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IUCN teams up with the International Olympic Committee for conservation win in 2024

A new agreement between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, aims to ensure conservation and sustainability are integrated into the bids of the four candidate cities competing to hold the 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. …  

13 Apr 2016 | Article

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Concerns over scale of threats to natural World Heritage confirmed by new report

Nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by industrial activities, according to a new report drawing heavily on data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Heritage Outlook. …  

06 Apr 2016 | News story

Women harvesting rice, Vietnam

World Water Day - Blog: 'Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off'

By Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme. Why did a group of bankers and fund managers spend an afternoon in a Zurich café talking about nature? For opportunity and innovation.   …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2016 | News story
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Launch of collaborative platform in Brazil to promote positive impacts at a landscape level

A collaborative consortium plans to promote positive impacts at the landscape level in Brazil

Brazil's Cerrado coffee growers and producers, researchers and environmentalists have publicly pledged to work together to deliver positive conservation and socio‐economic impacts at a landscape level. …  

29 Feb 2016 | Article

Field visit to SAGCOT, as part of IUCN's project there called SUSTAIN-Africa.

The importance of partnerships for scaling up sustainability

Agriculture depends on people and nature working sustainably together. To advance sustainable agriculture at larger scales, we must build and expand partnerships between public, civil society and private sectors. This was a key message I took away from a recent field trip to Tanzania. …  

24 Feb 2016 | Article

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Leading the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol

IUCN supports global consultation on draft Natural Capital Protocol

As a founding member of the Natural Capital Coalition, IUCN is supporting the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol (NCP) and encouraging businesses, governments and other stakeholders -- especially the conservation community -- to participate.  …  

29 Jan 2016 | Article

Report looks at the impacts of the apparel sector value chains on biodiversity.

Fashion industry must urgently reduce its impact on nature

The fashion industry is contributing to the degradation of the world’s biodiversity and undermining nature’s ability to provide ecosystem services to society, according to a report released by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

22 Jan 2016 | Article

Ecosystems for Life

Could conservation become a new investment asset class?

 A new IUCN-backed report released yesterday identifies three new investment structures that could help catalyse finance to meet the world’s pressing environmental challenges and sustainable growth goals. …  

21 Jan 2016 | Article

Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Making the case for a net positive impact on biodiversity

Exploring how a Net Positive Impact (NPI) approach on biodiversity can enable the private sector to better manage biodiversity and contribute to global conservation is the focus of two new papers released today under the auspices of the NPI Alliance. …  

18 Jan 2016 | Article

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