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IUCN World Conservation Congress

The World Conservation Union congress is undergoing in Hawaii. Important talks are held and big changes at the horizon. Read here for more and see below some discussed topics.

Planet at the crossroads

Our planet is at a crossroads

The ecosystems that underpin our economies, well-being and survival are collapsing. Species are becoming extinct at unprecedented rates. Our climate is in crisis. And it’s all happening on our watch.

This is the moment to get it right

In 2015, almost 200 nations agreed on ambitious goals for sustainable development and achieving climate neutrality. These agreements represent an historic opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people around the globe and put nature at the heart of our decisions. It’s time to move these agreements into action.

Our window of opportunity is closing

Time is not on our side. The success of these agreements depends on how quickly we turn them into sustainable action.

Business as usual is not an option.

We must take action now.


Top conservation players unite to map, monitor and conserve vital places for life on earth

Sun, 04 Sep 2016

Hawaii, 3 September 2016: Today, 11 of the world’s leading conservation organisations announced an ambitious new partnership to identify, map, monitor and conserve Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) – places that include vital habitats for threatened species – with more than US$15 million committed over the next five years.


How Pacific Islands protect their wildlife

Tue, 01 Mar 2016

As microcosms of worldwide conservation challenges, how islands protect biodiversity and address wildlife trafficking can offer insights into how to address this issue on a larger scale.


Global warning: ocean warming

Mon, 05 Sep 2016

Ocean warming may well turn out to be the greatest hidden challenge of our generation, writes Dan Laffoley, Marine Vice Chair of the World Commission on Protected Areas at IUCN, and one of the lead authors of a new IUCN report on ocean warming.

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