Espèces

cycads Uganda

6,400 seeds of Critically Endangered cycads planted in Western Uganda

Mpanga Falls in Western Uganda is known as one of the world’s largest areas where the endemic cycad species Encephalartos whitelockii occurs. This cycad species is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The remaining population is estimated at about 8,000 individual plants. …  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

Pitcairn Island, South Pacific

Great British win: world's largest marine reserve to be established around Pitcairn Islands

IUCN joins other leading conservation groups in congratulating the British Government for its decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a UK Overseas Territory (OT) in the South Pacific.  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

Freedom, SOS, Save our Species, Eagle, Darshan

Darshan the Eagle, an ambassador for threatened animals, set a new world record

March 14th 2015, SOS partner Freedom’s Darshan the Eagle set a new world record with the highest recorded bird flight from a man-made structure, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai (829.8 metres). …  

18 Mar 2015 | News story

Jane Smart, Director, IUCN Global Species Programme & Bertrand de Montmollin, Chair, IUCN National Committee for Switzerland

IUCN Red Lists standards applied at National, Regional and Global Level: IUCN Swiss National Committee takes a first step towards strengthening joint collaboration

“National, Regional and Global Level: how to better collaborate? How can Red List processes be better implemented at national and regional levels, and how can these national and regional experiences retro-feed global processes?” …  

18 Mar 2015 | News story

The Race For Water Odyssey to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution in the ocean set off from Bordeaux, France.

Race against oceans of plastic

A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France. …  

16 Mar 2015 | News story

Rhino horn - Wildlife trade

Community-led solutions: a key force in tackling wildlife crime

On the eve of World Wildlife Day (3 March) a set of recommendations on engaging communities in combating the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) at the source has been issued by a group of more than 70 researchers, community representatives, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs from five continents. …  

02 Mar 2015 | News story

Rhino horns

Innovative approaches to tackling wildlife crime on the frontlines

Ground-breaking community-led approaches to combating wildlife crime around the world will be shared at an international symposium taking place in Muldersdrift near Johannesburg 26-28 February, attended by researchers, community groups, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs. …  

26 Feb 2015 | News story

Dr. Earle visiting the local school on Ascension Island

Mounting pressure for marine protection

IUCN has teamed up with a coalition of leading marine conservation organisations to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world. …  

20 Feb 2015 | News story

sea turtles, Sierra Leone

Progress in Sierra Leone Turtle Conservation despite Ebola Outbreak

“The outbreak of the Ebola virus caused some setbacks for the project but we are finding our way through” Edward Aruna, Project Coordinator for an SOS funded Sierra Leone sea turtle conservation project. …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

EU initiative to counteract African wildlife crisis

African wildlife is facing an unprecedented crisis. Currently, about 5,000 African flora and fauna species, which represents 27% of all species assessed on the continent, are listed on the IUCN Red List threatened with extinction. The main threats to African wildlife are weak governance, poaching and wildlife trafficking, and the loss of habitats through land conversion and climate change. In addition, wild species are used unsustainably for purposes such as firewood and bushmeat. …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

follow us

  Facebook Flickr Twitter Youtube

Species programme