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Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™...

9.04.2016

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The...

5.13.2016

From hunting to climate change, threats to polar bears have evolved – but our fascination with them remains, writes Andrew E. Derocher, Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and member of the IUCN SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group.

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2.27.2016

By Dan Challender, Co-Chair, IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group

Saturday 20th January 2016 is the fifth World Pangolin Day! This means people across expanding pockets of the globe will be celebrating the eight extant species of pangolins, which are also known as...

2.20.2016

On Valentine’s Day, many of us try to woo our loved ones with small presents. But did you know that gift-giving to impress a potential mate is not unique to humans? Many other animals, specifically insects, spiders and birds, routinely employ this strategy. Perhaps the below examples will...

2.11.2016