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Bandula barb population count with the participation of local youth

Bandula barb population count with the participation of local youth

The Bandula barb (Pethia bandula) is a point endemic species. This means that it is only found naturally at one specific location in the world – a 1.5 km stretch of stream passing through the Hapugoda, Rabbidigala and Alpitiya villages of Galapitamada in the Kegalle District of Sri Lanka. …  

31 Mar 2014 | News story

International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem

A four-day International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem concluded on March 27, 2014 at College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, which was jointly organized by the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) and College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University. …  

27 Mar 2014 | News story

SOS, Siamese Rosewood

Supporting our forest guardians

Almost exactly a year ago, on the 14th of March 2013, 33-year old Thaweesak Chomyong, a ranger working in Thailand’s Pang Sida National Park was fatally shot when a group of poachers fired upon his patrol team before fleeing the scene. This was not an isolated incident. The neighbouring Thap Lan National Park (TLNP), part of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also bearing the brunt of this poaching epidemic, in particular the poaching of Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis). …  

21 Mar 2014 | News story

Ciu Wu Wetland Park, China

CEC in China: Partnerships for nature-based solutions

Three members of IUCN CEC developed a communications campaign for nature-based solutions with the IUCN China office, Center for Environmental Education & Communications and Beijing Forest Society, travelling in December 2013. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

SOS, Snow Leopard

Learning to live with Snow Leopards

In the shadow of the majestic Himalayas on the “roof of the world”, SOS - Save Our Species is championing the conservation of the equally majestic Snow Leopard. SOS grantees the Snow Leopard Trust and Snow Leopard Foundation Pakistan, are piloting grassroots programmes aimed at reducing the illegal killing of snow leopards in the remote reaches of Pakistan’s northernmost province, Gilgit-Baltistan. …  

12 Mar 2014 | News story

Tiger photographed by camera-trap in Thailand

Protecting our wild inheritance

SOS founding partner, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) featured an article on SOS to mark World Wildlife Day, March 3 2014. Focusing on the extensive and varied work of SOS grantee projects to address wildlife crime what follows illustrates just how broad and multi-faceted the challenge is that we face.   March 3 has officially been recognized as World Wildlife Day thanks to a recent decision taken by the United Nations and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). The intention is to mark one day in our busy lives as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of plants and animals with which we share the world. One of the key aims of this day is to raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime. …  

05 Mar 2014 | News story

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

IUCN welcomes 21 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 21 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2014 | News story

SOS, Irrawaddy dolphin

Cambodian government shows commitment to dolphin protection by burning confiscated gillnets

The Cambodian Fisheries Administration (FiA) destroyed nearly 60,000 metres of confiscated gillnets in two gillnet burning ceremonies held on 6 and 7 February 2014. This was a clear demonstration of the Cambodian Government's resolve to protect the Irrawaddy Dolphin. It is also particularly great news as SOS is currently supporting a WWF Cambodia project to prevent the bycatch of Irrawaddy Dolphins in the Mekong river. …  

04 Mar 2014 | News story

Malayan Pangolin (Manis javanica) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

United for Wildlife commits to tackle the illegal wildlife trade

The Duke of Cambridge today joined the United for Wildlife organisations, including IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), at a symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London to discuss the coordinated international effort that is required to combat the illegal wildlife trade. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story

Kaçkar Mountains Artvin Yusufeli Beekeeping Activities

Terms of Reference for IPBES expert selection

The IPBES Secretariat has provided additional information to guide the ongoing nomination of experts for the IPBES work programme. Please consult these Terms of Reference (ToRs) in relation to the work expected from experts, and the selection, responsibilities, time commitment, duration of appointment and availability of support. The nominations are due 28 February 2014. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story


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