Media releases

  • protaetia-affinis_beetles_by_nikola_rahm Photo: Nikola Rahme

    Why beetle populations are plummeting in the Mediterranean - and why we should worry
    21.03.2019

    One-third of Mediterranean saproxylic beetles is at risk of extinction as forests decline.
  • Kalambo Nature Reserve, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Kasukura Nyamaka

    Roadmap to Tanzania’s first miombo nature reserve
    20.03.2019

    Blog by Kasukura Nyamaka. My work for SUSTAIN is based in the far western region of Tanzania, in the Sumbawanga cluster of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). It is a resource-rich region inhabited mainly by the Fipa people...
  • Community consultation, Ghana Photo: ©IWMI/Marloes Mul

    Behavioural change and buy-in: Who do we really need to impress with Nature based Solutions for Water?
    20.03.2019

    Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have gathered attention over the last decade with IUCN, the EU, The World Bank and the UN, among many players, exploring the different considerations necessary to implement nature as a solution.
  • Validation workshop - group photo Group photo of the Workshop Participants Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    Validation workshop for the Sixth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
    20.03.2019

    IUCN Pakistan and the Ministry of Climate Change co-organized a validation workshop to finalize the 6th National Report (6NR) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at a local hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Primary school students Recite Poetry on Wetlands Conservation Photo: Primary school students Recite Poetry on Wetlands Conservation © V.Sonim, IUCN Cambodia

    Celebrating World Wetland Day 2019 in Cambodia
    18.03.2019

    In Cambodia, the 2019 World Wetlands Day was celebrated on February 2 in Boeung Prek Lapov Protected Area Landscape in Takeo Province. WWD was organized by the Department of Freshwater and Wetlands Conservation of the Ministry of Environment, Wildfowl &...
  • Flora and Fauna International Photo: JABRUSON

    A participatory market systems approach to sustainable livelihoods development
    15.03.2019

    CEESP News - by Helen Schneider Flora and Fauna International is pleased to announce publication of a set of learning documents and practical tools for taking a participatory market systems approach to sustainable livelihoods development in a...
  • Farmers living on the edge of a biodiversity offset project in Madagascar face restrictions on natural resource use. Photo: Julia PG Jones

    No Net Loss: Ensuring the best possible outcomes for people and biodiversity
    15.03.2019

    A guest blog by Julia PG Jones, professor of conservation science from Bangor University and a member of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, who was recently involved in the development of a set of good practice principles on No Net Loss...
  •  Eastern Himalayas; Manipur, India  Eastern Himalayas; Manipur, India Photo: Sejuti Basu

    Submit a case study on local and indigenous knowledge and conservation practices in Mountain Ecosystems
    15.03.2019

    IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management (CEM) Mountain Ecosystem Specialist Group invites submissions of case studies on local and indigenous knowledge and conservation practices in Mountain Ecosystems.
  • group photo - 40 people with banner in back Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    Initiative pour la restauration : une opportunité d’échange de connaissances
    14.03.2019

    Le plus grand programme financé par le Global Environment Facility ayant pour but de restaurer des terres dégradées a été lancé à Naivasha, au Kenya. Plus de 50 partenaires se sont réunis durant un atelier de planification et d’échange. L’atelier a...
  • group photo - 40 people with banner in back Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    The Restoration Initiative: A chance to learn from one another
    14.03.2019

    The largest-to-date Global Environment Facility supported programme to restore degraded lands kicked off in Naivasha, Kenya, where over 50 programme partners gathered for a 5-day knowledge sharing and planning workshop. The workshop offered the first real-...
  • James Lewis (Rainforest Trust, USA) and Oldrich van Skalkwyk (Endangered Wildlife Trust) discuss protected area expansion options in the Soutpansberg Mountains, the most northerlyrange in South Africa. James Lewis (Rainforest Trust, USA) and Oldrich van Skalkwyk (Endangered Wildlife Trust) discuss protected area expansion options in the Soutpansberg Mountains, the most northerlyrange in South Africa. Photo: Endangered Wildlife Trust

    South African conservation planning for the future
    14.03.2019

     South Africa is one of the worlds most biodiverse countries and is home to three of the global biodiversity hotspots. This megadiverse country is also leading the way in terms of strategic conservation planning towards the recognition and protection of...
  • cashmere_goats_and_fat_tailed_sheep Photo: GDI

    Pastoralism and the Restoration Agenda
    14.03.2019

    Rangelands are currently neglected in the growing global restoration agenda, yet they are a major store of carbon and offer great possibilities for achieving environment and development goals in parallel. A conference on “Pastoralism and Rangeland Restoration...
  • Pastoral Women’s Council Photo: Pastoral Women’s Council

    Pastoralist Women in northern Tanzania – Leading Transformative Change
    12.03.2019

    International women’s day is about celebrating women, and there is a special recognition to be given to the women who employ huge reserves of determination against the odds to move towards transformative change. We would like to this month highlight an...
  • hand over map Photo: IUCN / Craig Beatty

    Restauration sans frontières en Afrique de l'Ouest
    12.03.2019

    L'Afrique de l'Ouest reste l'un des sites les plus riches biologiquement de la planète, contenant plus  de 9000 espèces de plantes, un millier d’espèces de papillons, et est parmi les endroits importants dans le monde pour la diversité des mammifères (...
  • Migrating biodiversity impacts of new sports venues Photo: IOC

    IUCN guide to help new sports venues minimise impact on nature
    12.03.2019

    Nairobi, Kenya, 12 March 2019, (IUCN) – A guide designed to help integrate biodiversity considerations into new sports venues, minimising their impacts on nature and delivering conservation benefits, was released today by IUCN, International Union for...

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