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IUCN Red List: Four out of six great apes on doorstep of extinction

New Delhi/Hawaii, Sep 5 (IBNS): The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, released on Sunday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaii.

Indian ecologist and activist Bibhuti Lahkar wins the IUCN Heritage Heroes Award

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IBNS): At the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i, USA, Assam-based ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lakhar won the Heritage Heroes award for his dedication to the conservation of India’s Manas Wildlife Sanctuary.

IUCN-led panel warns critically endangered whales in Russia still under threat

Hawaii, Sep 4 (IBNS): The critically endangered western gray whale population that feeds in Russia’s Far East waters is slowly showing signs of recovery, but their numbers and range are still at risk from industry activity in the region, according to a new report titled Stories of Influence, released on Saturday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

IUCN Congress: New partnership to conserve key biodiversity areas

Hawaii, Sep 4 (IBNS): Eleven of the world’s leading conservation organisations, on Saturday,announced a new partnership to identify, map, monitor and conserve Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) – places that include vital habitats for threatened species – with more than US$15 million committed over the next five years.