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Primates in peril

Extinction threat growing for mankind’s closest living relatives …  

26 Oct 2007 | International news release

Amphibian Ark

Amphibian Crisis, Amphibian Ark and the 2008 Year of the Frog Campaign

Earth is facing its largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. From one-third to one-half of the planet’s 6,000 amphibian species – frogs and toads, salamanders and newts, and caecilians, which have thrived for 360 million years – are in danger of extinction. …  

17 Oct 2007 | News story

Humphead parrotfish , (Bolbometopon muricatum).

Fishing out our oceans: the list of threatened marine species continues to grow

As the number of marine species assessments increases, so does the number of species in danger. The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that excessive and destructive fishing activities play a primary role in oceans biodiversity loss …  

12 Sep 2007 | International news release

Critically Endangered Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii)

Extinction crisis escalates: Red List shows apes, corals, vultures, dolphins all in danger

2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the world’s most authoritative assessment of the Earth’s plants and animals, acts as a wake up call on the global extinction crisis …  

12 Sep 2007 | International news release

More species threatened - 2007 IUCN Red List

The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is today being released, updating global understanding of the conservation status of the world’s plants and animals. There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List and the number of species threatened with extinction has risen by 188 since last year. …  

11 Sep 2007 | News story

Handbook of European freshwater fishes

New Handbook of European Freshwater Fish

A new book 'Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes' by Maurice Kottelat and Jörg Freyhof has been compiled with the strong support of the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of the Species Programme. …  

05 Sep 2007 | News story

Whit Gibbons, recipient of the 2007 Behler Award for Turtle conservation

2007 Behler Turtle Conservation Award Announced

The IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and IUCN Turtle Survival Alliance in 2006 established the John Behler Turtle Conservation Award, a major annual award to honor leadership and excellence in the field of turtle and tortoise conservation. …  

08 Aug 2007 | News story

Western Gray Whale and ship.

World Conservation Union panel voices concern over impact of noise on whales

Scientists highlight the importance of noise limits for energy companies operating in Russia to protect the critically endangered western gray whale …  

20 Jul 2007 | International news release

Akamas centaury (Centaurea akamantis) is a Critically Endangered plant found only at two locations in northern Cyprus

Real action for plant diversity: The CBD working in practice

Governments meeting in Paris have pledged support for saving plants, the basis of all life on earth. The World Conservation Union has been a driving force in the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). …  

06 Jul 2007 | News story

Adult lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

New updated Tapir Action Plan launched

The survival and conservation of the world’s four species of tapir has received a major boost with the recent completion of an updated Tapir Action Plan by the IUCN/SSC Tapir Action Plan. The Plan was completed in Brazil in early 2007 and is comprised of four Population and Habitat Viability Assessments (PHVA), one for each of the world’s four surviving Tapir species. …  

27 Jun 2007 | News story


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