Especies

Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis)

Kihansi Spray Toad returns to the wild

Classified as Extinct in the Wild on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis) is the focus of conservation efforts involving the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Amphibian Specialist Group and the IUCN SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. Together with a collaboration of a number of partners across the world they are reintroducing the Kihansi Spray Toad  back to its original habitat. …  

17 Dec 2012 | News story

Park rangers with a rhino that has been poached for its horn

Wildlife Conservation Day highlights action against wildlife crime

In response to growing concern about illegal trade in wildlife, the US Department of State has declared 4 December as Wildlife Conservation Day and is calling for individuals across the world to support threatened species by signing up to a Wildlife Pledge. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) welcomes this initiative given the recent escalation of poaching for a number of species that is compromising decades-long efforts towards the conservation and sustainable use of wild species. …  

04 Dec 2012 | News story

SOS, NRT, Kenya, 2011A-017, 11A-17-02B, Hirola

A sanctuary for Hirola

Ever seen a flying Hirola? The tall distinctive Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) is the world’s most endangered antelope and is the only existing member of its genus. It is also, quite possibly, the only one to have flown by helicopter.   …  

28 Nov 2012 | News story

Dugong

Una respuesta al pedido de auxilio de la flora y fauna: delfines, rinocerontes, tigres y otras especies contarán con más financiación

Gland, Suiza, 22 de noviembre de 2012. La emblemática iniciativa para la conservación de especies Salvemos Nuestras Especies (SOS, por sus siglas en inglés) ampliará sus esfuerzos con USD 2,5 millones de fondos para 25 nuevos proyectos. …   | English | French

22 Nov 2012 | News story

Boxed Oilies SOS RAG SANCCOB NOV 2012

Penguin Rehabilitation

How do you rehabilitate hundreds of oiled penguins to release back into the wild?   It only takes an hour to wash and rinse an oily African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), but it takes nearly four weeks to rehabilitate the bird for release back into the wild.    

20 Nov 2012 | News story

Mitiaro, Southern Cook Islands

IUCN supports Cook Islands to create the world’s largest marine park

Gland, Switzerland, 15 November 2012 – IUCN has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of the Cook Islands to support the establishment of the world’s largest marine protected area – the Cook Islands Marine Park. …  

15 Nov 2012 | News story

Animal skins for sale in a market

Hillary Clinton speaks out on wildlife trafficking

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has spoken out about the threat from wildlife trafficking, describing it as a global issue requiring a concerted global response. …  

12 Nov 2012 | News story

Dr Thomas Brooks

New head of IUCN Science and Knowledge announced

IUCN is pleased to announce that Dr Thomas Brooks will be joining the Secretariat as Head – Science and Knowledge in the Global Policy and Programme Group in January 2013. …  

30 Oct 2012 | News story

A male Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi) at his peak

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana takes step back from extinction

The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi) has taken a formal step back from extinction this year. The announcement comes with the latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which was released in India this week by The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

20 Oct 2012 | News story

A large Siberian Taimen (Hucho taimen) in Russia

Largest salmon in the world edges toward extinction

An international team of scientists have released assessment reports on the precarious status of a group of Asian salmon, taimen, which are recognized as the largest species of salmon in the world. The reports conclude that all species of taimen are now listed as threatened or Data Deficient on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, and point to a host of ongoing and emerging threats, including habitat loss and over- harvest. …  

19 Oct 2012 | News story


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