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Celebrating 50 years of The IUCN Red List

Throughout 2014 we are celebrating the significant contribution of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in guiding conservation action and policy decisions over the past 50 years. …  

10 Oct 2014 | News story

Help us assess 160,000 species by 2020!

160,000 species by 2020 – will you help?

This year is an important milestone for IUCN as it marks the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. By scientifically documenting on a case-by-case basis the nature and severity of threats to the survival of species, The IUCN Red List helps drive meaningful and appropriate conservation action. …  

10 Oct 2014 | News story

Shark Reef Marine Reserve logo

Creation of a new Marine Park in Fiji

In November 2014, the Fiji Shark Reef Marine Reserve will formally be declared a National Marine Park by the government of Fiji. This is a first in the archipelago and the result of an excellent local initiative which took 11 years to succeed from which the whole community will benefit. …  

09 Oct 2014 | News story

Tree Kangaroo

Tree Kangaroo Friendly Coffee – a triple win story

Imagine protecting threatened wildlife, empowering local communities in the process and doing it all through a premium organic coffee brand. Such was the triple win solution generated by Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Programme (TKCP).   …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

Voanioala gerardii canopy

Improvement in protected areas needed to save Madagascar palms

Despite the expansion of Madagascar’s protected areas, many palm species are still threatened with extinction, primarily due to forest degradation and destructive harvesting, reveals a study published in PLOS ONE. Eighty-three percent of the 192 endemic species are threatened, exceeding estimates for all other comprehensively evaluated plant groups in Madagascar. …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

Lake Ohrid

Supporting Effective Management of Lake Ohrid

The Inception Workshop for the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region” was held on 15-16 September in Pogradec, Albania, marking the beginning of a three-year project aimed at reinforcing the protection and effective management of the Lake Ohrid region.  …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

Fiji's Uto ni Yalo, Samoa's Gaualofa and Cook Islands' Marumaru Atua in Suva, Fiji, as part of the Mua Voyage to IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Mua Voyage receives traditional welcome in Fiji

As momentum from across the Pacific builds for global action against climate change, members of Fiji’s Uto ni Yalo crew provided a traditional welcome for boat crew members from the Cook Islands and Samoan voyaging canoes who arrived into Suva today armed with their message on people, oceans and climate change. …  

06 Oct 2014 | News story

The Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)

IUCN Red List warns about climate change extinctions

A new study shows that The IUCN Red List would provide several decades of warning time for species that might go extinct because of climate change. …  

06 Oct 2014 | News story

The crew of the Gaualofa prior to its departure from Apia, Samoa, as part of the Mua Voyage to the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney

Mua Voyage: Samoan and Cook Islands voyaging canoes on way to Fiji

The Samoan voyaging canoe Gaualofa has joined the Cook Islands’ Marumaru Atua on the second leg of the Mua Voyage to Sydney, raising awareness about the importance of people, oceans and climate change in the Pacific – next stop, Fiji! …  

03 Oct 2014 | News story

Native to Mexico and the southern United States, American agave (Agave americana) has been introduced widely as an ornamental, for medicinal and agricultural purposes.

Building knowledge on invasive alien species in the Pacific

Invasive alien species are recognized as the second largest drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide and island ecosystems appear to be more vulnerable to invasions. The Oceania region, home of six of the recognized 39 world biodiversity hotspots, has suffered significant loss of species and ecosystems as result of the spread of invasive alien species. The IUCN Species Survival Commission Invasive Species Specialist Group (IUCN SSC ISSG) and the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) are working together to address this challenge by improving the access to data on invasive alien species in the Oceania-ACP island countries.  …  

02 Oct 2014 | News story

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