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Innovative approaches to tackling wildlife crime on the frontlines

Ground-breaking community-led approaches to combating wildlife crime around the world will be shared at an international symposium taking place in Muldersdrift near Johannesburg from 26-28 February, attended by researchers, community groups, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs. …  

26 Feb 2015 | News story

Dr. Earle visiting the local school on Ascension Island

Mounting pressure for marine protection

IUCN has teamed up with a coalition of leading marine conservation organisations to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world. …  

20 Feb 2015 | News story

sea turtles, Sierra Leone

“The outbreak of the Ebola virus caused some setbacks for the project but we are finding our way through” Edward Aruna, Project Coordinator for an SOS funded Sierra Leone sea turtle conservation project.

Of the world’s seven marine turtle species, five are known to occur along the Sierra Leone coast, including: loggerheads (Caretta caretta), green turtles (Chelonia mydas), olive ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea), hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata), and leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea). …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

EU initiative to counteract African wildlife crisis

African wildlife is facing an unprecedented crisis. Currently, about 5,000 African flora and fauna species, which represents 27% of all species assessed on the continent, are listed on the IUCN Red List threatened with extinction. The main threats to African wildlife are weak governance, poaching and wildlife trafficking, and the loss of habitats through land conversion and climate change. In addition, wild species are used unsustainably for purposes such as firewood and bushmeat. …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

Maleo

What Maleos teach us about parenting, trust and the world we live in

Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo), Sulawesi’s endemic birds, can inspire us about parenting, trust, and the world we live in. Marcy Summers, Project Director with the SOS grantee Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (AlTo), writes to SOS about Maleos’ nesting season and their heartening rituals. …  

16 Feb 2015 | News story

Bonaire kid

Over €6 million boost for nature conservation in European Overseas Countries and Territories

There’s good news for biodiversity conservation in the millions of square kilometres of land and ocean that make up European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories with the launch of a grants fund of over €6 million to be coordinated by IUCN.  …  

10 Feb 2015 | News story

12A-043-051, SOS Save Our Species, EWT,  schooling  sandfish into translocatio nets Gustav Klotz n John Lucas

A Successful Endangered Clanwilliam Sandfish Translocation in the Biedouw River, South Africa

In November 2014, SOS grantee Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) completed the second ever translocation of a highly threatened indigenous fish species for conservation purposes in South Africa.   …  

06 Feb 2015 | News story

12A-028-041, WCS, Gabon, Atlantic Humpback Dolphin, SOS - Save Our Species

On the Campaign Trail for Atlantic Humpback Dolphins

Developing an informed and empathetic ‘constituency’ is essential for the long-term conservation of the Atlantic humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii). That is the conviction of SOS Grantee Tim Collins working with IUCN Member Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Mayumba National Park, Gabon and the Conkouati-Douli National Park (CDNP) in Congo.   …  

04 Feb 2015 | News story

IUCN Director General takes part in the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos.

IUCN’s new Director General engages global leaders in Davos

As one of her first acts, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. …  

03 Feb 2015 | News story

Yuraygir National Park, Australia

World’s governments are failing on protected areas for nature

A new study has found that while governments are making progress in expanding Protected Area networks, these are failing to provide adequate coverage for nature. …  

03 Feb 2015 | 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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