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  • Her Excellency Right Honourable President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari IUCN Director General Inger Andersen greets Her Excellency Right Honourable President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari during her visit to IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland 16 June 2017. Photo: IUCN/Mark Gnadt

    President of Nepal visits IUCN to strengthen future collaboration

    16.06.2017

    President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari met with Inger Andersen, Director General of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today at the organisation’s headquarters in Gland, Switzerland to discuss opportunities for enhanced collaboration...

  • Leatherback sea turtle. Classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™  Leatherback sea turtle. Classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™  Photo: © Claudia Lombard

    IUCN and Anantara collaborate to protect marine turtles in Sri Lanka

    14.06.2017

    At a time where increasing pressure is being placed on the environment, the private sector is realising the importance of conserving natural habitats and biodiversity in order to protect the viability of their businesses. In Sri Lanka, as a symbol of their...

  • Vaquitas in the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico Vaquitas in the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico Photo: WWF, 2012

    Mexican World Heritage site is in danger as vaquita faces extinction, according to IUCN

    08.06.2017

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends in-danger status for Mexico’s World Heritage-listed Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, after a mission confirmed the vaquita – the smallest and most endangered species of...

  • Coral reef in Roatán, Honduras Coral reef in Roatán, Honduras Photo: Noel Wingers

    Overfishing, reef decline threaten greater Caribbean and Pacific island fisheries – IUCN reports

    08.06.2017

    Gland, Switzerland, 8 June 2017 (IUCN) – Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards extinction, according to two regional Red List...

  • A Family of Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys A Family of Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys Photo: © Nguyen Van Truong, FFI

    Saving the world’s rarest primates by involving indigenous communities

    06.06.2017

    A community-based conservation programme in northeastern Viet Nam is actively involving indigenous communities in Ha Giang and Cao Bang Province to protect the habitats of two Critically Endangered primates, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus...

  • Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire (c) IUCN Youssouph Diedhiou Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire Photo: IUCN / Youssouph Diedhiou

    IUCN says Ivorian park should come off World Heritage ‘danger list’ as chimps make comeback

    02.06.2017

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after seeing chimps and elephants return to the park. IUCN also recommends the Landscapes of Dauria in Russia and...

  • The 2017 Whitley Award winners Photo: Whitley Fund for Nature

    Two more IUCN grantees recognised at the Whitley Awards 2017

    01.06.2017

    Two more IUCN grantees have been recognised for their innovative leadership in protecting threatened species by the Whitley Fund for Nature in 2017.  

  • Toyota IUCN Red List event Toyota IUCN Red List event Photo: © Siriporn Sriaram

    Highlighting the importance of private sector engagement in biodiversity conservation

    24.05.2017

    To highlight the importance of private sector engagement in biodiversity conservation and to raise awareness on the species extinction crisis, IUCN and Toyota Motor Corporation have jointly organised a partnership event 'THE ROAD AHEAD: TOYOTA and THE IUCN...

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Tibetan wild yak Photo: IUCN / Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

    19.05.2017

    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

  • California condor  (Gymnogyps californianus) California condor  (Gymnogyps californianus) Thanks to a captive breeding and reintroduction programme using the last remaining 22 birds in the wild captured by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the skies of Southern California and northern Mexico are now home to some 200 of what Native Americans call the “thunderbird” - America's largest flying bird. The reintroduced birds remain susceptible to human induced threats such as lead-poisoning and garbage such as bottle caps that choke the birds. IUCN Red List status: Critically Endangered Endangered Species Act status: Endangered IUCN’s SOS - Save Our Species has supported the conservation of California Condors from January 2012- December 2013 Photo: © Juan Vargas V.

    Amazing, yet threatened: celebrating Endangered Species Day

    19.05.2017

    Today is Endangered Species Day, when people across the USA celebrate national conservation efforts to protect the country’s imperilled species and their habitats. 

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