News releases

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

A further three new sites inscribed on World Heritage List

Following the recommendations of the World Conservation Union, a further three new sites have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List …  

28 Jun 2007 | International news release

Lava Tube Caves Republic of Korea

Three new sites inscribed on World Heritage List

Following the recommendations of the World Conservation Union, three new sites have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List …  

27 Jun 2007 | International news release

Deep-sea starfish

Conserve the gene pool of our oceans, urges the World Conservation Union

The unreachable depths of the ocean are now reachable – and so is the genetic marine material that lives there. As a new potential industry opens up, a set of rules is urgently needed to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans’ resources, according to the World Conservation Union …  

25 Jun 2007 | International news release

South China Karst

World Conservation Union recommends six new sites for inscription on World Heritage List

A rainforest time capsule in Madagascar, a lava tube system in the Republic of Korea and primeval beech forests straddling Slovakia and the Ukraine are among five natural sites being recommended for inclusion on the World Heritage List by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). …  

15 Jun 2007 | International news release

Two colonies of brain coral (Diploria strigosa) on Curacao affected by a coral disease called white plague

Caribbean Corals in Danger of Extinction

Climate Change, Warmer Waters Cited as Leading Cause …   | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2007 | International news release

Biodiversity: New challenge for the financial services industry

A new report highlights the biodiversity business case for the financial sector - the next big challenge after climate change? …  

07 Jun 2007 | International news release

Zarqa River

World Conservation Union (IUCN) leads the way towards water cooperation in West Asia

River exhibition marks special focus on water during World Environment Day in Jordan …  

05 Jun 2007 | International news release

Spinydogfish

CITES conference to impact on music, food, and jewelry industry

Wood species used for violin bows, shark species featured in British fish and chip meals and coral species exploited for jewelry rank high on the CITES conference agenda for international trade controls in endangered species, opening on Sunday …  

01 Jun 2007 | International news release

Partnerships from five nations receive “2007 Seed Awards” for innovation in local sustainable development

Seed Awards recognize, support and encourage the delivery of innovative, local, partnership-based solutions to global challenges of environmental stewardship and poverty eradication …  

30 May 2007 | International news release

Mustela lutreola

One in six European mammals threatened with extinction shows new IUCN assessment

The first assessment of all European mammals, commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction. …  

22 May 2007 | International news release