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300 rescued from Waikiki beach

Famous Hawaii tourist beach proves too rough 300 rescued from Waikiki beach

They don’t call it the Waikiki Roughwater Swim for nothing.

IUCN study: Innovating for biodiversity conservation in African protected areas

IUCN study: Innovating for biodiversity conservation in African protected areas

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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 ...

New IUCN publication: Pros & cons of voluntary conservation standards

New IUCN publication: Pros & cons of voluntary conservation standards

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 ...

IUCN: Ocean warming direct impact on humans and nature

IUCN: Ocean warming direct impact on humans and nature

HONOLULU, Hawaii (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 ...

IUCN: Meet the Heritage Hero – Bibhuti Lakhar

IUCN: Meet the Heritage Hero – Bibhuti Lakhar

The public has spoken, choosing Bibhuti Lakhar as the people’s choice Heritage Hero, for his dedication to the conservation of India’s Manas Wildlife Sanctuary.

IUCN SUSTAIN-Africa: Driving green growth at a landscape level

IUCN SUSTAIN-Africa: Driving green growth at a landscape level

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 ...

IUCN: Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction

IUCN: Our earth without apes? Not only a threat, but a 75% reality IUCN: Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction

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™ ...

IUCN: Bonn Challenge approaches target to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land

IUCN: Bonn Challenge approaches target to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land

The Government of Malawi and the Association of Guatemalan Private Natural Reserves have committed to restoring a total of 4.54 million hectares of degraded land as part of the Bonn Challenge ...

New IUCN guide helps navigate seismic survey impacts on marine species

New IUCN guide helps navigate seismic survey impacts on marine species

A guide launched today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, outlines best practices to ensure environmentally responsible seismic surveys and other forms of undersea mapping, ...

IUCN: Crucial biodiversity not protected

IUCN: World Now Protects 15% of Its Land IUCN: Crucial biodiversity not protected

Close to 15% of the Earth's land and 10% of its territorial waters are covered by national parks and other protected areas, coverage of marine protected areas increased by almost 300% in the last ...

IUCN message from Palau to the world: Our joint battle has just begun

President of the Republic of Palau H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. keynote speach IUCN message from Palau to the world: Our joint battle has just begun

In his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, President of the Republic of Palau, H.E. Tommy E.

Hurricane Lester: Hawaii Labor Day surprise for IUCN delegates

Hurricane Lester: Hawaii Labor Day surprise for IUCN delegates

HONOLULU, Hawaii - There is a 20% chance of a hurricane for delegates from 177 countries attending the IUCN world conservation congress at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu can relax a ...

IUCN Congress: New coalition launches to scale private conservation investment

IUCN Congress: New coalition launches to scale private conservation investment

HONOLULU, HI — In an effort to address an estimated US$200-300 billion annual funding gap in conservation, civil society organizations, private and public sector financial institutions, and ...

World leaders are safe in Hawaii

Hawaii: Hurricane Madeline Continuing to Weaken World leaders are safe in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Delegates from more than 170 countries, including US President Obama, in Hawaii for the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, were bracing with mother natures threat ...

Hawaii’s Big Island bracing for Hurricane Madeline

Hawaii’s Big Island bracing for Hurricane Madeline

Hurricane Madeline is forecast to approach the Aloha State from the east through tonight, with the latest Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecast bringing Madeline very close to the Big Island ...

DBEDT: Hawaii economy continues to expand

DBEDT: Hawaii economy continues to expand

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its third quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report, where the data shows Hawaii’s economy ...

The big Hawaii hotel conspiracy: Tax evasion?

Hawaii Resorts: Are they stealing from the people of the Aloha State? The big Hawaii hotel conspiracy: Tax evasion?

Juergen T. Steinmetz, eTN

Tourism is everyone’s business in the Aloha State of Hawaii. It doesn’t make any difference if one works in the travel industry or not.

IUCN World Conservation Congress to set the global path for nature conservation

IUCN World Conservation Congress to set the global path for nature conservation

The IUCN World Conservation Congress – the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum – will meet in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi from September 1-10, 2016 to define the ...

The Chinese are invading Oahu with big money, but not only as tourists

Chinese tourism in Hawaii includes major developments and hotel investments The Chinese are invading Oahu with big money, but not only as tourists

The Chinese are one out of many reasons for anyone interested in Hawaii Tourism to attend the upcoming Hawaii Tourism Conference at the Convention Center in Honolulu from September 26-30.

Shark closes Waikiki Beach

Shark closes Waikiki Beach

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Waikiki lifeguards confirmed a shark sighting at 10:30 this morning, near Kuhio Beach, the most popular tourist beach in Waikiki.

Suspicious passenger disrupts Hawaiian Airlines flight

Flight bound for Korea turns back Suspicious passenger disrupts Hawaiian Airlines flight

Hawaiian Airlines flight 459 from Honolulu to South Korea forced to turn back last night when a passenger was acting in a suspicious manner.

Hawaii Hepatitis A outbreak due to imported frozen scallops at Genki Sushi

Hawaii Hepatitis A outbreak due to imported frozen scallops at Genki Sushi

Fresh Sashimi, Sushi, Zensai and Makimono are popular dinner items for visitors and locals on the Hawaiian Islands.

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