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  • A Sunda pangolin rolled into a ball on a bed of leaves A Sunda pangolin rolled into a ball Photo: © Nguyen Van Thai / SVW

    Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation Like Never Before

    17.02.2018

    In celebration of World Pangolin Day, Dan Challender, IUCN Programme Officer for Sustainable Use and Trade of Wildlife and Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Pangolin Specialist Group discusses pangolin conservation and the achievements in...

  • The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan Photo: Rory Moore

    Azerbaijan to create the first Marine Protected Area in the Caspian Sea

    14.02.2018

    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to protect...

  • Tom Milliken, Esmond Martin and Daniel Stiles Photo: Tom Milliken

    A Tribute to Esmond Bradley Martin

    08.02.2018

    Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC Elephant and Rhino Programme Officer, pays tribute to one of conservation's great unsung heroes.

  • cyperus esculentus Photo: Essl Franz

    New research reveals a global rise in emerging invasive alien species

    05.02.2018

    IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) has contributed to research published today in the journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’, which highlights the urgent need for governments to develop measures to control the spread of...

  • Orange Pore Fungus This fungus was originally discovered in Madagascar, but has spread throughout the world, displacing native fungi species. Photo: CC Image courtesy of Sid Mosdell on Flickr

    IUCN contributes to a new paper which aims to help combat Invasive Alien Species

    23.01.2018

    The IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group has made a major contribution to a paper published today in the journal Scientific Data, which provides a detailed description of the data behind The Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (GRIIS).

  • Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    MOOCs and protected areas capacity building – where we stand

    16.01.2018

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape. Their development really started to take off in 2012 and there are now over 7,000 of them mainly from European and North American universities. MOOCs are a...

  • IUCN SSC Guidelines for Species Conservation Planning Photo: IUCN SSC Guidelines for Species Conservation Planning

    Achieving successful conservation plans: revised Guidelines for Species Conservation Planning

    05.01.2018

    The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has released its revised Guidelines for Species Conservation Planning, which aim to ensure conservationists can develop appropriate and realistic conservation plans for species in the current era of profound...

  •  Cabriel river (Spain) Cabriel river (Spain) Photo: Museu Valencià d'Història Natural

    Informing Freshwater Species Conservation in the North-Western Mediterranean: Under Water, Under Threat

    27.12.2017

    Freshwater biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot is remarkably diverse and highly threatened as confirmed by the IUCN Mediterranean Biodiversity Red List assessments. The process to identify and delineate of freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA)...

  • White-naped Mangabey recently discovered by scientists in the Atewa Forest using camera traps Photo: A Rocha

    Endangered primate discovered in threatened Atewa Forest, Ghana

    21.12.2017

    Scientists have discovered the globally threatened White-naped Mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus) in Ghana’s Atewa Forest. The mangabey, a rare terrestrial monkey, is classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, but a recent assessment...

  • WIONIS Photo: WIONIS website

    IUCN Invasive Species programme helps improve knowledge exchange for invasive species in the Western Indian Ocean

    21.12.2017

    The Western Indian Ocean Network on Invasive Species (WIONIS), supported by IUCN, has launched a new website to facilitate information exchange about invasive species.  

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