Communiqués de presse

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

For elephants' sake – let’s get our act together

The elephant issue remains central to CITES though, unfortunately, the emotiveness of the ivory debate has not dissipated and the divisions are as deep now as at any time in the past. IUCN is concerned that much of this may be diverting efforts from the real issues and what must really be done to reduce the impact of illegal killing on Africa’s elephants. …  

22 Mar 2010 | International news release

Acipenser sturio

Sturgeon more critically endangered than any other group of species

Eighty five percent of sturgeon, one of the oldest families of fishes in existence, valued around the world for their precious roe, are at risk of extinction, making them the most threatened group of animals on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The latest update of the Red List assessed the status of 18 species of sturgeon from all over Europe and Asia and found that all were threatened.  …  

18 Mar 2010 | International news release

Coenonympha orientalis

La destruction des habitats entraîne le déclin d’un nombre croissant d’espèces

En Europe, la destruction des habitats a des conséquences graves pour les papillons, les coléoptères et les libellules. La publication de la Liste rouge européenne, à la demande de la Commission européenne, montre que 9% des papillons, 11% des coléoptères saproxyliques (qui dépendent de la décomposition du bois) et 14% des libellules sont menacés d’extinction en Europe. Pour certaines de ces espèces, la gravité des menaces est telle qu’elles pourraient s’éteindre à l’échelle mondiale et figurent maintenant dans la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge des espèces menacées™ de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

16 Mar 2010 | International news release

Bison on the American Prairie Reserve

Bringing bison back to North America

The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original roaming grounds. But for this to happen, more land must be made available for herds to roam free, government policies must be updated and the public must change its attitude towards bison. …  

02 Mar 2010 | International news release

The Juan Fernandez Firecrown, threatened by a range of introduced plant and animal species on Isla Robinson Crusoe, Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile

Impact of nature’s invading aliens measured for first time

  Invasive Alien Species, ranging from disease and plants, to rats and goats, are one of the top three threats to life on this planet, according to a new publication coordinated by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), of which IUCN is a partner. Most countries have made international commitments to tackle this threat, but only half have introduced relevant legislation and even fewer are taking adequate action on the ground.
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22 Jan 2010 | International news release

Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Aires protégées – des solutions naturelles à la crise du changement climatique

Les aires protégées offrent une solution rentable pour lutter contre les effets des changements climatiques, selon une étude de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), The Nature Conservancy, le Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD), la Banque mondiale, et le WWF. Les principaux faits et chiffres, ainsi que les conclusions de cette étude sont à présent disponibles en français.  
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21 Jan 2010 | International news release

Forest dwelling children

Année internationale de la diversité biologique: investir dans la nature, améliorer des vies

Nous sommes confrontés à une crise globale d’extinction qui ne menace pas seulement l’environnement naturel, mais aussi l’humanité. Toute la vie sur la planète dépend des espèces, des écosystèmes et des ressources naturelles. Il faut les sauvegarder avant qu’il ne soit trop tard, car nous sommes en train de détruire, de plus en plus vite, l’infrastructure naturelle dont nous dépendons pour notre survie.
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11 Jan 2010 | International news release
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Snow cover melting

Copenhagen climate summit: Copenhagen Accord a step in right direction, but insufficient

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. A global, legally-binding climate change treaty must be the next step. …   | Chinese

19 Dec 2009 | International news release

rainforest

Don’t hold REDD hostage in Copenhagen

After good progress in week one, concerns remain that a deal on REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) could yet stall on a small number of unresolved issues, or could be sacrificed because of lack of progress in other areas of the bigger deal, says IUCN. …  

15 Dec 2009 | International news release
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Arctic Fox

Species on climate change hit list named

The Arctic Fox, Leatherback Turtle and Koala are among the species destined to be hardest hit by climate change, according to a new IUCN review. …  

14 Dec 2009 | International news release