IUCN


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IUCN

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
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They confirm that the scale of the illegal wildlife trade - including trade in plants - is much greater than we had previously thought," IUCN director general Inger Andersen said.
It is noted that the theme of the IUCN is also humanitarian and environmental friendly with conservation that is quite relevant to this context.
However, the jambiya trader feels that environmental groups must also keep in mind people's livelihoods, "We demand compensation from the government and the IUCN because this agreement has highly affected our trade and caused a big financial loss.
James Dalton, IUCN water program coordinator, Global initiatives.
In partnering with IUCN, Cemex is working to achieve improved water management across its operations, maintain access to sustainable sources of water, and reduce risks associated with water for the company," adds IUCN Water Program Coordinator, Global Initiatives, Dr.
IUCN, in its role of co-ordinator, has catalysed this initiative with leadership from fellow founding members Nespresso, Rio Tinto Alcan, AMAG, Amcor Flexibles, Constantia Flexibles, Constellium and Tetra Pak - all industry leaders in their own right.
The Primate Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, determined that 23 species of lemurs are now "critically endangered" (the highest threat level); 52 are "endangered," and another 19 are classified as "vulnerable to extinction.
The document was prepared on the basis of on-the-spot checks conducted in October 2011 by a special mission headed by Kishore Rao, head of the World Heritage Center, and Stig Johansson from the IUCN.
Native to the Arabian peninsula, Oryx leucoryx has two long slender horns that in profile look as one, which may have fuelled the myth of the unicorn, the IUCN said in a recent report.
The IUCN website also points out that, while the polar bear has come to symbolize the impact of global warming on wildlife, many other species are similarly affected, including the ringed seal and well-known species like the beluga whale, arctic fox, koala and emperor penguin.
Kent Carpenter, IUCN global marine species assessment co-ordinator, said: "The Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic population of the Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is of particular concern.