• African elephants African elephants Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Philippe Bouché


    Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La Tapoa resort in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

  • IMMA Workshop  - NE Indian Ocean & SE Asian Seas Photo: Erich Hoyt

    Important Marine Mammal Areas : 46 new candidates


    "We have put up our biggest numbers so far,” said Task Force co-chair Erich Hoyt. “A total of 46 candidate IMMAs.”

  • Saiga Antelope Photo: © N.J. Singh

    IUCN proposes new method for measuring species’ conservation success


    A conceptual framework to help measure how conservation action helps species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species recover was presented in a paper published today in the journal Conservation Biology.

  • 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.

  • Proplatycnemis pseudalatipes 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.

  • Anastrangalia sanguinolenta. Least Concern. Frédéric Chevaillot Anastrangalia sanguinolenta, assessed as Least Concern. Photo: Frédéric Chevaillot

    Loss of old trees threatens survival of wood-dependent beetles – IUCN Red List


    Brussels, 5 March 2018 (IUCN) – Almost a fifth (18%) of European saproxylic beetles assessed so far are at risk of extinction due to ongoing decline in large veteran trees across Europe, a new IUCN report has found.

  • © Cheryl-Samantha Owen / samowenphotography Photo: © Cheryl-Samantha Owen/ samowenphotography.com

    Join IUCN in Celebrating World Wildlife Day


    Join the IUCN Global Species Programme in celebrating World Wildlife Day, 3rd March 2018. This important date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973.

  • African Lion cubs in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania by Cheryl-Samantha Owen Photo: © Cheryl-Samantha Owen

    IUCN Director General's Statement on World Wildlife Day


    World Wildlife Day provides a poignant opportunity to reflect on how to ensure peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife – including the world’s most charismatic predators.

  • Lacoste turtle Photo: Lacoste

    Lacoste and IUCN join forces to champion the cause of threatened species


    Global fashion designer Lacoste announces partnership with IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species Programme at Paris fashion show.


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