News releases

Lisbon marks major shift in convergence between business and biodiversity

Companies, governments, European Union and NGOs reach agreement on next steps 

13 Nov 2007 | International news release

Asiatic black bear

Seventy-five percent of bear species threatened with extinction

Six out of the world’s eight species of bears are threatened with extinction, according to recent assessments by the IUCN Bear and Polar Bear Specialist Groups. Asia and South America are revealed as the areas most in need of urgent conservation action …   | French | Spanish

12 Nov 2007 | International news release

European eel, Anguilla anguilla 
Critically Endangered

Sink or swim: over one in three freshwater fish species in Europe threatened with extinction

The first ever assessment of European freshwater fishes indicates astonishing species diversity but also the devastating impact of over 100 years of development and management of freshwater systems and fishes …   | French | Spanish

01 Nov 2007 | International news release

Delacour's Langur

Primates in peril

Extinction threat growing for mankind’s closest living relatives …  

26 Oct 2007 | International news release

Manta Ray

New ocean threats underline need for urgent action to protect the high seas

Marine policy experts today warned that a crisis situation is developing in oceans that will require urgent measures and stronger international law to avoid catastrophic declines in ocean productivity …  

24 Oct 2007 | International news release

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