Biodiversity

June 20, 2017

Costa Rica expands protected seas and fosters efforts to fight marine pollution on World Oceans Day

Costa Rica, 8 June 2017 – On World Oceans Day, Costa Rica announces a new marine protected area on the country’s Pacific coast, contributing to the global […]
June 20, 2017

Countries agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes (Press release)

New York, 9 June—The 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously agreed to a set of measures that will begin the reversal of the decline […]
May 13, 2017

PODCAST: Saving ‘the blue heart of the planet’ with Sylvia Earle

As a little girl, Sylvia Earle, today perhaps the world’s best known woman marine scientist, literally fell head over heels in love with the ocean. “I […]
May 13, 2017

UN announces first-ever World Ocean Festival

With global leaders heading to the United Nations for a major conference in June on the protection and sustainable use of the planet’s oceans, the UN […]
April 26, 2017

IUCN deplores ranger deaths in Garamba National Park

IUCN deplores the deaths of rangers Joël Meriko Ari and Sergent Bolimola Afokao of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two […]
April 21, 2017

Leave forests standing to get much greater value from them

An image taken on March 16, 2014 showing Ngong forest in Nairobi. Kenya has set a minimum national tree cover target of 10 per cent in […]
March 23, 2017

Global airline and celebrities join UN campaign to help end wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day

“I want to do everything in my power to guarantee the life of the Jaguar, as well as of the plants and animals that depend on […]
March 3, 2017

The New Threat of Mining in Shuar Territory

Press conference with CONAIE and Shuar leaders   With oil prices down, Ecuador is paying more attention to its mining sector. The prime mining sites in […]