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The Mua Voyage vaka canoes about to sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Pacific Island leaders sail into Sydney Harbour with call to protect oceans

The leaders of Kiribati, Cook Islands and Palau have called on the world to follow their lead in ocean protection, after sailing into Sydney Harbour aboard traditional voyaging canoes that have travelled more than 6,000 nautical miles from the Pacific Islands. …  

12 Nov 2014 | News story

Community discussing solutions to a changing climate and water flows in Olbil, Tanzania

Global forum on protected areas puts nature at the heart of a sustainable future

IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 opens today in Sydney …   | French | Spanish | Chinese | Dutch

12 Nov 2014 | International news release

Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird

IUCN welcomes 17 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 17 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

10 Nov 2014 | News story

12A-45-018, Javan Rhino footprint casts, YABI, IRF, SOS - Save Our Species

A Brighter Future for Javan Rhinos?

Good news in the world of rhino conservation is hard to come by these days according to SOS Grantee, Bill Konstant, Program Officer with the International Rhino Foundation. But the results of recent field research in the tropical forests of Indonesia seem very encouraging he reports.   …  

06 Nov 2014 | News story

A Yellow Hornbill in Kruger National Park, South Africa

A fraction of global military spending could save the planet’s biodiversity, say experts

Only one in four protected areas is well managed. …  

05 Nov 2014 | International news release

His Excellency Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

Pacific Island leaders to help spread Mua Voyage’s message on conservation

As the Mua Voyage canoes sails south from the Gold Coast with their message on oceans and climate change, three Pacific Island political leaders have confirmed they will be on board the canoes when they sail into Sydney Harbour. …  

03 Nov 2014 | News story

Chimpanzees in Taï National Park Park, Côte d'Ivoire

Governments still behind on commitments to avert biodiversity crisis

Pyeongchang, Republic of South Korea, 17 October 2014 – Despite increasing recognition of the biodiversity crisis and its impacts on human well-being, the scale of the government response is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the calamity, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12), closing today in South Korea. …   | Spanish

17 Oct 2014 | International news release

Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen named IUCN Director General

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today the appointment of Inger Andersen as the new Director General of the Union starting in January 2015. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

14 Oct 2014 | International news release

CBD COP12

SOS: A Powerful Tool for governments

Learn more about SOS – Save Our Species at a celebration on resource mobilisation with colleagues also from the CBD, CEPF and LifeWeb at the Rio Convention Pavilion Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 18:30– 20:00. …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Ebola outbreak highlights critical links between biodiversity loss and human health says IUCN’s Wildlife Health Specialist Group

IUCN statement delivered by Dr Jane Smart, Global Director of IUCN’s Biodiversity Conservation Group, to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference currently taking place in the Republic of Korea. …  

08 Oct 2014 | IUCN statement

Bengal Tiger being Released into the wild from a boat in the Sundarbans