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SOS, Snow leopard, SLT, Pakistan, 2011A-013, 11A-13-01B

Big boost for wildlife conservation: 23 new SOS projects

Top wildlife experts from around the world have allocated $US 3.3 million to 23 species conservation projects. Gorillas, cockatoos, and frogs are some of the many threatened species that are receiving a helping hand from SOS (Save Our Species), a global conservation fund initiated by IUCN, the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). …   | French | Spanish

09 Feb 2012 | International news release

Juvenile green sea turtle swimming in shallow coral reef

What is IUCN?

Discover IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest global environmental network. We are working in more than 160 countries, gathering the latest knowledge on biodiversity, running hundreds of conservation projects around the world and being nature's voice on the international stage. Watch this video and find out who we are and how we work for a just world that values and conserves nature. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Video

Juvenile green sea turtle swimming in shallow coral reef

¿Qué es la UICN?

Descubra la UICN, la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, la red ambiental más grande del mundo. Trabajamos en más de 160 países, recopilamos los últimos conocimientos sobre la biodiversidad, y ejecutamos cientos de proyectos de conservación en todo el mundo. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Video

Juvenile green sea turtle swimming in shallow coral reef

Qu'est-ce que l'UICN?

Découvrez les activités de l'Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature, le plus vaste réseau mondial de protection de l'environnement. Nous travaillons dans plus de 160 pays, dans trois grands domaines : la réalisation de projets sur le terrain, le développement de connaissances scientifiques sur l'état de la biodiversité, et l'influence au niveau international. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Video

Rostkovia magellanica in the South Georgia

UKOTs Online Herbarium

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, an IUCN Member, have launched the UKOTs Online Herbarium. It is a species and specimens database containing plant diversity information for all UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and geographically related islands.  …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story

Scene from Iraq

IUCN welcomes Republic of Iraq as new State Member

The Government of the Republic of Iraq has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Iraq as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

Asturias, Spain

Naturally Europe

In the past, Europe was more rural that today. People had a daily connection to nature for their livelihoods and well-being. Today, many living in cities throughout the region have lost this connection. Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, European landscapes have been changed by human activity during the past centuries. The relentless march of economic development and urban settlement has put the continent’s natural resources under immense pressure and much of the region’s biodiversity has been lost. …  

01 Feb 2012 | Article

Gorgeous George - a Grand Cayman Blue Iguana

The day I met Godzilla...

Fred Burton heads a mission in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands to rescue the iconic Grand Cayman Blue Iguana from extinction. His story is a rare thing in conservation: success on a shoestring. …  

01 Feb 2012 | Article

Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

The future we want - preparing for Rio+20

Preparations are gearing up for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place in June, with the release of the so-called ‘zero draft’ of the conference’s outcome document. …   | Spanish

31 Jan 2012 | News story