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13A-049-009, Chimbo Boé landscape in the rainy season, SOS SAve OUr Species, Stichting Chimbo, Boé Region, Guinea-Bissau

Bush fire management in the Boé

In a region such as the Boé, Guinea Bissau, effective fire management is critical to maintaining a balance between local wildlife and farming community needs, according to Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with grantee Stichting Chimbo (Chimbo). “Thanks to SOS our bush fire control program could be expanded”. The project target species is Chimpanzees in and around the future Boé National Park.   …  

18 Apr 2016 | News story

13A-060-006, Cocoa truck hidding ivory tusk, Djoum, Cameroon, (C) Oliver Fankem_ZSL, SOS Save Our SPecies,

Exposing illegal trade in elephant tusks

Following a seizure of ivory, a suspected illegal trader has been sentenced to imprisonment. Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a grantee with IUCN’s SOS initiative, explains how ZSL helped expose the crime.   …  

15 Apr 2016 | News story

13A-061-011, Miriam, Pretoma, Costa Rica, SOS Save Our SPecies, Hammerhead Sharks, Miriam Vargas

Hammerhead shark conservation in Costa Rican fishing communities

A day in the life of community leader Doña Miriam Vargas highlights her fishery’s work to protect Costa Rica’s hammerhead sharks – as described by Andy Bystrom, project coordinator with SOS Grantee PRETOMA.   …  

13 Apr 2016 | News story

DRDH, 2013A-064 SOS Save Our Species, Sawfish

Reality bites with game theory in West African Sawfish conservation

“Outreach and sensitization has to be tuned to local sensibilities”, explains Cécile Brigaudeau, project coordinator with AfricaSaw, from Cacine, a town five hours’ drive from the capital of Guinea-Bissau – three of them on dirt track. …  

11 Apr 2016 | News story

Sir David Attenborough

IUCN’s nature conservation efforts boosted by new hub in Cambridge

The work of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will be enhanced by a new campus opened today in Cambridge, UK. The new hub, located in a building named after the leading naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, is designed to act as a catalyst for solutions to the most serious problems facing the natural world. …  

06 Apr 2016 | Article

Moses Mapesa with Elaine Hsiao at the WCPA steering committee in Costa Rica in 2012

Loss of a conservation hero: Moses Mapesa

It is with very deep regret that the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) has learned that our friend and colleague Moses Mapesa has died from complications linked to  leukaemia. Moses had a long and distinguished career in Uganda's national parks, eventually becoming chief executive of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). …  

05 Apr 2016 | Article

PRETOMA, SOS Save Our Species, Yo No Como Tiburon, IUCN, Dogandul, Hammerhead Sharks

A catchy song to help save sharks from costa rican menus

Almost everyone loves a catchy song. Especially Costa Ricans. That's good news for Hammerhead sharks. 
 

01 Apr 2016 | News story

Babirusa

Global collaboration to conserve Indonesian pig and wild cattle

The striking babirusa pig is among the threatened Indonesian animals set to benefit from the first global collaboration between International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), species specialists, the zoo community and the Indonesian national government.   

31 Mar 2016 | Article

13A-050-018 Ant-poaching banner being shown at football cup,  (c) WCS@PFCI, SOS Save Our Species, Okapi, Elephant, Ituri forest

The future of Ituri Forest's Elephants

"It is up to you the youth of Mambasa. The future of the elephants is in your hands!” Throwing down his challenge to the next generation, the Administrator of the Mambasa Territory in the Ituri Forest of Democratic Republic of Congo was marking the area’s first ever World Elephant Day (2015).   …  

31 Mar 2016 | News story

International conservationists, the global zoo community and the Indonesian government at a workshop on species conservation in Bogor, Indonesia.

Multi-stakeholder collaboration first for species conservation in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia, 25 March 2016 — International conservationists and the global zoo community are joining forces with the Indonesian national government for the first time to support species conservation in the country.  …  

31 Mar 2016 | Article

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