Communiqués de presse

An elephant mouth in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

New report warns of uncertain future for African elephants

Bangkok, 6 March 2013— Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized over the last decade. …  

06 Mar 2013 | International news release

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Time to put a stop to illegal wildlife trade, says IUCN

Bangkok, Thailand, 28 February 2013 – Poaching, illegal trade and other important issues facing wildlife today will be discussed at the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), taking place from 3 to 14 March 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, calls for urgent measures to halt illegal wildlife trade which is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. …  

28 Feb 2013 | International news release

Aluminium is in great demand for its unique qualities such as durability, strength and its ability to be recycled forever without loss of quality.

Global brands and IUCN to set standard for aluminium sustainability

Gland, Switzerland, 28 February 2013 – Audi, BMW Group, Hydro and Rexam join the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, to develop a global standard for aluminium sustainability by the end of 2014. …  

28 Feb 2013 | International news release

African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

Les rhinocéros africains n’en ont plus pour très longtemps : l’alerte des experts de l’UICN

Avec près de 2400 rhinocéros braconnés en Afrique depuis 2006, la croissance de la population des deux espèces africaines est tombée à l’un des niveaux les plus bas depuis 1995, d’après les données communiquées par des experts de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

26 Feb 2013 | International news release

Energy LI

Energy utility RWE and IUCN join forces for nature

Essen, Germany/Gland, Switzerland, 25 January 2013 – Today, Germany’s number one power producer RWE and IUCN signed a three-year agreement on biodiversity management at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The aim is to further integrate protection of biological diversity into the corporate business decisions of the company. …  

25 Jan 2013 | International news release

Forest landscape restoration in Rwanda

Le mouvement de restauration des paysages approche la barre des 50 millions d’hectares avec les engagements de Costa Rica et du Salvador

Le mouvement mondial qui a pour but de restaurer 150 millions d’hectares de terres dégradées et déboisées d’ici 2020, connu sous le nom de “Défi de Bonn”, prend de l’ampleur aujourd’hui lors de la conférence des Nations Unies sur le climat à Doha: le Costa Rica et le Salvador s’engagent à restaurer jusqu’à un million d’hectares chacun. On se rapproche ainsi de la barre de 50 millions d’hectares (un tiers de l’objectif), ce qui montre que l’initiative est en bonne voie d’avancement. …   | English | Spanish

06 Dec 2012 | International news release

Study raises concern over international trade in python skins

Gland, Switzerland, 27 November 2012 – A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from South-East Asia. The main importer is the European fashion and leather industry. The study raises concerns over the illegality in parts of the trade, animal welfare issues and the trade’s impact on the conservation of python populations. …  

27 Nov 2012 | International news release

Anjona, 13, lost her home to the rising sea in the Sunderbans, India

UN Biodiversity talks move forward but nature needs more

Hyderabad, India, 20 October 2012 – Despite good progress towards achieving the 2020 targets to halt the loss of biodiversity, efforts to conserve nature must be urgently scaled up if we want to meet the 2020 deadline to save all life on earth - says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …  

20 Oct 2012 | International news release

Majestic Palm (Ravenea rivularis)

Les palmiers de Madagascar proches de l’extinction

Hyderabad, Inde  – D’après la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN™, publiée aujourd’hui par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), 83% des palmiers de Madagascar sont menacés d’extinction, ce qui met également en danger les moyens de subsistance des populations locales. Cette mise à jour de la Liste comprend 65,518 espèces, dont 20,219 sont menacées d’extinction. …   | English | Spanish

17 Oct 2012 | International news release

Grauer’s gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) DRC

Primates in peril – conservationists reveal the world’s 25 most endangered primates

Hyderabad, India - The world’s 25 most endangered primates have been revealed in a new report released today at the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity COP11. Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2012–2014 has been compiled by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the International Primatological Society (IPS), in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) and the Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation (BCSF). …  

15 Oct 2012 | International news release