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...
This article, originally published by AFP, highlights how IUCN, UNCHR and volunteers are using life-sized elephant puppets made of colourful cloth to...
Kutupalong Camp, Bangladesh (AFP) - A trumpet fills the air as two "elephants" charge, scattering Rohingya refugee actors at a training session in a camp which cuts deep into Bangladeshi forest once...
As a global organization,IUCN is committed with excellence, transparency and accountability in the delivery of our work. Our reputation and credibility derive from the quality of our work, the...
Species Red List Assessments Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) Wetland Assessments Background: current knowledge of the status of freshwater biodiversity Past Red List assessments of freshwater taxa...
On 27-28 February 2018, the Zoological Society of London and National Geographic Society along with IUCN, BirdLife International, CBD and others...
In recent years, there have been calls to dramatically scale up area-based conservation and for large proportions of the planet to be protected in an interconnected way. Such views are providing an...
By Natasha Ali and Trevor Sandwith On 22 – 23 February 2018, participants at the 'Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing...
In order to stem the rate of biodiversity loss, governments have committed to protect at least 17% of land and freshwater and 10% of our oceans by 2020, by adopting a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity...
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...
CEESP News: by Jim Thomas - CEO, Tenkile Conservation Alliance, Papua New Guinea The Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA) is a non-government...
Weimang Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus pulcherrimsu) - Critically Endangered (CE) IUCN Red List (the Gold & Brown tree kangaroo) Photo: Tenkile Conservation Alliance (...
CEESP News - Dr. Satya Prakash Mehra, Advisor-RSNH & Member CEESP The butterfly festival, a conservation education initiative of the India-based...
Photo: Rajputana Society of Natural History (RSNH) The Rajputana Society of Natural History (RSNH) is engaged in the conservation of natural resources through...
Saproxylic beetles are beetles which depend on dead and decaying wood for at least part of their lifecycle. It is estimated that there are thousands...
This is the seventh in a series of interviews with Red List Species Assessors involved in IUCN’s European Red Lists LIFE project. Our interviewee is a saproxylic beetle expert, but future interviews...
The karst hills of Kampot Province in Cambodia and neighboring Kien Giang Province in Vietnam, which together form the Mekong Delta Limestones (MDL...
With funding from the Rainforest Trust, IUCN is cooperating with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) to establish a karst protected landscape in Kampot Province. The proposed new protected area...
Brussels, 5 March 2018 (IUCN) – Almost a fifth (18%) of European saproxylic beetles assessed so far are at risk of extinction due to ongoing decline...
Saproxylic beetles depend on dead and decaying wood for at least part of their lifecycle, and are involved in decomposition processes and the recycling of nutrients in natural ecosystems. They also...

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