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Featured blogs

Saving  Batagur turtles across Asia – Following ongoing success with captive breeding programmes for river terrapins in the Batagur genus, Rick Hudson of SOS grantee Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) reflects on the challenges of pulling a turtle back from the brink of extinction. 8 July

Women's rights in  protected areas – Championing gender equality in environmental conservation policy: a blog from IUCN’s Global Gender Office. 23 June

A shared Mekong: towards better cooperation –  The boom in hydropower development in the Mekong basin could affect food security – something IUCN is working to counter by facilitating dialogue in the region. 16 June 

Last updated - Tue, 26 Jul 2016
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