On Tuesday 18 December at the United Nations General Assembly, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the only conservation organization with official observer status at the UN, called for the rapid development of a network of marine protected areas to help the...
Six out of the world’s eight species of bears are threatened with extinction, according to recent assessments by the IUCN Bear and Polar Bear Specialist Groups. Asia and South America are revealed as the areas most in need of urgent conservation action
The first ever assessment of European freshwater fishes indicates astonishing species diversity but also the devastating impact of over 100 years of development and management of freshwater systems and fishes
As the number of marine species assessments increases, so does the number of species in danger. The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that excessive and destructive fishing activities play a primary role in oceans biodiversity loss
The unreachable depths of the ocean are now reachable – and so is the genetic marine material that lives there. As a new potential industry opens up, a set of rules is urgently needed to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans’ resources,...
A rainforest time capsule in Madagascar, a lava tube system in the Republic of Korea and primeval beech forests straddling Slovakia and the Ukraine are among five natural sites being recommended for inclusion on the World Heritage List by the World...
Wood species used for violin bows, shark species featured in British fish and chip meals and coral species exploited for jewelry rank high on the CITES conference agenda for international trade controls in endangered species, opening on Sunday
The first assessment of all European mammals, commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction.
The Star Alliance of airlines, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), UNESCO-MAB and Ramsar launch Biosphere Connections to raise awareness of nature and biodiversity – in the air and on the ground
(Star Alliance and IUCN)