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Press release | 30 Mar, 2023
Experts gather for first global human-wildlife conflict summit
Oxford, UK, Thursday 30 March 2023 (IUCN) – Hundreds of representatives from conservation organisations, academia, governments, businesses and indigenous and local communities from six continents and 70 countries will meet for the International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and…
News | 08 Mar, 2023
Shedd Aquarium and The Morton Arboretum named new Centers for Species Survival
The IUCN Species Survival Commission recognizes just eleven Centers on the planet
Story | 03 Mar, 2023
Supporting species migration in Central Asia
Central Asia is home to some of the last migratory mammal species in the world. Over the course of a three-year initiative, IUCN Save Our Species invested almost 500,000 USD through seven projects in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan to protect threatened species affected by a fast-changing…
Story | 26 Jan, 2023
Meet the Pollinator Expert: Axel Hochkirch
In this edition of “Meet the Expert”, we introduce Prof. Dr. Axel Hochkirch, Chair of the IUCN SSC Invertebrate Conservation Committee and associate professor in the Biogeography department at Trier University in Germany.
Commission statement | 2020
IUCN Commission Statement on the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict
This IUCN SSC Position Statement was prepared by the Chair and members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force in July 2020. At the time of writing, the Task Force is also preparing a comprehensive technical policy and advisory document, the IUCN SSC Guidelines…
Commission statement | 2018
IUCN Commission Statement on the Culling of the Mauritius Fruit Bat
As a globally threatened and endemic species, the decision for mass culls is of great concern to the IUCN Species Survival Commission and conservation organisations worldwide since a reduction in population increases the bat’s risk of extinction.
In July 2018, a reassessment of the…
Commission statement | 2014
IUCN Commission Statement on the threat posed by unregulated use of poison
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) hereby outlines its position in relation to the increasing incidence and scale of the use of poison causing catastrophic declines in wildlife populations across Africa.
There is increasing evidence that agricultural pesticides are being misused…
Commission statement | 1989
IUCN Commission Statement on research involving species at risk of extinction
IUCN holds that all research on or affecting a threatened species carries a moral responsibility for the preservation or enhancement of the survival of that species. Conservation of the research resource is clearly in the interest of the researchers.
DG Statement | 01 Dec, 2022
IUCN Director General’s open letter to Members ahead of UN CBD COP 15
Dear IUCN Members,
As IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), we have an enormous responsibility. Since 1948, we have been the global authority keeping our finger on the pulse of biodiversity.