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From words to action – key organisations team up to stop the extinction crisis

Wed, 29/05/2013 - 09:22

IUCN and other organisations, including BirdLife International have come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss.

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

Wed, 31/10/2012 - 20:54

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™ has been released. These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.

Pacific

Sea ducks in rough water…

Fri, 13/07/2012 - 12:20

The 2012 IUCN Red List for birds released by BirdLife International gave a strong warning message that the risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds. What are the results for Europe?

Europe and Central Asia

Threat to the Amazon’s birds greater than ever, Red List update reveals

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 00:00

The risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds, reveals the 2012 IUCN Red List update for birds released by BirdLife International.

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Vertebrates get the Red List treatment in Cuba

Tue, 06/03/2012 - 11:11

The Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática has just published the first ever Red Data Book for Cuban terrestrial vertebrates. The book provides a detailed baseline on the conservation status for 165 species of freshwater fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Americas

Les vautours charognards menacés d’extinction au Burkina ? Are Hooded Vultures threatened with extinction in Burkina?

Tue, 21/06/2011 - 14:17

Has Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, become an inhospitable city to these birds?

Red Alert from Finland - Number of Threatened Bird Species Increases

Mon, 28/02/2011 - 15:12

December 2010 proved to be a very sad month in Finland in terms of bird protection. The new Red List, indicating which species are threatened, showed that the number of threatened bird species in Finland had increased by almost 70%.

Europe and Central Asia

Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 01:00

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan

Worldwide

Alaotra Grebe extinction – Do you care?

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

Today we announced that Alaotra Grebe is officially extinct on the Red List. When we publicise news of threat or extinction the first question posed by the media will be: “Why should we care?” Please add your thoughts on why we should care.

Africa

List of extinct bird species

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

See the full list of Extinct bird species.