Science and Knowledge

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White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations,...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reveals a dramatic decline of grasshoppers and millipedes endemic to Madagascar, and the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle bat. The IUCN Red List now...
IUCN has been a member of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) since 2002, closely collaborating with CPF members to boost and scale-up...
IUCN's forest work supports the development of locally-driven, sustainable measures that improve forest management in several ways, including slowing the global deforestation rate, restoring...
2016 and 2017 were landmark years for the global restoration movement. In 2015, we had 15 countries pledging to the Bonn Challenge and the momentum...
The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) played a crucial role in bringing together organisations supporting restoration. In 2016, two partner meetings were held, hosting...
    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...
The Science and Knowledge Unit contributes to the development, standards, integration, and sustainability of six flagship knowledge products: 1) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ...
The Science and Knowledge team facilitates and catalyses integration of science into IUCN’s programme and promotes enhanced knowledge management to support better conservation practice. Working...
For the Union to fulfil its role as an interface between science, policy, and practice, all components of IUCN both generate science and knowledge themselves and require access to that produced by...
Mapping progress on biodiversity net gain in Madagascar
The IUCN Review Protocol for Biodiversity Net Gain released this week aims to contribute to a growing understanding and series of tools that can...
Drawing on years of experience working with Rio Tinto and input from others engaged in on-site biodiversity management, the protocol is a step-by-step guide for project managers to measure their...
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature has digitised a collection of over 40 historical publications available at its Headquarters’...
Created in 1948, IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. As the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, it harnesses the knowledge and...
Nature plays a key role in the quest for sustainable development, as made apparent by the UN’s latest assessment of progress towards the Sustainable...
The year 2015 marked a dramatic milestone in the path towards sustainability for our planet when world leaders committed to achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 through the UN...
The State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People (SoWWS) report and eight other tasks in the STRP work plan have been the focus of the...
Focal Point: Stefano Barchiesi   The STRP met on 13-17 February 2017 at the Ramsar Secretariat headquarters in IUCN Conservation Centre in Gland, Switzerland. Progress and plans were...
Linking Science and Policy for a Land Degradation Neutral World
Blog: Update on IUCN’s engagement in the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Science Policy Interface, 2016 IUCN has passed at least 40 resolutions and recommendations in relation...

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