Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh.
North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have come together to work with IUCN on an environmental...
The proposed 800MW combined-cycle plant is being financed by the ADB to help Bangladesh achieve its goal of providing power to the remaining 20 percent of its population that currently is without...
Appearing somewhat like a cross between an anteater and a lizard, and rolling into a ball when threatened, the pangolin looks like nothing else on...
Globally, the number of trafficked pangolin confiscations has increased significantly since 2006.  In Viet Nam, however, law enforcement officials do not report the confiscations or transfer the...
Gharials are a unique crocodilian threatened with extinction and with wild populations that have decreased precipitously due to habitat destruction...
It is estimated that there are fewer than 200 gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) left in the wild and captive breeding and reintroduction is one of the most important conservation measures for the...
European Honeybee
The annual European Bee and Pollination Week is an opportunity for the European community to reflect on one of its smallest but valuable contributors...
Split into three panels, IUCN contributed to the second panel with a presentation on “Pollinators in the EU: an opportunity for Action.” IUCN recalled that last year the European Parliament urged the...
White-rumped Vulture in Habiganj, Bangladesh
The primary reason for the recent massive decline in vulture population is the use of harmful non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used as...
Over the last couple of years, Bangladesh has achieved some major milestones in its effort to conserve vultures. One of them is the approval of Bangladesh Vulture Conservation Action Plan (2016−2025...
A Family of Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys
A community-based conservation programme in northeastern Viet Nam is actively involving indigenous communities in Ha Giang and Cao Bang Province to...
In the two provinces, communities rely on the forest’s vital resources for their survival, utilising it more and more for agriculture, livestock grazing, timber logging and non-timber forestry...
At a time where increasing pressure is being placed on the environment, the private sector is realising the importance of conserving natural habitats...
Anantara’s first resort was established in 2001 in the coastal city of Hua Hin, Thailand. Since then they have expanded their operations globally to another 10 countries. Recognising how their...
The Red List Committee oversees and guides the work of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) on biodiversity assessments. This includes responsibility for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ and...
The Standards and Petitions Sub-Committee (SPSC) is responsible for ensuring the quality and standards of the IUCN Red List and for ruling on petitions against the listings of species on the IUCN Red...
To highlight the importance of private sector engagement in biodiversity conservation and to raise awareness on the species extinction crisis, IUCN...
  Organised in conjunction with a five-day reptile workshop which brought together top experts from all over the world to conduct more thorough and more rigorous research into the biodiversity of...
California condor  (Gymnogyps californianus)
Today is Endangered Species Day, when people across the USA celebrate national conservation efforts to protect the country’s imperilled species and...
The day marks the enactment of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) – a Federal US Law approved in 1973, and designed to highlight and conserve imperilled species. The ESA currently lists 2,268...

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