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Saharan Addax antelope faces imminent extinction

Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the Addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope - to the very knife-edge of extinction according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild.   …  

06 May 2016 | News story

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IUCN and National Geographic Society Join Forces for IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Partnership will highlight pressing conservation issues and ways to solve them. …   | French | Spanish

03 May 2016 | News story

Garamba National Park, DR Congo

Deadly poacher attack on Garamba staff horrific – IUCN

IUCN is shocked by the attack recently carried out by elephant poachers in Garamba National Park, which killed three rangers and injured another two, including the park’s manager Erik Mararv. …   | French

03 May 2016 | Article

Niokolo-Koba National Park c Remco

Cement giant vows to respect World Heritage in joint effort with IUCN and UNESCO

Building materials company CEMEX has committed to staying out of World Heritage sites and to building awareness of the need to protect them, following a collaboration with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …   | Spanish

29 Apr 2016 | International news release

Socotra Archipelago, Yemen, after being hit by two cyclones in November 2015

Photo gallery: Cyclones hit Yemen’s remote Socotra Archipelago

Last November, Yemen’s World Heritage-listed Socotra Archipelago was hit by two rare cyclones within eight days, with drastic effects on the local population as well as its land and marine ecosystems. An expert on the ground was able to document the damage in the World Heritage site during and immediately after these extreme weather events for IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

21 Apr 2016 | Article

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