The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is undertaking the first update of its flagship IUCN World Heritage Outlook, which provides the only global assessment to date of natural World Heritage. The update will allow for changes in conservation status to be tracked in all natural World Heritage sites by comparing results over time. Hundreds of experts, including those from the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, are expected to take part in a rigorous consultation and review process.
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, welcomed a recent report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Environment and Human Rights, Prof. John Knox, which highlights how biodiversity and ecosystems are essential to human rights.
IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management.