News releases

Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Global Red List Assessment: Vulnerable; Sub-population Red List assessment for the Northeast Atlantic: Critically Endangered

Quarter of northeast Atlantic sharks and rays threatened with extinction

The release of the first ever IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ assessment of northeast Atlantic sharks, rays and chimaeras reveals that 26 percent are threatened with extinction and another 20 percent are in the Near Threatened category. …  

10 Nov 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Barcelona sets environment action agenda

While the world struggles with the turmoil of a market crisis, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress defined the way forward in solving the environmental crisis. Participants in the Congress underlined that the cost of biodiversity losses are not only greater than those of the current financial problems, but in many cases, they are irreparable. …   | French

14 Oct 2008 | International news release

Ashok Khosla at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

IUCN’s New President Announced

Members of IUCN are celebrating the announcement of their new president, Ashok Khosla from India. He was running against Purificació Canals and Carlos Manuel Rodríguez in the presidential run-off at the world’s oldest and largest environmental network, held at its World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

13 Oct 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Largest environmental meeting sends wake-up call to the world

It’s time to wake up and take action to protect the planet’s natural wealth, that’s the message of the first part of IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. …   | Spanish

09 Oct 2008 | International news release

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

CCIB

Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to get conservation messages to new audiences. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release

Logo for IUCN Red List

UN uses IUCN Red List to measure success of Millennium Development Goals

For the first time, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is monitoring the world’s plants and animals using the IUCN Red List Index. …  

25 Sep 2008 | International news release

Cascada Azul, Chipas, México.

México se une a UICN como Estado miembro

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, directora general de UICN, y Grethel Aguilar, directora Regional de UICN Mesoamérica, anunciaron la incorporación del Gobierno de México como Estado Miembro de la UICN. …  

18 Sep 2008 | International news release

Barcelona Congress

IUCN joins forces with businesses for World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has joined forces with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for its World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest ever conservation event. …  

04 Sep 2008 | International news release

Making sustainable development happen: SEED announces its 2008 Award Winners

Five highly resourceful and innovative local entrepreneurial partnerships which can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals were today celebrated as the SEED Initiative announced its 2008 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. …  

21 Aug 2008 | International news release