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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

Earth inside water droplet

L’accord de Paris sur le climat : l’espoir d’un futur durable

Paris, France, 12 décembre 2015 (UICN) – L’UICN se réjouit du nouvel accord sur le climat adopté aujourd’hui par les gouvernements du monde entier lors du Sommet de Paris sur les changements climatiques (COP21), et de la reconnaissance du rôle essentiel de la nature pour lutter contre les changements climatiques.
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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

L’accord sur le climat doit reconnaître les solutions de la nature – UICN

Alors que va s’ouvrir la conférence des Nations Unies sur le climat, l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) appelle à un accord qui reconnaisse le rôle de la nature pour réduire les émissions de carbone et aider les nations à s’adapter aux changements climatiques. …   | English | Spanish | Dutch

28 Nov 2015 | International news release

Northern sportive lemur

World’s 25 most endangered primates revealed

The latest edition of ‘Primates in Peril: The world’s 25 most endangered primates’ has been revealed today. Compiled by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC), Bristol Zoological Society, the International Primatological Society (IPS), and Conservation International (CI), new additions to the list include Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) and Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus lavasoensis), both of which are threatened by habitat loss.

24 Nov 2015 | International news release

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

Le changement climatique est la menace la plus grave pour la survie de l’ours polaire, selon une nouvelle évaluation de la Liste rouge de l’UICN

Une nouvelle évaluation mondiale démontre que la menace la plus importante pour la survie des ours polaires à long terme est la perte de son habitat de banquise induite par le réchauffement climatique , d’après la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN™ publiée aujourd’hui par l’UICN, l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature. …   | English | Spanish | Dutch

19 Nov 2015 | International news release

Bearded Vulture, Near Threatened

Conservationists warn Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction

Gland, Switzerland 29 October 2015 (IUCN) – Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, carried out by BirdLife International – an IUCN Red List partner. …  

29 Oct 2015 | International news release

Sumatran Rhino

Sumatran rhino likely to go extinct unless action is taken urgently, warns IUCN

With fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos surviving in the wild, the species will likely become extinct unless the Indonesian Government urgently implements the Sumatran rhino recovery plan, warns IUCN on World Rhino Day. The remaining 100 Sumatran rhinos represent less than half of the population size estimated during the last IUCN Red List assessment of the species in 2008. …  

22 Sep 2015 | International news release

African elephant flapping its ears.

CITES and IUCN bolster collaboration in tackling poaching and illegal wildlife trade

Geneva, 28 August 2015 – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature have signed an agreement this week to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in minimising the illegal killing of and related illegal trade in elephants and other CITES-listed flagship species in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region. …  

28 Aug 2015 | International news release