• Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED Photo: Antonio Ribas / Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Programme

    IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis


    Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at...

  • Barcelona Congress Photo: IUCN

    Apply now for the Business Night School


    Three-hour long Learning Opportunities will equip non-business delegates to the IUCN World Conservation Congress with knowledge and skills to work with business on contributing to ecosystem management solutions. Each evening (6-8 October), four sessions will...

  • Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species. Photo: Roland Seitre

    Endangered Pygmy hog heads home


    The world's smallest and rarest species of wild pig was once believed to be extinct - but it may now be saved thanks to conservation efforts.

  • Barcelona Congress Photo: IUCN

    Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online


    The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also...

  • 4th WCC Photo: IUCN

    Agenda and Documentation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress now available


    As of today all the information and documents on which Members will vote at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona (5 to 14 October 2008), including the new IUCN Programme "Shaping a sustainable future", are available online.

  • Barcelona Congress Photo: IUCN

    Contribute to IUCN’s policy and programme – submit a motion!


    The electronic Motions Management System is now open and all members in good standing are invited to submit draft motions for consideration at the IUCN Members’ Assembly at the World Conservation Congress. Detailed information on how to submit motions is...

  • World Wetland Day 2008 Photo: Mahbubur Rahman Masum

    Dhaka Observes World Wetland Day


    2nd February each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

  • Hydro-meteorological characteristics of Hakaluki haor Photo: IUCN Bangladesh

    Hydro-meteorological characteristics of Hakaluki haor


    Choudhury, Giasuddin Ahmed ; Nishat, Ainun IUCN Bangladesh ; Sustainable Environment Management Programme (SEMP) ; UNDP ; Bangladesh, Ministry of Environment and Forest


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