May 19 will see the release of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds on the Birdlife International website. Occurring every four years, this full update is a global assessment of every bird species on earth: a complete inventory of the...
Invasive species are causing huge problems around the world. They are transported from one side of the globe to another, mainly by ships. Here, IUCN’s Marine Programme Officer Imène Meliane explains the problem and what we can do to solve it. Wild Talk -...
Professor Gordon McGregor Reid, Chair of the FFSG Specialist Group, led the meeting which looked at the global picture for freshwater fish, region by region, and developed strategies for helping threatened species.
Some of the most important decisions in wildlife management in Africa revolve around elephants.
Rachel D. Cavanagh and Claudine Gibson
The first-ever meeting of the SSC Specialist Group Chairs took place 11-14 February 2008 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates and was generously sponsored by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi.
A global amphibian assessment set the alarm-bells, indicating that amphibian species are being lost and perhaps even before they are being discovered! The assessment revealed that 30 percent of around 6,000 amphibians are threatened with extinction. Sri Lanka...
More than 80 conservation specialists from Madagascar and 12 other countries met in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from January 14-17, 2008 to carry out an IUCN Red List assessment of the conservation status of Madagascar’s turtles and tortoises
Holly Dublin, Chair of the SSC, presented Dr Russell Mittermeier with the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit at the recent meeting of the SSC Specialist Group Chairs in Al Ain, UAE.
Laws protecting the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger have failed to prevent tiger body parts being offered on open sale in Indonesia, according to a TRAFFIC report launched today.