Gland, Switzerland, 9 July 2020 (IUCN) – Almost a third (31%) of all lemur species in Madagascar are now Critically Endangered – just one step away from extinction – with 98% of them threatened, according to today’s update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This update completes a revision of all African primate assessments, concluding that over half of all primate species in the rest of Africa are under threat. This update also reveals that the North Atlantic Right Whale and the European Hamster are now both Critically Endangered.
IUCN Europe is launching the report “Approaches to sustainable agriculture”, a referential document for the key approaches, concepts, and practices being considered by practitioners, researchers, and policy makers today. This report comes at a crucial time, to help with the implementation of the recently launched EU Green Deal, in particular the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies.
Today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) joined 30 global NGOs and business organisations in calling on corporate chief executives to support ambitious policies to reverse nature loss as part of the governments’ economic recovery plans.
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