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  • 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...

  • Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephala) Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephala) Photo: © Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela

    New technology can help map species on the IUCN Red List

    24.07.2019

    A novel method incorporating remote sensing data into species mapping demonstrates how the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species continues to evolve, increasing in accuracy and impact as new technologies emerge.

  • Roloway monkey Roloway Monkey (Cercopithecus diana)  Photo: © Russell A. Mittermeier

    Unsustainable fishing and hunting for bushmeat driving iconic species to extinction – IUCN Red List

    18.07.2019

    Gland, Switzerland, 18 July 2019 (IUCN) – Overfishing has pushed two families of rays to the brink of extinction, while hunting for bushmeat and habitat loss have led to the decline of seven primate species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List...

  • Western gray whale Photo: Dave Weller

    IUCN scientific panel calls for investigation of decline in prey of western gray whales

    11.07.2019

    IUCN’s Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel is concerned that waters immediately outside the mouth of Piltun Lagoon in the Russian Far East may be losing their ability to support the recovery of Endangered western gray whales.

  • The Endangered Ring-tailed Lemur, found in Madagascar, is highly vulnerable to cyclones. Photo: © Zdeněk Macháček / Unsplash The Endangered Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), found in Madagascar, is highly vulnerable to cyclones. Photo: © Zdeněk Macháček / Unsplash

    IUCN study identifies primate species vulnerable to extreme climatic events

    09.07.2019

    A new study has assessed the vulnerability of primates to cyclones and droughts, identifying the areas where affected species are found. It highlights species with a high extinction risk according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, helping to...

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