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Tagging of Mashkullora, Egyptian Vulture

Save the Egyptian Vulture on the Balkans

A symbol of fertility and maternal protection in Egyptian mythology, the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is the smallest of the four species of European vultures. It is characterized by the crest of white, pointed feathers and white and wedge-shaped tail. Its population is rapidly decreasing today, and PPNEA, an IUCN member, is one of the organizations striving to save this species from extinction in Albania and the region. …  

05 Dec 2013 | News story
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12A_37_12, Eleanor Briggs, White-shouldered Ibis nest protector, Tmatboey village, WCS, SOS SAve OUr Species

Successes in the field: The Bird’s Nest Protection Programme pays dividends

SOS grantee Simon Mahood reports from the field as he works to protect some of Cambodia’s most threatened bird species. In a recent update Simon explained “We’re half way through the Giant Ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) 2013 breeding season in the northern plains of Cambodia and this season the total number of Giant Ibis nests protected since 2003 reached 250!   …  

04 Dec 2013 | News story

Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Urgent deal reached for African Elephants

Key states along the illegal ivory value chain have committed to urgent measures to halt the illegal trade and secure elephant populations across Africa. The agreement was reached at the African Elephant Summit convened by the government of Botswana and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | Dutch

03 Dec 2013 | News story

The Coypu, originally from South America, is now established in large parts of Europe causing great damages.

IUCN gathers EU Member States to support consensus on forthcoming invasives legislation

IUCN European Union Representative Office has recently organized a gathering with representatives from EU Member States to present the latest scientific knowledge on invasive alien species offering a platform for informal exchange in view of the upcoming Council discussions on the EU legislative proposal.   …  

02 Dec 2013 | News story
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The Golden mantled tree kangaroo.

PNG’s Tenkile Conservation Alliance joins IUCN

The Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA) has become the first organisation from Papua New Guinea to join IUCN. Today IUCN welcomed the TCA into the Union following their membership approval at the 82nd meeting of the IUCN Council.   …  

28 Nov 2013 | News story

Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)

Forest giraffe joins growing number of threatened species

The Okapi – a national symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as the “forest giraffe” – and the sub-Saharan White-winged Flufftail – one of Africa’s rarest birds – are now on the brink of extinction, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Two species of albatross, the Leatherback Turtle and the Island Fox native to California’s Channel Islands are showing signs of recovery. …   | French | Dutch

26 Nov 2013 | News story

Python bivittatus progshai (southern Sulawesi)

Kering, IUCN and the International Trade Centre form partnership to improve python trade

The ‘Python Conservation Partnership’, a collaboration between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Species Survival Commission Boa & Python Specialist Group) has been launched today with the aim of contributing to the improved sustainability of the python trade and helping facilitate industry-wide change. …  

22 Nov 2013 | News story

N. Buxa

Enabling the wise use of wetlands through integrated wetland management

An innovative action planning toolkit on wetland conservation and management is now available online. Funded by the European Commission, as part of the HighARCS project, the Wetland Resources Action Planning (WRAP) Toolkit offers researchers, technical planners and policy-makers a systematic approach to conserving and sustainably managing aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity at any site scale. The toolkit provides a suite of methods and practices, together with insights from lessons learned. …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story

Beluga

IUCN steps up the pace on investigating climate change impacts on wildlife

At a time when global climate change is among the most important of issues for humankind to address, there remains significant uncertainty about how changes in the climate system will impact upon the world’s species and ecosystems, not to mention how societies and decision-makers might go about reducing these impacts. In response to this, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has recently formed a new group of international experts who will focus on topics surrounding climate change impacts on biodiversity. …  

18 Nov 2013 | News story

12A_43_11 sandfish C Riaan van der Walt

Species Savers Profile: Aquatic Alwyn - Field Officer for Cape Critical Rivers Project

The river is flowing, albeit gently, and there is a man in the middle of it. Up to his neck in it but cool, calm and collected Alwyn Lubbe is a man gone fishing. He has just plucked a Clanwilliam Sandfish (Labeo seeberi) with his bare hands from the nets strung out across the streaming waters of the Gif river in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa.   …  

15 Nov 2013 | 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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