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Between now and Congress, we will highlight many conservation and sustainable development issues in the feed below. Please check back frequently as we add more stories on new topics every couple of weeks.

coral reef
09 Sep 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 September 2016 – Fourteen new ocean Hope Spots – marine areas critical to the health of the ocean and deserving special protection – have been announced today by Mission Blue and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress currently taking place in Hawaiʻi. 
Pangolin
07 Sep 2016
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 6 September (IUCN) – Limiting illegal trade in threatened species, promoting nature-based solutions to climate change and accounting for biodiversity conservation in the development of renewables are among the first global conservation priorities set today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaiʻi.
IUCN Shorthand
06 Sep 2016
From microorganisms to beluga whales, ocean warming is impacting many species and its effects are cascading through ecosystems, as outlined in a new IUCN report. Here, we look at the resulting challenges - and how the ongoing IUCN Congress is addressing them. 
Kakum National Park - Kamum - Ghana
05 Sep 2016
The France-IUCN Partnership and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) are launching a case study on innovative financing in the protected areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. The study shows both the success and limits of innovative financing, and proposes courses of action for the implementation of the conditions of their success. The results of the study will be presented by the IDDRI experts during the Congress in several workshops and conferences.
Manatee
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. 
Fish
05 Sep 2016
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 5 September (IUCN) – 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 today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i.
Forest
05 Sep 2016
Honolulu, HI – As more voluntary certification standards are adopted for a wide range of materials, such as forestry, fisheries and palm oil, not all of them are effectively delivering environmental and social impacts, according to a new publication released yesterday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.
05 Sep 2016
Wildlife trafficking is undermining decades of global conservation efforts and driving species towards extinction. Participants at the ongoing IUCN World Conservation Congress are working together to pave a way forward for reversing this trend.
Bibhuti Lahkar, Heritage Hero
05 Sep 2016
The public has spoken, choosing Bibhuti Lahkar as the people’s choice Heritage Hero, for his dedication to the conservation of India’s Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. The result of last week’s online voting was announced at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i, USA.
Planning for green growth
05 Sep 2016
African government officials, business leaders and civil society supporters will explore how green growth corridors in Africa can stimulate economic activity and alleviate poverty during several sessions being held at the IUCN World Conservation Congress this week in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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