Species

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New online elephant database launched

ElephantDatabase.org, a joint project of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) and Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG), is a new site where the latest information from elephant surveys across Africa and Asia is easily accessible. …  

16 May 2012 | News story

UTI, SOS, warty glassfrog Centrolene heloderma, 2011A-011 11A-11-13

Mixed news on the rediscovery of rare frog species in Ecuador

A new population of the Critically Endangered glass frog (Centrolene heloderma) has been discovered in the cloud forests of the Pichincha Province of Ecuador.   …  

15 May 2012 | News story

Rodrigo Medellin receives the Whitley Fund for Nature Gold Award from HRH The Princess Royal at the Royal Geographical Society, London, May 9th, 2012

IUCN bat expert wins prestigious conservation award

Many congratulations to Rodrigo Medellín, co-chair of the IUCN SSC Bat Specialist Group, who has been awarded the 2012 Whitley Gold Award, donated by The Friends of Whitley Fund for Nature, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to conservation. …  

11 May 2012 | News story

World Migratory Bird Day

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

May 12th – 13th 2012 is World Migratory Bird Day. This year’s theme is ‘Migratory birds and people - together through time’ and people all over the world will be celebrating migratory birds and the special relationship humans share with them. …  

10 May 2012 | News story

The Montserrat "Mountain Chicken" (Leptodactylus fallax)

Mountain chicken frogs back in Montserrat

Scientists from the IUCN Member organisations are hoping that one of the world's largest frogs is singing songs of love on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat and not just singing in the rain. Mating calls would mean the so-called "mountain chicken" frogs are looking to breed and hopefully dodge extinction. …  

10 May 2012 | News story

Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) capture, Umfolozi

More news from our SSC Conservation Heroes

Have you read the latest blogs from our IUCN SSC Conservation Heroes? …  

09 May 2012 | News story

Rodrigo Medellín in Peru

Conservation success for Mexican bat species

Since the age of 12, Rodrigo Medellín has had a passion for bats and other animals. As bats lack widespread appeal he promotes them through research and strong conservation education programmes with his team, and tries to make people aware of their value. In recognition of this dedication, Rodrigo won a Rolex Award for Enterprise in 2008, allowing him and his team to do more to protect bats in Mexico. …  

09 May 2012 | News story

SOS, PRCF, Vietnam, François Langur, 2011A-020, 11A-20-01B

SOS - Save Our Species: New call for proposals open!

The second SOS Call for Proposals has just opened. Non-governmental organisations (including IUCN members), community groups, and other civil society organisations are welcome to apply for an SOS grant for one of the following Strategic Directions: …  

08 May 2012 | News story

IUCN Expert on invasive species, Dr. Geoffrey Howard, monitors the growth of invasive water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)  at the edge of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.

Biological invasions: a growing threat to biodiversity

Biological invasions: a growing threat to biodiversity, human health and food security. Policy recommendations for the Rio+20 process drafted by IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group and IUCN's Invasive Species Initiative. …  

07 May 2012 | News story

The new CEESP-SSC Specialist Group at the recent SSC Chairs’ meeting in Abu Dhabi, CEESP Chair Aroha Mead, Chair Rosie Cooney, and SSC Chair Simon Stuart embrace the new collaboration.

Introducing Rosie Cooney & SULi: the New CEESP-SSC Specialist Group on Sustainable use and Livelihoods

In recent months a new collaboration between CEESP and the Species Survival Commission has been taking shape. The SULi Specialist Group is a cross-Commissional Specialist Group focused on the sustainable use of wild living resources. CEESP members with expertise and experience on this issue are warmly invited to get in touch and engage in this. …  

07 May 2012 | News story
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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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