Species

Julia Marton-Lefevre and Gerard Dick sign new MOU between IUCN and WAZA.

Zoos and aquariums join forces with IUCN

IUCN and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) have teamed up to increase public awareness of conservation issues and improve access to research carried out in zoos and aquariums. The five-year Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed today between IUCN and WAZA, will also increase resources for conservation. …  

17 Dec 2008 | News story

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Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants on Google

IUCN-Med has created and published its “Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants” layer on Google Earth. This layer is based on “The Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants” publication presenting a selection of 50 of the most threatened plant species growing on Mediterranean islands.  

15 Dec 2008 | News story

Manatee

Migrating towards survival

Cheetahs, sharks, the Irrawaddy Dolphin, and the West African Manatee are just some of the 22 migratory species that will benefit from conservation proposals that were adopted at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). …  

09 Dec 2008 | News story

Dr. Peter Pritchard winner of the third annual Behler Award 2008.

Lifelong turtle conservationist honoured

The third annual Behler Award for freshwater turtle conservation has been presented to Dr. Peter Pritchard, at a joint symposium of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), and the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG). 

01 Dec 2008 | News story

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)

Florida turtles need a reprieve

Several of the world’s leading turtle scientists have called on the Governor of Florida to end the commercial hunting of turtles which supplies eastern Asia. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) 2008 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered

Vaccine hope for endangered wolf

Scientists battle to save the world’s rarest wolf from rabies by creating ‘barrier’ of vaccinated wolf packs. …  

13 Nov 2008 | News story

White capped Albatross, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Getting seabirds off the hook

The Hawaiian longline tuna fishery has managed to reduce seabird bycatch by 67% since 2001 by making alterations to their fishing gear and methods, a new scientific study shows.  A combination of new bait technologies and fishing techniques have dramatically reduced seabird bycatch.  More birdlife could be saved, however, if the rules were applied in a larger area and fishing effort reduced in certain seasons.   …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story

Grey-faced Sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis)

Mammals face extinction crisis – results of global assessment revealed

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ announced on Monday that the world’s mammals face an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever. The paper summarizing this comprehensive assessment is published today in the esteemed journal Science. …  

10 Oct 2008 | News story

Ahmed Djoghlaf

Are countries measuring up?

Will countries meet the 2010 biodiversity target to reduce or halt the rate of loss of biodiversity? According to the results of the Countdown 2010 Readiness Assessment the G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) show medium to low performance in achieving the target. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

A journey from discovery to decision with the Species Information Service

Experience a live demonstration of the new website for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in Barcelona this week. 

08 Oct 2008 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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