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  • Blue shark Photo: Jeremy Stafford Deitsch

    You can swim but you can’t hide – more oceanic sharks on the IUCN Red List

    22.05.2008

    Bonn, Germany, May 22, 2008 (IUCN/Wiley-Blackwell) – The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN on International Biodiversity Day.

  • Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species. Photo: Roland Seitre

    Endangered Pygmy hog heads home

    21.05.2008

    The world's smallest and rarest species of wild pig was once believed to be extinct - but it may now be saved thanks to conservation efforts.

  • Protected forest on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Photo: Béatrice Riché / IUCN

    Use protected areas to save species, IUCN urges Convention on Biological Diversity

    21.05.2008

    Governments should strengthen protected areas as a way to save their countries’ species. That was the message from IUCN as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) starts to discuss protected areas at its ninth meeting in Bonn.

  • Australia's Mallee Emuwren Photo: Rob Drummond, BirdLife

    IUCN Red List 2008 for birds: Climate change and continental drift

    19.05.2008

    Bonn, Germany, 19 May, 2008 (BirdLife/IUCN) – Climate change has become firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors which have put one in eight of the world's birds at risk of extinction, today’s publication of the 2008 IUCN Red List of...

  • Ali Statersfield 
Head of Acience, Bird Life Photo: Bird Life

    The 2008 IUCN Red List Birds Update: Interview

    19.05.2008

    The 2008 IUCN Red List Birds Update makes grim reading with 1,226 species of birds threatened with extinction.   Ali Statersfield, Head of Science at the Bird Life Secretariat, tells Brian Thomson about the IUCN's Red List Bird Update. Run Audio

  • Ginkgo biloba Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kewgardens/1803795329/

    Therapy for Medicinal Plants

    19.05.2008

    A “Saving Plants that Save Lives and Livelihoods” initiative is demonstrating how implementation of international standards can ensure the sustainability of medicinal plant supplies.

  • Eruc Gilman Photo: IUCN

    Tuna troubles

    15.05.2008

    Tuna is now one of the most important seafood products in global trade. But rising demand has left most tuna stocks either depleted or fully exploited. Sarah Halls talks to IUCN’s Eric Gilman, who explains the problem and what can be done to put the situation...

  • Armenia Photo: 350

    IUCN and WWF Caucasus support the update of the Red Data Book of Armenia

    15.05.2008

    IUCN has provided extensive training materials on its Red List categories to support the update of the Red Data Book of Armenia.

  • Barcelona Congress Photo: IUCN

    Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

    12.05.2008

    The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also...

  • Dhamra Port - Promoting Corporate Environmental Responsibility in India

    06.05.2008

    IUCN and The Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL), a joint venture of Tata Steel and L&T, have signed an agreement to develop environmental standards and design mitigation measures for the construction of a port in Orissa, India.

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