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Whales, dolphins and porpoises threatened by over-fishing

For many years, fisheries activities have increasingly placed pressure on the world’s fish stocks, but a recent scientific report, launched this week by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS), outlines the gravity of the consequences for another group of animals: the toothed whales. …   | Chinese

05 Feb 2010 | News story

African elephant in Botswana's Okavango Delta

New book celebrates aquatic life in Africa’s Okavango Delta

IUCN and its partners unveiled a stunning new book this week that features one of the most globally-important and species-rich wetlands, the Okavango Delta, world-renowned for its unique ecological and economic role in southern Africa. …  

04 Feb 2010 | News story

The Juan Fernandez Firecrown, threatened by a range of introduced plant and animal species on Isla Robinson Crusoe, Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile

Impact of nature’s invading aliens measured for first time

  Invasive Alien Species, ranging from disease and plants, to rats and goats, are one of the top three threats to life on this planet, according to a new publication coordinated by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), of which IUCN is a partner. Most countries have made international commitments to tackle this threat, but only half have introduced relevant legislation and even fewer are taking adequate action on the ground.
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22 Jan 2010 | International news release

Analyses cover for CITES CoP15

IUCN and TRAFFIC release CITES CoP15 Analyses of the Proposals

In preparation for the upcoming CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) meeting (15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, CoP15) that will be taking place 13 – 25 March 2010 in Doha, Qatar, IUCN and TRAFFIC have released the results of their Analyses of the Proposals to Amend the Appendices. See here for the table with the Analyses. …  

12 Jan 2010 | News story

Species of the Day

Discover biodiversity - every day

To increase awareness of the enormous variety of life on our planet, and raise the profile of threatened species, we have launched the IUCN Red List ‘Species of the Day’. …  

06 Jan 2010 | News story

Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) 2008 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered

Action needed against species extinction

IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that the extinction crisis continues unabated. Targets to reduce the loss of biodiversity by 2010 look set to have fallen far short of what had been hoped for. Craig Hilton-Taylor, manager of the IUCN Red List Unit in Cambridge, England, says he hopes the International Year of Biodiversity will turn this situation around. …  

04 Jan 2010 | Audio

Arctic Fox

Species on climate change hit list named

The Arctic Fox, Leatherback Turtle and Koala are among the species destined to be hardest hit by climate change, according to a new IUCN review. …  

14 Dec 2009 | International news release

African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

Rhino poaching surges in Asia and Africa

Rhino poaching worldwide is on the rise, according to a new report by TRAFFIC and IUCN. …  

01 Dec 2009 | International news release

Jan Schipper

Species Programme Member wins conservation award

Following his nomination earlier in the year, it has been announced that Jan Schipper, a member of the IUCN’s Species Programme, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award. 

30 Nov 2009 | News story

A handful of fungi collected on the Yorkshire Moors

Fighting for Fungi: landmark conservation agreement is reached

An international group dedicated to protecting the world’s diverse array of fungi has been formed as the result of a groundbreaking meeting of high-profile scientists, brought together in the North Yorkshire town of Whitby by Dr David Minter, an Associate of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. …  

20 Nov 2009 | News story


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