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  • Vote for your Heritage Hero


    Five outstanding individuals in three natural World Heritage sites have been shortlisted as Heritage Heroes for their exceptional work in protecting some of the world's most precious natural areas. Discover their inspiring stories and decide who will...

  • The Bornean orangutan is classed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

    Paper reveals nature conservation knowledge is a bargain


    A new study released today finds that the knowledge databases which underpin nature conservation and environmental decision-making – such as the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ - cost US$ 6.5 million annually to manage, plus the dedication of thousands...

  • Habitat clearance in Niassa Reserve, Mozambique

    Three quarters of the world’s threatened species are imperiled from agriculture, land conversion, overharvesting


    Less than a month away from the kick-off of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, a team of scientists report in the journal Nature that three quarters of the world’s threatened species are imperiled because people are converting their habitat into...

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