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United Nations Climate Chief Resigns

United Nations Climate Chief Resigns

The top United Nations climate change official said today that he has made the “difficult decision” to step down.

Scientists Desperate to Protect World's 25 Most Endangered Primates

Scientists Desperate to Protect World's 25 Most Endangered Primates

Nearly half the world’s 634 primate species – gorillas, orangutans, monkeys, lemurs, gibbons and other primates – now are in danger of becoming extinct due to the destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bushmeat hunting.

Extinction Stalks One in Four of the World's Mammals

Extinction Stalks One in Four of the World's Mammals

BARCELONA, Spain, October 6, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s mammals are in the grip of an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of vanishing forever, according to the latest scientific assessment revealed at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, which opened Sunday in Barcelona. The new study…

UN Millennium Development Goals Expand to Include Biodiversity

UN Millennium Development Goals Expand to Include Biodiversity

NEW YORK, New York, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – For the first time, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is monitoring the world’s plants and animals using the Red List Index developed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN. Based on the comprehensive IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the index shows…

Recovery Dawns for Humpbacks and Southern Right Whales

Recovery Dawns for Humpbacks and Southern Right Whales

GLAND, Switzerland, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – The humpback whale and other species of large whales are now more secure against extinction than they have been in the recent past, according to the latest cetacean update of the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species released on Tuesday by the International Union for the Conservation of…