Bowhead whale in Greenland. The blow (or spout) of a bowhead can reach 7m in height.

Bowhead whale population re-surfaces in the Arctic

Scientists recently spotted several bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) near Svalbard where they have only been spotted a few times in the last several decades. …  

16 May 2006 | News story

Squalius Keadicus, a freshwater fish endemic to Greece.

Mediterranean Freshwater Fish on the Brink of Extinction

Released IUCN report says seven species have become extinct and one is extinct in the wild.  …  

15 May 2006 | News story

Tufted duck.

First World Migratory Bird Day

The African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) together with the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) will launch the first World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) from the edge of the Great Rift Valley in Laikipia, Kenya with “WINGS,” an artistic and cultural show reflecting the wonders of bird migration. …  

10 Apr 2006 | News story

A Galapagos tortoise in the Galapagos, Ecuador.

Slow but steady – Giant tortoises help clear invading species from island paradise

Conservation needs all the help it can get. On the beautiful Mauritian island of Ile aux Aigrettes, some unlikely assistance is being provided by giant tortoises which are happily dining on invasive weeds that are threatening the island’s natural balance. …  

24 Mar 2006 | News story

Workshop, Ghana

Forest Landscape Restoration to meet Ghana’s deforestation challenges

In Ghana, the total forest cover has declined from 7.5. million hectares to 6.3 million hectares between 1990 and 2000, and the current rate of deforestation is estimated at three percent per year. Forest Landscape Restoration, which aims at regaining ecological integrity and enhancing human well-being in deforested or degraded forest landscapes, is the World Conservation Union's response to Ghana's challenges. …  

08 Feb 2006 | News story

Reprieve planned for Garama's Rhinos: Extra efforts promised to safeguard their homeland

World’s largest conservation union supports last-ditch effort to save Garamba rhinos and planned international efforts to save the national park... …  

01 Feb 2006 | News story