• Perverse priorities Photo: Still Pictures/Jim

    Perverse priorities


    Globalization leads to at least US$ 200 billion being spent on ‘perverse’ subsidies that harm biodiversity habitats as well as economies. This subsidies funding is ten times more than conservation spending worldwide. Norman Myers describes the paradox.

  • apricot flowers Photo: Loyd Schutte

    IUCN Presents Red List Exhibit at US Botanic Gardens


    May 23, 2008—As part of the US Botanic Garden’s “One Planet—Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century” summer exhibition, IUCN’s Species Program and USA Multilateral Office unveiled an exhibit at a media briefing and preview tour. The IUCN Red List of...

  • Wild appetite Photo: Corbis/Sygma/James Andanson

    Wild appetite


    Globalization is fuelling the international demand for plant and animal products, says Steven Broad, Executive Director of TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

  • Dr. Patricia Medici receiving her 2008 Whitley Award from HRH Princess Royal. Photo: The Whitley Fund for Nature

    Top award for tapir expert (IUCN/SSC)


    Brazilian biologist Dr Patricia Medici has been recognized for her work on tapir-led conservation by scooping a prestigious environmental award.

  • Blue shark Photo: Jeremy Stafford Deitsch

    You can swim but you can’t hide – more oceanic sharks on the IUCN Red List


    Bonn, Germany, May 22, 2008 (IUCN/Wiley-Blackwell) – The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN on International Biodiversity Day.

  • Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species. Photo: Roland Seitre

    Endangered Pygmy hog heads home


    The world's smallest and rarest species of wild pig was once believed to be extinct - but it may now be saved thanks to conservation efforts.

  • Protected forest on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Photo: Béatrice Riché / IUCN

    Use protected areas to save species, IUCN urges Convention on Biological Diversity


    Governments should strengthen protected areas as a way to save their countries’ species. That was the message from IUCN as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) starts to discuss protected areas at its ninth meeting in Bonn.

  • Australia's Mallee Emuwren Photo: Rob Drummond, BirdLife

    IUCN Red List 2008 for birds: Climate change and continental drift


    Bonn, Germany, 19 May, 2008 (BirdLife/IUCN) – Climate change has become firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors which have put one in eight of the world's birds at risk of extinction, today’s publication of the 2008 IUCN Red List of...

  • Ali Statersfield 
Head of Acience, Bird Life Photo: Bird Life

    The 2008 IUCN Red List Birds Update: Interview


    The 2008 IUCN Red List Birds Update makes grim reading with 1,226 species of birds threatened with extinction.   Ali Statersfield, Head of Science at the Bird Life Secretariat, tells Brian Thomson about the IUCN's Red List Bird Update. Run Audio

  • Ginkgo biloba Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kewgardens/1803795329/

    Therapy for Medicinal Plants


    A “Saving Plants that Save Lives and Livelihoods” initiative is demonstrating how implementation of international standards can ensure the sustainability of medicinal plant supplies.


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