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  • Mauritius fruit bat Mauritius Fruit Bat Photo: © Jacques de Speville

    IUCN calls for an end to culls of the Mauritius Fruit Bat

    19.12.2018

    The Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a position statement respectfully appealing to the Government of Mauritius to halt any cull of the Endangered Mauritius Fruit Bat, Pteropus niger,...

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Western gray whale in Sakhalin  Photo: Yuri Yakovlev

    IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts

    14.12.2018

    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development near Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East....

  • Dr Randall Reeves Dr Randall Reeves  Photo: Randall Reeves

    Dr Randall Reeves to continue leading advisory panel on industry development impacts

    11.12.2018

    Dr Randall Reeves has been re-appointed by IUCN as Chair of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP), which provides independent advice on the impacts of offshore oil and gas development on gray whales and their habitat. He plans to continue leading the...

  • Tiger Photo: Sugoto Roy

    IUCN Tiger Programme extended to 2023

    07.12.2018

    The IUCN Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) has been extended for a further five years thanks to a €7.5 million donation from the German Cooperation.

  • marine mammal protected areas conference 5th International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas Logo Photo: ICMMPA

    Early Registration Announcement for ICMMPA5

    05.12.2018

    Early Registration for the 5th International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas is now Open!

  • Organisers of the IUCN-TMC side-event at CBD COP14 Photo: IISD

    The road ahead: from knowledge to action for threatened species

    04.12.2018

    IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ and Toyota consider the importance of private sector partnerships for achieving international biodiversity targets.  

  • Sumatra rhino ssc Photo: Ridho Hafizh Zainur Ridha/WWF-Indonesia

    Rescue of critically endangered Sumatran rhino brings new hope for the species

    30.11.2018

    KUTAI BARAT, 28 November 2018: The Government of Indonesia and Sumatran Rhino Rescue, a groundbreaking alliance of leading international conservation organizations have successfully rescued and relocated a critically endangered but healthy female rhino to a...

  • Corals Red Sea Corals at Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Photo: mindgrow [CC BY-SA 2-0]. from flickr

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    24.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in...

  • woman looking up at trees with pine in the back Photo: IUCN / Craig Beatty

    High hopes for biodiversity through landscape restoration

    16.11.2018

    Biodiversity conservation is the goal of the countries meeting over the next few weeks at the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity.  A new working paper outlines a hopeful vision and practical applications for...

  • Fin Whale Photo: Aqqa Rosing-Asvid (CC BY 2.0)

    Fin Whale, Mountain Gorilla recovering thanks to conservation action – IUCN Red List

    14.11.2018

    Gland, Switzerland, 14 November 2018 (IUCN) – Conservation action has brought renewed hope for the Fin Whale and the Mountain Gorilla, according to today’s update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Fin Whale has improved in status from Endangered...

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