• IUCN Red List logo Photo: IUCN

    Coming soon: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


    The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on Monday, October 6, 2008.

  • Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal Photo: IUCN/Sue Mainka

    A Voice for Species Conservation


    Why should we care about species when the world has so many other challenges to face? Help us create a Global Voice for Species Conservation!  

  • A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil. Photo: Imène Meliane IUCN Photo Library

    Conservation gets a common language


    IUCN and BirdLife have been working with a number of other organisations to define a standard lexicon for biodiversity conservation. A common language is an essential foundation of any science. For example, medical researchers and practitioners use a common...

  • Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Photo: Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory & The Dolphin Institute

    Humpback whale on road to recovery, reveals IUCN Red List


    Some large whale species, including the humpback, are now less threatened with extinction, according to the cetacean update of the 2008 IUCN Red List. Most small coastal and freshwater cetaceans, however, are moving closer to extinction.

  • Congress footprint Photo: Irene R Lengui

    Wanna be a responsible Congress participant? Read "My guide to a sustainable Congress"


    My guide to a sustainable Congress has been put together to help delegates make environmentally-smart decisions at different stages of their trip to and stay in Barcelona. It is part of the IUCN’s effort to practice what it preaches at this year’s event on...

  • The Fijian Crested Iguana on Yadua Taba Island, Fiji Photo: Stuart Chape

    Website to Boost Endangered Species Conservation


    Fiji’s first website dedicated to documenting the country’s endangered species was launched in Suva on 25 April and is expected to help boost awareness in the country on its flora and fauna.   

  • Local farmers receiving a compensation cheque from the livestock insurance scheme. Photo: Leopard Conservation in Pakistan

    Living with leopards in Northern Pakistan


      An innovative scheme encouraging local communities to live peacefully with leopards has reached a new milestone by extending its range to three new communities in Northern Pakistan.

  • Javan Gibbon, Hylobates moloch, Endangered, Indonesia. Photo: CI - Sunarto

    Extinction threat growing for mankind’s closest relatives


    Mankind’s closest relatives – the world’s monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some being literally eaten to extinction.

  • Workshop participants training in sustainable methods of processing West African pelagic fish. Photo: Dr. Mika Diop

    Learning a new trade to save sharks in Senegal


    Thirty-five women from Senegal took part in a workshop this June aimed to reduce the trade in endangered shark meat.

  • Tapirs are the bigest herbivores in the Peruvian Amazon Photo: Mathias Tobler

    The timid creatures of the Amazon


    What are these pony-sized, piglike funny-looking animals? Should we be afraid of them or are they going to run away from us? Mathias Tobler, a member of the Tapir Specialist Group is currently working in the Peruvian Amazon with the Andes to Amazon...


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