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  • Scimitar-horned oryx The scimitar oryx or scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) is a species of Oryx; once widespread across North Africa; which has been assessed by the IUCN Red List as Extinct in the wild since 2000. Photo: Brent Huffman / UltimateUngulate

    IUCN calls for halt to species decline by 2030

    11.10.2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2019 (IUCN) – IUCN has issued an urgent call to massively scale up species conservation action in response to the escalating biodiversity crisis. The Abu Dhabi Call for Global Species Conservation Action...

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  • Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum), assessed as Vulnerable The iconic Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is widely found across Europe. It has been assessed as Vulnerable. Photo: Pixabay

    Over half of Europe’s endemic trees face extinction

    27.09.2019

    Gland, Switzerland, 27 September 2019 (IUCN) – Over half (58%) of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction, according to assessments of the state of the continent’s biodiversity published today by the International Union for Conservation of...

  • SSC 4th Leaders' Meeting Scimtar-horned Oryx (Oryx dammah), EW Photo: © Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

    Species Conservation Experts to Unite in Abu Dhabi to Enhance Global Action for Biodiversity

    25.09.2019

    The highly anticipated gathering of international experts aims to heavily influence the functioning, growth and integration of species conservation work.

  • The New Lion Economy Photo: The New Lion Economy report

    Where lions go, Africa goes. Unlocking the value of lions and their landscapes

    05.09.2019

    Lions and their landscapes are a major part of Africa’s lifeblood indicator. Facing a catastrophic decline in lion population and habitat, a fresh report is the first to look in detail at the wider ecosystem services lions and "lionscapes" provide.

  • Participants during the SMART workshop organised by the MIKE programme Photo: ©IUCN

    Thailand introduces SMART tech to protect Asian elephants

    03.09.2019

    In early May, the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) programme of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), organised a three-day...

  • African Elephant. African Elephant, a key topic during CITES discussions in Geneva, 2019. Photo: © Bernard Dupont, CC BY-SA 2.0

    IUCN Informs Key Decisions at the CITES Conference on Wildlife Trade

    30.08.2019

    At the recently concluded 18th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference of the Parties (CoP18), IUCN expertise supported key decisions towards ensuring sustainable and legal trade in wildlife, writes Patricia...

  • Community theatre performance for conservation education and awareness Community theatre performance for conservation education and awareness Photo: Aaranyak

    Community involvement: the key to successful Tiger conservation

    21.08.2019

    People of the forests have lived alongside tigers for generations, where they share the landscape, prey species, water and space. Together they have developed a bond based on mutual respect and understanding that has spanned history. 

  • Vibrant rally to commemorate the World Migratory Bird Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh Vibrant rally to commemorate the World Migratory Bird Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh Photo: IUCN

    World Migratory Bird Day celebrated in Bangladesh emphasizing on the reduction on plastic pollution for the protection of birds

    05.08.2019

    On 11 May 2019, World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated in Dhaka, with the focus on conserving migratory birds and their habitats by reducing the plastic pollution.  This year, a rally and a discussion session was organized by Bangladesh Forest...

  • Tiger (Panthera tigris) Tiger (Panthera tigris) Photo: © Alex Sliwa

    International Tiger Day: Celebrating an integrated approach for tiger conservation

    29.07.2019

    Since 1910, tiger populations have plummeted from around 100,000 individuals to an estimated 3,200 individuals in 2010. Poaching, habitat destruction and human-wildlife conflict have all contributed to this dramatic decrease in one of the world’s most...

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