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Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback whale on road to recovery, reveals IUCN Red List

Some large whale species, including the humpback, are now less threatened with extinction, according to the cetacean update of the 2008 IUCN Red List. Most small coastal and freshwater cetaceans, however, are moving closer to extinction. …   | French | Spanish

12 Aug 2008 | International news release

Javan Gibbon, Hylobates moloch, Endangered, Indonesia.

Extinction threat growing for mankind’s closest relatives

Mankind’s closest relatives – the world’s monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some being literally eaten to extinction. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

03 Aug 2008 | International news release

An endangered Hawksbill was caught lately, tagged and then released back to the sea at Bai Tu Long National Park

More Species Became Endangered in Viet Nam, Says the Red Data Book

Nearly 900 species are threatened with extinction and at least 10 more have vanished from Viet Nam, according to the latest Viet Nam Red Data Book of endangered plants and animals released on June 26th in Hanoi by the Viet Nam Academy of Science and Technology and IUCN. …  

04 Jul 2008 | News story

The Banteng (Bos javanicus), one of the nine threatened species of Asian wild cattle and buffalo.

IUCN Red List status: Endangered

Regional conservation strategy aims to reverse decline of Asian wild cattle and buffaloes

Over 40 delegates from across South-east Asia have this week agreed to a new regional conservation strategy aimed to reverse the dramatic decline of Asian wild cattle and buffalo species. The landmark meeting was held over six days in Vĩnh Phúc Province, Vietnam. …  

25 Jun 2008 | News story

African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

Rhinos on the rise in Africa but Northern white nears extinction

African rhinos have reached record numbers for the first time in decades, but the Northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is on the brink of extinction. …  

16 Jun 2008 | International news release

apricot flowers

IUCN Presents Red List Exhibit at US Botanic Gardens

May 23, 2008—As part of the US Botanic Garden’s “One Planet—Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century” summer exhibition, IUCN’s Species Program and USA Multilateral Office unveiled an exhibit at a media briefing and preview tour. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ exhibit showcases display panels explaining the IUCN Red List and the nutritional and medicinal uses of plants. The exhibit also features live specimens of threatened or endangered plants in the Botanic Garden collection which are tagged with the IUCN Red List. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

Australia's Mallee Emuwren

IUCN Red List 2008 for birds: Climate change and continental drift

Bonn, Germany, 19 May, 2008 (BirdLife/IUCN) – Climate change has become firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors which have put one in eight of the world's birds at risk of extinction, today’s publication of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species äassessment for birds has found. …  

19 May 2008 | International news release

Ploughshare Tortoises

Bangkok market a hub for illegal international trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises

Thailand is a major hub for the international trade in illegal freshwater turtles and tortoises, finds a new report, Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand, launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, a joint programme of WWF and IUCN. …  

24 Apr 2008 | International news release

Asiatic black bear

Biodiversity loss – it will make you sick

A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says. …  

23 Apr 2008 | International news release

Fish Eagle

The 2008 IUCN Red List for birds is coming

May 19 will see the release of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds on the Birdlife International website. Occurring every four years, this full update is a global assessment of every bird species on earth: a complete inventory of the conservation status of the world’s avifauna. …  

18 Apr 2008 | News story

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