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Sumatran Rhino may go extinct, warns IUCN

Ratu, a Sumatran rhino

With fewer than 100 Sumatran Rhinos surviving in the wild, the species will likely become extinct unless the Indonesian Government urgently implements the Sumatran Rhino recovery plan, warns the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the world celebrates World Rhino Day. The remaining 100 Sumatran Rhinos represent less than half of the population size estimated during the ...

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IUCN begins countdown to global conservation summit

hawaii

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 is scheduled to take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Monday, September 1, 2015 marks one year to the opening of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016, which the organisation describes as the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path ...

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Mongolian wildlife to get safe passage

Bradnee Chambers

CMS-backed meeting explores actions to make roads, railways and fences in Mongolia more wildlife-friendly Representatives of governments, industry, development banks, UN agencies, NGOs and scientists met in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 24 to 28 August to find solutions to ensure that steppe animals are able to cross roads, railways and fences. The growing exploitation of the natural resources in the Gobi-Steppe ecosystem ...

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CITES, IUCN unite against poaching, illegal wildlife trade

Inger Andersen

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed an agreement to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in minimising the illegal killing of and related illegal trade in elephants and other CITES-listed flagship species in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and ...

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‘Cecil was symbol of conservation in Zimbabwe’

Cecil

The Earth Day Network has taken up a campaign to convince the government of Zimbabwe to stop issuing hunting permits that result in thousands of animal deaths each year. One of such permits was issued to hunt vulnerable animals like Cecil. An American dentist, Walter Palmer, paid $55,000 to shoot and kill the 13-year-old vulnerable lion in Zimbabwe. Hunting is ...

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Scientists deploy drones to monitor wild horses

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A scientific programme to monitor wild horses coordinated by the European Wildlife Organisation is engaging the use of the latest available techniques. Experts have commenced monitoring a rare steppe locality in central Bohemian Milovice in the Czech Republic with a help of a remote-controlled unmanned plane – the drone. Monitoring flights will continue in the coming months. The scientific, non-commercial flights ...

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IUCN: Columbia heritage site in conflict area no longer in danger

Parc national de Los Katíos

Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger on Tuesday, June 30 2015 at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. The decision follows advice by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the official advisory body on nature to the Committee. After suffering extensive damage from illegal ...

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IUCN: Dams, climate change threatening natural heritage

In Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. This year, for the first time in many years, climate change will be brought to the attention of the World Heritage Committee as a major threat affecting ...

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Plans initiated to curb Pacific Bluefin Tuna overfishing

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Members of the fisheries commission for the eastern Pacific assembling in Guayaquil, Ecuador need to prioritise initiating a rigorous recovery plan to address the collapse of Pacific Bluefin Tuna stocks and stabilising overall tuna fishing capacity that currently exceeds the optimal scientifically recommended level by at least 50%. “Tuna management in the Pacific is currently totally inadequate to preserve the ...

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IUCN update portrays mixed fortunes for conservation

Iberian-lynx-mother-and-kitten

Successful conservation action has boosted the populations of the Iberian Lynx and the Guadalupe Fur Seal, while the African Golden Cat, the New Zealand Sea Lion and the Lion are facing increasing threats to their survival, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Ninety-nine percent of tropical Asian slipper orchids – some of the ...

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