IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre with Maurice Strong

Mercury rising

It seems fitting that IUCN’s headquarters are sizzling in 30oC heat as leading figures in politics, business, environment and philanthropy gather here to thrash out global priorities for tackling climate change. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

An award winner receives accolades for his bright ideas on conserving Viet Nam’s environment

Awards Bring Public into Discussion on the Environment

Every year thousands of Viet Nam’s people take their turn at tackling some of the nation’s most pressing conservation issues, as part of the “Environment and Development” competition sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) and IUCN VN. …   | Vietnamese

01 Jul 2009 | News story
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The 33rd World Heritage Committee meeting in Seville was held from 22 to 30 June 2009

World Heritage Convention: safeguarding our natural heritage

At this year’s meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Seville, Spain, two new natural sites were added to the World Heritage List, following the advice of IUCN. Another 11 cultural sites were added to the prestigous list of the most valuable places on Earth. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

Climate Change

Climate change under spotlight at IUCN debate

With 2009 a critical year for the environment, both in dealing with climate change and biodiversity loss, IUCN is taking the lead by organizing a top-level environmental debate today. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story