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...
With its rich biodiversity and its high levels of anthropogenic change, the Mediterranean region is a key hotspot for species, and a priority for...
Photo: CSD The Mediterranean region is recognized as the second largest Global Biodiversity Hotspot, encompassing both the terrestrial and marine environments...
There are two main lines of work: Preventing electrocution and collision impacts of power infrastructure on birds, and raptor mortality by...
Since 2015, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) has been developing activities related to the conservation of threatened raptors between managers and technicians from both shores...
  There is an urgent necessity to help conservation of species in the Mediterranean region. The IUCN Red shows a high percentage of that threatened species in the Mediterranean level (approximately...
At Mediterranean level, the latest edition of the IUCN Red List (2008) shows that approximately 19% of Mediterranean known species are endangered and 1% is already extinct at regional level. In this...
  Invasive Alien Species are recognized as a major driver of biodiversity loss across the world, not only affecting nature but also economy, food security and human health. However, there was no...
  Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) are 'sites contributing significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity’, in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. The Global Standard for the...
  Biodiversity loss is one of the world’s most pressing crises. Causes are complex, and solutions require involving multiple groups, from governments to civil society. Yet without reliable, timely...
IUCN invites applications for the Chair of its Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) to provide objective independent advice on the impacts to...
For the last 14 years, the IUCN-led WGWAP has worked with Sakhalin Energy – an oil and gas company with Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi as shareholders – and other actors to ensure the long-...
Project title: Ecological restoration of Kapiriggama cascade system of tanks in Rambewa Divisional Secretariat in Anuradhapura Location: Kapiriggama, Anuradhapura, North Western Province of Sri...
Engaging communities as partners in combatting illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is increasingly recognized as critical, but has proven difficult to operationalise in a meaningful and sustainable manner....
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Steering Committee will meet in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 15th to 18th, to examine its role and...
This Committee seeks to ensure that evidence-based conservation actions are universally adopted as a shared responsibility to avoid the extinction crisis and further loss of biodiversity.   Held...

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