News releases

IUCN’s programmes, members, commissions and partners released a series of major announcements for international media at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju between 6 and 15 September.

International Press Releases, Media Statements and Media Adivories are available here. 


 

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Turning the Big Plan into Big Action

Talks to evaluate progress in halting the loss of nature will take place 8-19 October in Hyderabad, India at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11). Governments meeting in Hyderabad will discuss progress towards the implementation of decisions taken at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit in 2010, including the 2020 Aichi Targets to save and restore nature. IUCN urges governments to turn their commitments into action and invest in nature to achieve broader development goals, such as food security and stable economies. …  

01 Oct 2012 | Media advisory

Stone sculptures

Green gets gold at Nature’s Olympics

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 15 September 2012 (IUCN) – As economic difficulties continue to dominate international debate, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress has put nature back centre stage in the quest to recover our natural assets and use nature to solve a growing list of economic and social issues. …   | French | Spanish

15 Sep 2012 | IUCN statement

Memorial Medal for David Attenborough

IUCN Congress recognises conservation greats

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 11 September 2012 (IUCN) - Today, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, IUCN awarded its two highest medals to outstanding individuals of the conservation world, and eleven other conservation greats were granted honorary membership of IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

11 Sep 2012 | Media statement

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.

IUCN and Microsoft form unique partnership to tackle species extinction

Microsoft and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, jointly announced today at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea, the formation of a new partnership to further strengthen the information available on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This collaboration sees Microsoft becoming the first corporate member of The IUCN Red List Partnership. …   | French | Spanish

11 Sep 2012 | International news release

Calumma tarzan

The 100 most threatened species. Are they priceless or worthless?

Tarzan’s Chameleon, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Pygmy Three-toed Sloth have all topped a new list of the species closest to extinction released today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …   | French | Spanish

11 Sep 2012 | Media statement

Kaziranga (India) is one of the few wild breeding areas outside of Africa for multiple species of large cats such as Indian Tigers

Stronger leadership needed to save world’s natural wonders

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 11 September 2012 (IUCN) – At the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is warning of the growing threats faced by many existing World Heritage sites and is calling for stronger measures to guarantee their future.
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11 Sep 2012 | Media statement

Solomon Islands

Nature hotspots to get boost through joint EU initiative

Jeju, Korea, 10 Sept, 2012 (IUCN) – Threatened natural areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are set to benefit from a unique partnership between the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) and the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) …   | French | Spanish

10 Sep 2012 | International news release

Cover - Assessment of the socio-economic value of freswater species for the northern Africa region

Extinction of freshwater species in Northern Africa: a double loss

This is the first time that a study conducted at the species level collates and integrates information on the socio-economic value of freshwater species and the threats to those species in Northern Africa. …   | French | Spanish

10 Sep 2012 | International news release

Julia Marton Lefèvre meets the head of the Gangjeong village association

Update on the World Conservation Congress and Jeju Naval Base

IUCN is an open and democratic membership organization and has always welcomed constructive and vigorous dialogue about environmental issues based on sound science and mindful of IUCN’s vision of a just world that values and conserves nature. …   | French | Spanish

09 Sep 2012 | IUCN statement

Gorgon National Park

Green light for IUCN Green List of Protected Areas

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 9 September 2012 (IUCN) – With several pilot projects underway, preparations for IUCN’s Green List of Well-Managed Protected areas are gathering pace prior to its official launch at the next IUCN World Parks Congress to be held in Australia in 2014. …   | French | Spanish

09 Sep 2012 | International news release

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