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New study provides guidance on assessing species’ vulnerability to climate change

A study by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Climate Change Specialist Group in collaboration with other international experts reviews different approaches for assessing the vulnerability of species to climate change and provides valuable guidance for conservation practitioners. The study found an imbalance in the coverage of different species groups and geographic areas, with the majority of studies focusing on birds, mammals, and plants in North America, Europe, and Australia. …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

Arabian Oryx

Conservation action makes vital difference to world’s biodiversity, study shows

A new IUCN study evaluating the impact of conservation action on ungulates (hoofed mammals) shows that species have greatly benefited from measures taken to prevent their extinction. If the conservation actions that have already been implemented had not taken place, at least 148 ungulate species would have deteriorated by one IUCN Red List category, including six species that would now be listed as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild. 

30 Apr 2015 | News story

SOS - Save OUr Species, FFI, Abies Firs, 2013A-052

Surveys funded by SOS lead to an increase of the known population of Yuanbaoshan firs

The known population size of the Critically Endangered Yuanbaoshan fir (Abies yuanbaoshanensis) more than doubled following extensive surveys in Yuanbaoshan National Nature Reserve (NNR), China in 2014. IUCN Member, Fauna & Flora International’s Xiaoya Li explains what this discovery means and how it will influence their conservation.   …  

17 Apr 2015 | News story

Terre Sauvage, SOS- Save Our Species, Fabien Chenel, Nature Image Awards, IUCN

Getting Outdoors in Paris with the Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards Exhibition

The city of light just got a bit more colourful with the recent launch of the Terre Sauvage Melvita Nature Images Awards 2014 in association with IUCN and SOS - Save Our Species.   …  

10 Apr 2015 | News story

Rangers à la recherche de les sapins

La découverte de sapins du Ziyuan a apporté un nouvel espoir à l'une des espèces d'arbres les plus menacées de la Chine

Vingt-et-un sapins du Ziyuan (Abies ziyuanensis) ont été découverts au bout de huit mois de travaux intensifs sur le terrain dans la réserve naturelle provinciale de Yinzhulaoshan, Guangxi, en Chine, rapporte David Gill, membre de l'organisation FFI (Fauna and Flora International), bénéficiaire d’une subvention SOS et membre de l'UICN. Ce projet de conservation de l'espèce Abies est financé par SOS depuis le mois de janvier de cette année.   …  

07 Apr 2015 | News story

West African Chimpanzee

Reducing Human-Chimpanzee conflicts in Guinea-Bissau

Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with Stichting Chimbo, an SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, reports from Boé, Guinea-Bissau, about how Village Vigilance Committees (CVVs) are helping to protect the local population of Endangered West African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus). …  

25 Mar 2015 | News story

Caridina woltereckae, endemic to Lake Towuti (Sulawesi), currently under threat due to overharvesting for the aquarium trade, pollution and invasive fish species

Dead Shrimp Blues - the imperilled status of freshwater shrimps

I woke up this mornin' and all my shrimps was dead and gone”, so sang the legendary blues artist Robert Johnson back in 1937. A lyric which sadly resonates today according to a study led by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

25 Mar 2015 | News story

Bombus cullamanus, critically endangered

Nearly one in 10 wild bee species face extinction in Europe while the status of more than half remains unknown - IUCN report

The first-ever assessment of all European wild bee species shows that 9.2% are threatened with extinction, while 5.2% are considered likely to be threatened in the near future. A total of 56.7% of the species are classified as Data Deficient, as lack of experts, data and funding has made it impossible to evaluate their extinction risk.
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19 Mar 2015 | News story

Jane Smart, Director, IUCN Global Species Programme & Bertrand de Montmollin, Chair, IUCN National Committee for Switzerland

IUCN Red Lists standards applied at National, Regional and Global Level: IUCN Swiss National Committee takes a first step towards strengthening joint collaboration

“National, Regional and Global Level: how to better collaborate? How can Red List processes be better implemented at national and regional levels, and how can these national and regional experiences retro-feed global processes?” …  

18 Mar 2015 | News story

Purple-throated Carib

Pollinating birds and mammals declining, reveals first global assessment of trends in the status of pollinators

According to a new study by IUCN and partners, the conservation status of pollinating bird and mammal species is deteriorating, with more species moving towards extinction than away from it. …  

13 Mar 2015 | International news release

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