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2019-09-27

Over half of Europe’s endemic trees face extinction

Over half (58%) of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction. The introduction of invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development are key threats causing the decline of tree species, such as the horse-chestnut across Europe.

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2019-07-29

International Tiger Day: Celebrating an integrated approach for tiger conservation

Between 1910 and 2010, tiger populations plummeted dramatically. On International Tiger Day, we celebrate just some of the successes that an integrated, global approach for tiger conservation has facilitated to save this charismatic species from extinction.

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2019-07-18

Unsustainable fishing and hunting for bushmeat driving iconic species to extinction – IUCN Red List

Overfishing has pushed two families of rays to the brink of extinction, while hunting for bushmeat and habitat loss have led to the decline of seven primate species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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2018-09-05

Spix’s Macaw heads list of first bird extinctions confirmed this decade

Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species.

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2018-09-14

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Launches New Website

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is moving to this new web platform. We will run both websites in parallel until later in the year, when we will switch the current website with this new one.

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2018-10-11

Western gray whales at great risk from salmon nets – IUCN-backed study

A new IUCN-backed scientific article published today finds that threatened western gray whales are at “very high risk” of entanglement in coastal salmon nets near Russia’s Sakhalin island, which often leads to their injury or death. 

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2018-10-23

WCEL Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs Specialist Group: Update October 2018

The Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs Specialist Group has published its report in a series highlighting ongoing work under each WCEL Specialist Group.

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2018-10-30

Young people launch powerful plan to involve them in parks

Reconnecting people with nature was a hot topic during Europarc 2018, the yearly conference of Protected Areas in Europe. Involving youth in our organisations is a crucial step for this, according to Europarc’s director, Carol Richie.

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2019-04-09

IUCN Task Force identify a record number of candidate Important Marine Mammal Areas

Fifty five marine areas in the western Indian Ocean and Arabian Seas identified by the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force.

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2019-04-11

Mako Sharks, Spiny-tailed Iguanas and Cedar trees among species assessed in the IUCN/TRAFFIC Analyses of CITES Proposals

The IUCN/TRAFFIC Analyses of Proposals to amend the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are now available online.

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2019-04-16

IUCN calls for a moratorium on projects impacting the Critically Endangered Tapanuli orangutan

IUCN is deeply concerned about ongoing and new threats to the Critically Endangered Tapanuli orangutan in Sumatra, Indonesia, calling for development and adoption of a conservation management plan.

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2019-07-24

New technology can help map species on The IUCN Red List

A novel method incorporating remote sensing data into species mapping demonstrates how the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species continues to evolve, increasing in accuracy and impact as new technologies emerge.

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2019-08-02

Online IUCN Red List Training Course temporarily unavailable

In August 2019, ConservationTraining.org will be migrating all of its online courses to a new Learning Management System. During this period, the online Red List Training course will be unavailable. We expect the course to be back online on 19th August.

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2018-09-10

New report: over half the world's raptors have declining populations

Birdlife international interview Chief Scientist, Stuart Butchart, about a newly published paper: State of the World’s Raptors. What threats face this iconic group of birds, and what can we do to help?

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