Espèces

Wheat growing in India

Systemic pesticides pose global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services

The conclusions of a new meta-analysis of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees. …  

24 Jun 2014 | News story

13A-062-001, Bijagós islands, Rowan Martin, SOS Save Our Species

Protection of key Timneh parrot breeding area underway

The Timneh parrot breeding season is now underway on the Bijagós islands of Guinea-Bissau, according to SOS Grantee Rowan Martin of the World Parrot Trust, an IUCN member. The Vulnerable Timneh parrot (Psittacus timneh) has long been subject to high levels of trapping for the pet trade, leading to dramatic declines in populations.   …  

20 Jun 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

Un “non” franc et massif contre les extractions au sein des sites du patrimoine mondial

Suivant les conseils de l’UICN, le Comité du Patrimoine Mondial a envoyé un message fort aux industries pétrolières et autres industries extractives afin que celles-ci n’opèrent pas au sein des sites relevant du patrimoine de l’humanité, ou patrimoine mondial. Ce message a pris place au sein de discussions sur les sites du patrimoine mondial aujourd’hui en danger, comme l’emblématique parc national africain de Virunga, à l’occasion de la réunion annuelle du Comité du Patrimoine Mondial organisée à Doha (Qatar). …   | English | Dutch

19 Jun 2014 | News story

12A_33_42, WWF MEkong, SOS Save Our Species, Saola, Illegal camp pre-burning, © Khamhou Thongsamouth

Saola Field Notes: Reconnaissance patrol into the Kalo region of the Xe Sap National Protected Area, Vietnam

SOS grantee Michael Dine of WWF, an IUCN member, has been updating SOS on field activities from his project to help protect the Critically Endangered Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis). This is one of two SOS funded projects helping to protect the little known and rarely seen forest bovid – cousin to antelopes, cattle and goats.  What follows is Michael’s report of a successful reconnaissance patrol in difficult terrain and conditions – which also indicates several of the practical challenges one faces when trying to protect a species.   …  

17 Jun 2014 | News story

Dickinson's Cypripedium (Cypripedium dickinsonianum) - Endangered

La Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN dresse un état des lieux toujours plus alarmant

Selon la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN™, près de 80 % des orchidées de la sous-famille des Cypripedioideae des zones tempérées et plus de 90 % des lémuriens sont menacés d’extinction. Alors que l’anguille du Japon, une espèce récemment évaluée, a été classée dans la catégorie En danger, le tatou à trois bandes du Brésil, la mascotte de la Coupe du Monde 2014 de la FIFA, dont la population est en déclin constant, conserve son statut d’espèce Vulnérable. …   | English | Spanish | German | Dutch

12 Jun 2014 | News story

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham launching the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign

International sporting personalities United for Wildlife

Global sports personalities came together in London yesterday to sign up to the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, which seeks to mobilise support amongst younger generations for the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Sportspeople already signed up as Ambassadors of the campaign include David Beckham, Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Samuel Eto’o, Yao Ming and Francois Pienaar. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis pristis) in an aquarium

Shark specialists prioritize recovery of world’s largest, most threatened Rays

The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a global strategy to prevent extinction and promote recovery of sawfishes, which have been devastated worldwide by overfishing and habitat loss. The strategy is being launched at the Sharks International conference in Durban and coincides with announcements that two West Africa countries -- Guinea and Guinea Bissau -- are proposing the listing of sawfishes under the Convention on Migratory Species in November, which could significantly boost protections. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

L’élite de la conservation se réunit pour le futur de la planète

Experts à la renommée internationale, politiciens, directeurs généraux, activistes ; tous seront réunis à Sydney (Australie) en novembre prochain, pour une série de débats publics organisés à l’occasion du Congrès Mondial des Parcs de l’UICN, édition 2014. …   | English

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Staghorn Corals

New technologies making it easier to protect threatened species

Human actions are driving many species to extinction 1000 times faster than their natural rate, but a new Duke University-led study finds that emerging technologies could give scientists and policymakers a more efficient way to identify the species at greatest risk and take steps to protect them before it’s too late. …  

02 Jun 2014 | News story

Mangrove Finch, SOS - Save Our Species, CDF

World First! Captive-bred Mangrove finches released into natural habitat

With the release of 15 captive bred Critically Endangered Mangrove finches we are delighted to report a world first from SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF). Today in collaboration with its implementing partners, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment through the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) and San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG), CDF are celebrating the release into the forest habitat on Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. Time will tell how the birds fare.   …  

30 May 2014 | News story

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