Press Releases 2014 - 2015

Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink – IUCN Red List

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel, Chinese Cobra and an Australian butterfly are threatened with extinction

Criminalité faunique en Afrique et partage d’expérience

Sydney, Australie, 15 novembre 2014 –  Les représentants des gouvernements Africains et les acteurs de la société civile partagent leurs expériences, sur ce phénomène (criminalité faunique) qui prend de plus en plus d’ampleur.

The Great Barrier Reef: where western and traditional knowledge meet

News from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Combining Indigenous knowledge with western-style management can boost the effectiveness of protected areas, international delegates at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney heard today.

Local action to boost Reef resilience showcased to international marine managers

News from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

On-ground actions to boost the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef have been showcased at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney.

Huge free public festival showcases Sydney to the world

A massive free family festival will be held at Sydney Olympic Park today to mark the once-in-a-decade IUCN World Parks Congress which is host to over 5000 delegates from more than 160 countries.

NASA and National Parks Services fighting climate change In Yellowstone

NASA and the U.S. National Parks Service explain how technology from the space agency is helping monitor and fight the impacts of climate change in Yellowstone National Park

Valorar la biodiversidad a través del ecoturismo beneficia a las comunidades

Durante el Congreso Mundial de Parques de Sídney 2014, Belice, Costa Rica y Nicaragua presentaron casos exitosos de buenas prácticas de ecoturismo, de créditos por biodiversidad y demanejo de áreas protegidas por poblaciones indígenas.

Soluciones Basadas en la Naturaleza identificadas en América del Sur se exponen en el Congreso Mundial de Parques

Alrededor de 200 personas conocieron experiencias de áreas protegidas en Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Argentina en un evento organizado por la La Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN, durante el Congreso Mundial de Parques, 2014.

Planificación y gestión de áreas protegidas de América del Sur: avances en la aplicación del Enfoque Ecosistémico” se lanza en Sídney

La Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN, con el apoyo de WWF y la colaboración de la Comisión de Gestión de Ecosistemas, presentan el documento “Planificación y gestión de áreas protegidas de América del Sur: avances en la aplicac

New online resource helps communities get active in parks for good health

An innovative new online resource was launched today at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, to guide communities to get active in parks to improve their health and wellbeing.

World’s first motorised TrailRider improves access to nature for all

An innovative all-terrain wheelchair – the TrailRider – is improving access toAustralia’s national parks and special places for people of limited mobility. And in a world first, a motorised version of the chair is being launched at the IUCN World Parks Congress by Parks Victoria.

Innovative indoor park shows health benefits of contact with nature

New and innovative ways of greening urban spaces to improve health and wellbeing are on show this week at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park.

Canadian expert offers tips for Sydney on creating a healthy city

Internationally renowned expert on creating vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone – Gil Penalosa – has some advice for Sydney during his visit to the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014.                                                   

Google Launches Global Fishing Watch Tool at World Parks Congress

As Oceanic Fish Populations Become Rapidly Deplete, Google Has Joined The Fight For Sustainability By Developing A Free Tool Designed To Show All Of The Trackable Fishing Activity In The Ocean.

World’s Most Precious Protected Places Saved in Photography Competition

On a crisp winter morning off Lady Elliot Island, a passing manta ray was snapped sweeping above the ocean floor by diver Fabrice Jaine and today that shot has been announced as the winning photograph in the international SAVED p

Green is the new gold

Green Listing defines excellence in managing valuable natural areas

Sustainable tourism in protected areas can be critical for their survival, says new IUCN report

Sydney, Australia, 14 November 2014 (IUCN) – Increasing the number of visitors to protected areas can be an effective tool for conservation and community development, provided well-functioning management systems are in place, according to a new report unveiled today at the IUCN World Parks Congr

Catlin Seaview Survey publishes ‘game-changing visual record’ of Great Barrier Reef

The Catlin Seaview Survey announced today that a complete visual and data record from its expeditions along the Great Barrier Reef is now available to anyone to use through the Catlin Global Reef Record.

‘Never think of yourself as separate from nature’ - Interview with Baba Brinkman

Thursday 13 November 2014

Our roving web editor Heath Synnott managed to catch up with rap artist and environmental communicator Baba Brinkman to talk about how protected areas have influenced his music and his life, and find out what nature means to him.

IUCN identifies threatened freshwater biodiversity sites in the Mediterranean

Sydney, 14 November 2014 –Out of the 167 freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas identified, mapped and validated throughout the Mediterranean region, 75 percent were found outside the boundaries of any pre-existing protected areas or other KBAs, according to the main results of an IUCN assessment rev


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