News releases

Blue shark

You can swim but you can’t hide – more oceanic sharks on the IUCN Red List

Bonn, Germany, May 22, 2008 (IUCN/Wiley-Blackwell) – The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN on International Biodiversity Day. …  

22 May 2008 | International news release

Biofuels in a laboratory, La Jolla, United States

Don’t let invasive biofuel crops attack your country, warn top scientists

Bonn, Germany, May 20, 2008 (IUCN/GISP) – Countries should avoid planting crops for biofuels that stand a high risk of becoming invasive species, according to a report released today.  …  

20 May 2008 | International news release

Ginkgo biloba

Therapy for Medicinal Plants

A “Saving Plants that Save Lives and Livelihoods” initiative is demonstrating how implementation of international standards can ensure the sustainability of medicinal plant supplies. …  

19 May 2008 | International news release

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

Reuters-IUCN Media Awards

Call for Entries to Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards

Reuters Foundation and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) launch 2008 Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. …   | French | Spanish

15 Apr 2008 | International news release

Building Biodiversity Business

Conserving biodiversity is a business opportunity, say IUCN and Shell

The business case for conserving nature is strong and getting stronger, according to a new report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Shell International Limited. …  

27 Mar 2008 | International news release

Media Launch for the IUCN Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona acoge el debate mundial para avanzar hacia un mundo diverso y sostenible

La colaboración entre las administraciones españolas y catalanas con la UICN hace posible la organización del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza
El Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza acogerá más de 8.000 destacadas personalidades del medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenible …   | Spanish

26 Mar 2008 | International news release

Camel caravan in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

Indigenous peoples play key role in coping with climate change – IUCN

Indigenous peoples around the world will bear the brunt of climate change – but they are also armed with the traditional knowledge to survive its effects. …   | French

17 Mar 2008 | International news release