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  • Soft corals in the Beqa Lagoon, Vitu Levu, Fiji

    Paris Agreement only chance for coral reef survival – IUCN

    Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs, warns David Obura, Chair of the International Union for Conservation of  Nature (IUCN)’s Coral Reef Specialist Group, writing today in the journal Science. 
  • White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

    Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction – IUCN Red List

    North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five African antelope species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
  • Fishermen in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    World gears up to boost ocean protection as global congress opens in Chile

    Protecting the ocean from growing threats so that it can continue to feed communities around the world is the focus of the Fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4), hosted by Chile’s Ministry of the Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), opening today in La Serena, Chile.
Last updated - Fri, 22 Sep 2017
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