Posts Tagged with "IUCN"

New Study: Species Gravely Endangered by Global Trade of Commodities like Palm Oil

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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New Study: Species Gravely Endangered by Global Trade of Commodities like Palm Oil

A new study led by the University of Sydney appeared in the Journal Nature recently, warning that nearly a third of animal species under threat in developing nations are linked to global trade of manufactured goods and commodities such as palm oil. As the researchers put it: “Human activities are causing the globe’s sixth major [...]

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The Future Of Endangered Orangutans Is In Your Hands

Monday, March 19, 2012

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The Future Of Endangered Orangutans Is In Your Hands

There has been an overwhelming amount of attention paid recently to the plight of Indonesia’s most iconic species due to habitat loss. Last month the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) updated the status of Sumatran elephants to critically endangered on its Red List of Threatened Species, a category which Sumatran orangutans and rhinoceros’ [...]

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Will Danger Listing Of UNESCO World Heritage Site Save The Orangutan?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Will Danger Listing Of UNESCO World Heritage Site Save The Orangutan?

Several weeks ago, three national parks in Sumatra, Indonesia were collectively labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger. This inscription reiterates the urgency to issue full protections for the last remaining tracts of unspoiled rainforest on the island. The Sumatran rainforest, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 for its wealth of biodiversity, [...]

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