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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

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

Announcing the first recipients of the Sir Peter Scott Fund for Conservation Action Grants

Gland, Switzerland (11.11.2004) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. The ebony forests of Mauritius, the Anegada iguana and the Endangered Przewalski’s gazelle are all set to benefit from the first round of grants issued under the Sir Peter Scott Fund for Conservation Action, created by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). …  

11 Nov 2004 | News story

Black rhino (Diceros bicornis)

The Red Data Book of the Mammals of South Africa – An important milestone in South African mammal conservation

Gland, Switzerland, 4 July 2004 (IUCN)-The World Conservation Union. The Red Data Book of the Mammals of South Africa: A Conservation Assessment is the first ever conservation assessment of every terrestrial and marine mammal in South Africa, using the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species criteria at regional level. A previous assessment published in 1986 covered only a subset of species. …  

04 Jul 2004 | News story

Great Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran)

More sharks on the Red List – Expert workshop releases findings on the status of North and Central American shark and ray populations

Gland, Switzerland, 25 June 2004 (IUCN - The World Conservation Union). The number of species of sharks and rays on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is set to grow. This was the finding of a week-long expert workshop at Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida, to examine the conservation status of the species found in North and Central American waters. …  

25 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.
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07 May 2004 | News story

ASG

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

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