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  • Betula chichibuensis. Photo: Kirsty Shaw, BGCI

    Botanists work together to assess the world’s tree species


    Today we celebrate the UN International Day of Forests by highlighting the partnership of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), in a project that unites the world’s botanists.

  • Red Alert! Photo: Anne Wilson / Red Alert!

    Red Alert!


    15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then, find out how to help it survive.

  • Photo: Allan Brandon

    Almost half of Madagascar’s freshwater species threatened – IUCN report


    Forty-three percent of Madagascar’s freshwater species are threatened with extinction, including many endemic species important to local livelihoods, a new IUCN led study has found.

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