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.
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.
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.
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...
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
A “Saving Plants that Save Lives and Livelihoods” initiative is demonstrating how implementation of international standards can ensure the sustainability of medicinal plant supplies.
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...
IUCN has provided extensive training materials on its Red List categories to support the update of the Red Data Book of Armenia.
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...
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.