2012

Horses facing the snow

Jeju: eco-wonder of the world

The largest island of South Korea, Jeju is a crown jewel of the Yellow Sea. Wind-swept palm trees, sandy beaches and volcanic landscapes – not to forget a unique local culture – will be the stunning backdrop to the 2012 World Conservation Congress next September. …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story

Wetlands dependency

World Wetlands Day photo celebration

Showcase the beauty of wetlands along with your talent! Submit your best photos to a World Wetlands Day photo celebration under this year’s theme “Wetlands Tourism: A Great Experience,” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …  

04 Jan 2012 | News story

Gabriele Dazio of Ticino, Switzerland

Local to Global–a Swiss-Italian valley brought to IUCN's Congress

The IUCN Congress allows the voices of people working at the coal face of conservation and natural resource management to be heard on an international stage where global leaders join forces with people defending local interests. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

Seongsan Illchubong

Biodiversity in the Congress spotlight

IUCN and the wider global conservation community need to do a lot more of what works. A step change is needed in ambition, urgency, investment and action to conserve biodiversity. We need to do better at proving that conserving biodiversity is not a sacrifice but an opportunity that brings many benefits. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

A Yellow Hornbill in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Setting gold standards for conservation

An important role of the IUCN Congress is to showcase the knowledge and tools we can use to better manage our natural world. As well as being a world leader on species and their conservation needs, IUCN offers the expertise needed to establish and sustainably manage our protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

Pygmy Hippo

Out of sight, not out of mind

The mysterious life of the pygmy hippo in the jungle of West Africa is being uncovered in an SOS-funded conservation project to save the species from extinction. …  

01 Jan 2012 | News story

Yellow Presba (Syncordulia gracilis) 2008 IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable

The IUCN Red List—Nature’s early warning system

How can we save biodiversity if we don’t know the threats facing our species and what the priorities are? …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

Maya pyramid in Chitchen Itza, southern Mexico

Happy New Year! (It could be the last)

Are people’s fears of a world-end related to our neglect of nature, asks Célia Zwahlen. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article
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IUCN Congress a catalyst for action

Nature is a dream come true. Its benefits are limitless, its beauty infinite – but its resistance isn’t. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

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