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More species threatened - 2007 IUCN Red List

The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is today being released, updating global understanding of the conservation status of the world’s plants and animals. There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List and the number of species threatened with extinction has risen by 188 since last year. …  

11 Sep 2007 | News story

Handbook of European freshwater fishes

New Handbook of European Freshwater Fish

A new book 'Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes' by Maurice Kottelat and Jörg Freyhof has been compiled with the strong support of the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of the Species Programme. …  

05 Sep 2007 | News story

Whit Gibbons, recipient of the 2007 Behler Award for Turtle conservation

2007 Behler Turtle Conservation Award Announced

The IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and IUCN Turtle Survival Alliance in 2006 established the John Behler Turtle Conservation Award, a major annual award to honor leadership and excellence in the field of turtle and tortoise conservation. …  

08 Aug 2007 | News story

Western Gray Whale and ship.

World Conservation Union panel voices concern over impact of noise on whales

Scientists highlight the importance of noise limits for energy companies operating in Russia to protect the critically endangered western gray whale …  

20 Jul 2007 | International news release

Akamas centaury (Centaurea akamantis) is a Critically Endangered plant found only at two locations in northern Cyprus

Real action for plant diversity: The CBD working in practice

Governments meeting in Paris have pledged support for saving plants, the basis of all life on earth. The World Conservation Union has been a driving force in the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). …  

06 Jul 2007 | News story

Adult lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

New updated Tapir Action Plan launched

The survival and conservation of the world’s four species of tapir has received a major boost with the recent completion of an updated Tapir Action Plan by the IUCN/SSC Tapir Action Plan. The Plan was completed in Brazil in early 2007 and is comprised of four Population and Habitat Viability Assessments (PHVA), one for each of the world’s four surviving Tapir species. …  

27 Jun 2007 | News story

Announcing the second round of the Sir Peter Scott Fund for Conservation Action Grants

Madagascan flying foxes, Ganges river dolphins, Hawaiian plants and Arabian leopards are among the species that are all set to benefit from the second round of grants issued under the Sir Peter Scott Fund for Conservation Action, created by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) to support its Specialist Group’s conservation projects. …  

26 Jun 2007 | News story

Showy Lady's Slipper Cypripedium reginae

Native Orchid Conservation Inc. wins award for wetland conservation

On June 4, 2007, Native Orchid Conservation Inc. (NOCI), a non-profit organization that works to conserve native plant species in Manitoba and throughout Canada, was honoured with a Canadian Environmental Silver Award in the Community Conservation category for their work protecting unique mini-ecosystems and plant communities in Manitoba.  

04 Jun 2007 | News story

Spinydogfish

CITES conference to impact on music, food, and jewelry industry

Wood species used for violin bows, shark species featured in British fish and chip meals and coral species exploited for jewelry rank high on the CITES conference agenda for international trade controls in endangered species, opening on Sunday …  

01 Jun 2007 | International news release

Mustela lutreola

One in six European mammals threatened with extinction shows new IUCN assessment

The first assessment of all European mammals, commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction. …  

22 May 2007 | International news release


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