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Red November

British zoos and aquariums celebrate Red November

This year, IUCN is celebrating 50 years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, and to mark the anniversary, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is asking its members to take part in Red November - a month dedicated to celebrating the conservation work of good zoos and the contribution of the IUCN Red List. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

Macaya Breast-spot Frog, Eleutherodactylus thorectes. Critically Endangered

Trade and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Amphibians

According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, amphibians are the most threatened vertebrate group on earth. The following joint statement by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) draws attention to the devastating impact of introduced disease and the urgent need for preventative measures. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

Participants practicing their negotiation skills at BIOPAMA Eastern and Southern Africa training, Kenya, 27-31 October 2014

Supporting sustainable solutions for protected areas integration into the land- and seascape

Last week, 30 participants from protected areas and their stakeholders from across the Eastern and Southern African region were trained in the consensus building methodology and in particular the Mutual Gains Approach to negotiation. The training was conducted as part of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme) Capacity Building Programme in partnership with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation. …  

06 Nov 2014 | News story

12A-45-018, Javan Rhino footprint casts, YABI, IRF, SOS - Save Our Species

A Brighter Future for Javan Rhinos?

Good news in the world of rhino conservation is hard to come by these days according to SOS Grantee, Bill Konstant, Program Officer with the International Rhino Foundation. But the results of recent field research in the tropical forests of Indonesia seem very encouraging he reports.   …  

06 Nov 2014 | News story

His Excellency Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

Pacific Island leaders to help spread Mua Voyage’s message on conservation

As the Mua Voyage canoes sails south from the Gold Coast with their message on oceans and climate change, three Pacific Island political leaders have confirmed they will be on board the canoes when they sail into Sydney Harbour. …  

03 Nov 2014 | News story

SOS - Save Our Species, EWT, Jay Roode, Dugong, Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

A good year for Bazaruto's Dugongs

Reaching October without a single Dugong mortality is something we need to shout about according to SOS Grantee Karen Allen from IUCN Member, Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).   …  

31 Oct 2014 | News story

Pancratium maritimum, Important plant for Long Beach, Ulicnj (Montenegro)

Conserving wild plants and habitats for people across the Mediterranean

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and Plantlife International are beginning a new project to further the conservation of wild plants and their habitats in the South and East Mediterranean. The project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean (IPA-Med)” has been launched today at the kick off workshop held in Montenegro.   | Spanish

30 Oct 2014 | News story

Connecting to Earth

Survey on online networking tools for biodiversity

The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) welcomes your views on an online networking tool for a more effective management of biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide. …  

29 Oct 2014 | News story

Rock Islands - Palau

BIOPAMA: Preparing for the protected areas event of the decade

More than 5000 people interested in conservation and protected areas will converge in Sydney, Australia, for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 (WPC). BIOPAMA is closely involved in several sessions and events during the WPC, in particular related to capacity development, information management, and data analysis for decision-making, as well as the Leaders’ Dialogues. …  

28 Oct 2014 | News story

Scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini

New commitments for the conservation of migratory species

Internationally coordinated conservation measures for the world’s migratory species will be discussed next week at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The IUCN Delegation, including participants from the Regional Office for South America and experts from the Species Survival Commission (SSC), will provide technical advice to Parties on the submitted proposals. …   | Spanish

28 Oct 2014 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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