Declining wader populations – new review gives increasing cause for concern

Gland, Switzerland, 18 June 2004 (IUCN)-The World Conservation Union. The International Wader Study Group, which also acts as the IUCN/SSC Wader Specialist Group, has just published a major review of the status of the migratory wader (shorebird) species in Africa and western Eurasia. …  

18 Jun 2004 | News story

Swallowtail Butterflies: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Expanding the Ark - advancing invertebrate conservation

Gland, Switzerland, 24 May 2004 (IUCN)-The World Conservation Union. 'Expanding the Ark' neatly summarises the aims of the invertebrate specialists who gathered at the American Museum of Natural History in New York for a symposium recently. They plan to raise awareness of invertebrate conservation requirements so that these are included in conservation planning, management and policy decisions. Currently, invertebrate species are often overlooked in conservation strategies, despite representing the vast majority of our planet's biodiversity: a staggering 95% of all known animal species. …  

24 May 2004 | News story

IUCN/SSC and TRAFFIC launch project to review CITES proposals

Gland, Switzerland, 12 May 2004 (IUCN) - This week marks the start of an intensive three months for IUCN's Wildlife Trade Programme and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as a major project begins to provide technical reviews of proposals to change the listing of plant and animal species on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Appendices. …  

12 May 2004 | News story

From words to action - Supporting grassroots conservation

Gland, Switzerland, 17 May 2004 (IUCN) - This week, IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) launches a new action fund that will boost the efforts of its members as they work to save a wide range of plants, animals and their natural habitats across the globe.

07 May 2004 | News story


No respite for Critically Endangered Saiga Antelope

Gland, Switzerland, 15 April 2004 (IUCN) - Despite the conservation efforts of many people, the saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica tatarica) still faces imminent extinction. …  

15 Apr 2004 | News story

Protected Area "Gap Analysis" published in Nature

Gland, Switzerland, 8 April 2004 (IUCN) - A paper appearing in the science journal Nature today places one of the major outcomes of the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress into the high profile scientific literature. Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity, widely referred to as the "global gap analysis" involved hundreds of IUCN scientists and is the most comprehensive peer-reviewed analysis of its kind. …  

08 Apr 2004 | News story

International partnership launched to promote conservation efforts for threatened marine species

IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, 29 October 2003. IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) is joining forces with the Perry Institute for Marine Science to help protect the world's oceans through research, and the development and promotion of conservation efforts for threatened marine species. …  

29 Oct 2003 | News story


Modern lifestyle threatens oldest seed plants on Earth

IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, 02.07.03. Cycads, the oldest seed plants on earth, are now also amongst the most threatened plants in the world cautions a new publication from IUCN - The World Conservation Union. Two species have already gone Extinct in the Wild, and continuing pressures from modern lifestyles suggest that more are likely to join them. …  

02 Jul 2003 | News story

These franciscanas died in gillnets in Brazil. Fishing nets are the greatest present danger to most small cetaceans

Small cetacean species may not survive another decade warns new landmark publication

IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, 14.05.03. A new publication on the status of the world's cetaceans - whales, dolphins and porpoises, offers a stark warning that the smaller, lesser-known species such as the baiji (or Yangtze River dolphin) may not survive the next decade.   …   | French

14 May 2003 | News story

Homo Sapiens in the picture

January 17, 2003,Human Behaviour Not Numbers: Major Threat to Species on the IUCN Red List, IUCN welcomes the discussion generated by scientists in the United States but says the changes to the Categories and Criteria for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species would be unwarranted. …  

17 Jan 2003 | News story

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