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Long-term forest degradation surpasses deforestation in the ...

This report generated a long-term spatially quantified assessment of forest degradation for the entire Brazilian Amazon from 1992 to 2014. It measured and mapped the full range of activities that degr...

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Global Biodiversity Outlook 5

The fifth edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-5) is a final report card on progress against the 20 global biodiversity targets agreed in 2010 with a 2020 deadline, and offers lessons learned a...

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Mobilizing Private Finance for Nature

This report provides a set of recommendations for governments, regulators, companies, financial institutions, and multilateral developments banks. These are synthesized into a set of “big five” approa...

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Political and economic analysis of deforestation in regions ...

This document aims to identify the main obstacles and bottlenecks that limit the implementation of effective measures to tackle deforestation, taking into account the vision and motivation of the diff...

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Cost-effective protection of biodiversity in the western Ama...

The western Amazon needs to expand its protected-area system to ensure the conservation of its immense and threatened biodiversity. The cost of the proposed expansion, estimated at US$ 100 million ann...

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The Living Planet Index (LPI) for migratory freshwater fish

This report presents an updated global analysis using a more recent data set with improved representation of species monitored in areas generally classified as tropical. Using the Living Planet Index ...

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Climate & Nature Sovereign Index

This index combines the economic and financial factors that currently inform risk-modelling for sovereign debt investments, and the risks related to natural capital and climate change. The resulting i...

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Editorial essay: Covid‐19 and protected and conserved areas

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on the global community; on people’s lives and health, livelihoods, economies, and behaviours. Most zoonotic disease pandemics, including COVID-19, ar...

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Niobium mining in Brazilian Amazon would cause significant f...

The recent niobium study offers an example of how science can be proactive in analyzing the environmental impact of infrastructure development well before it happens, hopefully helping guide policy de...

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Highlights and policy implications of new economic report: “...

This independent report “Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications” represents the most comprehensive global assessment of the financial and economic impacts o...

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Delivering Transformational Change: The Journey of the Globa...

There are five principles in the direction outlined in the GEF 2020 Strategy. They have helped to navigate the GEF’s journey for the last eight years. This publication explains the principles and intr...

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Guidelines for conserving connectivity through ecological ne...

Involving collaboration among specialist practitioners dedicated to supporting  better implementation of ideas in the field, the Guidelines distil learning and advice drawn from across IUCN. Applied i...

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