Especies

SOS - Save Our Species, EWT, Jay Roode, Dugong, Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

A good year for Bazaruto's Dugongs

Reaching October without a single Dugong mortality is something we need to shout about according to SOS Grantee Karen Allen from IUCN Member, Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).   …  

31 Oct 2014 | News story

Pancratium maritimum, Important plant for Long Beach, Ulicnj (Montenegro)

Conservando plantas silvestres y sus hábitats para las comunidades locales en el Mediterráneo

El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN y PlantLife International han comenzando un nuevo proyecto para promover la conservación de las plantas silvestres y sus hábitats en el Sur y el Este del Mediterráneo. El proyecto "Conservando plantas silvestres y sus hábitats para las comunidades locales en el Mediterráneo (IPA-Med)" ha comenzado hoy con el taller de lanzamiento celebrado en Montenegro. …   | English

30 Oct 2014 | News story

Scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini

Nuevos compromisos para la conservación de las especies migratorias:

Del 3 al 9 de noviembre se llevará a cabo la 11ª Reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención sobre Especies Migratorias, en Quito (Ecuador). Esta será la primera Conferencia de las Partes de la CMS en las Américas. Durante esta reunión los delegados se pondrán de acuerdo sobre las medidas de conservación coordinadas a nivel internacional para las especies migratorias en el mundo y decidirán qué especies deben ser protegidas en virtud de sus dos apéndices. La delegación de la UICN, incluyendo participantes de la Oficina Regional para América del Sur y los expertos de la Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies, tratará de aconsejar y apoyar en forma técnica a las Partes para las propuestas entregadas a esta COP. …   | English

28 Oct 2014 | News story

Collage of all White-lipped Peccary artworks

Artists unite for threatened species

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Peccary Specialist Group recently enlisted the voluntary help of artists to raise awareness of the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), which is increasingly threatened by habitat loss and hunting. The creativity and generosity of the artists resulted in over 38 artworks showcasing a wide range of artistic styles, and capturing the peccary’s social behaviour, environment and charm. …  

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

United Nations issues guidelines to minimize risk of invasive species

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has adopted new guidelines to prevent and control biological invasions by pets, aquarium and terrarium species, live bait and live food. The new guidance is largely based on input from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG). …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of severe storms in the Pacific

Oceans and climate change at the forefront as three sailing canoes unite on an important voyage

Pressure increases on the developed world to open its eyes to the realities of climate change, as the Mua Voyage expands to three canoes – sailing on behalf of all Pacific Islanders with the message to the world about ‘Our People, Our Islands, Our Ocean, Our Future’. …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

HSH Prince Albert II with the awardees

IUCN Red List receives Prince Albert II of Monaco Biodiversity Award

Yesterday, The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM was honoured with this year’s Prince Albert II of Monaco Biodiversity Award. …  

13 Oct 2014 | News story

Help us assess 160,000 species by 2020!

160,000 species by 2020 – will you help?

This year is an important milestone for IUCN as it marks the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. By scientifically documenting on a case-by-case basis the nature and severity of threats to the survival of species, The IUCN Red List helps drive meaningful and appropriate conservation action. …  

10 Oct 2014 | News story

Tree Kangaroo

Tree Kangaroo Friendly Coffee – a triple win story

Imagine protecting threatened wildlife, empowering local communities in the process and doing it all through a premium organic coffee brand. Such was the triple win solution generated by Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Programme (TKCP).   …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

Voanioala gerardii canopy

Improvement in protected areas needed to save Madagascar palms

Despite the expansion of Madagascar’s protected areas, many palm species are still threatened with extinction, primarily due to forest degradation and destructive harvesting, reveals a study published in PLOS ONE. Eighty-three percent of the 192 endemic species are threatened, exceeding estimates for all other comprehensively evaluated plant groups in Madagascar. …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

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