patagonia, from coral reefs to rainforests and deserts, the new IUCN Red List of Ecosystems will assess the status of ecosystems worldwide, to identify their risks and the potential impact on both ecosystems and human wellbeing. …   | French | Spanish

09 Sep 2012 | International news release

Boats in Sa'anapu marine protected area, Samoa

When is a Marine Protected Area really a Marine Protected Area

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN) – As concern increases on the state of natural resources and the degradation of the world’s oceans, it is critical to be clear on how countries are progressing with conservation actions for the environment. New guidance issued today on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) will significantly improve ocean protection efforts. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | International news release

Forests in the Guld of Guinea, Africa

Restoring world’s forests proven to boost local economies and reduce poverty

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN). A 5-year programme to restore forest landscapes in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America has demonstrated their crucial role in creating jobs and boosting incomes for local residents. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | International news release

Flamingos taking off from Lake Nakuru

Launch of a new report on Protected Areas

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September, 2012 (IUCN) – Protected Areas –parks, nature reserves and other natural areas– assist in reducing deforestation, habitat and species loss, and support the livelihoods of over one billion people, while containing 15 % of the world’s carbon stock, according to a new report released today at the World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | International news release

Grouper peeking through a sea fan coral

Crunch time for Caribbean corals

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September 2012 (IUCN) – Time is running out for corals on Caribbean reefs. Urgent measures must be taken to limit pollution and regulate aggressive fishing practices that threaten the existence of Caribbean coral reef ecosystems, according to a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) report. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | International news release
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Tortoise beetle

Spineless creatures that rule the world

One-fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be threatened with extinction according to ‘Spineless,’ a report published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the IUCN Species Survival Commission.   …  

31 Aug 2012 | Media advisory

Jeju, Republic of Korea

IUCN responds to latest Jeju Naval base campaign

A third open letter was received recently from the Emergency Action Committee to Save Jeju Island. …  

29 Aug 2012 | IUCN statement