News releases

Tendal Waterfall, Los Katíos National Park, Colombia

Colombian World Heritage site in conflict area comes off ‘danger list’, as advised by IUCN

Bonn, Germany, 30 June 2015 (IUCN) – Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger today at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. The decision follows advice by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, – the official advisory body on nature to the Committee. …   | French | Spanish

30 Jun 2015 | International news release

Wadi Rum - World Heritage Site

Statement by IUCN Director General on the Bonn Declaration on World Heritage

IUCN wishes to express its full support to the Bonn Declaration on World Heritage, agreed today by the World Heritage Committee at its annual meeting taking place in Germany. IUCN also welcomes the Global Coalition for the Protection of Cultural Heritage 'Unite4Heritage' launched today by UNESCO. …  

29 Jun 2015 | IUCN statement

East Rennell, Solomon Islands

Climate change and dams threaten natural World Heritage, warns IUCN

Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn, Germany. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

25 Jun 2015 | International news release

Lion (Panthera leo)

Conservation successes overshadowed by more species declines – IUCN Red List update

Successful conservation action has boosted the populations of the Iberian Lynx and the Guadalupe Fur Seal, while the African Golden Cat, the New Zealand Sea Lion and the Lion are facing increasing threats to their survival, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Ninety-nine percent of tropical Asian slipper orchids – some of the most highly prized ornamental plants – are threatened with extinction. …   | French | Spanish | German | Dutch

23 Jun 2015 | International news release

Local villager planting trees for more sustainable livelihoods

Our window of opportunity

Statement by IUCN Director General Inger Andersen for World Environment Day. …   | Chinese

05 Jun 2015 | IUCN statement

Purple-throated Carib

Pollinating birds and mammals declining, reveals first global assessment of trends in the status of pollinators

According to a new study by IUCN and partners, the conservation status of pollinating bird and mammal species is deteriorating, with more species moving towards extinction than away from it. …  

13 Mar 2015 | International news release

Women discussion group in Tenedba-Eastern Sudan

Women’s rights make a difference for the environment and sustainability

Statement by IUCN Director General, Inger Andersen, on International Women's Day. …  

08 Mar 2015 | IUCN statement

Deforestation in Western Ghana in the region of the Upper Guinean Rainforest

Human development and biodiversity conservation can go hand in hand, study finds

A development scenario involving reduced meat consumption and crop waste, as well as less energy-intensive lifestyles can help us reach global development goals while also protecting biodiversity, according to a new study. …  

12 Jan 2015 | International news release

Adult Antarctic Krill

Underestimating the ocean: new evidence from IUCN highlights the carbon-regulating capacity of the ocean

Gland, Switzerland, 9 December 2014 – Protecting key carbon-absorbing areas of the ocean and conserving fish and krill stocks are critical for tackling climate change. This is one of the findings of a report released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in which top marine scientists describe how atmospheric carbon is captured, stored and moves in the ocean. …   | Dutch

09 Dec 2014 | International news release

Red-eyed tree frog, Costa Rica

Countries’ economic power does not predict conservation performance

Gland, Switzerland, 1 December 2014 – Some countries are doing better than others at conserving their share of global vertebrate biodiversity, and the factors of success are not related to economic wealth. …  

01 Dec 2014 | International news release