Press Releases

Arabian Oryx

A grain of hope in the desert

The regal Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Its wild population now stands at 1,000 individuals.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Christophe Lefebvre

Christophe Lefebvre élu à la présidence du Comité français UICN

Le Conseil d’administration du Comité français de l’UICN a élu Christophe Lefebvre comme nouveau Président de l’organisation, succédant ainsi à François Letourneux. Sa candidature présentée par Nausicaa / Réseau océan mondial a été acceptée à l’unanimité des membres constitués par 2 ministères, 10 organismes publics et 36 ONG …  

10 Jun 2011 | News story

The Tigerfish, Hydrocynus vittatus (LC), a species popular among the sport fishing community. This iconic species is generally common and abundant with a wide distribution across Africa, but is locally depleted by heavy fishing pressure

Lifeline for Africa’s freshwater species

Gland, Switzerland, 9th June, 2011 (IUCN) – Africa is being given a unique opportunity to conserve its tremendous diversity of freshwater species – a critical resource for many of Africa’s poorest people. African countries can now decide to use their water resources sustainably, and avoid paying millions of dollars, as is the case in Europe, to rectify poorly planned wetland development. …   | French | Arabic

09 Jun 2011 | International news release

Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps)

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds, just released by BirdLife International, an IUCN Red List partner.  …  

07 Jun 2011 | International news release

Women on their way to market, Mali.

World Environment Day: every forest voice should count

Today we celebrate World Environment Day, a global day for positive action for the environment. This year’s theme, ‘Forests: Nature at Your Service’, highlights the variety of services that forests provide us with and urges us all to take action to protect them. IUCN also calls for the voices of forest-dependent communities to be heard and taken into account in the way forests and their resources are managed. …  

05 Jun 2011 | News story

Important Plant Areas of the south and east Mediterranean region: priority sites for conservation’ (eds E. A. Radford, G. Catullo and B. de Montmollin)

New international report to secure natural riches of North Africa and the Middle East

An international conservation project has brought together botanists and scientists from the Middle East and North Africa - Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Syria and Tunisia - in an unprecedented bid to secure the future of the region’s wildlife. …   | French | Spanish

01 Jun 2011 | International news release

IUCN logo

IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

Dry ground in Oued El Maleh swamp in Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

Bonn “Can Do” Cancun Climate Change Agreement – IUCN

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks that will be held in Bonn from 6 to 17 June will start in earnest on the full implementation of the Agreements reached in Cancun by all Parties to the Climate Change Convention. …  

30 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

Relic forest

Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story


Mediterranean landscape