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Yellow Presba (Syncordulia gracilis) 2008 IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable

Invasive species put dragonfly in the shade

The Yellow Presba is a rare dragonfly from the fast flowing mountain rivers of southern Africa. Its conservation status is Vulnerable on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ because of the spread of introduced trees throughout its native habitat. …  

09 Mar 2009 | News story

Earth Hour

Countdown to Earth Hour

IUCN is encouraging people across the world to switch off their lights for Earth Hour on March 28. …  

05 Mar 2009 | News story

Olive Ridley Turtle

Balancing act for turtles

Can a balance be found between the environment and development? That was the question discussed at a meeting to work out how the Dhamra Port project in Orissa, India, can go ahead without harming the Olive Ridley turtle population. …  

05 Mar 2009 | News story

European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) 2008 IUCN Red List status: Near Threatened

Rabbits at risk in home range

In some parts of the world they thrive, to the extent they are regarded as pests, yet in their native range on the Iberian Peninsula rabbits are Near Threatened with extinction, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Their decreasing numbers have also had alarming impacts on the Critically Endangered Iberian Lynx and the Spanish Imperial Eagle.  …  

03 Mar 2009 | News story

Les Murs de l’Arche

Delete? French artist offers to work with IUCN to save species

French wildlife artist Thierry Bisch is developing a project with IUCN to deliver a powerful message about the need to protect threatened species. …  

02 Mar 2009 | News story

Logging truck, Liberia

Liberia joins IUCN family

The Government of the Republic of Liberia has officially announced its decision to join IUCN becoming the 87th state member of the world's largest and oldest environmental network. …   | French | Spanish

27 Feb 2009 | News story

Moiry Dam in Valais, Switzerland

Knowing the wealth of water to the energy industry - lessons from IUCN

In a world where each unit of energy is becoming increasingly water intensive, many countries are already facing severe water scarcity. This short IUCN opinion piece explores the links between energy and water systems from an environmental perspective.  …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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IUCN EFlowNet booth at the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Seeking ways forward to balancing competing water needs

Environmental flows refer to water provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people. As part of IUCN’s work on promoting awareness and implementing environmental flows, the IUCN Water Programme is supporting the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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IUCN logo

16 New Members Join IUCN

At its 72nd Meeting, which took place from 2 to 4 February 2009 at IUCN Headquarters, the IUCN Council admitted 16 new Members. …   | French | Spanish

25 Feb 2009 | News story

Mr. Vo Van Mai, chairman of the management board of HIPT Group

Businesses Push Ahead Council for Sustainable Development

Representatives from leading Vietnamese enterprises agreed to move forward with the IUCN-supported Viet Nam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) at a stakeholder consultation meeting on Feb. 24, 2009. …  

25 Feb 2009 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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