Especies

SSC Specialists identify global priorities for reducing cetacean bycatch

Dead harbor porpoise tangled in a net - Photo: WWFIUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (16.06.2005) - Eleven of the world’s leading marine scientists, all members of the Species Survival Commission’s Cetacean Specialist Group, have for the first time assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear. …  

16 Jun 2005 | News story

IUCN Tiger Specialist Peter Jackson Earns His Stripes

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (07.06.05) - Researchers plan to name the recently identified Malayan tiger, a new subspecies, Panthera tigris jacksoni to honour the career of tiger conservationist Peter Jackson, former Chair and still active member of the Species Survival Commission’s Cat Specialist Group. …  

07 Jun 2005 | News story

Sidamo Lark (Heteromirafra sidamoensis) 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Critically Endangered.

More birds slipping towards extinction

  IUCN –The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (02.06.05) - The annual review of the state of the world’s birds by BirdLife International, one of IUCN’s Red List Consortium partners, shows that the total number considered to be threatened with extinction is now 1,212. If this is combined with the number of Near Threatened species, it gives a total of exactly 2,000 species in trouble – more than a fifth of the planet’s remaining 9,775 bird species. …  

02 Jun 2005 | News story

Sturgeon

An Up-stream Battle to Save the World's Sturgeon

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (01.06.2005) - Finding ways to reverse the catastrophic decline of sturgeon and paddlefish stocks worldwide was the mission of more than 500 experts when they gathered in Ramsar, Iran for the 5th International Symposium on Sturgeon. …  

01 Jun 2005 | News story

First new monkey species to be discovered in Africa for over 20 years

IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 20 May 2005. A new species of monkey, the highland mangabey (Lophocebus kipunji), has been discovered in the forested highlands of southern Tanzania. This is the first new species of monkey to be identified in Africa for over 20 years. …  

20 May 2005 | News story

Safeguarding Eastern Africa’s freshwater biodiversity by removing the information bottleneck

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (22.04.2005) - The inland waters of Eastern Africa are home to a wide variety of plants and animals such as fish, crabs, and snails that are critical for food and livelihoods. But decision makers rarely consider species conservation when planning water development projects and serious damage is being caused to these fragile ecosystems. …  

22 Apr 2005 | News story

Jane Smart

A smart move for SSC

IUCN, Gland, Switzerland - 11 April 2005. Dr Jane Smart has joined IUCN as the new Head of the Species Programme. After a degree in botany, Jane began her professional life as a plant ecologist, investigating the restoration and management of degraded wetland systems. …  

11 Apr 2005 | News story

Delacour's Langur

New Report on 25 Most Endangered Primates Shows Mankind’s Closest Living Relatives Under Threat Around the World

7 April 2005, Antananarivo, Madagascar - Mankind’s closest living relatives - the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates - face increasing peril from humans and some could soon disappear forever, according to a report released today by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN - The World Conservation Union’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the International Primatological Society (IPS), in collaboration with Conservation International (CI). …  

07 Apr 2005 | News story

Bearing up well in Eastern Europe

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, 1 April 2005. There is some excellent news for European brown bear conservation in Eastern Europe, including European Russia, in the most recent edition of International Bear News the quarterly newsletter of the SSC Bear Specialist Group and the International Association for Bear Research. …  

01 Apr 2005 | News story

Hippo

Future of Africa's Wetland Icons Hangs in the Balance

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, 28 February 2005. The results of the recently completed population and status assessment of the common and pygmy hippopotamus, undertaken in 2004 by the Hippo Subgroup of the SSC’s Pigs, Peccaries and Hippos Specialist Group, has highlighted some worrying trends in both species. …  

28 Feb 2005 | News story

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