International Union for Conservation of Nature
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data ...
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How Big Genitals Can Lead to Extinction, According to Science
Having big genitals can spell evolutionary disaster, say paleobiologists
Vanishing: The Earth's 6th mass extinction
We're entering the Earth's sixth era of extinction -- and it's the first time humans are to blame.
The extinction crisis is far worse than you think
Frogs, coral, elephants -- all are on the brink. Three quarters of species could disappear. Why is this happening? CNN explores an unprecedented global crisis.
Earth 'entering new extinction phase' - US study
The Earth has entered a "new period of extinction", a study by three US universities concludes, and humans could be among the first casualties.
Earth's sixth mass extinction has begun, new study confirms
Even if humans survive the planet will never be the same again. We are currently witnessing the start of a mass extinction event the likes of which have not been seen on Earth for at least 65 million ...
As Temperatures Increase, So Will Extinction Rates
For some time, scientists have watched as creatures big and small have attempted to adapt to climate change. Some have shifted their ranges while others are breeding earlier. Now, a study finds that t...
IUCN Species Survival Commission
The IUCN Species Survival Commission is a special commission operated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The commission's "major role is to provide information to IUCN on biodivers...
World Commission on Protected Areas
The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is one of six commissions of the IUCN (World Conservation Union). WCPA is the world's premier network of protected area expertise. It is administered by ...
IUCN Red List
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological...
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Phosphatherium
Phosphatherium escuillei is a basal proboscidean that lived from the Late Paleocene to the early stages of the Ypresian age until the early Thanetian some 56 million years ago in North Africa. Resear...
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Rodrigues day gecko
The Rodrigues day gecko (Phelsuma edwardnewtoni ) is a now extinct diurnal species of lizard. It lived on the island of Rodrigues and typically inhabited forests and dwelt in trees. The Rodrigues day ...
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American lion
The American lion (Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox) – also known as the North American lion, Naegele’s giant jaguar or American cave lion – is an extinct lion of the family Felidae, endemic to North Am...
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Philautus nasutus
Pseudophilautus nasutus (commonly known as the sharp-snout pygmy tree frog) was a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family.It was endemic to Sri Lanka where it is extinct, though it might occur o...
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The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates
The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates is a list of highly endangered primate species selected and published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission Primate ...
Palaeoglaux
Palaeoglaux is a genus of fossil owl from the Eocene epoch. There are two known species, P. perrierensis from the Upper Eocene of Quercy, France and P. artophoron from the Middle Eocene Messel shales...
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IUCN protected area categories
IUCN protected area categories, or IUCN protected area management categories, are categories used to classify protected areas in a system developed by the International Union for the Conservation of N...
IUCN protected area categories - Wikipedia
Data Deficient
A data deficient (DD) species is one which has been categorised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as with no sufficient information for a proper assessment of conservation status t...
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Enrique Beltrán
Enrique Beltrán Castillo (1903 – 1994) was one of Mexico's first conservationists. A student of Alfonso Herrera at the UNAM in the 1920s, Beltrán was appointed by Herrera "to head two marine com...
Conservation Dependent
A conservation-dependent species is a species which has been categorised as "Conservation Dependent" ("LR/cd") by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, i.e. as dependent on conservation ...
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The world's 100 most threatened species
The World's 100 most threatened species is a compilation of the most threatened animals, plants, and fungi in the world. It was the result of a collaboration between over 8,000 scientists from the Int...
The world's 100 most threatened species - Wikipedia
Peter Jackson (biologist)
Peter Jackson was the Chairman of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission between 1983 and 2000. He is a world-renowned tiger conservationist who was involved in tiger researc...
Not Evaluated
A not evaluated (NE) species is one which has been categorised in the IUCN Red List of threatened species as not having been studied by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Examples...
Vulnerable species
A vulnerable species is one which has been categorised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances threatening its survival and reprod...
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