IUCN releases the list of endangered species of plants, animals and fungi.
IUCN- International Union for Conservation of Nature
- IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations.
- IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, was established on 5 October 1948 in the French town of Fontainebleau.
- During the first decade of its existence, IUCN’s primary focus was to examine the impact of human activities on nature.
- IUCN also played a fundamental role in the creation of key international conventions, including the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (1971), the World Heritage Convention (1972), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (1974) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (1992).
- IUCN is the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network.