Science and Knowledge

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...
IUCN connects more than 16,000 specialists across its six expert Commissions, as well as more than 1,300 Member organisations. Clearly, though, the challenges facing the global environment are so...
Ramsar STRP: new scientific and technical products on their way for the 2016-2018 triennium United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Science Policy Interface
Rio Doce Panel announced
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific...
The collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in November 2015 resulted in 19 deaths, and severely impacted the local communities and environment in the Rio Doce watershed....
Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad
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...
    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 team facilitates and catalyses integration of science into IUCN’s programme and promotes enhanced knowledge management to support better conservation practice. Working...
Sugarcane grower, SUSTAIN Initiative, Tanzania
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...
The Bornean orangutan is classed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
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...
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...

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