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  • IUCN expresses shock at shooting of 11 environmental protesters in south India Photo: IUCN

    IUCN expresses shock at shooting of 11 environmental protesters in south India

    23.05.2018

    IUCN expresses its shock at the police shooting of 11 people during mass protests over a copper plant in south India, which residents say is causing pollution in the area.

  • Mauritius fody Mauritius fody Photo: Antoine Debroye CC2.0

    IUCN Director General’s statement on International Day for Biological Diversity 2018

    22.05.2018

    This year, IUCN celebrates 70 years of untiring work for biodiversity. Throughout its history, our Members, volunteer experts, staff and many partners around the world have proven time and again that conservation works. In effect, evidence shows that without...

  •  French Minster for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Nicolas Hulot, and IUCN Director General Inger Andersen  French Minster for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Nicolas Hulot, and IUCN Director General Inger Andersen Photo: IUCN/Goska Bonnaveira

    IUCN Director General’s speech at the signing ceremony for IUCN Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    On 18 May 2018 in Marseille, during the signing of an agreement with France to jointly organise the 2020 IUCN World Conservation Congress, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen delivered a speech on the importance of the IUCN Congress and the 2020s as a...

  • Sobradinho Hydroelectric reservoir in northeast Brazil Sobradinho Hydroelectric reservoir in northeast Brazil at very low water capacity during the drought in 2015. Photo: Marcello Casal Jr Agência Brasil CC3.0

    IUCN Director General's statement on World Water Day 2018

    22.03.2018

    From Cape Town to Bangalore, water shortages are a growing global menace, driven by rising demand worldwide and a warming climate. As the search for practical, cost-effective solutions intensifies, we cannot afford to ignore the important contribution nature...

  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Photo: © UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

    IUCN dismayed as Philippines seeks to declare UN Special Rapporteur a ‘terrorist’

    10.03.2018

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature expresses its strong condemnation and grave concern at reports that UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has been targeted by her Government and tagged as a “...

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