Species

Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)

Hotspots highlighted in new film

Hotspots, a film by Michael Tobias, was shown for the first time in Europe at IUCN on Friday, September 5. …  

05 Sep 2008 | News story

Logo for IUCN Red List

Coming soon: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on Monday, October 6, 2008. …  

01 Sep 2008 | News story

Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal

A Voice for Species Conservation

Why should we care about species when the world has so many other challenges to face? Help us create a Global Voice for Species Conservation!
  …   | Spanish

26 Aug 2008 | News story

Red-breasted goose (Branta ruficollis)

Romanian project to rescue Red-breasted Geese

An icon European bird species needs farmers' support to survive. …  

20 Aug 2008 | News story

Congress footprint

Wanna be a responsible Congress participant? Read "My guide to a sustainable Congress"

My guide to a sustainable Congress has been put together to help delegates make environmentally-smart decisions at different stages of their trip to and stay in Barcelona. It is part of the IUCN’s effort to practice what it preaches at this year’s event on sustainability and conservation. The guide will hopefully get you thinking about how you can combine your own plans and interests with more sustainable forms of travel. The Spanish and French version of the guide will be available shortly. …  

12 Aug 2008 | News story

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil.

Conservation gets a common language

IUCN and BirdLife have been working with a number of other organisations to define a standard lexicon for biodiversity conservation. A common language is an essential foundation of any science. For example, medical researchers and practitioners use a common set of formal terms to describe human ailments and potential treatments.   …  

10 Aug 2008 | News story

Local farmers receiving a compensation cheque from the livestock insurance scheme.

Living with leopards in Northern Pakistan

  An innovative scheme encouraging local communities to live peacefully with leopards has reached a new milestone by extending its range to three new communities in Northern Pakistan. …  

06 Aug 2008 | News story

West African fish market

Learning a new trade to save sharks in Senegal

Thirty-five women from Senegal took part in a workshop this June aimed to reduce the trade in endangered shark meat. …  

25 Jul 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Apply now for the Business Night School

Three-hour long Learning Opportunities will equip non-business delegates to the IUCN World Conservation Congress with knowledge and skills to work with business on contributing to ecosystem management solutions. Each evening (6-8 October), four sessions will run in parallel on (1) business basics, (2) partnerships, (3) communication and (4) tools, using case examples from a wide variety of sectors including energy, agri-business, advertising and communication technology. …   | Spanish

08 Jul 2008 | News story

An endangered Hawksbill was caught lately, tagged and then released back to the sea at Bai Tu Long National Park

More Species Became Endangered in Viet Nam, Says the Red Data Book

Nearly 900 species are threatened with extinction and at least 10 more have vanished from Viet Nam, according to the latest Viet Nam Red Data Book of endangered plants and animals released on June 26th in Hanoi by the Viet Nam Academy of Science and Technology and IUCN. …  

04 Jul 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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