Live from the Forum - September 2011

Pacific Bluefin Tuna

Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink – IUCN Red List

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel, Chinese Cobra and an Australian butterfly are threatened with extinction

Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are threatening the survival of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel and Chinese Cobra, while the destruction of habitat has caused the extinction of a Malaysian mollusc and the world’s largest known earwig, and threatens the survival of many other species – according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today at the IUCN World Parks Congress taking place in Sydney, Australia. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

17 Nov 2014 | International news release

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New figures reveal poaching for the illegal ivory trade could wipe out a fifth of Africa’s Elephants over next decade

As delegates gather to discuss the plight of the African Elephant at a summit convened by the Government of Botswana and IUCN, new analyses released today find that if poaching rates are sustained at current levels, Africa is likely to lose a fifth of its elephants in the next 10 years. …   | French | Dutch

02 Dec 2013 | International news release

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Botswana and IUCN call for global action to stop African elephant poaching

As the surge in African elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade continues, the Government of Botswana and IUCN are convening a high-level summit on the African Elephant calling for stronger global action to halt the illegal trade and secure viable elephant populations across Africa. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

Bishop Geoff Davies, Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institution, South Africa

Faith in the convention: a spirit of trust at climate talks

The world’s major religions have become increasingly engaged in environmental issues in recent years. At this week’s UNFCCC COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI) is one example of how major faiths are not only getting involved in climate change debates, but are uniting across faiths in order to speak with one voice on issues of environmental justice. …  

08 Dec 2011 | News story

Ms. Margaret Otieno, CEO of IUCN Member Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

Day 4: Ms. Margaret Otieno, CEO of IUCN Member Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

Margaret Otieno, CEO of IUCN Member Wildlife Clubs of Kenya shares her impressions on the last day of the Regional Conservation Forum for Eastern and Southern Africa. …  

23 Sep 2011 | Blogs
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Ali Kaka

Day 4: Mr Ali Kaka, Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa

On this final day of the Regional Conservation Forum, Mr Ali Kaka, Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, shares his thoughts. …  

23 Sep 2011 | Blogs
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Yolan Friedmann, South Africa

Day 4: Ms Yolan Friedmann, IUCN Councillor

Yolan Friedmann, IUCN Councillor, shares her views on day 4 of the Regional Conservation Forum for Eastern and Southern Africa. …  

23 Sep 2011 | Blogs
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Hillary M Masundire

Day 3: Prof Hillary Masundire, IUCN Councillor

Prof Hilary Masundire, IUCN Councillor, provides his views on day 3 of the Regional Conservation Forum for Eastern and Southern Africa. …  

22 Sep 2011 | Blogs
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