News releases

IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This will significantly increase knowledge on the extinction risk of more than 28,000 species, including many that are key food sources for a significant portion of the global population. …   | French | Spanish | Japanese

10 May 2016 | International news release

Saharan addax

Saharan addax antelope faces imminent extinction

Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope – to the very knife-edge of extinction according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild. …   | French

06 May 2016 | International news release

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