2004

Swallowtail Butterflies: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Expanding the Ark - advancing invertebrate conservation

Gland, Switzerland, 24 May 2004 (IUCN)-The World Conservation Union. 'Expanding the Ark' neatly summarises the aims of the invertebrate specialists who gathered at the American Museum of Natural History in New York for a symposium recently. They plan to raise awareness of invertebrate conservation requirements so that these are included in conservation planning, management and policy decisions. Currently, invertebrate species are often overlooked in conservation strategies, despite representing the vast majority of our planet's biodiversity: a staggering 95% of all known animal species. …  

24 May 2004 | News story

IUCN/SSC and TRAFFIC launch project to review CITES proposals

Gland, Switzerland, 12 May 2004 (IUCN) - This week marks the start of an intensive three months for IUCN's Wildlife Trade Programme and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as a major project begins to provide technical reviews of proposals to change the listing of plant and animal species on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Appendices. …  

12 May 2004 | News story

From words to action - Supporting grassroots conservation

Gland, Switzerland, 17 May 2004 (IUCN) - This week, IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) launches a new action fund that will boost the efforts of its members as they work to save a wide range of plants, animals and their natural habitats across the globe.
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07 May 2004 | News story

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No respite for Critically Endangered Saiga Antelope

Gland, Switzerland, 15 April 2004 (IUCN) - Despite the conservation efforts of many people, the saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica tatarica) still faces imminent extinction. …  

15 Apr 2004 | News story

Protected Area "Gap Analysis" published in Nature

Gland, Switzerland, 8 April 2004 (IUCN) - A paper appearing in the science journal Nature today places one of the major outcomes of the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress into the high profile scientific literature. Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity, widely referred to as the "global gap analysis" involved hundreds of IUCN scientists and is the most comprehensive peer-reviewed analysis of its kind. …  

08 Apr 2004 | News story

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