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Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) - Vulnerable

Sharks, rhinos and elephants among wildlife trade summit winners

A historic vote to improve the sustainability of the international trade of eight species of sharks and rays that are listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is among the key decisions taken at the CITES wildlife trade summit closing today in Bangkok. …  

14 Mar 2013 | International news release

Grauer's Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri)

Grauer’s Gorilla caught in the crossfire of conflict

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other world leading conservation organisations have joined together to fight for the survival of the Endangered Grauer’s Gorilla, also known as the Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri). …  

13 Mar 2013 | News story

An elephant mouth in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

New report warns of uncertain future for African elephants

Bangkok, 6 March 2013— Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized over the last decade. …  

06 Mar 2013 | International news release

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New data on African elephant populations released

The fifth update on the status of the African elephant released today covers 37 range States and includes new or updated information for 194 sites, including 39 new survey areas, mainly in Eastern and Central Africa. …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Time to put a stop to illegal wildlife trade, says IUCN

Bangkok, Thailand, 28 February 2013 – Poaching, illegal trade and other important issues facing wildlife today will be discussed at the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), taking place from 3 to 14 March 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, calls for urgent measures to halt illegal wildlife trade which is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. …  

28 Feb 2013 | International news release

Tenodera rungsi nymph

Rediscovery of two rare mantid species in Morocco

A team of Italian and Moroccan scientists has recently rediscovered two mantid species, which have not been recorded for 60 years. …  

28 Feb 2013 | Article

African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

African rhinos won’t hold out for much longer, IUCN experts warn

Gland, Switzerland, 26 February 2013 – Nearly 2,400 rhinos have been poached across Africa since 2006, slowing the population growth of both African rhino species to some of the lowest levels since 1995, according to the latest facts revealed by IUCN experts. …   | French | Spanish

26 Feb 2013 | International news release

Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

Economic incentives benefit conservation of bonefish, ladyfishes and Tarpon

For the first time, all species of Tarpon, ladyfishes and bonefishes - marine species found globally in warm-water seas - have been assessed for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 17 known species, two, Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) and Roundjaw Bonefish (Albula glossodonta) are classified as Vulnerable. One species, Bonefish (Albula vulpes) is listed as Near Threatened, three species are listed as Least Concern and 11 are classified as Data Deficient. …  

25 Feb 2013 | News story

Professor Yvonne Sadovy

Keeping the colour in the oceans

Professor Yvonne Sadovy’s passion for the oceans has led to a career that tackles the destructive impacts of unsustainable international species trade on both fishing communities and marine ecosystems. …  

25 Feb 2013 | Article

Dena Cator, Programme Officer, Network Support, IUCN Species Programme.

Let science save the species

Dena Cator is best described as someone who connects people. Working for IUCN’s Global Species Programme, she acts as a link between the vast body of species experts in IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) and government representatives who make decisions on international environmental policy. …  

25 Feb 2013 | Article


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