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Collage of all White-lipped Peccary artworks

Artists unite for threatened species

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Peccary Specialist Group recently enlisted the voluntary help of artists to raise awareness of the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), which is increasingly threatened by habitat loss and hunting. The creativity and generosity of the artists resulted in over 38 artworks showcasing a wide range of artistic styles, and capturing the peccary’s social behaviour, environment and charm. …  

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Chimpanzees in Taï National Park Park, Côte d'Ivoire

Governments still behind on commitments to avert biodiversity crisis

Pyeongchang, Republic of South Korea, 17 October 2014 – Despite increasing recognition of the biodiversity crisis and its impacts on human well-being, the scale of the government response is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the calamity, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12), closing today in South Korea. …   | Spanish

17 Oct 2014 | International news release

Village tiger response team in Bangladesh

Tiger conservation programme launches call for proposals

Today, IUCN’s Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is launching a call for field-based projects for tiger conservation. Nine tiger range countries are eligible for funding under this programme and multidisciplinary projects delivered by collaborative partnerships are encouraged. The five-year programme is funded by the German government through the KfW Development Bank. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen named IUCN Director General

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today the appointment of Inger Andersen as the new Director General of the Union starting in January 2015. …   | Dutch

14 Oct 2014 | International news release

Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

United Nations issues guidelines to minimize risk of invasive species

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has adopted new guidelines to prevent and control biological invasions by pets, aquarium and terrarium species, live bait and live food. The new guidance is largely based on input from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG). …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of severe storms in the Pacific

Oceans and climate change at the forefront as three sailing canoes unite on an important voyage

Pressure increases on the developed world to open its eyes to the realities of climate change, as the Mua Voyage expands to three canoes – sailing on behalf of all Pacific Islanders with the message to the world about ‘Our People, Our Islands, Our Ocean, Our Future’. …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

HSH Prince Albert II with the awardees

IUCN Red List receives Prince Albert II of Monaco Biodiversity Award

Yesterday, The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM was honoured with this year’s Prince Albert II of Monaco Biodiversity Award. …  

13 Oct 2014 | News story

Help us assess 160,000 species by 2020!

160,000 species by 2020 – will you help?

This year is an important milestone for IUCN as it marks the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. By scientifically documenting on a case-by-case basis the nature and severity of threats to the survival of species, The IUCN Red List helps drive meaningful and appropriate conservation action. …  

10 Oct 2014 | News story

Tree Kangaroo

Tree Kangaroo Friendly Coffee – a triple win story

Imagine protecting threatened wildlife, empowering local communities in the process and doing it all through a premium organic coffee brand. Such was the triple win solution generated by Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Programme (TKCP).   …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

Voanioala gerardii canopy

Improvement in protected areas needed to save Madagascar palms

Despite the expansion of Madagascar’s protected areas, many palm species are still threatened with extinction, primarily due to forest degradation and destructive harvesting, reveals a study published in PLOS ONE. Eighty-three percent of the 192 endemic species are threatened, exceeding estimates for all other comprehensively evaluated plant groups in Madagascar. …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

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