Species

White capped Albatross, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Getting seabirds off the hook

The Hawaiian longline tuna fishery has managed to reduce seabird bycatch by 67% since 2001 by making alterations to their fishing gear and methods, a new scientific study shows.  A combination of new bait technologies and fishing techniques have dramatically reduced seabird bycatch.  More birdlife could be saved, however, if the rules were applied in a larger area and fishing effort reduced in certain seasons.   …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story

Grey-faced Sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis)

Mammals face extinction crisis – results of global assessment revealed

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ announced on Monday that the world’s mammals face an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever. The paper summarizing this comprehensive assessment is published today in the esteemed journal Science. …  

10 Oct 2008 | News story

Ahmed Djoghlaf

Are countries measuring up?

Will countries meet the 2010 biodiversity target to reduce or halt the rate of loss of biodiversity? According to the results of the Countdown 2010 Readiness Assessment the G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) show medium to low performance in achieving the target. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

A journey from discovery to decision with the Species Information Service

Experience a live demonstration of the new website for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in Barcelona this week. 

08 Oct 2008 | News story

The IUCN Red List a key conservation tool factsheet

The 2008 Review of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

At the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona this week there will be a showcase event to celebrate the release of the Review of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. 

08 Oct 2008 | News story

Adrift - Tales of ocean fragility

Tales of 12 species: Conservation or destruction?

The book Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility was launched today, with stories of curious sharks and ghost fishing on high seas. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

The deadly dozen - The Wildlife Conservation Society
Sounds the Alarm on Wildlife–Human Disease Threats in the Age of Climate Change

Forewarned is forearmed

Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report that lists 12 pathogens that could spread into new regions as a result of climate change, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress today. All have potential impacts to human and wildlife health, as well as global economies. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Tall Ship at the Harbour Village

Sailing to Barcelona - Book your event onboard!

From 4 to 9 October, Sailing to Barcelona boats will be moored at the Port Vell, Barcelona’s main harbour next to the city centre. Come and visit us at Port Vell every day after Congress from 19:30 onwards, and discover what participating boats are doing for coastal and marine conservation! …  

25 Sep 2008 | News story

Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)

Hotspots highlighted in new film

Hotspots, a film by Michael Tobias, was shown for the first time in Europe at IUCN on Friday, September 5. …  

05 Sep 2008 | News story

Logo for IUCN Red List

Coming soon: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on Monday, October 6, 2008. …  

01 Sep 2008 | News story


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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