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Dragonflies threatened as wetlands around the world disappear – IUCN Red List

Gland, Switzerland, 9 December 2021 (IUCN) – The destruction of wetlands is driving the decline of dragonflies worldwide, according to the first global assessment of these species in today’s update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Their decline is symptomatic of the widespread loss of the marshes, swamps and free-flowing rivers they breed in, […]

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Almost a third of lemurs and North Atlantic Right Whale now Critically Endangered – IUCN Red List

Gland, Switzerland, July 9, 2020 – Almost a third(31%) of all lemur species in Madagascar are now Critically Endangered – just one step away from extinction – with 98% of them threatened, according to today’s update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This update completes a revision of all African primate assessments, concluding […]

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Environmental degradation driving gender-based violence – IUCN study

Gland, Switzerland, January 29, 2020 – The degradation of nature can lead to gender-based violence including sexual assault, domestic violence and forced prostitution, according to a new IUCN study published today. Competition over increasingly scarce and degraded resources can exacerbate these forms of violence, the review study finds. “Environmental degradation now affects our lives in ways that are […]

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Unsustainable fishing and hunting for bushmeat driving iconic species to extinction – IUCN Red List

Gland, Switzerland, July 18, 2019  – Overfishing has pushed two families of rays to the brink of extinction, while hunting for bushmeat and habitat loss have led to the decline of seven primate species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The update also reveals further evidence of the […]

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Overfishing, reef decline threaten Pacific and Caribbean island fisheries – IUCN reports

Gland, Switzerland, 8 June 2017 (IUCN) – Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards extinction, according to two regional Red List reports published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Conservation status of […]

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Urgent action needed as climate change and plastics choke the ocean – IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 1 June 2017 (IUCN) – Ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life below water), IUCN calls for urgent action on climate change and marine plastic pollution to conserve the ocean and help ensure global food security, coastal protection and sustainable livelihoods. The ocean […]

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Latest ocean warming review reveals extent of impacts on nature and humans

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi,  September 5, 2016 –  Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on fish stocks and crop yields, more extreme weather events and increased risk from water-borne diseases, according to what has been called the most comprehensive review available on the issue, launched today […]