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Investing in Birds and Future: International Migratory Bird Day programme involving school children

 The International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) that falls on the second Saturday of the month of May was celebrated in Jaffna on 9th May 2015, with the support of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) programme managed by IUCN in Sri Lanka. One hundred school children from all five Northern Province districts gathered in Jaffna, for a three day period, to celebrate the IMBD.  

15 Jul 2015 | News story

SOS - Save our Species, Terrapin turtles, WCS, TSA, 12A-031

One of World’s Rarest Turtles Heading Back to the Wild

Great news from Cambodia, one of the four countries where the Turtle Survival Alliance and its partners are implementing an SOS-funded project to help protect and conserve the South East Asian Terrapins. The Cambodian component of the project, carried out by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced the release of 21 captive-raised southern river terrapins (Batagur affinis) back into their native habitat in southwest Cambodia.   …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

World Leaders' Conservation Forum held in Jeju, South Korea

First World Leaders’ Conservation Forum promotes peaceful co-existence with nature

Jeju, South Korea – The first World Leaders’ Conservation Forum held here (7-9 July) underscored the critical role of nature conservation in peace building and sustainable development. It called for bold leadership at the global and local levels to stop the devastating loss of biodiversity taking place today. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

SOS - Save our Species, Turtle Conservancy, Palawan turtles, treatment

Turtle community unites in time to save more than 3,000 endangered Turtles

When a haul of more than 4,000 endangered turtles were confiscated from a well-organized syndicate of poachers in the Philippines in mid-June, a successful rescue story seemed unlikely. …  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

Farmer training workshop

Empowering Farmers on water management in small irrigation systems

IUCN-HSBC project on Ecological Restoration of the Kapiriggama Cascade Tank System in Anuradhapura, North Central Province is aiming to improve the water use efficiency in ancient tank systems. These tank systems that are linked (a cascade) allow recycling of water multiple times as irrigation water. Project components include, improving the capacity of the tanks through partial de-siltation, adopting organic farming, improving drainage conditions, protecting tank bunds and adjacent areas and building the capacity of farmers and officers.  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

SOS - Save Our Species, Manis javanica, Sunda Pangolin, Dan Challender

SOS and Fondation Segré announce new International Pangolin Conservation Initiative

This week, as the world’s first ever Pangolin Range States workshop takes place in Da Nang Province, Vietnam, SOS and Fondation Segré are delighted to announce a two-year international Pangolin Conservation Initiative taking place in Cameroon, Thailand and China. …  

26 Jun 2015 | News story

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Investigating the impacts of infrastructure on ecology and coastal livelihoods

The Thondamanaru Lagoon is a brackish water body. During the rainy season it covers an area of approximately 30 sq km with an average dept of 1.5 meters.  In 1953, the Irrigation Department established a barrage with sluice gates about 0.4 km from the mouth of the lagoon. 

19 Jun 2015 | News story

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

IUCN launches second call for Tiger conservation projects

After a successful first call for proposals in October last year, IUCN's Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is now calling for a second round of proposals from eligible applicants. …  

10 Jun 2015 | News story

13A-069-022 Tagging oceanic manta rays 2, Socorro Islands, Mexico _ Josh Stewart, SOS Save Our Species, Manta Trust

To have healthy oceans we need healthy marine wildlife

According to the United Nations, World Oceans Day is about a healthy planet being based on healthy oceans – so true and in so many ways! The ecological pressures on Earth’s oceans are as diverse and daunting as the storms that can roll across its blue horizons. But there is hope rolling in the deep! Days like today can catalyse, unite and promote efforts to save these, our blue lungs, from ourselves. …  

08 Jun 2015 | News story

Okavango Delta, a Ramsar Wetland and World Heritage Site

Safeguarding the world’s wetlands – let’s be bold, brave and ambitious

“We have to make the Ramsar Convention a catalyst for change – and change on a scale massive enough to stop and reverse a terrible history of wetland loss and destruction.” …   | Spanish

03 Jun 2015 | News story

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