Commission statement | 1989
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) recognises the long-standing tradition among governments and heads of state of giving or exchanging live animals and hereby outlines its position in relation to State Gifts of Animals.
Story | 03 Feb, 2022
Gland, Switzerland, 3 February 2022 (IUCN) – A new IUCN report by the Species Survival Commission finds that contact with and trade of domesticated animals and their products are by far the most frequent source of recurring human illness. While less evidence exists tracing…
Story | 12 Mar, 2020
All coastal and marine ecosystems are critical to human well-being and global biodiversity. Mangroves, coral reefs, and seagrass beds are examples of these. But urban and rural infrastructure investments are having a heavy negative impact on these systems, and it is…
Story | 10 Aug, 2017
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, informed key decisions on the sustainable use and trade of plant and animal species, including snakes and orchids, at the recent 29th meeting of the Animals Committee and the 23rd meeting of the Plants Committee of the Convention on…
Story | 14 Apr, 2016
Following a seizure of ivory, a suspected illegal trader has been sentenced to imprisonment. Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a grantee with IUCN’s SOS initiative, explains how ZSL helped expose the crime.