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Groundwater dependant ecosystems support livelihoods in Vietnam

Un nuevo estudio muestra la importancia de la Lista Roja de Ecosistemas de la UICN

El sistema se probó en 20 ecosistemas de seis continentes y en tres océanos. …   | English

08 May 2013 | International news release

The Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) once formed numerous, immense spawning groups. However, heavy fishing has reduced these spawning groups and overall population numbers to critically low values.

A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk

At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction, putting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at risk, finds a report published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCN SSC) Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group. …   | Dutch

28 Apr 2013 | International news release

Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) - Vulnerable

Sharks, rhinos and elephants among wildlife trade summit winners

A historic vote to improve the sustainability of the international trade of eight species of sharks and rays that are listed as threatened on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is among the key decisions taken at the CITES wildlife trade summit closing today in Bangkok. …  

14 Mar 2013 | International news release

An elephant mouth in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

New report warns of uncertain future for African elephants

Bangkok, 6 March 2013— Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized over the last decade. …  

06 Mar 2013 | International news release

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Time to put a stop to illegal wildlife trade, says IUCN

Bangkok, Thailand, 28 February 2013 – Poaching, illegal trade and other important issues facing wildlife today will be discussed at the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), taking place from 3 to 14 March 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, calls for urgent measures to halt illegal wildlife trade which is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. …  

28 Feb 2013 | International news release

Aluminium is in great demand for its unique qualities such as durability, strength and its ability to be recycled forever without loss of quality.

Global brands and IUCN to set standard for aluminium sustainability

Gland, Switzerland, 28 February 2013 – Audi, BMW Group, Hydro and Rexam join the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, to develop a global standard for aluminium sustainability by the end of 2014. …  

28 Feb 2013 | International news release

African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

Rinocerontes africanos no resistirán por mucho más tiempo, advierten expertos de la UICN

Alrededor de 2.400 los rinocerontes fueron asesinados en África desde 2006, lo que provocó la desaceleración del crecimiento de la población de dos especies de rinocerontes africanos a algunos de los niveles más bajos desde 1995, según expertos de la UICN. …   | English | French

26 Feb 2013 | International news release
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Energy utility RWE and IUCN join forces for nature

Essen, Germany/Gland, Switzerland, 25 January 2013 – Today, Germany’s number one power producer RWE and IUCN signed a three-year agreement on biodiversity management at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The aim is to further integrate protection of biological diversity into the corporate business decisions of the company. …  

25 Jan 2013 | International news release

Forest landscape restoration in Rwanda

El movimiento de restauración de paisajes se aproxima a los 50 millones de hectáreas con los compromisos de Costa Rica y El Salvador

El movimiento mundial encaminado a restaurar 150 millones de hectáreas de tierras deterioradas y deforestadas de aquí a 2020 – conocido como el “Desafío de Bonn” – cobra hoy nuevo impulso en la conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el clima en Doha, al comprometerse Costa Rica y El Salvador a restaurar hasta un millón de hectáreas cada uno. Nos aproximamos así a los 50 millones de hectáreas – un tercio de la meta – y se reconoce ampliamente que la mayor iniciativa de restauración de la historia está bien encaminada. …   | English | French

06 Dec 2012 | International news release

Study raises concern over international trade in python skins

Gland, Switzerland, 27 November 2012 – A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from South-East Asia. The main importer is the European fashion and leather industry. The study raises concerns over the illegality in parts of the trade, animal welfare issues and the trade’s impact on the conservation of python populations. …  

27 Nov 2012 | International news release