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  • Aedes albopictus Aedes albopictus Photo: Aedes albopictus_AFPMB CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Global initiative calls for urgent action against invasive alien species
    29.11.2016

    A new global initiative to reduce the impacts of invasive alien species – the Honolulu Challenge - has been launched today by 33 organizations and institutions. The launch follows a call for urgent action on invasive alien species made by experts, governments...
  • Python and python skins Python and python skins Photo: iStockphoto and Shutterstock

    Kering, ITC and IUCN release new data on the sustainability and livelihood benefits of python trade
    26.09.2016

    Three new reports published today by the Python Conservation Partnership (PCP), a partnership between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Species Survival Commission Boa and Python Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation...
  • Elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya Elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya Photo: Julian Blanc

    Poaching behind worst African elephant losses in 25 years – IUCN report
    23.09.2016

    Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past ten years – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report launched today at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES,...
  • Eastern Gorilla Eastern Gorilla.  Critically Endangered Photo: Intu Boedhihartono

    Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction – IUCN Red List
    04.09.2016

    Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today at the...
  • Ministers from Guinea, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana have committed to restore 11.5 million hectares of degraded forests Photo: Rwanda Natural resources Authority

    Restoration commitments from Africa push the Bonn Challenge beyond 100 million hectares
    26.07.2016

    Ministers from Guinea, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana have voiced their commitments today to restore 11.5 million hectares of degraded forests at a high-level roundtable in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Whale shark Whale shark Photo: IUCN Photo Library/ © Andre Seale

    Whale sharks, winghead sharks and Bornean orangutans slide towards extinction
    08.07.2016

    New IUCN Red List assessments reveal that growing human pressures on whale sharks, winghead sharks and Bornean orangutans are putting these species at an increasing risk of extinction. Whale sharks and winghead sharks are now listed as Endangered and Bornean...
  • Dehorned black rhinos, South Africa Photo: © Richard Emslie

    IUCN reports deepening rhino poaching crisis in Africa
    09.03.2016

    The number of African rhinos killed by poachers has increased for the sixth year in a row with at least 1,338 rhinos killed by poachers across Africa in 2015, according to new data compiled by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species...
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