Wild garlic

Go Wild!

More than 400,000 tonnes of medicinal and aromatic plants are traded annually, with around 80 percent of species harvested from the wild. Almost 3,000 species are traded, many of them over-exploited and in danger of extinction through over-collection and habitat loss. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

The IUCN Red List a key conservation tool factsheet

The 2008 Review of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

At the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona this week there will be a showcase event to celebrate the release of the Review of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. 

08 Oct 2008 | News story

A journey from discovery to decision with the Species Information Service

Experience a live demonstration of the new website for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in Barcelona this week. 

08 Oct 2008 | News story

Red List Video

IUCN Red List brings news on mammals

The most comprehensive assesment of the world's mammals has confirmed an extintion crisis. IUCN experts talk about the main concerns on the 2008 Red List, challenges we face, and news on the 2009 List. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

IUCN's Jean-Christophe Vié addresses the World Conservation Congress

Latest lowdown on IUCN Red List

Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Head of the IUCN Species Programme, gives the latest news on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Mammals are in a dire state, according to Vié, but there is hope for the future as long as we make concerted conservation efforts. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Audio

Seichi Aruga, Save the Dugong Campaign Centre

Saving the Dugong

Seichi Aruga (47) comes all the way from Japan with the hope that the IUCN World Conservation Congress will help save Dugong (Dugong dugon). As an active member of Save the Dugong Campaign Centre, he has been instrumental in conserving this endangered species. He is optimistic that this Congress will break grounds on Dugong conservation. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Audio

Adrift - Tales of ocean fragility

Tales of 12 species: Conservation or destruction?

The book Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility was launched today, with stories of curious sharks and ghost fishing on high seas. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

The IUCN Red List a key conservation tool factsheet

The IUCN Red List - a key conservation tool

What is The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species? What information is included for each species? How is The IUCN Red List compiled? What species are included in The IUCN Red List?  …  

05 Oct 2008 | Downloads - document

Dr Galen Rathbun holding the newly discovered Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi

Meet the species experts at WCC

If you are attending the World Conservation Congress held in Barcelona this week, come meet IUCN’s on-the-ground experts in species conservation and have your questions answered in person. 

05 Oct 2008 | Media advisory