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Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

World Conservation Union undertakes first ever IUCN Red List of European Threatened Mammals

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (15.09.2005) - The World Conservation Union is to conduct its first specific assessment of Europe's approximately 281 mammal species. They include a high number of threatened endemic species, amongst them the most endangered big cat in the world - the Iberian lynx. …  

15 Sep 2005 | News story

The future is looking brighter for the Seychelles white-eye - one of the Seychelles' rarest birds

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, 23 August 2005 - The last few years have seen a welcome turn around in the fortunes of the Seychelles white-eye, thanks to the success of the Seychelles white-eye Recovery Programme, involving Dr Gérard Rocamora, a member of SSC’s Reintroduction Specialist Group, other conservation organisations and local partners. …  

23 Aug 2005 | News story

Coral Reef Fish

Taking the first step towards identifying threatened coral reef fishes

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (23.06.2005) - Although coral reef fishes enjoy a great deal of interest around the world, little is known about the conservation status of most of them. Concerns are increasingly being raised about the impacts on these species of coral bleaching, as compounded by fishing and other pressures on coral reefs. Currently, only a small number of coral reef fish species are listed on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, but the number that are threatened is believed to be much higher. …  

23 Jun 2005 | News story

SSC Specialists identify global priorities for reducing cetacean bycatch

Dead harbor porpoise tangled in a net - Photo: WWFIUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (16.06.2005) - Eleven of the world’s leading marine scientists, all members of the Species Survival Commission’s Cetacean Specialist Group, have for the first time assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear. …  

16 Jun 2005 | News story

IUCN Tiger Specialist Peter Jackson Earns His Stripes

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (07.06.05) - Researchers plan to name the recently identified Malayan tiger, a new subspecies, Panthera tigris jacksoni to honour the career of tiger conservationist Peter Jackson, former Chair and still active member of the Species Survival Commission’s Cat Specialist Group. …  

07 Jun 2005 | News story

Sidamo Lark (Heteromirafra sidamoensis) 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Critically Endangered.

More birds slipping towards extinction

  IUCN –The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (02.06.05) - The annual review of the state of the world’s birds by BirdLife International, one of IUCN’s Red List Consortium partners, shows that the total number considered to be threatened with extinction is now 1,212. If this is combined with the number of Near Threatened species, it gives a total of exactly 2,000 species in trouble – more than a fifth of the planet’s remaining 9,775 bird species. …  

02 Jun 2005 | News story

Sturgeon

An Up-stream Battle to Save the World's Sturgeon

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (01.06.2005) - Finding ways to reverse the catastrophic decline of sturgeon and paddlefish stocks worldwide was the mission of more than 500 experts when they gathered in Ramsar, Iran for the 5th International Symposium on Sturgeon. …  

01 Jun 2005 | News story

First new monkey species to be discovered in Africa for over 20 years

IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 20 May 2005. A new species of monkey, the highland mangabey (Lophocebus kipunji), has been discovered in the forested highlands of southern Tanzania. This is the first new species of monkey to be identified in Africa for over 20 years. …  

20 May 2005 | News story

Safeguarding Eastern Africa’s freshwater biodiversity by removing the information bottleneck

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland (22.04.2005) - The inland waters of Eastern Africa are home to a wide variety of plants and animals such as fish, crabs, and snails that are critical for food and livelihoods. But decision makers rarely consider species conservation when planning water development projects and serious damage is being caused to these fragile ecosystems. …  

22 Apr 2005 | News story

Jane Smart

A smart move for SSC

IUCN, Gland, Switzerland - 11 April 2005. Dr Jane Smart has joined IUCN as the new Head of the Species Programme. After a degree in botany, Jane began her professional life as a plant ecologist, investigating the restoration and management of degraded wetland systems. …  

11 Apr 2005 | News story


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