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2013-04-16 14:10:25

20 to 40% of European plant and animal species endangered A new study on extinction risk based on extensive data from 7 taxonomic groups and 22 European countries has shown that proportions of plant and animal species being classified as threatened on national Red Lists are more closely related to socio-economic pressure levels from the beginning than from the end of the 20th century. Stefan Dullinger of the University of Vienna and Franz Essl from the Austrian Environment Agency together...

2013-04-09 23:04:28

Informative new platform, thebluecarboninitiative.org, will create awareness about organization´s work around global climate change. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Conversation, the globally recognized, New York-headquartered marketing firm, is announcing the website launch for the International Blue Carbon Initiative — a collaboration between Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic...

World Reptile Populations Critically Threatened Says New Report
2013-02-15 14:49:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) warns that not only are a large number of reptile species in danger of becoming extinct, there is also a severe lack of data on the conservation status of many reptiles around the world. According to the report, about one in five reptiles is currently endangered, and 12 percent are classified as ℠critically endangered.´ The research team, which included scientists from...

Fossil Record Helps Determine Extermination Risk In Marine Animals
2012-10-24 10:27:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conservationists have warned for years that rare species have the highest risk of becoming endangered or extinct, but the word “rare” could have several different meanings with respect to the distribution of particular species. An international team of researchers from Stanford University in California and Humboldt University in Berlin decided to parse the definition of “rare” with respect to conservation and...

2012-10-01 10:17:38

Wildlife Conservation Society-sponsored motion would create list of species that are 'fully conserved' The IUCN World Conservation Congress has adopted a motion sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners to create a Green List to assess conservation success. The Green List for Species would include species identified as 'fully conserved,' which are those that exist in ecologically significant numbers, interacting fully with other species in their ecosystems. The motion...

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2012-09-11 14:01:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are the important causes of biodiversity and conservation devolving into more and more of a popularity contest? More than 8,000 scientists from the world´s preeminent conservation organization, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), have established for the first time, 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. However, they said many of these species may become extinct because they are not...

Extinction Risk For Many Invertebrates
2012-09-01 07:33:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twenty percent of the invertebrate species across the globe -- spineless creatures ranging from earthworms to bees to butterflies to lobsters and beyond -- are facing the possible risk of extinction unless more is done to protect them, say researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). As part of their 87-page study, ZSL scientists joined forces with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to review...

2012-07-03 23:02:25

Sangha Trinational - shared between Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo; Lakes of Ounianga in Chad and Chengjiang fossil site in China have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the recommendations of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Lena Pillars Nature Park in Russia and Western Ghats in India were also added to the prestigious list by the World Heritage Committee, a 21-nation panel. St. Petersburg, Russia (PRWEB) July 03,...

Mass Extinction Of Species Could Prove Harmful To Humans
2012-06-20 11:29:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Plants and animals, both wild and domestic, are inextricably linked and any mass extinction of species would be catastrophic for life around the world, including humans. That´s the underlying theme in the newest update to the Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released Tuesday at the Rio+20 conference. The report showed that “of the 63,837 species assessed, 19,817 are threatened with...


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