• Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) 2008 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered Photo: Nick Jacobsen

    Vaccine hope for endangered wolf


    Scientists battle to save the world’s rarest wolf from rabies by creating ‘barrier’ of vaccinated wolf packs.

  • Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Global Red List Assessment: Vulnerable; Sub-population Red List assessment for the Northeast Atlantic: Critically Endangered Photo: Steven Campana

    Quarter of northeast Atlantic sharks and rays threatened with extinction


    The release of the first ever IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ assessment of northeast Atlantic sharks, rays and chimaeras reveals that 26 percent are threatened with extinction and another 20 percent are in the Near Threatened category.

  • White capped Albatross, Kaikoura, New Zealand Photo: Imène Meliane / IUCN

    Getting seabirds off the hook


    The Hawaiian longline tuna fishery has managed to reduce seabird bycatch by 67% since 2001 by making alterations to their fishing gear and methods, a new scientific study shows.  A combination of new bait technologies and fishing techniques...

  • Red List of Mediterranean Amphibians Photo: IUCN-Med
  • Grey-faced Sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis) Photo: F. Rovero, Trento Museum of Natural Sciences, Italy

    Mammals face extinction crisis – results of global assessment revealed


    The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ announced on Monday that the world’s mammals face an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever. The paper summarizing this comprehensive assessment is published today in the esteemed...

  • Ahmed Djoghlaf Photo: IUCN/Liza Drius

    Are countries measuring up?


    Will countries meet the 2010 biodiversity target to reduce or halt the rate of loss of biodiversity? According to the results of the Countdown 2010 Readiness Assessment the G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and...

  • Bleached coral head, Bahamas. Photo: Copyright Wolcott Henry 2005 Marine Photobank.

    Climate change: pushing species to the brink


    Thirty-five percent of the world’s birds, 52 percent of amphibians and 71 percent of warm-water reef-building corals are likely to be particularly susceptible to climate change, the first results of an IUCN study have revealed.

  • Adrift - Tales of ocean fragility Photo: IUCN

    Tales of 12 species: Conservation or destruction?


    The book Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility was launched today, with stories of curious sharks and ghost fishing on high seas.

  • The IUCN Red List a key conservation tool factsheet Photo:

    The 2008 Review of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™


    At the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona this week there will be a showcase event to celebrate the release of the Review of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.

  • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Photo: Red List

    A journey from discovery to decision with the Species Information Service


    Experience a live demonstration of the new website for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in Barcelona this week.


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