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