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IUCN Director General Speeches 1st IUCN World Environmental Law Congress - April 2016 World Forum on Natural Capital, November 2015 Eye on Earth Plenary, October 2015 UN...
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
IUCN supports global treaty to recognise fundamental environmental rights
A preliminary draft of a “Global Pact for the Environment” – which aims to serve as a basis for a new UN treaty to define fundamental environmental...
The Pact synthesises fundamental and common principles of environmental law, including the 1972 Stockholm Declaration, the 1982 World Charter for Nature, and the 1992 Rio Declaration. It sets out...
Natural Resource Governance Framework
Why a focus on natural resource governance? Natural resource governance refers to the norms, institutions and processes that determine how power and responsibilities over natural resources are...
Best Practice Guidelines
IUCN WCPA has a proud tradition of proposing global guidelines to protected area practitioners. For the full list of Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series in the...
Neelum valley, Kashmir Mountains cover 24% of the Earth’s land surface. They are home to 12% of the world’s population and another 14% of the population reside in their immediate proximity. They...
Discover the 241 natural and mixed sites on the World Heritage List The World Heritage List comprises 1073 properties of Outstanding Universal Value. Natural sites represent about 23%...
2015 Newsletters (to 2014, 2013, 2012) December 2015: Responding to Climate Change Fifty shades of green? UNFCCC Paris COP21; Inspiring place: Parc Marin Mohéli, Comoros; Bill...
IUCN WCPA announces finalists for the Kenton Miller Award 2017
Named for Dr Kenton R. Miller, one of the leading figures in international protected area conservation, the award honours innovation in protected...
“This year the Kenton Miller Award will be conferred for innovation in marine protected areas. The nominations we received were of very high quality” says Dr Kathy MacKinnon, Chair of the WCPA. “It...
UNEP MEA Information and Knowledge Management Initiative meets in Montreux
Montreux, 20-22 June 2017. The MEA Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Initiative Steering Committee met for the 8th time to present further...
IUCN participated in this meeting in its capacity as longstanding observer to the initiative, as ECOLEX partner and as project consultant. Having developed the Thesaurus on Environmental Law and...
The power of danger listing, hasty inscriptions, smarter financing and a voice for civil society – IUCN’s key takeaways from the 2017 World Heritage Committee meeting
As the 41stWorld Heritage Committee meeting closes today in Kraków, Poland, Tim Badman, Director of IUCN’s World Heritage Programme and head of the...
The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee has just closed here in beautiful Kraków, Poland, and I am celebrating 10 years in IUCN’s World Heritage Programme, handling our unique and high-...
Urban Conservation Strategies
The IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group works to strengthen the ability of the conservation community to serve urban people,...
Specialist Group Leader Ted TRZYNA The group focuses on expanding and improving management of urban protected and conservation areas, and on encouraging cooperation...
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