IUCN - Good news for threatened species

Good news for threatened species

16 December 2010 | Audio

One of the 20 'targets' under discussion in Nagoya was a target calling for the prevention of the extinction and decline of known threatened species and improvement in their conservation status by 2020.

Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission tells us about the progress made to save those that are most in decline:

Targets to reduce the loss of biodiversity by 2010 haven’t been met and species are currently disappearing at up to 1,000 times faster than normal. Simon Stuart tells us which species are most in decline and require most urgent attention from the conservation community: