Biodiversity

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Biodiversity.

The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Standard has been approved by the IUCN Council in November 2017.
On the third anniversary of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 and the ‘Promise of Sydney’ commitments, the IUCN Green List of Protected and...
This approval of the IUCN Green List Standard sets the global benchmark for protected areas that will enable improved performance through promoting fairer and more effective management.   “...
Bialowieza Forest, Poland
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ordered Poland to cease logging in the ancient Białowieża forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
Yesterday (20 November), the Court upheld its temporary ban on active forest management in the area issued on 27 July, arguing that Poland’s active management techniques are likely to cause lasting...
Data collection in Grenada at BIOPAMA workshop, January 2016
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) aims to address threats to biodiversity in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, while reducing poverty in communities in...
Under the second phase of BIOPAMA, regional stakeholders will be encouraged to strengthen their efforts toward information monitoring
The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and the University of the West Indies...
This continued collaboration has been made possible by the decision of the European Union and the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group of States to renew their investment in continuing BIOPAMA into...
Directora de ORMACC en entrevista durante el Foro del Agua
Through the Regional Water Forum, an urgent call was made to position, protect and comprehensively manage water resources as fundamental engine for...
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 3 November 2017. The Regional Water Forum was held to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commitments assumed by the Central American...
A series of success stories!  In light of the rapid decline of biodiversity over the last decades, maintaining the essential services that it provides requires immediate action and the...
MEPs voting in a European Parliament plenary
IUCN welcomes today’s Resolution from the European Parliament on the EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy and joins the Parliament in...
During the debate, Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella stressed that the Action Plan is not enough, as it needs to be implemented before it can be considered sufficient. “We still need...
To mark the end of the BEST Preparatory Action, the European Commission is organising a full-day conference on 28 November 2017 in Brussels with...
During the conference, participants will reflect on the three stages of BEST Preparatory Action and two grant mechanisms, which has included nine calls for project proposals since 2011 and...
Mesamphiagrion gaudiimontanum
Almost 18% of the freshwater biodiversity endemic to the Tropical Andes region of Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador and Colombia is threatened with extinction...
The main threats are agricultural activities, pollution, dams and water management, mining, and unsustainable use of biological resources, such as fisheries and logging. The basins with higher...
Launching of IUCN Red List of Bangladesh 2015
In 2000, IUCN Bangladesh first published the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Bangladesh. Fifteen years later, the list has been updated...
During the assessment process, 160 assessors in Bangladesh assessed 1,619 species and categorised 390 threatened species: 56 are Critically Endangered (CR), 181 are Endangered (EN), 153 are...
Eastern Gorilla
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reports the decline of the Plains Zebra due to illegal hunting, and the growing extinction threat to Hawaiian plants posed by invasive species. Thirty eight of the...
Green Peafowl (Shobuj Moyur) is a former resident of Bangladesh. No sighting of it has been reported since 1930. Conversion of its habitat and hunting were the two main reasons for the decline of its population to zero.
This opinion editorial, published in The Daily Star on 3 March to coincide with World Wildlife Day 2017, is written by Haseeb Md Irfanullah, ...
The IUCN Red List turns 53 this year. Officially known as The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, it is basically a scientific tool that helps to check, if a species - plant or animal, big or small...

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