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Mountain gorilla, Virunga National Park, World Heritage site

IUCN welcomes Total’s ‘no-go’ commitment in World Heritage sites

Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga National Park. IUCN welcomes this decision and calls on all oil and gas companies to follow suit. …   | Dutch

03 Feb 2014 | International news release

Western Gray Whale in Sakhalin

Keeping whales safe in sound

A unique collaboration between the oil and gas industry, scientists and conservationists proves a way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales and other species. …   | Russian

20 Jan 2014 | International news release

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New figures reveal poaching for the illegal ivory trade could wipe out a fifth of Africa’s Elephants over next decade

As delegates gather to discuss the plight of the African Elephant at a summit convened by the Government of Botswana and IUCN, new analyses released today find that if poaching rates are sustained at current levels, Africa is likely to lose a fifth of its elephants in the next 10 years. …   | French | Dutch

02 Dec 2013 | International news release

American bullfrog (Lithobates
catesbeianus)

Science first, say 235 experts on the EU proposal on invasive alien species

Today a group of 235 individual experts and organisations from 36 countries, including 23 EU Member States, published a joint statement calling on the European institutions to adopt a science-based approach for the EU-wide legislation on invasive alien species. The Call was coordinated jointly by BirdLife Europe, IUCN European Union Representative Office and Neobiota. …  

27 Nov 2013 | International news release

Woman with baby carrying water back from the well to her village, near Catine, Mozambique

Por primera vez, Índice de Medio Ambiente y Género clasifica a 72 países.

Varsovia, Polonia 19 de noviembre 2013 - Hoy, en la Conferencia sobre Cambio Climático de la ONU en Varsovia, la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) dará a conocer el primer Índice de Medio Ambiente y Género que monitorea la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres en el ámbito del medio ambiente. …   | English | Dutch

19 Nov 2013 | International news release
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Tiger in Ranthambore National Park in India

IUCN Green List boosts partnership with a new tiger conservation initiative at the Asia Parks Congress

In a move that will better connect protected areas management and tiger conservation, IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme and WWF’s Tigers Alive Initiative signed a mutual cooperation agreement on the development of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas today at the 1st Asia Parks Congress in Sendai, Japan. …  

15 Nov 2013 | International news release

Marine Protected Areas cover almost 3% of the ocean

El mundo se acerca al 3% de la protección de sus océanos

Las áreas marinas protegidas cubren en la actualidad 2.8% de los océanos del mundo – un espacio mayor que Europa – de acuerdo con el mapa oficial que se lanza hoy con información de la Base de Datos Mundial de Áreas Protegidas, que lideran la UICN y el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente. …   | English

24 Oct 2013 | International news release
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Atolla jellyfish in the Indian Ocean

Biggest zone closed to fishing announced

Two high-seas areas in the Southern Indian Ocean have been added to the network of zones that are closed to deepwater trawling by a fishing industry group, making it the largest such enclosure in the world – IUCN and the Southern Indian Ocean Deepwater Fishers Association (SIODFA) announced today. …  

17 Oct 2013 | International news release

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

Tajikistan, Muzkol Range

222 Natural World Heritage sites to protect

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 27 June, 2013 (IUCN) – From vast deserts in Namibia and Mexico to high mountain ranges in China and Tajikistan and Mount Etna in Italy, five exceptional natural areas were added to the World Heritiage List, following IUCN’s recommendations. This brings the total number of natural places demanding the highest levels of international protection to 222. Tajik National Park is the first natural World Heritage Site in Tajikistan, and covers almost one fifth of the country. …   | Dutch

27 Jun 2013 | International news release