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Golden Mantella Frog, SOS

Communities rewarded as conservation ambassadors

Newly created community-based organizations were rewarded for their efforts to protect the Critically Endangered Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca) during a festival attended by government representatives and members of the local population. The event was held in the town of Moramanga in the Moramanga District in Madagascar. …  

04 Apr 2012 | News story

Threatened species of Europe

Threatened species of Europe

Walks along the Seine, bird watching along the coast of the Waddenzee, skiing in the Alps…from Portugal to Russia, Europe is home to some of the world’s most iconic romantic settings. And this is thanks to a rich natural heritage. And let’s not forget that when we talk about European biodiversity, we’re also talking about the European overseas territories and all the natural treasure they hold, from the Caribbean islands to rich Antarctic ecosystems.
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03 Apr 2012 | Photos

Nature's benefits

Nature's benefits

Nature concerns all of us. It’s the common denominator between us. We all depend on nature and benefit from it in so many ways. The problem is, these benefits are not shared equally because of various political, geographic, social and economic reasons. …  

03 Apr 2012 | Photos

One of the hundreds of elephants poached this year in northern Cameroon

Cameroon elephant poaching crisis spreads

Just weeks after a military offensive against elephant poachers in Bouba N’Djida National Park in the north of Cameroon, 12 suspected poachers have been arrested and 14 elephant tusks confiscated close to protected areas in the southeast of the country.  Read full story
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02 Apr 2012 | News story

Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

Congress Forum just a few clicks away

Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

SOS, Mangrove Finch

Save Our Species funds Mangrove Finch project on Galapagos Islands

Swen Lorenz, Chief Executive of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an IUCN member organization, visited IUCN HQs in order to sign a grant agreement with SOS - Save Our Species to protect the Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) which is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Mangrove Finch is the rarest of the 13 species of Darwin Finches with an estimated remaining population of 100 individuals found only in two locations on the Galapagos Islands. …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story

SOS, SRI, Rhino, 2011A-003, Namibia, Kunene, Black rhino, 11A-03-02

Rhino walks 250 kilometers to return home

During a foot patrol to track rhinos and deter poaching 53 rhinos were sighted including a female that walked 250 km to return home. The SOS-funded project aims for immediate protection of a sub species of the Critically Endangered Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in Namibia`s remote north-west Kunene Region. They are the only rhino that persist on unfenced, communal land with no formal conservation status. Protecting the rhino will also provide increased security of the wider habitat, of which the rhinos form an integral part. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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SOS, babirusa, 2011A-002, YANI 11A-02-06

Babirusas released from lethal snares

A patrol team discovered 35 lethal poachers` snares encircling a salt-lick where Babirusas gather. They could rescue two Babirusas that were trapped in the snares. The SOS-funded project aims to reduce destructive pressures on the Sulawesi Nantu Forest and prevent the extinction of the Babirusa and Anoas. The Sulawesi Babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis) is a rare, curly-tusked pig endemic to Sulawesi`s rainforests and listed Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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Female of the Restinga Antwren (Formicivora littoralis)

Nature in need: Half of world’s most important nature sites left unprotected

The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 to address rapid rates of environmental destruction, however, a new study led by BirdLife International, with contributions from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected. These findings highlight an urgent need for improved targeting of new and expanded protected areas in order to protect the planet’s wildlife.  

21 Mar 2012 | Media advisory

Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

Spring flowers in bloom

Spring is in the air - flowers are beginning to bloom, snow is melting, plants are turning green, and Easter is around the corner. While many people are concerned with what floral arrangement to put on the dinner table, very few are aware that many European wild flowers are threatened with extinction, according to the European Red List of Vascular Plants, a project carried out by IUCN, financed by the European Commission. …  

19 Mar 2012 | News story


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