Invasive Alien Species, ranging from disease and plants, to rats and goats, are one of the top three threats to life on this planet, according to a new publication coordinated by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), of which IUCN is a partner.
Most countries have made international commitments to tackle this threat, but only half have introduced relevant legislation and even fewer are taking adequate action on the ground.
22 Jan 2010 | International news release
In preparation for the upcoming CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) meeting (15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, CoP15) that will be taking place 13 – 25 March 2010 in Doha, Qatar, IUCN and TRAFFIC have released the results of their Analyses of the Proposals to Amend the Appendices. See here for the table with the Analyses. …
12 Jan 2010 | News story
06 Jan 2010 | News story
IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that the extinction crisis continues unabated. Targets to reduce the loss of biodiversity by 2010 look set to have fallen far short of what had been hoped for. Craig Hilton-Taylor, manager of the IUCN Red List Unit in Cambridge, England, says he hopes the International Year of Biodiversity will turn this situation around. …
04 Jan 2010 | Audio
14 Dec 2009 | International news release
01 Dec 2009 | International news release
Following his nomination earlier in the year, it has been announced that Jan Schipper, a member of the IUCN’s Species Programme, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award. …
30 Nov 2009 | News story
An international group dedicated to protecting the world’s diverse array of fungi has been formed as the result of a groundbreaking meeting of high-profile scientists, brought together in the North Yorkshire town of Whitby by Dr David Minter, an Associate of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. …
20 Nov 2009 | News story
12 Nov 2009 | News story