Biodiversity

July 6, 2017

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

Costa Rica announces new marine protected area, lifting its total of protected seas to 15.7 per cent.   World is now on track to preserve one […]
July 6, 2017

Beekeeping preserves wetlands in Algeria

With an area of 42,100 hectares and 40 million m3 of water reserves in its lakes and ponds, the Wetlands Complex of Guerbès -Sanhadja in Algeria […]
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 […]