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    IUCN-Toyota partnership delivers new knowledge for biodiversity and food security


    The extinction threat to wild cereals, fruit-bearing plants and other ‘wild crop relative’ species was assessed for the first time for the latest IUCN Red List update, as part of a partnership between IUCN and Toyota Motor Corporation. The partnership, which...

  • CBD COP13, Cancun, Mexico

    UN Biodiversity Conference 2016: Compromise with a pinch of salt


    With less than four years remaining to implement the biodiversity plan agreed by world governments in 2010, IUCN calls for continued efforts to achieve the Aichi biodiversity conservation targets, as the UN biodiversity conference closes in Cancún, Mexico....

  • Giraffe

    New bird species and giraffe under threat – IUCN Red List


    Cancun, Mexico, 8 December 2016 (IUCN) – Over 700 newly recognised bird species have been assessed for the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, and 11% of them are threatened with extinction. The update also reveals a devastating...

Last updated - Tue, 17 Jan 2017
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