Gland, Switzerland, 14 November 2018 (IUCN) – Conservation action has brought renewed hope for the Fin Whale and the Mountain Gorilla, according to today’s update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Fin Whale has improved in status from Endangered to Vulnerable following bans on whaling, while the Mountain Gorilla subspecies has moved from Critically Endangered to Endangered thanks to collaborative conservation efforts.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature is deeply disturbed as five IUCN member conservationists, including members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), are charged with crimes punishable by death in Iran.
As part of a series of events marking its 70th anniversary, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) held a public lecture in Geneva, Switzerland, outlining the crucial role of nature in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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