Our monthly focus takes a look at how IUCN turns conservation policy into a conservation reality, supporting people’s livelihoods and saving nature. Some months focus on IUCN's involvement in key international meetings such as on climate change or biodiversity while others highlight IUCN's efforts on a particular issue such as ocean conservation. In each focus section you'll find a range of material from audio and video interviews to expert opinion articles and stories about concrete conservation action.
Managing global wildlife trade
February 2013: IUCN experts prepare for their work at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference in Bangkok, aiming to ensure that the decisions made there are based on the best available science.
IUCN and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
December 2012. IUCN experts are once again active at the annual UN climate change conference. They are pushing the message that Nature provides many of the solutions in tackling climate change and adapting to its impacts.
November 2012. Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean is a unique region. Home to high levels of biodiversity, including remarkable species and ecosystems that are found nowhere else on earth, its natural services benefit not just the region but the entire world.
IUCN at the UN biodiversity summit
October 2012. What’s the prognosis for the natural world? Are governments putting their commitments on saving biodiversity into action? This is what we’ll be finding out at the UN biodiversity summit that takes place 8-19 October in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
See you in Jeju!
World Heritage decision time
June - July 2012. The world needs to take far better care of its outstanding natural places — those designated as World Heritage sites. That’s the message from IUCN experts as they gather in St. Petersburg, Russia for the annual meeting of the World Heritage Convention starting 24 June.
Shaking things up at Rio
Nature for all
Wet and wild
February 2012. For the people of Europe, struggling through another cold winter, it’s time to fall in love again! Walks along the Seine, bird watching along the coast of the Waddenzee, skiing in the Alps…from Portugal to Russia, Europe is home to some of the world’s most iconic romantic settings. And this is thanks to a rich natural heritage.