On the ground

Western Gray Whale and ship.

Can scientists and oil consortium save endangered whales?

Survival and recovery of the Western Gray Whale population depends on continued and strengthened collaboration among scientists, governments and industry. The 8th meeting of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, held in Geneva on 16-18 April 2010, promoted this crucial multi-stakeholder dialogue and led to the development of new recommendations to minimize industry impacts on endangered whales. 

23 Apr 2010 | News story

Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings crawling towards the sea at Rushikulya, Orissa, India in April 2009.

Mind the turtles!

Through its engagement in the Dharma Port project in eastern India, IUCN is promoting corporate environmental responsibility and helping protect one of the most abundant, but smallest species of sea turtle – the olive ridleys. …  

31 Mar 2010 | News story

Red Sea, White Coral?

Keeping the colour in Red Sea coral

The Red Sea is home to one of the world's richest coral reef systems which, like almost all other reefs around the world, is suffering from the impacts of climate change. Coral bleaching is threatening not only the reef, but the tourism and fishing industries and the coastal communities who depend on it. …   | French

01 Apr 2010 | News story

Miyun, China

Nokia: connecting people with water

Nokia and IUCN China have joined forces to improve local knowledge of watershed management in Miyun County - an area that Beijing relies on for its water supply. …  

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Harrie Hendrickx (Unilever, The Netherlands) visiting a family involved in collecting Allanblackia seeds in Western Province in Ghana

Million-dollar boost to the people and biodiversity of West Africa

An IUCN initiative that works to improve the livelihoods of people in West Africa has received a major boost in the form of a CHF 1.9 million grant from Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Kruger National Park

The hidden value of watersheds

Protecting watersheds provides many of the world’s large cities with freshwater – and saves billions of dollars. This is the result of a compilation of case studies published by IUCN. …  

29 Mar 2010 | News story