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Blue shark

You can swim but you can’t hide – more oceanic sharks on the IUCN Red List

Bonn, Germany, May 22, 2008 (IUCN/Wiley-Blackwell) – The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN on International Biodiversity Day. …  

22 May 2008 | International news release

Protected forest on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Use protected areas to save species, IUCN urges Convention on Biological Diversity

Governments should strengthen protected areas as a way to save their countries’ species. That was the message from IUCN as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) starts to discuss protected areas at its ninth meeting in Bonn. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species.

Endangered Pygmy hog heads home

The world's smallest and rarest species of wild pig was once believed to be extinct - but it may now be saved thanks to conservation efforts. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Ginkgo biloba

Therapy for Medicinal Plants

A “Saving Plants that Save Lives and Livelihoods” initiative is demonstrating how implementation of international standards can ensure the sustainability of medicinal plant supplies. …  

19 May 2008 | International news release

Ali Statersfield 
Head of Acience, Bird Life

The 2008 IUCN Red List Birds Update: Interview

The 2008 IUCN Red List Birds Update makes grim reading with 1,226 species of birds threatened with extinction.
 
Ali Statersfield, Head of Science at the Bird Life Secretariat, tells Brian Thomson about the IUCN's Red List Bird Update. Run Audio 

19 May 2008 | Audio

Australia's Mallee Emuwren

IUCN Red List 2008 for birds: Climate change and continental drift

Bonn, Germany, 19 May, 2008 (BirdLife/IUCN) – Climate change has become firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors which have put one in eight of the world's birds at risk of extinction, today’s publication of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species äassessment for birds has found. …  

19 May 2008 | International news release

Tuna troubles

Tuna is now one of the most important seafood products in global trade. But rising demand has left most tuna stocks either depleted or fully exploited. Sarah Halls talks to IUCN’s Eric Gilman, who explains the problem and what can be done to put the situation right. …  

13 May 2008 | Audio

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.
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12 May 2008 | News story

Ploughshare Tortoises

Bangkok market a hub for illegal international trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises

Thailand is a major hub for the international trade in illegal freshwater turtles and tortoises, finds a new report, Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand, launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, a joint programme of WWF and IUCN. …  

24 Apr 2008 | International news release

Sarah Simons

International authority on invasive species appoints new executive director

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) has appointed Dr Sarah Simons as Executive Director. Dr Simons will lead the programme in its new location of Nairobi, Kenya.    …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story


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