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  • The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Standard has been approved by the IUCN Council in November 2017. The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Standard has been approved by the IUCN Council in November 2017.  Photo: Valerie Batselaere/IUCN

    IUCN prepares for a new wave of ‘Green List’ conservation success

    21.11.2017

    On the third anniversary of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 and the ‘Promise of Sydney’ commitments, the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the IUCN Green List) has achieved an important milestone. The IUCN Council – the principal governing...

  • o	Symbolic “ribbon cutting” for the launch of PANORAMA’s new “Agriculture and Biodiversity” theme Photo: ©GIZ/Wolter

    PANORAMA-Solutions for a Healthy Planet launches new 'Agriculture and Biodiversity' theme at UNFCCC COP23

    17.11.2017

    The initiative 'PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet' presented its vision and functions in a side event at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.  With more than 90 attendees, 'PANORAMA' launched a new thematic community on 'Agriculture and Biodiversity...

  • A group of community members sit on the floor around a large piece of paper with blue Khmer text Local community members participate in a consultation about the management plan for Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary Photo: © IUCN Cambodia

    Planning for the future of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary

    16.11.2017

    Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in Southeast Asia. The sanctuary’s magnificent mangroves are anchored in the bays and channels that weave among the many...

  • UNFCCC COP23 - Law Day - Keep It Legal - IUCN Pavilion Photo: IUCN ELC

    IUCN, Keeping it Legal at the UNFCCC COP 23

    14.11.2017

    Last Sunday, in a rainy city in Germany, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world gathered to discuss the future of the planet.  Led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, in collaboration...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN

    13.11.2017

    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...

  • Under the second phase of BIOPAMA, regional stakeholders will be encouraged to strengthen their efforts toward information monitoring Photo: IUCN ORMACC/ Hyacinth Armstrong-Vaughn

    Second phase of BIOPAMA: IUCN, UWI-CERMES and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre renew their commitment

    10.11.2017

    The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and the University of the West Indies through the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) are pleased to renew their...

  • James Hardcastle and vice-chairman Mr. Ma Jun, of the Xianju Committee of the Communist Party of China agree to partnership Photo: IUCN

    Xianju and IUCN make historic collaboration agreement

    03.11.2017

    IUCN have formally accepted Xianju County, China, as partners in the IUCN Green List programme.

  • Outlet glaciers and the wetland of Þjórsárver, Iceland. Photo: Roger Crofts

    A major enhancement of protection in Iceland

    31.10.2017

    After many years of lobbying by Icelandic and international experts from WCPA, the Icelandic Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Björt Ólafsdóttir has just announced the enhanced protection status of one of the most important ice...

  • Ibex in the Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy Ibex in the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy Photo: Luciano Ramires

    Gran Paradiso, the hunting reserve that saved the Ibex

    30.10.2017

    Awarded IUCN Green List status since 2014, the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy’s first national park extends over five valleys around the Gran Paradiso massif.

  • iSimangaliso World Heritage site: Illegal wildlife trade is one of the issues of protected areas in Africa. The BIOPAMA Observatories collect and provide the best information about such threats for better decisions iSimangaliso World Heritage site: Illegal wildlife trade is one of the issues of protected areas in Africa. The BIOPAMA Observatories collect and provide the best information about such threats for better decisions Photo: Christine Mentzel

    From knowledge to action: new commitments, new look and 20 million Euros for work on the ground

    24.10.2017

    In 2011, the European Union (EU) and the ACP Group of States mandated IUCN and JRC, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, to implement a programme on protected area information management and capacity development for better decision...

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