There the birds were: perched on a couple of sloping, sandstone ledges, an entire colony of about 20 settling in for the night, low squawks and rustles heard above the scouring waves only a few metres below. more The latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ saw Goldenseal classified as “Vulnerable” on The IUCN Red List in a move that highlights concerns about the medicinal plant’s decline.The IUCN Red List now includes 87,967 different wildlife species, of which 25,062 (approximately 28%), fall with one of the the three "Threatened" categories of Critically Endangered, Endangered, or Vulnerable. more Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.
Almost half of the plants (22) have a modified level of threat compared to the 2005 assessment.
21 plants species have a lower threat level and only one has a higher one. more Pteridophytes, which include ferns and lycopods, are spore-producing plants usually found in humid environments.
Many are increasingly turning to wind power, and as numbers of turbines soar it is vital that their full impact on birds an...
more Awarded IUCN Green List status since 2014, the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy’s first national park extends over five valleys around the Gran Paradiso massif.
Many of these ecosystem services are deteriorating due to temperature increases, unpredictable rainfall, the arrival of invasive species and other climate change phenomena.
Supporting the healthy functioning of these ecosystems is key.
Now, this Critically Endangered bird is bouncing back with record breeding success in Morocco in 2017.
As the day drew to a close, the orange light reflecting from the Atlantic seemed to soften the texture of the sun-baked Moroccan cliffs so much so they looked like they could crumble in an instant.
more The climate mitigation potential of coastal carbon-rich ecosystems such as mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrasses – often referred to as coastal ‘blue carbon ecosystems’ – is often overlooked in national climate change policies, according to an article published in the journal Aquatic Conservation by IUCN experts.