News releases

Frailejones de los páramos andinos

Latin American Parks are key for Regional Development

The largest environmental event of 2007 started yesterday: almost 2000 people will assist to the II Latin American Congress on National Parks and other Protected Areas …  

26 Sep 2007 | International news release

Humphead parrotfish , (Bolbometopon muricatum).

Fishing out our oceans: the list of threatened marine species continues to grow

As the number of marine species assessments increases, so does the number of species in danger. The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that excessive and destructive fishing activities play a primary role in oceans biodiversity loss …  

12 Sep 2007 | International news release

Critically Endangered Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii)

Extinction crisis escalates: Red List shows apes, corals, vultures, dolphins all in danger

2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the world’s most authoritative assessment of the Earth’s plants and animals, acts as a wake up call on the global extinction crisis …  

12 Sep 2007 | International news release

Slices of dried Devil´s Claw tubers in the hands of a local harvester, Botswana

Drylands contribute more to the economy than previously recognized

A series of case studies by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has revealed the economic contribution of drylands needs to be revalued …   | Spanish

10 Sep 2007 | International news release

Western Gray Whale and ship.

World Conservation Union panel voices concern over impact of noise on whales

Scientists highlight the importance of noise limits for energy companies operating in Russia to protect the critically endangered western gray whale …  

20 Jul 2007 | International news release

Sue Mainka

Galapagos Islands added to the World Heritage Danger List

World Conservation Union warns the Galapagos Islands are under threat from the huge increase in tourists visiting the archipelago …  

28 Jun 2007 | International news release

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

A further three new sites inscribed on World Heritage List

Following the recommendations of the World Conservation Union, a further three new sites have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List …  

28 Jun 2007 | International news release

Lava Tube Caves Republic of Korea

Three new sites inscribed on World Heritage List

Following the recommendations of the World Conservation Union, three new sites have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List …  

27 Jun 2007 | International news release

Deep-sea starfish

Conserve the gene pool of our oceans, urges the World Conservation Union

The unreachable depths of the ocean are now reachable – and so is the genetic marine material that lives there. As a new potential industry opens up, a set of rules is urgently needed to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans’ resources, according to the World Conservation Union …  

25 Jun 2007 | International news release

South China Karst

World Conservation Union recommends six new sites for inscription on World Heritage List

A rainforest time capsule in Madagascar, a lava tube system in the Republic of Korea and primeval beech forests straddling Slovakia and the Ukraine are among five natural sites being recommended for inclusion on the World Heritage List by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). …  

15 Jun 2007 | International news release