Iucn News

Giraffes join the list of species facing threat of extinction

The Iucn’s Red List of Threatened Species includes 96,951 species of which 26,840 are threatened with extinction.

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

Outrage over lions bred to be killed by deep-pocketed trophy hunters

“I seriously doubt that such a captured conservation regulator will have any respect for the parliamentary report, and will continue to blindly support - and promote - canned lion hunting regardless of what the 12000 International Union for the Conservation of Nature (Iucn) scientists and the SA Parliament are urging.

IOL , South Africa Nov 17, 2018

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

"This is a beacon of hope – and it's happened in recently war-torn and still very poor countries," said Stoinski, who is also a member of the Iucn's primate specialist group, which recommended the status change.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 17, 2018

Walker set to walk 370kms for climate change

The walkers are funded by Care International, World Conservation (Iucn), National Association of Professional Environmentalists and the Ministry of Water and Environment.

New Vision , Uganda Nov 17, 2018

Walkers set to trek 370kms for climate change

The walkers are funded by Care International, World Conservation (Iucn), National Association of Professional Environmentalists and the Ministry of Water and Environment.

New Vision , Uganda Nov 16, 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

Mountain gorillas off ‘critically endangered’ list in rare recovery

“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.

EWN , South Africa Nov 15, 2018