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Latest news from and for Members


Coral reefs are a key weapon in the armory against climate change, helping to buffer coastlines from storms and acting as havens for biodiversity but they are being degraded by ocean acidification.

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

28 Nov 2015 | International news release

IUCN World Conservation Congress - Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place from 1 to 10 September 2016 in Hawaiʻi, U.S.A. Visit the Congress website to register for the event and book your accommodation. …  

25 Nov 2015 | Article

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IUCN Elections – Call for Nominations now open.

IUCN Member Organisations and Institutions have been invited to propose names for the positions of President, Treasurer and Chairs of IUCN’s Commissions and to nominate candidates for Regional Councillor, for the period 2016-2020. IUCN Commission members may also propose names for the position of Chairs of Commissions. …  

12 Nov 2015 | Article

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IUCN and UNESCO explore how World Heritage can protect the high seas

Watch this video to learn why IUCN has joined forces with UNESCO’s Marine World Heritage Programme to explore how the World Heritage Convention could protect the high seas. …  

04 Nov 2015 | Article

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