Mammals

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

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...
Tapanuli orangutan
A team of international scientists, including IUCN experts, have described a new species of orangutan found in Indonesia. 
The newly described Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) exists in an isolated population of around 800 individuals in the Batang Toru forests in Sumatra, Indonesia. The species occurs only in...
Apparently unrelated, there are some similarities between responding to climate change and managing human-elephant conflicts. To make human-elephant...
The earth’s climate has rapidly been changing over the recent decades because of our carbon-based development and destruction of nature. We have three major responses to that change. Responses to...
North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have come together to work with IUCN on an environmental...
The proposed 800MW combined-cycle plant is being financed by the ADB to help Bangladesh achieve its goal of providing power to the remaining 20 percent of its population that currently is without...
Appearing somewhat like a cross between an anteater and a lizard, and rolling into a ball when threatened, the pangolin looks like nothing else on...
Globally, the number of trafficked pangolin confiscations has increased significantly since 2006.  In Viet Nam, however, law enforcement officials do not report the confiscations or transfer the...
On International Tiger Day we look at how IUCN's tiger programme is helping humans and tigers coexist – and making sure these magnificent predators...
In partnership with the European Commission, IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species (SOS) is delighted to confirm the first ten projects for funding through...
This first phase of funding totals more than EUR 2 million and comes after an initial call for proposals earlier in 2017. It will support projects in 8 countries targeting 8 species including lions,...
Snow Leopard
The survival of the snow leopard was the focus of the recent International Snow Leopard and Ecosystems Forum 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which...
Although rarely seen by human eye, its spirit lives in the cultures of the 12 nations of which it is resident. The snow leopard is a magnificent big cat, roaming mountainous ranges on altitudes...
The rapid decline of the African elephant in the 1970s and 1980s provoked serious concern about the long-term survival of the species. This concern highlighted the need to monitor and report on the...
The mission of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group is to promote the long-term conservation of Africa's elephants throughout their range.   Launch of the African Elephant...
Dorsal fin of a Ganges river dolphin as it swims among patches of riverine grass
Project title: Biodiversity Assessment for Rupsha 800 MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant Project Location: Khulna, Bangladesh Duration: June 2017- February 2018 Project Background: The...
© 2016 by Tatiana Ivkovich/ Far East Russia Orca Project (Whale and Dolphin Conservation). Killer whale habitat in southeast Kamchatka EBSA (ecologically or biologically significant area), selected by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) — an area
IUCN WCPA/SSC Joint Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force
IUCN WCPA Specialist Group Leaders Erich HOYT         Giuseppe NOTARBARTOLO DI SCIARA...

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