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Key debates decided for IUCN’s congress in Hawaii

Hawaiian Village

Key decisions on nature conservation and sustainable development are expected at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016 in September, after the motions to be debated and voted upon were published. Held every four years, the 2016 IUCN Congress will be the largest gathering of environmental policy makers since the Paris Climate Agreement and the adoption ...

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West African black rhino, nine other animals presumed extinct


The first decade of the 21st century was ripe with discoveries and innovations in the animal kingdom. From 2001 to 2010, new species were found, ground-breaking animal research was published, and some species were brought back from the brink of extinction. But the past 10 years also saw some animals wiped from existence. Here’s a look at the species that ...

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Rhino poaching crisis in Africa worsening, discloses IUCN

Poached rhino

The number of African rhinos killed by poachers has increased for the sixth year in a row with at least 1,338 rhinos killed by poachers across Africa in 2015, according to new data compiled by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission’s African Rhino Specialist Group (AfRSG). The IUCN on Wednesday described the development as the highest level ...

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Mexico pioneers input in emerging gender-responsive biodiversity policy

Mexico City

For three days from Monday, February 15 to Wednesday, 17 February 2016 in Mexico City, over 65 women and men working on issues related to gender and biodiversity in Mexico came together to share experiences and provide input into the development of a gender-responsive National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). Mexico is said to be the first pilot country ...

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‘Over half of world’s primate species threatened with extinction’

Hainan gibbon

Only 25 individuals of the Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus) are thought to be left in the wild, confined to a small patch of rainforest on Hainan island in south China. Similarly, around just 50 of Northern sportive lemurs (Lepilemur septentrionalis) remain in their native Madagascar. This about sums up the plight of 25 primate species believed to be critically endangered. ...

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IUCN: Climate change threatens polar bear survival


A global re-assessment of polar bears highlights loss of sea ice habitat due to climate warming as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of the species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released on Wednesday by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to the group, this update ...

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Again, worry over African vultures imminent extinction

Dr Julius Arinaitwe, BirdLife International’s Africa Programme Director

Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, carried out by BirdLife International – an IUCN Red List partner. The main causes of the drop in African vulture ...

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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


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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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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