Species

The Banteng (Bos javanicus), one of the nine threatened species of Asian wild cattle and buffalo.

IUCN Red List status: Endangered

Regional conservation strategy aims to reverse decline of Asian wild cattle and buffaloes

Over 40 delegates from across South-east Asia have this week agreed to a new regional conservation strategy aimed to reverse the dramatic decline of Asian wild cattle and buffalo species. The landmark meeting was held over six days in Vĩnh Phúc Province, Vietnam. …  

25 Jun 2008 | News story

Roosts of the Madagascan Flying fox (Pteropus rufus) are under threat from hunters, farmers and forest fires.

Madagascan villagers join race to protect flying fox

Villages in the Malagasy region of Madagascar are working with conservationists to safeguard the future of eight colonies of threatened bat. …  

13 Jun 2008 | News story

Barcelona Harbour

Sailing to Barcelona - Come onboard!

As part of IUCN´s World Conservation Congress (5-14 October 2008, Barcelona, Spain), Sailing to Barcelona will give a voice to creative marine conservation efforts from various corners of the world. …  

04 Jun 2008 | News story

Perverse priorities

Perverse priorities

Globalization leads to at least US$ 200 billion being spent on ‘perverse’ subsidies that harm biodiversity habitats as well as economies. This subsidies funding is ten times more than conservation spending worldwide. Norman Myers describes the paradox. …  

02 Jun 2008 | News story

apricot flowers

IUCN Presents Red List Exhibit at US Botanic Gardens

May 23, 2008—As part of the US Botanic Garden’s “One Planet—Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century” summer exhibition, IUCN’s Species Program and USA Multilateral Office unveiled an exhibit at a media briefing and preview tour. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ exhibit showcases display panels explaining the IUCN Red List and the nutritional and medicinal uses of plants. The exhibit also features live specimens of threatened or endangered plants in the Botanic Garden collection which are tagged with the IUCN Red List. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

Wild appetite

Wild appetite

Globalization is fuelling the international demand for plant and animal products, says Steven Broad, Executive Director of TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. …  

28 May 2008 | News story

Dr. Patricia Medici receiving her 2008 Whitley Award from HRH Princess Royal.

Top award for tapir expert (IUCN/SSC)

Brazilian biologist Dr Patricia Medici has been recognized for her work on tapir-led conservation by scooping a prestigious environmental award.
 

27 May 2008 | News story

Protected forest on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Use protected areas to save species, IUCN urges Convention on Biological Diversity

Governments should strengthen protected areas as a way to save their countries’ species. That was the message from IUCN as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) starts to discuss protected areas at its ninth meeting in Bonn. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species.

Endangered Pygmy hog heads home

The world's smallest and rarest species of wild pig was once believed to be extinct - but it may now be saved thanks to conservation efforts. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.
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12 May 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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