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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IUCN's Global Species Programme, in collaboration with IUCN's commissions and members, is working hard to ensure that the complexities of the impacts of climate change on speices are appropriately...
Giraffe & Okapi Photo: Julian Fennessy Hippo Photo: Tracy Lee Hyaenid Photo:...
The Primate Specialist Group is a network of scientists and conservationists who stand against the tide of extinction which threatens humanity’s...
IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Chair: Russell MittermeierRed List Authority Focal Points: Prosimians, monkeys and smaller apes: Sanjay Molur and Christoph Schwitzer Vice-Chair for great apes:...
Bumblebee Butterfly Cave Invertebrate Coral Photo: Deepak Apte Dragonfly Firefly Freshwater...
IUCN SSC Mayfly, Stonefly and Caddisfly Specialist Group Co-Chairs:Craig Macadam and Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber Red List Authority Coordinator:  Lyndall Pereira da Conceicoa 
IUCN Species Programme, in conjunction with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) and partners, are driving the fight to save species for people and nature through many initiatives, including...
Over the last three decades, various approaches to identifying sites of significance for biodiversity have been developed. KBAs have proven to be a...
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...
In much the same way as a barometer measures atmospheric pressure to help us prepare for adverse weather conditions, the IUCN Mediterranean Red List...
Photo: Logo Red List The Mediterranean Red List of Species is a compelling review of the conservation status of species at the regional level, identifying those...
The Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a position statement respectfully...
In recent years, the conflict between the Mauritius Fruit Bat and people has escalated, caused by the damage to lychee and mango orchards and the mess and noise of bat presence in people’s back yards...
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. It...
Biodiversity loss is one of the world’s most pressing crises. Causes are complex, and solutions require involving multiple groups, from governments...
Yet without reliable, timely information on the status and trends of biodiversity there is little hope of stemming the extinction crisis. Therefore, consistent monitoring of the status of species and...

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