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  • 20.10.2012
    The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi) has taken a formal step back from extinction this year. The announcement comes with the latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which was released in India this week by The...
  • 20.10.2012
    Hyderabad, India, 20 October 2012 – Despite good progress towards achieving the 2020 targets to halt the loss of biodiversity, efforts to conserve nature must be urgently scaled up if we want to meet the 2020 deadline to save all life on earth -...
  • 19.10.2012
    World Rhino Day, September 22nd, 2012 was cold and windy in the town of Swakopmund in the Kunene region of north western Namibia, home to a unique population of Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis). But the weather didn’t dampen the spirits...
  • 18.10.2012
    New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These data indicate...
  • 15.10.2012
    Hyderabad, India - The world’s 25 most endangered primates have been revealed in a new report released today at the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity COP11. Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2012–2014 has been...
  • 14.10.2012
    October 15th 2012 - This September the atmosphere on the Korean island of Jeju was electric. Thousands of people from across the globe had flocked to the lush spec of volcanic rock on the south coast of the Korean peninsula to participate in the...
  • 12.10.2012
    Business presence at Congress was unprecedented. This year the Congress was attended by 6,400 individuals with over one hundred business representatives participating. Business participation was centered on the IUCN-WBCSD Business and Economy...
  • 09.10.2012
    The Convention on Biological Diversity, 11th meeting of Conference of the Parties (CBD COP 11) got underway at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India. An estimated 5000 delegates from all over the globe have congregated at...
  • 04.10.2012
    With only about 100 breeding pairs remaining in the wild, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) is in crisis. To help save this species from extinction, SOS – Save Our Species - are financially supporting an innovative conservation...
  • 01.10.2012
    "There is so much to do to protect pythons and boas,” says Tomás Waller, Chair of the new IUCN Species Survival Commission Specialist Group dedicated to these species. Here he talks about their threats and what needs to be done to ensure a future...

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