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  • Rule - WANI Toolkit Photo: IUCN

    Reform now, save water, says IUCN

    Increased pressure on water means better laws, regulations and policies must be put in place if we are to sustain this precious resource, says IUCN’s latest report.
  • Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef Photo: Jerker Tamelander

    A monumental decision for the oceans

    President Bush today will formally designate three areas in the Pacific as Marine National Monuments. IUCN has been one of the major partners of the U.S. Government in the creation of these marine protected areas. The scientific and technical advice provided...
  • Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED Photo: Antonio Ribas / Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Programme

    IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

    Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at...
  • CCIB Photo: Barcelona CCIB 3D

    Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

    The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to...
  • Ploughshare Tortoises Photo: Chris Shepherd - TRAFFIC

    Bangkok market a hub for illegal international trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises

    Thailand is a major hub for the international trade in illegal freshwater turtles and tortoises, finds a new report, Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand, launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, a...


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