US leads world in endangered plant species
- Plants in trouble. // Junior Scholastic;05/11/98, Vol. 100 Issue 18, p11
Reports on the release of a report by the World Conservation Union, on endangered plants in the world. Extinction threats to plants in the United States; Reason plants are endangered; Effects of the loss of plants.
- Plants in peril. Tangley, Laura // U.S. News & World Report;04/20/98, Vol. 124 Issue 15, p12
Reports that the World Conservation Union believes that one in eight species of plant of the Earth are in danger of becoming extinct. Reasons.
- Saving Sandalwood. S. A. // Natural Health;May2008, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p24
The article reports that sandalwood trees have been listed as a threatened species by the World Conservation Union. It reports that sandalwood use in cosmetics is causing formerly vast supplies of sandalwood trees to disappear in India and Nepal. Several beauty companies are responding by using...
- AGARWOOD DEMANDS. Holson, L. M. // American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter;Summer2009, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p7
The article reports on the demand for fragrant agarwood despite its expensive price. According to the article, almost any price is paid for agarwood in Middle East and Indian agarwood is favored. It is stated that the World Conservation Union (IUCN) list most species as endangered in India,...
- IUCN dedicates building. // International Wildlife;Mar/Apr93, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p32
Reports the dedication of IUCN's (World Conservation Union) new building in Gland, Switzerland. Presentation of five wildlife prints by Canadian artist Robert Bateman to IUCN; Details.
- NWF supports work of World Conservation Union. // International Wildlife;Sep92, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p32
Summarizes the formation and goals of the World Conservation Union (WCU), an independent body that promotes scientifically based action for conservation of wild living resources. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) supports the WCU and has been an organizational member since the WCU's 1948...
- WCU report helps save Okavango Delta wildlife. // International Wildlife;Sep92, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p32
Reports that the World Conservation Union helped derail plans for dredging the Boro River, which supplies water to the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta in Botswana. The government's Water Affairs Ministry terminated the project.
- IUCN at work to save ecosystems around the world. // International Wildlife;Jan/Feb94, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p28
Reports on the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) efforts to save rare wildlife species, wetlands, forests and other threatened ecosystems around the world. List of IUCN's activities and programs through local organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
- Embracing dilemmas the world over. McIntosh, P. // International Wildlife;Nov/Dec90, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p12
Covers the growth and importance of the Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, or The World Conservation Union (IUCN). Started 42 years ago as a think-tank, IUCN now manages environmental projects and problems all over the world.