News releases

Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Galapagos off danger list but still at risk

The World Heritage Committee decided to remove the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger, despite IUCN´s recommendation to the contrary. …   | French | Spanish

29 Jul 2010 | International news release

sand dunes in the Alashan Desert, north western China. Photo: Andrew Goudie

Deserts on the World Heritage List: Filling the gaps

Deserts are not just arid, inhospitable places, they are unique and fragile environments and surprisingly full of life. But only a few deserts are World Heritage Sites, despite them covering one third of the earth’s land surface, says IUCN. …   | Spanish

27 Jul 2010 | International news release

world heritage site

Protecting our World Heritage

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opened its annual meeting today in Brasilia. The Committee will add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites and recommending new nominations to the World Heritage list.  …  

25 Jul 2010 | International news release

World heritage site in Korea

How’s our World Heritage? IUCN’s assessment of new and existing sites.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets in Brasilia, Brazil from 25 July to 3 August to add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites and recommending new nominations to the World Heritage list. IUCN also evaluates the state of conservation of existing natural sites and recommends those under threat to be put on the Danger List.   …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

15 Jul 2010 | Media advisory

Building Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity climbs the corporate agenda

Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of ‘natural capital’, a new report highlights. …   | Spanish

13 Jul 2010 | International news release

IUCN and Rio Tinto announce three-year relationship – focus on enhanced sustainable development

IUCN and Rio Tinto today entered into a formal collaboration agreement, committing to work together over a three-year period. …  

12 Jul 2010 | International news release

Drought

Signs of renewed confidence in Bonn, but action still urgent

Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the building blocks for a global climate deal can be adopted at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010, says IUCN. …  

11 Jun 2010 | International news release

Fishermen unloading fish, Mauritania

Coasts of life: helping tropical seaside communities cope with climate change

Climate change is hitting coastal areas hard: rises in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral are all climate impacts which will require adjustments socially and economically. A new IUCN report, published today, provides practical guidance for coastal communities and industries to adapt to climate change. …  

08 Jun 2010 | International news release

Louisiana oil spill

Stop oil and gas exploration now, says IUCN

Following the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) calls for a global moratorium on oil and gas exploitation in ecologically sensitive areas, including deepwater ocean sites and polar areas. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | International news release

IUCN Conservation Centre

Walking the talk - IUCN opens one of Europe’s greenest office buildings

Gland, Switzerland, 4 June 2010 (IUCN) – IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, inaugurates its new Conservation Centre today, setting a benchmark for sustainable office construction. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2010 | International news release