Earth inside water droplet

Climate agreement must recognise nature’s solutions – IUCN

Ahead of the UN climate conference, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to a changing climate. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

28 Nov 2015 | International news release

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

New assessment highlights climate change as most serious threat to polar bear survival - IUCN Red List

A global re-assessment of polar bears highlights loss of sea ice habitat due to climate warming as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of the species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

19 Nov 2015 | International news release

SOS Save OUr Species, Coq En Pate, Koguma

SOS partner Coq En Pate's Koguma launches on Kickstarter

Imagine a polar icecap coming to life before your eyes through the power of your mobile phone! That's Koguma - a piggybank for wildlife, in the shape of a polar bear. …  

17 Nov 2015 | News story

The meaningful consultation and participation of indigenous peoples and local communities, such as these Baka women in Cameroon, is an important aspect of the pro-poor approach for REDD

Report calls on aluminium industry to respect indigenous peoples' rights

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 November 2015 – While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’ territories, according to new report published today by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  

16 Nov 2015 | Article

Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya

IUCN and UNESCO welcome no-go pledge for World Heritage sites by Tullow Oil

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on natural World Heritage, and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre have welcomed a new commitment by British company Tullow Oil plc to stay out of World Heritage sites. The firm had received a licence to explore for oil in an area overlapping Kenya’s World Heritage-listed Lake Turkana National Parks. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

8th RCF West Asia

Innovative Natural Solutions, Motivating Change

Starting yesterday, over 150 representatives of governments, NGOs and the business sector from West Asia came together in Amman, Jordan for the 8th IUCN West Asia Regional Conservation Forum. …  

11 Nov 2015 | News story

iucn booth at the congress

Spreading knowledge : IWA Water & Development Congress 2015

Water integrity challenges in Jordan and the region. IUCN ROWA presents at the IWA Water & Development Congress 2015 discussing challenges and data collected after a water integrity assessment in the region. …  

30 Oct 2015 | Article

Bearded Vulture, Near Threatened

Conservationists warn Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction

Gland, Switzerland 29 October 2015 (IUCN) – Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, carried out by BirdLife International – an IUCN Red List partner. …  

29 Oct 2015 | International news release

ENEA capitilization workshop - italy

Emerging success stories from the Mediterranean

 In the framework of ENPI CBC MED Water-DROP Project “Development Resources Opportunity Policies for the water management in semi-arid areas” (, coordinated by ENEA and facilitated by IUCN ROWA, an International Capitalization Seminar took place in Rome for capitalizing research project results and experiences. …  

27 Oct 2015 | Article

CBD workshop Amman

The First National CBD report drafted for Palestine

Held in Jordan, the final preparation for  the First National Report on the Convention of Biological Diversity CBD for Palestine was held in Amman over two days on 25-26 Octover 2015. …  

27 Oct 2015 | Article