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  • Wild rice Photo: flowerphotos / Alamy Stock Photo

    New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

    10.05.2016

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This will significantly increase...

  • Addax Photo: Rabeil/ SCF

    Saharan Addax antelope faces imminent extinction

    06.05.2016

    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.

  • The Saharan addax faces imminent extinction Photo: Thomas Rabeil/Sahara Conservation Fund

    Saharan addax antelope faces imminent extinction

    06.05.2016

    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...

  • Garamba National Park, DR Congo Photo: Luis Arranz

    Deadly poacher attack on Garamba staff horrific – IUCN

    03.05.2016

    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.

  • Shark Photo: National Geographic

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

    03.05.2016

    Partnership will highlight pressing conservation issues and ways to solve them.

  • Athony and George excavating a nest Photo: Trokon Saykpa

    Poachers Turn Protectors in Bassa Point Community

    20.04.2016

    “I started poaching turtle eggs when I was ten years old!” declares Anthony Peabody. Since 2012, however, Anthony has been working as a beach monitor and turtle protector thanks to Sea Turtle Watch (STW) Liberia’s community oriented conservation programme....

  • gorilla campo courtesy Calvin WWF Photo: Calvin WWF

    A vision for protected areas in Central and West Africa

    20.04.2016

    By Charlotte Karibuhoye Said. The Central and West Africa region covers 26 countries that span a diversity of landscapes from Sahara desert areas and the Sahel in the north, through herbaceous and shrub savannahs, the equatorial forest belt around the...

  • Chimpanzee Family taking A Stroll infront of a Trail Camera Photo: Chimbo

    Bush fire management in the Boé

    18.04.2016

    In a region such as the Boé, Guinea Bissau, effective fire management is critical to maintaining a balance between local wildlife and farming community needs, according to Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with grantee Stichting Chimbo (Chimbo). “Thanks to...

  • Forest Elephant Photo: Garth Cripps

    Exposing illegal trade in elephant tusks

    15.04.2016

    Following a seizure of ivory, a suspected illegal trader has been sentenced to imprisonment. Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a grantee with IUCN’s SOS initiative, explains how ZSL helped expose the crime.

  • IUCN Photo: S.Over IUCN

    IUCN welcomes 22 new Members

    15.04.2016

     The IUCN Council has admitted 22 new Members bringing the total membership to 1351 Members, the highest number to date.

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