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Blog Posts tagged with “IUCN”

  • You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

    "Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you're lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you're in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don't see sharks."                                                …

  • When species lose their natural home

    “The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.”                                         …

  • Taking steps to protect the Critically Endangered White-bellied Heron

    In 2013, Synchronicity Earth became aware of the plight of a little known species of heron – the White-bellied Heron. Not dissimilar in appearance to the well-known Grey Heron, which is widespread and abundant throughout the UK and much of the world, but differing in its huge size, as the world’s second largest heron, and in its extreme rarity, the…

  • IUCN Red List Update – More Species in Trouble

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has launched its biannual update - assessing the extinction risk of species, including newly assessed species and updates. As the world’s most comprehensive planetary health-check (now including almost 74,000 species), The IUCN Red List is used by governments, businesses and conservationists worldwide to guide their policies and inform their actions.…

  • IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit

    Following on from our blog that introduced our latest partners and projects, we are pleased to provide details about another of our recently funded freshwater projects. Synchronicity Earth is providing core funding to the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and collaborating to raise the profile of the world’s freshwater biodiversity crisis –…

  • The UN, the High Seas, and an agreement to (perhaps) develop policy

    Last Friday, the world's governments resolved to look into the possibility of developing a legal agreement to protect the high seas - the 75% of the ocean that lie beyond national jurisdiction. So far so good - except that the meeting giving rise to this resolution was held behind closed doors, excluding civil society bodies and pointing to a worrying…

  • Patrons of Nature

    On 25 June 2013, Adam and I attended the second meeting of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Patrons of Nature, graciously hosted by HSH Prince Albert II in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. As individuals coming together as Patrons of Nature our primary objective is to help take the aims and mission of the IUCN a…

  • IUCN World Conservation Convention 2012

    By far the best thing about the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress was the opportunity to meet people from around the world including from NGOs, governments, and private companies. The Christensen Fund provided financial support to representatives from 50 indigenous people’s groups so that they could attend the conference, and demonstrate how their ways of living are in harmony with…

  • Jessica Sweidan speaks at “The Inheritors” workshop at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, 7.9.12

    I think I was asked to participate in this session because I am reasonably young (at heart at least) and possibly because I seem to be displaying an interest in doing things differently. I was asked to discuss the kinds of commitments and actions needed to involve young people in the IUCN and conservation in general – and, frankly, I…

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012, Jeju

    One of the key dates in the conservation calendar is now looming – the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place between 6-15 September in Korea. This event is only held every four years and brings together leaders from the conservation sector and non-governmental organisations, government and policy makers, public sector representatives, businesses, UN agencies and social organisations. The purpose is…