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Experts participatingn at the KBA workshop in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IUCN workshop on Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in Bosnia

The Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of IUCN Species Programme organised a workshop bringing together a range of stakeholders to validate Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in the southern European part (Balkan region) of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot. …   | French | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story

Chinese Pangolin  (Manis pentadactyla)

Pangolin takes top spot

Early in 2012, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Facebook page was launched. Featuring a new Amazing Species every week and sharing the latest IUCN Red List news, the page is a new way for people to engage with The IUCN Red List. As the year draws to a close we have compiled a list of the five most popular posts. …  

19 Dec 2012 | Article

Erika Cuéllar

Guanaco conservation boosted by Rolex Award

Erika Cuéllar, co-coordinator of the Bolivian Committee for IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) has received a Rolex Award for Enterprise. Her project will support the conservation of guanacos in the Gran Chaco region in South America by training local people with the skills needed to manage this region sustainably. …  

18 Dec 2012 | Article

Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis)

Kihansi Spray Toad returns to the wild

Classified as Extinct in the Wild on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis) is the focus of conservation efforts involving the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Amphibian Specialist Group and the IUCN SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. Together with a collaboration of a number of partners across the world they are reintroducing the Kihansi Spray Toad  back to its original habitat. …  

17 Dec 2012 | News story

Park rangers with a rhino that has been poached for its horn

Wildlife Conservation Day highlights action against wildlife crime

In response to growing concern about illegal trade in wildlife, the US Department of State has declared 4 December as Wildlife Conservation Day and is calling for individuals across the world to support threatened species by signing up to a Wildlife Pledge. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) welcomes this initiative given the recent escalation of poaching for a number of species that is compromising decades-long efforts towards the conservation and sustainable use of wild species. …  

04 Dec 2012 | News story

SOS, NRT, Kenya, 2011A-017, 11A-17-02B, Hirola

A sanctuary for Hirola

Ever seen a flying Hirola? The tall distinctive Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) is the world’s most endangered antelope and is the only existing member of its genus. It is also, quite possibly, the only one to have flown by helicopter.   …  

28 Nov 2012 | News story

Study raises concern over international trade in python skins

Gland, Switzerland, 27 November 2012 – A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from South-East Asia. The main importer is the European fashion and leather industry. The study raises concerns over the illegality in parts of the trade, animal welfare issues and the trade’s impact on the conservation of python populations. …  

27 Nov 2012 | International news release

Dugong

Answering the SOS call from the wild: dolphins, rhinos, tigers and others to benefit from more funding

Gland, Switzerland, 22 November 2012 – Flagship species conservation initiative Save Our Species (SOS) is expanding its work with US$ 2.5 million funding for 25 new projects. …   | French | Spanish

22 Nov 2012 | News story

Boxed Oilies SOS RAG SANCCOB NOV 2012

Penguin Rehabilitation

How do you rehabilitate hundreds of oiled penguins to release back into the wild?   It only takes an hour to wash and rinse an oily African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), but it takes nearly four weeks to rehabilitate the bird for release back into the wild.    

20 Nov 2012 | News story

Mitiaro, Southern Cook Islands

IUCN supports Cook Islands to create the world’s largest marine park

Gland, Switzerland, 15 November 2012 – IUCN has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of the Cook Islands to support the establishment of the world’s largest marine protected area – the Cook Islands Marine Park. …  

15 Nov 2012 | News story


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