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With poachers responsible for more than half of ranger deaths over the past two years, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and...
Fifty-six rangers have lost their lives in the line of duty in the last 12 months, 29 of whom have been killed by poachers, according to the latest information released today by the International... Read more
Governments of Bermuda, the Azores, Monaco, United Kingdom and the United States have signed a declaration committing to the conservation of the...
The agreement, which was signed yesterday in Bermuda’s capital Hamilton, is part of the Sargasso Sea Alliance – an initiative led by the Government of Bermuda and hosted by IUCN (International Union... Read more
On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-...
This exciting conference, co-hosted by IUCN, is fast approaching. Register before May 23 and make sure you join us for this dynamic international forum: Ecosystems, Economy and Society: How large-... Read more
Marseille, France, 24 October 2013 – Marine protected areas now cover 2.8% of the global ocean – an area larger than Europe – according to the...
The map shows an increase of 0.6% in the ocean area protected since 2012. In 2010, most of the world governments agreed to protect at least 10% of the world’s marine and coastal zones by 2020. “It’s... Read more
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today the appointment of Inger Andersen as the new Director General of the Union...
Currently Vice President for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the World Bank, where she is responsible for the Bank’s strategy and operations throughout the region, Ms Andersen will begin her... Read more
By Mark Smith.Fire, earth, air and water. To the ancient Greeks, these were the keys to understanding the world around them. To modern-day climate...
In the climate discussions in Paris, and in the emerging agreement, just like in all the previous UN climate change negotiations, there is one element missing. Fire is there, with all the talk of... Read more
By Isabel Daum, a Carlo Schmidt fellow with IUCN's Global Business and Biodiversity Programme
Systematic transformation of business practices across sectors and regions to value and manage biodiversity as laid out in the IUCN Business Engagement Strategy (2012) can only be achieved if public... Read more
Today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced a new...
At the WBCSD Council Meeting taking place from 7-10 December in Paris, the two organisations signed an agreement that aims to deliver joint solutions for conservation and business by scaling up... Read more
Gland, Switzerland, 16 April 2015 (IUCN) – A new IUCN study examines, for the first time, how commercial agriculture and forestry production could...
    The report, No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact: Approaches for Biodiversity, finds that under certain conditions, applying No Net Loss (NNL) and Net Positive Impact (NPI)... Read more
Government and business representatives from Burundi, Honduras, India, Mexican States, KPK province of Pakistan and Asia Pulp and Paper have...
The contributions come under The Bonn Challenge, a global initiative launched by Germany and IUCN in 2011 to have 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land under restoration by 2020. This... Read more
By Rebecca Welling. Water for nature is too often sidelined in discussions around built water infrastructure development and subsequent water...
When we introduce multiple demands on a natural system, river flow is treated like a tangible commodity that is bought, sold and allocated to users. The result is often over-allocation, exploitation... Read more
A new IUCN-backed report released yesterday identifies three new investment structures that could help catalyse finance to meet the world’s pressing...
The report, Conservation finance from niche to mainstream: The building of an institutional asset class, highlights the need for new investment structures to overcome key market barriers and enable... Read more

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