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.

IUCN and Microsoft form unique partnership to tackle species extinction

Microsoft and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, jointly announced today at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea, the formation of a new partnership to further strengthen the information available on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This collaboration sees Microsoft becoming the first corporate member of The IUCN Red List Partnership. …   | French | Spanish

11 Sep 2012 | International news release

Calumma tarzan

The 100 most threatened species. Are they priceless or worthless?

Tarzan’s Chameleon, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Pygmy Three-toed Sloth have all topped a new list of the species closest to extinction released today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …   | French | Spanish

11 Sep 2012 | Media statement

Cover - Assessment of the socio-economic value of freswater species for the northern Africa region

Extinction of freshwater species in Northern Africa: a double loss

This is the first time that a study conducted at the species level collates and integrates information on the socio-economic value of freshwater species and the threats to those species in Northern Africa. …   | French | Spanish

10 Sep 2012 | International news release

Cyttaria espinosae. One of the "golf ball" fungi, a remarkable group of about ten species known only from Argentina, Australia, Chile and New Zealand

Lest we forget: Waving the fungi flag

Plants and animals have captured the attention of many conservationists for decades. This same attention is yet to be extended to the usually overlooked but an extremely important group - fungi. The Global Fungal Red List Initiative intends to turn the tide on this scenario and draw people's attention to the plight faced by this unique kingdom.   …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | Article

A veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus)

Capturing the world’s species before it’s too late

“You can’t fall in love with something if you haven’t met it.” That’s the philosophy of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who has spent the last six years capturing images of different species from around the world. …  

08 Sep 2012 | Article
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De-Militarized Zone, at the border between South and North Korea

From a battleground to a symbol of peace

It is the dream of Kwi-Gon Kim, Chairman of the Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Council, that a Siberian tiger will be spotted at the foot of Jiri Mountain on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | Article

Flash Mob

Day 2 – Photo highlights

A glimpse of pavillion events, traditional Korean drum and IUCN Staff Flashmob. …  

08 Sep 2012 | Photos
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Grouper peeking through a sea fan coral

Crunch time for Caribbean corals

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September 2012 (IUCN) – Time is running out for corals on Caribbean reefs. Urgent measures must be taken to limit pollution and regulate aggressive fishing practices that threaten the existence of Caribbean coral reef ecosystems, according to a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) report. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | International news release
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Press conference

Day 1 - photo highlights

The Congress gets off to a roaring start with numerous press conferences, and the corridors full of participants busy networking. …  

07 Sep 2012 | Photos

Matching the thinkers with the doers

“Species conservation is not something that should be viewed as a side product, but instead it is central to broader efforts to save the environment,” says Jean-Christophe Vie, Deputy Director of IUCN’s Global Species Programme. That’s the message that Vie and others in IUCN’s Species Programme hope to reinforce at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2012 | Article
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