International Union For Conservation Of Nature News

Giraffes join the list of species facing threat of extinction

According to an updated list from the International Union For Conservation Of Nature, the fin whale has improved in status from endangered to vulnerable following bans on whaling while the Virunga mountain gorilla has moved from critically endangered to the lesser endangered category.

The East African , Kenya Dec 5, 2018

Uganda named among world’s 19 must-vist destinations

The rest of these International Union For Conservation Of Nature (IUCN) endangered subspecies live in the neighboring countries of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Dec 5, 2018

Saving the world's last West African giraffes in Niger

As a result, the subspecies was listed as endangered on the International Union For Conservation Of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species in 2008.

BBC Africa , Africa Dec 4, 2018

Giraffes declared an endangered species in Kenya

Three species of giraffe have been added to the International Union For Conservation Of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, namely the Kordofan and Nubian giraffes as “critically endangered” and the reticulated giraffe as “endangered”.

Times Live , South Africa Dec 3, 2018

British zoo defends decision to kill escaped snow leopard

The International Union For Conservation Of Nature estimates that about 3 000 mature animals remain in the wild.

News 24 , South Africa Dec 1, 2018

Joburg Zoo rubbishes claims it's bringing another elephant to join Lammie

A 2010 study by International Union For Conservation Of Nature found that conservation breeding in zoos and aquariums had played a role in the recovery of 28% of the species listed as threatened in the wild, she added.

IOL , South Africa Nov 30, 2018

South Africa: MPs launch bid to stop breeding lions for trophy hunting

In 2016 the International Union For Conservation Of Nature called on South Africa to end the practice of hunting captive-bred lions altogether.

The South African , South Africa Nov 27, 2018

S.African MPs seek end of captive lion trophy hunting

In 2016 the International Union For Conservation Of Nature called on South Africa to end the practice of hunting captive-bred lions altogether.

New Vision , Uganda Nov 27, 2018

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union For Conservation Of Nature updated mountain gorillas' status from "critically endangered" to "endangered", a more promising, if still precarious, designation.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 17, 2018

Mountain gorillas off 'critically endangered' list in rare recovery

[nL5N1T32P3] “Even though the rise of the mountain gorilla population is fantastic news, the species is still in danger and conservation efforts must go on,” Liz Williamson, primate specialist for the International Union For Conservation Of Nature (IUCN) said.

Reuters , Africa Nov 16, 2018