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  • Booted Eagle Booted Eagle Photo: Shouf Biosphere Reserve

    The wonders of Shouf Biosphere Reserve, Lebanon

    23.04.2018

    Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, accounting for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon, was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in July 2005. Covering approximately 50,000 hectares - or 5% of the total area of Lebanon, the...

  • Biodiversity data is key to evaluating the successful conservation outcomes of protected areas. Photo: Tropical snail-eating snake, Farallones de Cali, Colombia c. Biodiversity data is key to evaluating the successful conservation outcomes of protected areas. Photo: Tropical snail-eating snake, Farallones de Cali, Colombia c.  Photo: James Hardcastle/IUCN.

    ‘Wildlife Insights’ – real-time data for conservation decision-making

    23.04.2018

    Wildlife Insights is a global platform that will bring together near real-time data on wildlife populations to create the most comprehensive wildlife monitoring platform on the planet. Wildlife Insights will provide data and tools that can be used to rapidly...

  • Protected area in the Philippines Protected area in the Philippines Photo: Pablo Arturo Lopez Guijosa

    Space for Nature Symposium: what's next?

    19.04.2018

    By Natasha Ali and Trevor Sandwith On 22 – 23 February 2018, participants at the 'Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing a post-2020 strategy' Symposium discussed the future of spatial planning and policy. The...

  • Elephants made of bamboo and colorful cloth Elephant puppets made of colorful cloth over bamboo frames Photo: © Caroline Gluck / UNHCR

    Smiles and slapstick as Rohingya refugees learn to corral elephants

    19.04.2018

    This article, originally published by AFP, highlights how IUCN, UNCHR and volunteers are using life-sized elephant puppets made of colourful cloth to teach Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's Kutupalong Camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement,...

  • New guidelines launched for businesses operating within Key Biodiversity Areas Photo: B. Barov-BirdLife International

    Business in Key Biodiversity Areas: minimising the risk to nature

    17.04.2018

    Gland, Switzerland, 17 April 2018 (IUCN) – A roadmap for businesses operating in some of the most biologically significant places on the planet has been issued today by the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership involving 12 of the world’s leading conservation...

  • Group photo Photo: IUCN/M.Hofman

    Spiking Red List knowledge in FYR of Macedonia

    17.04.2018

    From 10 to 13 April, 35 experts from NGOs, universities, private sector and government attended an intensive 4-day Red List Assessor training workshop in Skopje, organized by UN Environment and IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO...

  • Zebras Photo: Cheryl-Samantha Owen

    “The future of all life now depends on us”: Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in calling for action for nature

    12.04.2018

    On the 12th of April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and a panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to...

  • African elephants African elephants Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Philippe Bouché

    06.04.2018

    Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La Tapoa resort in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

  • IMMA Workshop  - NE Indian Ocean & SE Asian Seas Photo: Erich Hoyt

    Important Marine Mammal Areas : 46 new candidates

    28.03.2018

    "We have put up our biggest numbers so far,” said Task Force co-chair Erich Hoyt. “A total of 46 candidate IMMAs.”

  • Saiga Antelope Photo: © N.J. Singh

    IUCN proposes new method for measuring species’ conservation success

    26.03.2018

    A conceptual framework to help measure how conservation action helps species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species recover was presented in a paper published today in the journal Conservation Biology.

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