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New IUCN Red List Update

Published date: 
Tue, 07/02/2013

Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) – The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows worrying declines for conifers – the world’s oldest and largest organisms – freshwater shrimps, cone snails and the Yangtze Finless Porpoise.

Aníbal Ramírez Soto

Aníbal Ramírez Soto es Coordinador de Proyectos Ecoforestales en Pronatura Veracruz A.C, México., organización socia de la Red de NatureServe. También, Aníbal es miembro de la Junta Directiva de NatureServe.

Biodiversity Profile: Great Lakes Alvar

Land Cover Class: Steppe/Savanna

Status: Endangered

Description: Great Lakes alvar grassland and shrublands occur on expanses of glaciated limestone or dolomite (dolostone) bedrock. Thin soils are spring wet and summer dry, and other characteristic processes support an unusual blend of rock pavement, prairie, savanna, and sub-boreal forest species, many of them rare.

Distribution: Ontario, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois & New York.

Bob Costanza

Conservation Talks bring you snippets from some of the brightest minds in conservation talking about what they know best.

Macy's Support Helps to Connect Students, Technology, and Nature

Macy’s has sponsored our ConservationWalks program, which empowers high school students to use our tools to learn about the at-risk species right in their backyard, raising funds and awareness for conservation.

Walt Reid Receives 2013 NatureServe Conservation Award

In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to protecting and understanding the world’s ecosystems, NatureServe awarded Dr.

MacArthur Foundation Award Funds Biodiversity Dashboards

A car’s dashboard provides a quick status update on essential data like speed, fuel level, and temperature, enabling you to make quick, ongoing adjustments as you progress safely to your destination.

New Map Sharpens View of African Ecosystems

Photo by Luciano Rizzello|flickr.com/rosluc6460One long-term obstacle to effective conservation action in Africa has been the lack of a consistent map of the continent’s ecosystems—until this spring, that is.

Protecting Natural Places in the Face of Climate Change

Imagine a calm pool of water. Over time sand and gravel settle and stablize. Then a dam breaks, or the channel changes course, introducing a strong current. Not all the grains respond the same way. The current carries away smaller sediments and rearranges what remains based on size, density, and texture.

Along the Path

Along the Path

If the world around you feels like it is shifting and uncertain, you are not alone. The Earth is rapidly changing, and we see these transformations every day. In the face of global climate change, housing and energy development, and political uncertainty, those of us who want to conserve our natural heritage must adapt and re-adapt.

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