Greater Bamboo Lemur
(Prolemur simus)

Lemurs of Madagascar three-year conservation plan launched

Primate experts from around the world have come together to write a 185 page document outlining a three-year strategy for the conservation of the lemurs of Madagascar. In 2012 leading conservationists gathered at a summit meeting organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) to review the conservation status of the world’s then 103 (meanwhile 104) lemur species – the most endangered mammal group in the world. …  

01 Aug 2013 | News story

Santuario de Flora Plantas Medicinales: Orito Ingi – Ande

Los páramos son las áreas de especial interés en la aplicación de la metodología de la Lista Roja de Ecosistemas en Colombia

La implementación de la metodología de Lista Roja de Ecosistemas en Colombia, desarrollada por la UICN, forma parte de una iniciativa continental liderada por Jon Paul Rodríguez, Director general del proyecto, cuyo propósito es realizar una evaluación estandarizada a nivel global de los riesgos que enfrentan los ecosistemas. …  

31 Jul 2013 | News story

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

IUCN celebrates World Ranger Day, as Prince William salutes park rangers’ “brave and tireless work”

Today, we celebrate the outstanding efforts of park rangers around the globe on the occasion of World Ranger Day. Thanks to their bravery and dedication, nature’s most inspiring places stand a chance in the face of menacing threats, such as illegal poaching or forest clearing. …  

31 Jul 2013 | News story

37th UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, Phnom Penh, June 2013

World Heritage Committee outcomes steer nature conservation

Decisions of the 37th World Heritage Committee, made under IUCN's recommendations, are now available online. These help to identify necessary action to tackle critical threats to the conservation of Earth's most precious places. …   | French | Spanish

30 Jul 2013 | Article

Stockholm World Water Week 2013

Countdown to Stockholm World Water Week

With a month to go before 'World Water Week' takes place in Stockholm from 1-6 September, IUCN Water gears up for a busy agenda of seminars and events at the annual water conference. …  

30 Jul 2013 | News story

The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve included the three core areas—Boeung Tonle Chhmar, Stung Sen and Prek Toal—comprise the most important inland wetland in Southeast Asia, both for biodiversity conservation and livelihoods based on harvesting of fishery resources.

Call for Letters of Inquiry: Indo-Burma Hotspot

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is designed to safeguard Earth’s biologically richest and most threatened regions, known as biodiversity hotspots. CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. …  

29 Jul 2013 | Article
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Mangrove forest in Koh Kong

Cambodia prepares to join Mangroves For the Future as tenth member country

Following the approval of its National Strategy and Action Plan in June, Cambodia is expected to join MFF as the tenth member country within 2013. Cambodia started its work in 2010 as an MFF “Outreach Country” in meeting the three main requirements to be considered for full country membership.  …  

29 Jul 2013 | Article
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Auditorio participante Chatham House

UICN en el principal foro mundial sobre Gobernanza Forestal e Ilegalidad en el Comercio de Madera

La Unidad de Gobernanza Forestal y Economía de UICN-ORMA-IC fue invitada el pasado 8 de julio al Chatham House, sede del Instituto Real de Relaciones Internacionales de Inglaterra (Royal Institute of International Affairs), a presentar el estudio “Línea Base de Flujos de Madera y Análisis de la Gobernanza Administrativa del Comercio Internacional de Madera de la Región América Central-República Dominicana". …  

29 Jul 2013 | News story
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IUCN announces fellows for Ecosystems for Life Media Fellowship 2013

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is pleased to announce the results of the Ecosystems for Life Media Fellowship 2013. After a rigorous process of short listing and selection, two applicants from India and two from Bangladesh have emerged as successful fellows. The successful candidates are Mr Anamitra Sengupta (Principal Correspondent, the daily Anandabazar), Ms Ratna Bharali Talukdar (Freelancer, Assam), Mr Hamid-Uz-Zaman (Staff Reporter, the daily Janakantha) and Mr Abu Bakar Siddique (Staff Reporter, the Dhaka Tribune). 

28 Jul 2013 | Article

The Republic of Korea becomes a Framework Partner of IUCN

The Republic of Korea and IUCN partner to boost biodiversity conservation

Today, Mr Baek Gyuseok, Deputy Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), signed a four-year Framework Partnership at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland. …  

26 Jul 2013 | News story