Species

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Species” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland hosted the 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium from 4-6 July 2018. Many WCEL Members...
The 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, held from 4-6 July 2018 brought together over 300 participants from six continents to discuss current international, comparative, national, and...
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is the only IUCN member in the Cook Islands.  It is currently led by Kelvin Passfield, who represents the Oceania Region on...
The TIS team of 4 consists of Alanna Smith, Mary McDonald, Mia Samuela and Kelvin Passfield. They were joined by a volunteer from Pacific Islands Conservation Initiative, Ashley Cota, and Steve...
A parasite is causing a mass mortality outbreak threatening one of the most emblematic species found in the Mediterranean Sea, the pen shell (Pinna...
The outbreak was first detected in the Balearic Islands and the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula in late 2016, and it rapidly spread to other coastal areas. To date, this mass mortality outbreak...
Regulations under development at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to manage deep-sea mining are insufficient to prevent irrevocable damage to...
The report, Deep seabed mining: a rising environmental challenge, provides a comprehensive overview of deep-sea mining and its potential environmental impacts. The report was launched today,...
Gland, Switzerland, 5 July 2018 (IUCN) – Australia’s unique reptiles – including lizards and snakes – face severe threats from invasive species and...
The IUCN Red List now includes 93,577 species, of which 26,197 are threatened with extinction. “Today’s IUCN Red List update reveals the onslaught of threats that our planet’s biodiversity is facing...
On 3 May, IUCN Lao PDR organised an event in Nakai district, Khammouan province, where the Phou Hin Poun National Protected Area (NPA) is located....
Students learning about biodiversity. Photo: © Laura Handal/ IUCN Approximately 50 students, aged six to twelve, participated in the event. Activities included...
Ehab Eid is elected SSC Vice-Chair for West Asia (IUCN Species Survival Commission)
Ehab Eid is an expert in biodiversity conservation, zoology, CITES and protected areas management in Jordan and the West Asia region. He holds a master degree in conservation, access and management...
In June IUCN Lao PDR assessed turtle populations in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site in southern Laos. They studied several threatened turtle species,...
This assesment focuses on five species of turtle known to live in the two Lao Ramsar sites. These species include Malayemys subtrijuga (Mekong snail-eating turtle) Heosemys annandalli (Yellow-headed...
Below is the full list and contact details for all IUCN SSC Amphibian and Reptile Groups.   The menu on the left provides links to the groups who have websites. The individual groups listed host...
Below is the full list and contact details for all IUCN SSC Fish Groups.   The menu on the left provides links to the groups who have websites. The individual groups listed host their websites on...
Below is the full list and contact details for all IUCN SSC Birds Groups, including links to their websites and newsletters. Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group Chair: David Jeggo Bird Red...

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