Jeju, Wild flowers growing in higher altitude January 2012

Desconocimiento y negación del cambio climático real

El desconocimiento y la negación del cambio climático son asuntos muy serios que van acompañados de la actitud de cerrar los ojos frente a la destrucción de las bases de la vida en la Tierra. …  

14 May 2012 | News story

This month we take a look at the first of the three themes of the IUCN Congress 2012—the challenges that delegates from all walks of life will come together in Jeju, South Korea to find solutions to.

First up is Valuing and Conserving Biodiversity which has been at the heart of IUCN’s work for 60 years. But we have to work even harder now to prove to the world that securing biological diversity—species, their habitats and their genes—is essential to human well-being and fundamental to all global challenges like fighting poverty and climate change and securing food supplies. 

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Celebrating biodiversity

Facts and figures on biodiversity

Discover more about biodiversity and its impact on our lives. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

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



Hope in a hotspot – on a mission to save frogs in Colombia

In Colombia, work is under way to save a group of species whose fate is intimately linked with our own. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Dr Kent Carpenter at work

Unveiling the secrets of the deep

Everyone knows the oceans are in a trouble but how can we properly protect them when we don’t know much about what lives within them? …  

05 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

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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


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

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

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

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