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Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Turning the Big Plan into Big Action

Talks to evaluate progress in halting the loss of nature will take place 8-19 October in Hyderabad, India at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11). Governments meeting in Hyderabad will discuss progress towards the implementation of decisions taken at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit in 2010, including the 2020 Aichi Targets to save and restore nature. IUCN urges governments to turn their commitments into action and invest in nature to achieve broader development goals, such as food security and stable economies. …  

01 Oct 2012 | Media advisory

Tortoise beetle

Spineless creatures that rule the world

One-fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be threatened with extinction according to ‘Spineless,’ a report published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the IUCN Species Survival Commission.   …  

31 Aug 2012 | Media advisory

Jeju Seongsan Illchubong

Put nature first -- IUCN World Conservation Congress

And we’re off! Beginning on 6 September, IUCN kicks off its World Conservation Congress—the birthplace of ground-breaking environmental conventions, scientific discoveries and global initiatives. The focus of Congress is to bring together different parts of society and constructively discuss environmental issues and solutions. From global environmental challenges to local Korean debates, join IUCN at Congress to hear new insight and key agreements on how to manage our natural environment. …  

27 Aug 2012 | Media advisory

Brotia armata, a species  from central Thailand

Freshwater species in Indo-Burma region under threat

An assessment of 2,515 described freshwater species in the Indo-Burma region by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and partners has revealed that 13% of these species are threatened with extinction. The report comes at a time when large scale hydrological development is underway, or is proposed, throughout this region which is known for its exceptionally high diversity of freshwater species. …  

22 Aug 2012 | Media advisory

Jeju, Republic of Korea

Les Jeux Olympiques de la nature

Un certain nombre de personnes et de groupes ont exprimé leur préoccupation et ont appelé récemment l’UICN (Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature) à reporter ou à annuler son Congrès et à exprimer sa désapprobation à propos de questions environnementales qui se posent en Corée, notamment la construction d’une base navale sur l’île de Jeju, la chasse à la baleine à des fins scientifiques et le projet de restauration des Quatre Fleuves. L’UICN s’engage à ouvrir au Congrès un dialogue ouvert et constructif sur ces questions et elle collabore avec le Comité coréen d’organisation pour dialoguer avec tous les groupes et traiter leurs préoccupations lors de la réunion de Jeju. …   | English | Spanish

02 Aug 2012 | Media advisory

Bleeker's Parrotfish (Chlorurus bleekeri)

Latest IUCN Red List assessment finds parrotfish and surgeonfish facing heightened risk of localized extinction

A recent study conducted for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ found that 86% of the populations of parrotfish and surgeonfish face a low risk of extinction globally, but they do face a heightened risk of extinction regionally—especially in areas like the Coral Triangle. These results were published this week in the journal PLoS ONE. …  

18 Jul 2012 | Media advisory

IUCN logo

IUCN Director General to Speak at Esri International User Conference

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, director general of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, will speak at the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California, on July 23, 2012. Esri is the largest developer of geographic information system (GIS) technologies in the world. …  

16 Jul 2012 | Media advisory

IUCN - Thomson Reuters Media Award

IUCN announces winner of 2012 IUCN Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award

For more than ten years, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has partnered with Thomson Reuters Foundation to honour environmental journalism with the IUCN – Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award. IUCN is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Award is Diogo Veríssimo, a conservation biologist from Portugal with a passion for science communication. …  

01 Jul 2012 | Media advisory

Eléphants et bongos dans le Bail de Dzanga Sangha

Un site du Patrimoine naturel sur dix est en péril, d’après l’UICN

La session annuelle du Comité du Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, qui s’ouvre à Saint-Pétersbourg dimanche, va examiner l’inscription de 36 nouveaux sites sur la Liste en tant que bien naturels ou culturels, ainsi qu’un certain nombre de rapports de suivi sur des sites déjà inscrits. Cependant, si les recommandations de l’UICN visant à inscrire quatre nouveaux sites sur la Liste du Patrimoine mondial en péril sont acceptées, 21 sur les 211 sites naturels du Patrimoine mondial, soit un sur dix, sera officiellement « en danger ». …   | English | Russian

23 Jun 2012 | Media advisory

The Sangha Trinational is recommended to be added on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

L’UICN recommande l’inscription de quatre merveilles de la nature sur la Liste du Patrimoine mondial

Les sites naturels et culturels d’une valeur exceptionnelle qui seront inscrits sur la Liste du Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO seront annoncés lors de la réunion du Comité du Patrimoine mondial qui se tient à Saint-Pétersbourg (Fédération de Russie) du 24 juin au 6 juillet 2012. En tout, 36 sites culturels et naturels candidats à l’inscription seront examinés cette année. Cette année marque également le 40e anniversaire de la Convention du Patrimoine mondial.  | English | Russian

11 Jun 2012 | Media advisory

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