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Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Launch of the Global Mammal Assessment and Partnership

Gland, Switzerland, 07.03.02. IUCN-The World Conservation Union. In an effort to develop new ideas on biodiversity assessment, using mammals as a test case, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has joined forces with several other conservation organisations to form a Global Mammal Assessment and Partnership. …  

07 Mar 2002 | News story

Medoffice, Mediterranean, Island, Plants, Mediterranean Island Plants, IUCNMed, Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Red List, Top50, Anthemis glaberrima

SSC and the CBD Global Plant Conservation Strategy

Gland, Switzerland, 26.02.02. IUCN-The World Conservation Union. SSC headed IUCN's input to the recent meeting convened by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which outlined sound technical rationales for specific targets that will be included in the emerging Global Plant Conservation Strategy. …  

26 Feb 2002 | News story

Humphread wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), a highly prized food fish. Over-fishing is having a serious impact on many populations.

The humphead wrasse - A conservation challenge taken up by SSC Specialist Group

By Yvonne Sadovy, Chair, Grouper & Wrasse Specialist Group, An extract from Species - the SSC newsletter, issue 36 …  

17 Feb 2002 | News story

Dugong

Launch of the first Dugong Status Report and Action Plan

Cartagena, Colombia 13.02.02. IUCN's Director General, Achim Steiner, and Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a joint publication, Dugong: Status Report and Action Plans for Countries and Territories, during the seventh special session of UNEP's Governing Council in Columbia yesterday. …  

13 Feb 2002 | News story

Adult lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

SSC Specialist Group celebrates success of the First International Tapir Symposium

Gland, Switzerland (20.12.01) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. Global efforts towards tapir conservation have received great impetus thanks to the success of the First International Tapir Symposium that took place in Costa Rica recently. …  

20 Dec 2001 | News story

Recovery of the Kunene rhinos - Knights of the Namibian desert

Gland, Switzerland (01.11.01) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. An IUCN Species Survival Commission member is central to the remarkable recovery of some of the most unusual members of the rhino world - the desert-dwelling black rhino of Namibia. …  

01 Nov 2001 | News story

IUCN/SSC Specialist Group involved in plan to rescue wild alligators in China

Gland, Switzerland (26.09.01) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. Significant steps towards the conservation of the last "wild dragons" in China have been made thanks to the hard work of IUCN's Crocodile Specialist Group members and Chinese and international experts. …  

26 Sep 2001 | News story

Worldwide efforts to save bats boosted by launch of IUCN Action Plan at international conference

Gland, Switzerland (06.08.01) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. The launch of a new IUCN bat Action Plan at an international conference in Malaysia has served as a rallying cry to conservationists worldwide to step up efforts to halt the alarming declines in bat populations. …  

06 Aug 2001 | News story

IUCN leads international cooperation to combat the growing "bushmeat" problem

Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) 27.07.01. IUCN is taking the lead on international cooperation to combat the unsustainable use of wild meat that is having a devastating effect on wildlife populations and threatening food security for many local communities. …  

27 Jul 2001 | News story

SSC expertise called on for strategy to save Europe's plants

Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) 12.07.01. IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) is playing a key role in developing a strategy to save Europe's diverse but highly threatened plant life. …  

12 Jul 2001 | News story

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