North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five African antelope species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
In partnership with the European Commission, IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species is delighted to confirm the first ten projects for funding through its African Wildlife initiative. This marks the beginning of an exciting period for coordinated species conservation action across the continent helping protect many of its iconic yet threatened animals.
Despite over four decades of global conservation efforts, tigers (Panthera tigris) remain Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ since 1969 and continue to be threatened with extinction to this very day writes Tashi Dhendup, Research Officer, Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER) of Bhutan.
When a fire spread into Anabohazo forest in Sahamalaza-Iles Radama National Park (SIRNP) in north-western Madagascar in late 2016 forest guides ran to alert their village communities.
It was a lucky escape for the Mediterranean Monk seal (Monachus monachus). The pirogue was illegally fishing with purse seine nets inside the Costa de las Focas reserve, Mauritania - right beside an adult male.