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Good News for Elephants for a Change

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

My recent visit to Tanzania gives me hope. It started in Tarangire National Park, a beautiful northern ecosystem in which the population of elephants ...

People and nature blur in the world's indigenous languages

IUCN – Planet at the Crossroads | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
IUCN – Planet at the Crossroads

Indigenous peoples from around the world came together to examine the relationships between people and nature at the IUCN World Conservation Congress ...

Empathy Is Needed at the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) - CITES

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 10.04.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

We will either compel mass extinction or mass protection for wildlife. Every few years, the Conference of the Parties meets at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species to decide the fate of a number of species.

When it Comes to Natural Capital, it's Easy to Forget that We're on the Same Team

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 09.19.2016 | Green
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Mark Gough, Executive Director of the...

IUCN Congress Emerges with Global Goal to Close the Domestic Ivory Trade

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 09.11.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

As thousands of conservationists gathered in Honolulu for the IUCN World Conservation Congress this week, it was more than clear that IUCN members nee...

In A Changing Climate, We Need Nature To Save Us From Ourselves

Shaun Martin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Shaun Martin

If you lived in Honolulu and suddenly relocated to Minneapolis, it's fair to say you would need to make a few lifestyle adjustments. You would have to...

A View of Earth From The Milky Way

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

As a child I was always fascinated with astronomy, the stars, planets, and galaxies.

Dear IUCN Congress: Lead On Gender Equality!

Bridget Burns | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Bridget Burns

The 2016 IUCN International World Conservation Congress kicked off a few days ago here in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference theme is 'Planet at the Cro...

The Giant Panda Is No Longer Listed As Endangered

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.05.2016 | Green

The giant panda, long a symbol of the conservation movement, is no longer listed as endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation ...

Bringing Business on Board: New Protocol Unveiled at IUCN Congress

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Gerard Bos, Director of IUCN's Global...

It's time to unite conservationists around climate action @HuffPostBlo

Dr. Steven C. Amstrup | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup

Over the next several days, delegates from over 170 countries will gather in Hawaii for the IUCN World Conservation Congress. The theme of this year...

Obama: No Nation, Not Even One As Powerful As The U.S., Is Immune From Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

HONOLULU ― Days after creating the largest marine protected area on the planet, President Barack Obama on Wednesday traveled to Hawaii to address th...

Earth To Pebble Mine: Stay Away From Bristol Bay
World Conservation Congress Registers Overwhelming International Opposition to Mega-Mine That Threatens Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon Fishery

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

A new chapter opened today in the battle against the proposed Pebble Mine, as the World Conservation Congress overwhelmingly adopted a motion opposing...

World to Japan: Stop Killing Whales

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

The World Conservation Congress passed with overwhelming support a motion today denouncing the killing of whales under the guise of science. The moti...

As the National Park Service Turns 100, We Celebrate Its Contributions to Wildlife

John F. Calvelli | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

One hundred years ago, leaders within the U.S government decided that the patchwork system of national parks created over the preceding 44 years neede...

Orangutans Are Now One Step Closer To Extinction

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green

Conservationists have been warning of this moment for years. Orangutans ― one of the planet’s most intelligent animals ― are officially headed f...

Happy IWD from Geneva !

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 03.11.2017 | Good News
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

Happy IWD from Geneva! Where we are stepping it up and working towards #Planet 5050 seeking to make everyday a positive fight for gender parity throughout our Geneva Gender Champions initiative.

IUCN and the Global Zoo Community Work to Safeguard Okapi

Jordan Schaul | Posted 03.01.2017 | Green
Jordan Schaul

There are several charismatic large mammal species that make the "must see" list of typical zoo patrons and then there are those species on the "must ...

In Sydney: Recommitting To Wildlife And Parks

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

A landmark paper published this week in Nature by James Watson and colleagues shows that there is now significant evidence that many governments are backsliding on their commitments to establish and support parks and other protected areas.

An Abundance of Loss With the Loss of Abundance

Steve Zack | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We need a conservation ethos that embraces the importance of common and abundant species and the roles they play in nature, and to ensure that their abundance continues to inspire and engage us.

Bali is More than Paradise: It's the Site of the 2014 Summit on Women and Climate

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

The Global Greengrants Fund is a charitable foundation that makes small grants (typically $500 to $5,000) to grassroots environmental causes around the world.

Climate Change: Expect the Unexpected

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

In the past few weeks, three different events/situations have kept me wondering about how climate change is impacting our lives in ways we cannot even imagine.

On Earth Day, Look to Women for Innovation and Impact

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Here in the Gender Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, we are excited by gender-based proposals to address climate change. Why gender-based? Because women have too often been left out of high-level decision-making on environmental threats and opportunities.

Missing in Discussions of Climate Change: Women

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Where are the women? To be fair, they are mentioned as victims of these dire changes. But why are they not included as major actors and agents of change in one of the largest threats humanity has faced in modern times?

World Parks Congress Holds Promise for an Inspired Planet

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

The effort to work with women, local communities, indigenous peoples, and youth has never been more pronounced.