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  • IUCN Red List Photo: IUCN

    IUCN Red List wins 2014 Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize for Biodiversity


    The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is honoured this year, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, with the announcement that it will receive the 2014 Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize for Biodiversity.

  • Ángela Teresita Leiva Sánchez Photo: IUCN SSC

    Remembering Dra Ángela Leiva Sánchez


    It is with great sadness and shock that SSC has learned of the death of Dra Ángela Leiva Sánchez, Chair of the Cuba Plant Specialist Group. Ángela was a committed leader of the conservation community in Cuba. Members of SSC remember her as a brave...

  • Japanese Eel (Anguilla japonica) Photo: Yuichi Kano

    IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species


    Almost 80% of temperate slipper orchids and over 90% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The newly assessed Japanese Eel has been listed as Endangered, while the Brazilian Three...

  • Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Photo: Alicia Wirz

    Urgent deal reached for African Elephants


    Key states along the illegal ivory value chain have committed to urgent measures to halt the illegal trade and secure elephant populations across Africa. The agreement was reached at the African Elephant Summit convened by the government of Botswana and IUCN...

  • Leatherback turtle swimming amongst fish Photo: Guy Marcovaldi/IUCN

    Forest giraffe joins growing number of threatened species


    The Okapi – a national symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as the “forest giraffe” – and the sub-Saharan White-winged Flufftail – one of Africa’s rarest birds – are now on the brink of extinction, according to the latest update of The...

  • Clownfish Photo: Flickr - Nemos Great Uncle

    IUCN steps up the pace on investigating climate change impacts on wildlife


    At a time when global climate change is among the most important of issues for humankind to address, there remains significant uncertainty about how changes in the climate system will impact upon the world’s species and ecosystems, not to mention how...

  • Asian white-backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis) Photo: ARKive -

    Conservation in Action: The Road to Recovery


    From saving the world’s most threatened species of sea turtle to bringing unusual amphibians back from the brink of extinction, no conservation challenge is a lost cause if knowledge, dedication and strong partnerships are put into play. This is the message...

  • One-horn rhinoceros at the Chitwan National Park, Nepal Photo: Andrew Gell

    Major step towards Asian Rhino Recovery


    At a meeting of the five Asian Rhino range states - Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal - a common action plan was agreed today with the aim of increasing the populations of Asian Rhino species by at least 3% annually by 2020.

  • Online IUCN Red List Training Course Photo: IUCN

    IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online


    The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an...

  • African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Photo: Alicia Wirz

    The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife


    As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation...


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