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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…
News | 03 Mar, 2023
IUCN SSC statement on World Wildlife Day
On World Wildlife Day the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) joins the wider IUCN in celebrating the thousands of species experts and partners who work with us around the world to protect and recover the plants, animals and fungi we share this planet with.
Blog | 17 Feb, 2023
A voice from the 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5), co-hosted by IUCN
IMPAC5 has provided a unique opportunity for the global ocean community to convene and transform the Kunming-Montreal Framework from bold ambition to action, with youth and indigenous voices front and centre.
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.
News | 20 Dec, 2022
Appreciation of Gren Lucas for IUCN
We are sad to announce the death of Grenville “Gren” Lucas, who served as Chair of the Survival Commission (SSC) from 1981 to 1989. Gren was a globally respected conservationist and will be especially remembered for his hugely influential leadership of the conservation of plant species.
Story | 19 Dec, 2022
Mark Stanley Price, who passed away on 13 December, was a conservation scientist with 40 years of experience working in Africa and West Asia. He trained as a zoologist, conducted fieldwork on antelopes, including mountain bongo, in Kenya, and researched the feeding ecology of hartebeest for a…
IUCN Statement | 19 Dec, 2022
IUCN welcomes Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework as an important step towards addressing the nature crisis
IUCN welcomes the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which was adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) in Montreal, Canada on 19 December 2022 after four long years of negotiations. We congratulate the Chinese Presidency, Canadian hosts and the CBD secretariat for their…
News | 14 Dec, 2022
Experts in insect taxonomy “threatened by extinction” reveals the first European Red List of Taxonomists
Expertise tends to be particularly poor in the countries with the richest biodiversity, while taxonomists are predominantly male and ageing.
Press release | 09 Dec, 2022
Human activity devastating marine species from mammals to corals - IUCN Red List
Montreal, Canada, 9 December 2022 (IUCN) – Today’s update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ highlights a barrage of threats affecting marine species, including illegal and unsustainable fishing, pollution, climate change and disease. Populations of dugongs – large…