Science and Knowledge

    IUCN maintains an Editorial Board. This has two functions: i) responding to requests for advice on possible peer reviewers for potential IUCN publications from IUCN Commissions... Read more
The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites...
Three biodiversity sites recommended for inscription In the evaluations released today, IUCN recommends two proposals to inscribe natural areas on the World Heritage List, as well as one extension... Read more
IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower...
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On 22 May the global community marks ‘International Biodiversity Day’, celebrating the variety of life on earth. Yet, extinction risks range from...
The newly launched report from the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme also identifies a series of global ‘hotspots’ where tensions over international waterways could rise over the... Read more
A new study released today finds that the knowledge databases which underpin nature conservation and environmental decision-making – such as the IUCN...
The authors estimated that US$ 160 million plus 293 volunteer-years have been invested to date in developing these datasets, and the shortfall to complete the datasets is approximately US$ 114... Read more
Earlier this month, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and IUCN Thailand organised a two-day training course for 30 representatives from...
One of the training's highlights was the presentation of Thailand’s National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan. The session, which was facilitated by the Office of Natural Resources and... Read more
Originally published in Global Water Forum, Monday 3 October 2016. To maximise downstream water quantity, you remove vegetation – all of it,...
Written by Dr. James Dalton, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland; Dr. David Ellison, Senior Researcher, Ellison Consulting, Switzerland; Dr. Matthew McCartney,... Read more
The extent of the decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinator species was highlighted by a report published in full yesterday by the...
“We’re delighted with how effectively the IPBES pollination report was able to draw from the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM to document the high extinction risk facing the world’s pollinators... Read more
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one top economist called protecting the global commons an Apollo 13 situation, where failure is...
The global commons – the ecosystems, biomes and processes that regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth system – are the foundation of the global economy and modern society, and they have... Read more
By Peter Newborne and James Dalton. As we wait to see if President-elect Donald Trump upholds his campaign pledge to tear up the Paris climate...
First published on Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 11 January 2017 Not responding to climate change could make it ever harder for U.S. businesses to access the water they need... Read more
On February 2nd the world celebrates its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature. ...
'Wetlands and disaster risk reduction' is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2017 (WWD17). Spearheaded by the Ramsar Convention, WWD17 will focus on how wetlands can be protected, restored,... Read more
By Chris Buss - Deputy Director of the IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme, based at the IUCN Headquarters in Gland. Chris leads the...
Chris has, as a member of the Forest Programme, previously been involved in capturing learning for the Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS). Building on the initiative’s legacy,... Read more

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