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.   …   | English

14 May 2003 | News story
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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