Species

More species threatened - 2007 IUCN Red List

The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is today being released, updating global understanding of the conservation status of the world’s plants and animals. There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List and the number of species threatened with extinction has risen by 188 since last year. …  

11 Sep 2007 | News story

Handbook of European freshwater fishes

New Handbook of European Freshwater Fish

A new book 'Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes' by Maurice Kottelat and Jörg Freyhof has been compiled with the strong support of the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of the Species Programme. …  

05 Sep 2007 | News story

Whit Gibbons, recipient of the 2007 Behler Award for Turtle conservation

2007 Behler Turtle Conservation Award Announced

The IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and IUCN Turtle Survival Alliance in 2006 established the John Behler Turtle Conservation Award, a major annual award to honor leadership and excellence in the field of turtle and tortoise conservation. …  

08 Aug 2007 | News story

Akamas centaury (Centaurea akamantis) is a Critically Endangered plant found only at two locations in northern Cyprus

Real action for plant diversity: The CBD working in practice

Governments meeting in Paris have pledged support for saving plants, the basis of all life on earth. The World Conservation Union has been a driving force in the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). …  

06 Jul 2007 | News story

Adult lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

New updated Tapir Action Plan launched

The survival and conservation of the world’s four species of tapir has received a major boost with the recent completion of an updated Tapir Action Plan by the IUCN/SSC Tapir Action Plan. The Plan was completed in Brazil in early 2007 and is comprised of four Population and Habitat Viability Assessments (PHVA), one for each of the world’s four surviving Tapir species. …  

27 Jun 2007 | News story

Announcing the second round of the Sir Peter Scott Fund for Conservation Action Grants

Madagascan flying foxes, Ganges river dolphins, Hawaiian plants and Arabian leopards are among the species that are all set to benefit from the second round of grants issued under the Sir Peter Scott Fund for Conservation Action, created by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) to support its Specialist Group’s conservation projects. …  

26 Jun 2007 | News story

Showy Lady's Slipper Cypripedium reginae

Native Orchid Conservation Inc. wins award for wetland conservation

On June 4, 2007, Native Orchid Conservation Inc. (NOCI), a non-profit organization that works to conserve native plant species in Manitoba and throughout Canada, was honoured with a Canadian Environmental Silver Award in the Community Conservation category for their work protecting unique mini-ecosystems and plant communities in Manitoba.  

04 Jun 2007 | News story

IUCN and TRAFFIC review of CITES proposals available online now

Gland, Switzerland, 30 March 2007 (IUCN - The World Conservation Union) - Today is a landmark for IUCN's Species Trade and Use Unit and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as they complete technical reviews of all the proposals submitted to change the listing of plant and animal species on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendices. …  

30 Mar 2007 | News story

Threats to Migratory Sharks Highlighted

35 species of migratory sharks and rays considered Threatened by the IUCN (World Conservation Union), also meet the criteria for listing under the Convention on Migratory Species, states a report submitted to the Scientific Council by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and the Shark Alliance. …  

26 Mar 2007 | News story

Flamingo

SSC – An extraordinary resource for the Convention on Migratory Species

IUCN, through its Species Survival Commission (SSC) Specialist Groups, provides valuable scientific input and support to the Convention of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS or the Bonn Convention - an intergovernmental treaty that aims to conserve all migratory species throughout their range).   …  

22 Mar 2007 | 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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