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Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Southern Africa’s freshwater species in firing line

Many freshwater fish, crabs, dragonflies, molluscs and aquatic plants are at risk of extinction in southern Africa if its rivers and lakes are not protected from developers, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

19 Mar 2009 | International news release

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

World fisheries: in stable but critical condition

The 2009 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report released last week in Rome produced very much the same findings as the previous report released in 2007. The document, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), reported that global trends in marine fish stocks have continued to deteriorate slightly. …  

10 Mar 2009 | News story
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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

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

Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Critically Endangered.

Quarter of antelope species in danger of extinction

A quarter of all antelope species are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.  

04 Mar 2009 | International news release

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

Southeast Asia Box Turtle

Box turtles face knockout as Indonesian traders export 100 times quota

Unregulated trade—at 10 to 100 times legal levels—has caused Southeast Asian Box Turtles almost to vanish from parts of Indonesia, where once they were common,according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. …  

23 Feb 2009 | International news release
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Ivory on sale in Viet Nam

Elephants under threat as illegal ivory price soars in Viet Nam

Indochina’s few surviving elephants are under increasing threat from booming illegal ivory prices in Viet Nam, according to a new market analysis released today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network and joint programme between IUCN and WWF. …  

16 Feb 2009 | International news release

Propagation of plants for medicinal harvesting

Saving the Guggul Tree

Community-based conservation action in Rajasthan, India drives effort to save an important medicinal plant. …  

25 Jan 2009 | News story


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