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  • Head of Vanj River, Tajik National Park

    Tajikistan gets its first natural World Heritage Site
    21.06.2013

    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.
  • Mount Etna

    Iconic Mount Etna gains World Heritage status
    21.06.2013

    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...
  • Mexico, El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

    Mexico’s Pinacate desert wins World Heritage status
    21.06.2013

    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...
  • Namibia, Namib Sand Sea

    Five natural wonders declared World Heritage
    21.06.2013

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21 June 2013 (IUCN) -- Namib Sand Sea in Namibia, Xinjiang Tianshan in China, Tajik National Park in Tajikistan, Mount Etna in Italy and El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in Mexico have been declared World Heritage...
  • Aerial view over the south island of lake Turkana

    East Rennell declared World Heritage in danger
    19.06.2013

    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...
  • UNESCO WHC 2013 Cambodia

    Decision time for World Heritage
    16.06.2013

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 16 June 2013 (IUCN) – UNESCO’s annual World Heritage meeting, which starts today in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will see a total of 34 natural and cultural areas considered for World Heritage status. The World Heritage Committee will also...
  • Small scale fishery in the Albertine Rift

    Surprise species at risk from climate change
    12.06.2013

    Most species at greatest risk from climate change are not currently conservation priorities, finds an IUCN study that introduces a pioneering method to assess the vulnerability of species to climate change.
  • Breviceps rosei

    Surprise species at risk from climate change
    12.06.2013

    Most species at greatest risk from climate change are not currently conservation priorities, accoring to an IUCN study that introduces a pioneering method to assess the vulnerability of species to climate change.
  • Juniper Forest - Ziarat

    Pakistan’s Juniper Forest makes it to the Global Network of Biosphere Reserves
    30.05.2013

    Juniper Forests of Ziarat has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which met in Paris this week, has added 12 sites to the World Network of...
  • Cheetahs in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

    From words to action – key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis
    28.05.2013

    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...
  • Mangrove finch

    From words to action – key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis
    28.05.2013

    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...
  • World Biodiversity Day 2013

    Conserving the Diversity of Life - International Day for Biological Diversity
    22.05.2013

    May 22nd has been declared the International Day for Biological Diversity to highlight why we need to stop the biodiversity loss if we were to sustain life on Earth
  • Groundwater dependant ecosystems support livelihoods in Vietnam

    New study shows importance of IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems
    08.05.2013

    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.
  • Live groupers on display for sale in a Hong Kong market.

    A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk
    28.04.2013

    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...
  • Ratu Aisea Katonivere, Paramount chief of Macuata Province, Fiji at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

    IUCN pays tribute to a great conservation leader
    21.04.2013

    It is with deep sadness that we note the sudden and untimely passing of Ratu Aisea Katonivere, a paramount chief and valued champion of the environment and conservation movement for his people, the vanua Caumatalevu, in the province of Macuata, Fiji and the...
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    A Step towards easing Pakistan’s water woes – National Consultative Workshop on Water
    18.04.2013

    IUCN Pakistan organized a National consultative workshop on ‘Pakistan Water Programme’ in collaboration with Oxfam-Novib at a local hotel in Islamabad. The objective of the consultative workshop was to discuss the key issues Pakistan is facing in terms of...
  • Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)

    Last chance for the Sumatran rhino
    04.04.2013

    With population estimates of Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) reduced to less than 100 individuals, a ground-breaking agreement to save the Critically Endangered species was reached today between representatives of the Indonesian and Malaysian...
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    Striving to elevating Environment on the Election Agenda
    03.04.2013

    The National Impact Assessment Programme under the auspicious of IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Government of Pakistan organized first of its kind roundtable dialogue titled: “Highlighting Environment on Election Agenda in...
  • Black rhino (Diceros bicornis)

    Sharks, rhinos and elephants among wildlife trade summit winners
    14.03.2013

    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...
  • African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

    New report warns of uncertain future for African elephants
    06.03.2013

    Bangkok, 6 March 2013— Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized over the last decade.
  • Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

    Time to put a stop to illegal wildlife trade, says IUCN
    28.02.2013

    Bangkok, Thailand, 28 February 2013 – Poaching, illegal trade and other important issues facing wildlife today will be discussed at the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...
  • Afrikaanse zwarte neushoorn in Ngorongoro

    African rhinos won’t hold out for much longer, IUCN experts warn
    26.02.2013

    Gland, Switzerland, 26 February 2013 – Nearly 2,400 rhinos have been poached across Africa since 2006, slowing the population growth of both African rhino species to some of the lowest levels since 1995, according to the latest facts revealed by IUCN experts.
  • Aluminium is in great demand for its unique qualities such as durability, strength and its ability to be recycled forever without loss of quality.

    Global brands and IUCN to set standard for aluminium sustainability
    25.02.2013

    Gland, Switzerland, 28 February 2013 – Audi, BMW Group, Hydro and Rexam join the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, to develop a global standard for aluminium sustainability by the end of 2014.
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    Secrets of world’s richest marine area revealed
    21.02.2013

    A new study finds that sea surface temperature, as well as the size and variety of habitats are the main factors responsible for the proliferation of marine life in the Coral Triangle – the most biologically diverse marine region in the world.
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    Collaboration of IUCN and Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited is greening the shores of Port Qasim
    21.02.2013

    Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited in collaboration with IUCN Pakistan organised a half-day event at the PIBT site at Port Qasim to highlight the benefits of mangroves for the coastal communities and PIBT’s contribution towards greening and...

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