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Alien Invasive Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) which has spread around the entire tropics and is now moving north into southern Europe as Climate Change makes conditions suitable for it.

International Biodiversity Day sounds the alarm on invasive species

International Biodiversity Day, celebrated each year on May 22, pays tribute to the global importance of biodiversity, both as an asset for posterity and a vital resource for people and their livelihoods. …  

22 May 2009 | News story

Tenerife Speckled Lizard

Europe’s amphibians and reptiles under threat - IUCN

One fifth of Europe’s reptiles and nearly a quarter of its amphibians are threatened, according to new studies carried out by IUCN for the European Commission. …   | French | Spanish

20 May 2009 | International news release

Arrecife de coral / Bali, Indonesia

Manage corals - Minimize climate change

A better assesment of the threats to coral reefs along with improved management will give corals a much higher chance of survival in the face of warming oceans, says IUCN’s latest report. …   | French | Spanish

20 May 2009 | International news release

Lear’s Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari). 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

More Critically Endangered birds on IUCN Red List

The latest evaluation of the world’s birds reveals that more species than ever are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …   | Spanish

14 May 2009 | International news release

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day

On 9 and 10th May thousands of people around the world took part in World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). The theme “Barriers to Migration” aimed to highlight the effects that man made structures such as power lines, tall buildings, wind turbines and communication masts can have on migratory birds. …  

11 May 2009 | News story

Acropora coral in seagrass, Mombasa

Corals – an ecosystem at risk

Over one-quarter (27%) of the world’s 845 species of reef-building corals have been listed as threatened on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Thretened Species™, and an additional 20% are considered Near Threatened. Reef-building corals are essential habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates making them the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the ocean. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

CITES Animals Committee

Report on the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting

During the week of April 20 to 24, Species Programme represented IUCN at the 24th CITES Animals Committee meeting which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Animals Committee meetings are designed to provide scientific advice and guidance to the Parties of CITES and the Secretariat to assist in their decision-making on species issues. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Tail fin of Western Gray Whale

IUCN welcomes reprieve for whales

IUCN is delighted that Sakhalin Energy followed the advice of an expert panel and stopped all seismic surveys affecting the Western Gray Whale. …  

28 Apr 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Rapeseed field, Vaud, Switzerland

How to stop biofuel crops becoming invasive

Experts have come up with a series of tips for biofuel producers to stop biofuel crops becoming invasive species. …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story


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