Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations,...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reveals a dramatic decline of grasshoppers and millipedes endemic to Madagascar, and the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle bat. The IUCN Red List now...
Taller Península de Yucatán, México.
We work with more than 100 Members in this area, as well as with other regional partners and non-governmental organisations interested in the construction of a just world which values and committed...
colorful parrot on limb looking at camera
IUCN’s Craig Beatty shares his thoughts on land degradation and species diversity, and affirms the need for biodiversity guidelines in forest...
We know that, on a fundamental level, people depend on many and diverse plant and animal species for nearly everything – sometimes directly as food, fuel or as fibre. We depend on different species...
Below is the full list and contact details for all IUCN SSC Plants and Fungi Groups.   The menu on the left provides links to the groups who have websites. The individual groups...
Below is the full list and contact details for all IUCN SSC Mammal Groups, including links to their websites.   Please note that the menu on the left provides links to the groups who...
Latest issues from the IUCN Species Survival Commission and the IUCN Species Programme. IUCN SSC Species e-bulletin August 2017 IUCN SSC Species e-bulletin July 2017 IUCN SSC Species e-...
Eulemur flavifrons Blue eyed Black lemur male
When a fire spread into Anabohazo forest in Sahamalaza-Iles Radama National Park (SIRNP) in north-western Madagascar in late 2016 forest guides ran...
Dozens of volunteers spent the next five days tackling the blaze and eventually extinguishing the flames. Representing 65% of the Critically Endangered Blue-eyed Black Lemur’s (Eulemur flavifrons)...
Ethiopian Wolf, canis simensis
In partnership with the European Commission, IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species (SOS) is delighted to confirm the first ten projects for funding through...
This first phase of funding totals more than EUR 2 million and comes after an initial call for proposals earlier in 2017. It will support projects in 8 countries targeting 8 species including lions,...
Snow Leopard
The survival of the snow leopard was the focus of the recent International Snow Leopard and Ecosystems Forum 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which...
Although rarely seen by human eye, its spirit lives in the cultures of the 12 nations of which it is resident. The snow leopard is a magnificent big cat, roaming mountainous ranges on altitudes...
Girl Fishing in Costa Rica
The IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) is a global expert network formed by IUCN as a joint initiative of the Species...
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Below is the full list and contact details for all IUCN SSC Invertebrate Groups.   The menu on the left provides links to the groups who have websites. The individual groups listed...

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