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Olive Ridley Turtle

Balancing act for turtles

Can a balance be found between the environment and development? That was the question discussed at a meeting to work out how the Dhamra Port project in Orissa, India, can go ahead without harming the Olive Ridley turtle population. …  

05 Mar 2009 | News story

Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Critically Endangered.

Quarter of antelope species in danger of extinction

A quarter of all antelope species are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.  

04 Mar 2009 | International news release

European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) 2008 IUCN Red List status: Near Threatened

Rabbits at risk in home range

In some parts of the world they thrive, to the extent they are regarded as pests, yet in their native range on the Iberian Peninsula rabbits are Near Threatened with extinction, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Their decreasing numbers have also had alarming impacts on the Critically Endangered Iberian Lynx and the Spanish Imperial Eagle.  …  

03 Mar 2009 | News story

Les Murs de l’Arche

Delete? French artist offers to work with IUCN to save species

French wildlife artist Thierry Bisch is developing a project with IUCN to deliver a powerful message about the need to protect threatened species. …  

02 Mar 2009 | News story

Southeast Asia Box Turtle

Box turtles face knockout as Indonesian traders export 100 times quota

Unregulated trade—at 10 to 100 times legal levels—has caused Southeast Asian Box Turtles almost to vanish from parts of Indonesia, where once they were common,according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. …  

23 Feb 2009 | International news release
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Ivory on sale in Viet Nam

Elephants under threat as illegal ivory price soars in Viet Nam

Indochina’s few surviving elephants are under increasing threat from booming illegal ivory prices in Viet Nam, according to a new market analysis released today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network and joint programme between IUCN and WWF. …  

16 Feb 2009 | International news release

Propagation of plants for medicinal harvesting

Saving the Guggul Tree

Community-based conservation action in Rajasthan, India drives effort to save an important medicinal plant. …  

25 Jan 2009 | News story

Malayan Box Turtle

Illegal trade in Malayan Box Turtles continues

The Malayan Box Turtle is disappearing across Malaysia despite a ban on its export, finds a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network and a joint programme between IUCN and WWF. The turtles are in high demand in East Asia for their meat and for use in traditional Chinese medicine. …  

07 Jan 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefevre and Gerard Dick sign new MOU between IUCN and WAZA.

Zoos and aquariums join forces with IUCN

IUCN and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) have teamed up to increase public awareness of conservation issues and improve access to research carried out in zoos and aquariums. The five-year Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed today between IUCN and WAZA, will also increase resources for conservation. …  

17 Dec 2008 | News story

Asian elephants

Myanmar emerges as ivory trade and elephant smuggling hot spot

About 250 live Asian Elephants have been smuggled from Myanmar in the past decade, mostly destined for “elephant trekking” tourism activities in neighbouring Thailand, reveals a report by the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF. …  

11 Dec 2008 | International news release


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