News releases

Naupaka kuahiwi (Scaevola mollis)

Key debates decided for IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Key decisions on nature conservation and sustainable development are expected at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016 in September, after the motions to be debated and voted upon were published. …   | French | Spanish

02 May 2016 | International news release

Niokolo-Koba National Park c Remco

Cement giant vows to respect World Heritage in joint effort with IUCN and UNESCO

Building materials company CEMEX has committed to staying out of World Heritage sites and to building awareness of the need to protect them, following a collaboration with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …   | Spanish

29 Apr 2016 | International news release

Mangrove conservation

IUCN’s work helping developing countries fight climate change boosted by Green Climate Fund accreditation

The work of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helping developing countries tackle climate change received a major boost with the announcement that the organisation has been accredited by the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF).   

16 Mar 2016 | International news release

Dehorned black rhinos, South Africa

IUCN reports deepening rhino poaching crisis in Africa

The number of African rhinos killed by poachers has increased for the sixth year in a row with at least 1,338 rhinos killed by poachers across Africa in 2015, according to new data compiled by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission’s African Rhino Specialist Group (AfRSG).   

09 Mar 2016 | International news release

Berta Cáceres, co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, was killed on March 3rd.

IUCN expresses solidarity with Hondurans following murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres

IUCN Director General, Inger Andersen, expressed her solidarity with the Honduran people following the death of Berta Cáceres, in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernández, President of the Republic of Honduras. 

09 Mar 2016 | IUCN statement

Gender equality is fundamental to successful environmental protection.

IUCN Director General's statement on International Women’s Day 2016

Women are leaders, educators, engineers and farmers; they are also caretakers and guardians of the biodiversity which is fundamental to human existence.    

08 Mar 2016 | IUCN statement

The African elephant is a species this year's World Wildlife Day highlights

IUCN Director General’s statement on World Wildlife Day 2016

We are wandering dangerously close to a precipice. Human activities are putting enormous and growing pressure on the planet, threatening the survival of many species through habitat destruction, the spread of invasive species, illegal wildlife trade, pollution and climate change.   

03 Mar 2016 | IUCN statement

Earth inside water droplet

Paris climate deal increases hopes for a sustainable future

Paris, France, 12 December 2015 (IUCN) – IUCN welcomes the new climate agreement adopted today by the world’s governments at the UN climate summit in Paris (COP 21), and its recognition of nature’s critical role in tackling climate change.
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12 Dec 2015 | International news release

North of Yinchuan, restored forests guard ancient Buddhist holy sites. Restoration experts from Brazil met with Chinese colleagues last month to explore such sites and share knowledge on how to accomplish cost-effective and large-scale restoration.

Leaders pledge to restore additional 18 million hectares of critical landscapes as part of global target

Government and business representatives from Burundi, Honduras, India, Mexican States, KPK province of Pakistan and Asia Pulp and Paper have announced new pledges today to restore up to 18 million hectares of degraded forests, as part of the UN climate change conference (COP 21) taking place in Paris. …  

06 Dec 2015 | International news release

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