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  • 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...

  • Simon Stuart, SSC Chair

    IUCN expresses its gratitude to Dr Simon Stuart on his retirement from the Union


    Dr Simon Stuart, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), will be retiring after 30 years with IUCN. He will join Synchronicity Earth, a UK-based conservation charity, as Conservation Director.

  • Fierce yet fragile: Coexistence in a changing world


    Tigers once inhabited vast parts of Asia, from Indonesia to the Central Asian states; they have now vanished from over 90% of their former range. On International Tiger Day we look at how IUCN's tiger programme is helping humans and tigers...

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