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Less than 300 Przewalski's gazelles (Procapra przewalskii) have to compete with over 3 million livestock and the dangers of numerous fences.

Fencing Spells Disaster for the Last of China's Przewalski's Gazelles

China’s only endemic antelope, the Przewalski’s gazelle Procapra przewalskii, is in imminent peril as less than 300 animals remain... …  

24 Jul 2006 | News story

Humphread wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), a highly prized food fish. Over-fishing is having a serious impact on many populations.

SSC Playing a Key Role in the Conservation of a Coral Reef Giant

The IUCN Groupers & Wrasses Specialist Group is playing a central role in the development of a sustainable management plan for the Humphead wrasse Cheilinus undulatus fishery. …  

14 Jul 2006 | News story

Black rhino (Diceros bicornis)

Mixed fortunes for Africa’s rhinos

New surveys depict extremely grim future for two of Africa's six rhino sub-species: the West African black and the northern white, while overall continental black rhino and southern white rhino are recovering.. …  

07 Jul 2006 | News story

Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt)

Lape Forever - The sustainable use of Melanesian megapode eggs

This article, by Ross Sinclair of the SSC Megapode Specialist Group first appeared in issue 37 of Species, the SSC newsletter. …  

30 Jun 2006 | News story

Robin Sharp of the Sustainable Use Specialist Group.

Species Survival Commission Conservation Awards for 2006

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is an exceptional network of experts who make their time and considerable talents available through more than 100 Specialist Groups and Task Forces. …  

19 Jun 2006 | News story

Weeding an entire island to protect a globally important coastal ebony forest

The beautiful Mauritian island of Ile aux Aigrettes is only 26ha and lies just 850m offshore. Its proximity to shore leaves it particularly vulnerable to invasive plant species that threaten its coastal ebony forest, the last remnants of which are found on Ile aux Aigrettes. …  

07 Jun 2006 | News story

Bowhead whale in Greenland. The blow (or spout) of a bowhead can reach 7m in height.

Bowhead whale population re-surfaces in the Arctic

Scientists recently spotted several bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) near Svalbard where they have only been spotted a few times in the last several decades. …  

16 May 2006 | News story

Squalius Keadicus, a freshwater fish endemic to Greece.

Mediterranean Freshwater Fish on the Brink of Extinction

Released IUCN report says seven species have become extinct and one is extinct in the wild.  …  

15 May 2006 | News story

Tufted duck.

First World Migratory Bird Day

The African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) together with the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) will launch the first World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) from the edge of the Great Rift Valley in Laikipia, Kenya with “WINGS,” an artistic and cultural show reflecting the wonders of bird migration. …  

10 Apr 2006 | News story

A Galapagos tortoise in the Galapagos, Ecuador.

Slow but steady – Giant tortoises help clear invading species from island paradise

Conservation needs all the help it can get. On the beautiful Mauritian island of Ile aux Aigrettes, some unlikely assistance is being provided by giant tortoises which are happily dining on invasive weeds that are threatening the island’s natural balance. …  

24 Mar 2006 | News story


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