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‘Hawai’i Commitments’ emerges as global conservation summit ends

Dancers of Nakinimakalehua

The IUCN World Conservation Congress closed on Saturday in Hawaiʻi, setting the global conservation agenda for the next four years and defining a roadmap for the implementation of the historic agreements adopted in 2015. The IUCN Congress has drawn to a close with the presentation of the Hawai’i Commitments. This document, titled “Navigating Island Earth”, was shaped by debates and ...

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Support for Indigenous peoples’ rights gets a lift


Support for Indigenous peoples’ rights has received a boost, thanks to key decisions adopted last week by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Hawaiʻi, USA. In a landmark pronouncement, the IUCN Members’ Assembly voted to create a new category of membership for Indigenous peoples’ organisations. According to the organisation, this will open the opportunity to strengthen ...

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Pangolins, vaquita upkeep rife as IUCN sets priorities


The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) may ban gillnet fishing in the bid to save the vaquita from extinction. Similarly, restrictions may be placed on trading pangolins. A species of porpoise only found in the Gulf of California in Mexico, the vaquita, according to scientists, may become extinct by 2022 if harmful fishing practices ...

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How ocean warming is impacting species, ecosystems


Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on fish stocks and crop yields, more extreme weather events and increased risk from water-borne diseases, according to what has been called the most comprehensive review available on the issue, launched on Tuesday by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at ...

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Gorilla, Zebra, Hawaiian plants critically endangered, says IUCN


The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released on Sunday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaiʻi. Four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered – only one step ...

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IUCN: Endangered gray whale recovering, but…

Gray whale

The critically endangered western gray whale population that feeds in Russia’s Far East waters is slowly showing signs of recovery, but their numbers and range are still at risk from industry activity in the region, according to a new report released on Saturday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The joint report by IUCN-International Union for Conservation ...

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IUCN congress to set path for nature conservation

Hawaiian Village

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress – believed to be the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum – will meet in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi from 1 to 10 September 2016 to define the global path for nature conservation for the years to come. Over 8,300 delegates from 184 countries, including Heads of State and ...

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African restoration commitments push Bonn Challenge beyond 100m hectares

Inger Andersen

Ministers from Guinea, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana have voiced their commitments to restore 11.5 million hectares of degraded forests at a high-level roundtable in Kigali, Rwanda. The “Africa High-Level Bonn Challenge Roundtable” was convened by the Government of Rwanda, the East African Community (EAC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to build regional ...

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Poland to evaluate impacts of felling in Bialowieza Forest


The World Heritage Committee has requested Poland to submit, by February 2017, an evaluation of impacts of forest management within Bialowieza Forest, known for its undisturbed ecological processes. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) noted on Thursday at UNESCO’s annual meeting of the Committee that a new conservation plan is urgently needed, following an advisory mission to the ...

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Only three Saharan Addax antelopes alive, survey finds

Saharan Addax antelopes

Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara Desert have pushed the Addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope – to the very knife-edge of extinction, according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild. An extensive survey in March across key Addax habitat identified just three remaining individuals, report experts from the International Union ...

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