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SOS, Sinkhole Cycad

Expedition leads to discovery of major population of Sinkhole Cycad

If it were easy it wouldn’t be an expedition. A team of 18 people, 3 horses and 3 dogs embarked on a mission to distant caves in the Maya Mountains in Southern Belize. The treasure they were looking for was the rare Sinkhole Cycad (Zamia prasina) – a unique plant species that only occurs in the bottom of sinkholes and on hilltops.  …  

18 Mar 2014 | News story

'The Amphibians' - Fire Salamander

New eBook showcases amphibian photography

A stunning new eBook ‘The Amphibians’ has been published by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) in collaboration with Meet Your Neighbours, a worldwide photography project reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps. The eBook features photographs of amphibians from around the world against a luminous white background. …  

12 Mar 2014 | News story

SOS, Snow Leopard

Learning to live with Snow Leopards

In the shadow of the majestic Himalayas on the “roof of the world”, SOS - Save Our Species is championing the conservation of the equally majestic Snow Leopard. SOS grantees the Snow Leopard Trust and Snow Leopard Foundation Pakistan, are piloting grassroots programmes aimed at reducing the illegal killing of snow leopards in the remote reaches of Pakistan’s northernmost province, Gilgit-Baltistan. …  

12 Mar 2014 | News story

Red List of Birds of Croatia

Celebrating a new Red Book in Croatia

The State Institute for Nature Protection of Croatia and the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts have launched two bird conservation publications of great importance, the Red Book of Birds of Croatia and the Croatian Bird Migration Atlas. On this occasion, all the so far published Red lists and Red data books of Croatia were exhibited, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

12 Mar 2014 | News story
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Tiger photographed by camera-trap in Thailand

Protecting our wild inheritance

SOS founding partner, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) featured an article on SOS to mark World Wildlife Day, March 3 2014. Focusing on the extensive and varied work of SOS grantee projects to address wildlife crime what follows illustrates just how broad and multi-faceted the challenge is that we face.   March 3 has officially been recognized as World Wildlife Day thanks to a recent decision taken by the United Nations and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). The intention is to mark one day in our busy lives as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of plants and animals with which we share the world. One of the key aims of this day is to raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime. …  

05 Mar 2014 | News story

Mangrove Finch, SOS - Save Our Species, CDF

First ever Mangrove Finch to be hatched in captivity!

Another conservation success story from the field! Today, SOS Grantee and IUCN member, Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) shared exciting news of a world first for the Critically Endangered Mangrove Finch. According to Francesca Cunninghame, on 10th February 2014, the first Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) chick ever to hatch as part of a captive rearing programme was born at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS). The CDRS is the operative arm of the Charles Darwin Foundation in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos. …  

28 Feb 2014 | News story

Red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)

Emergency three-year action plan for lemurs

Primatologists from Bristol Zoological Society, Conservation International, and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group have developed an emergency three-year action plan for lemurs, Madagascar’s endemic group of primates. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

Professor Gordon McGregor Reid

Professor Gordon McGregor Reid awarded the IUCN Species Survival Commission Chair's Citation of Excellence

In February 2014, Gordon McGregor Reid received the SSC Chair’s Citation of Excellence in recognition for his exemplary, visionary and charismatic leadership of the Freshwater Fish Specialist Group, between 2004 and 2013. The Citation of Excellence, created in 2004, is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the SSC. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013

A global perspective on re-introduction

From mangroves to spiders, trout to bobcat, the latest edition of Global Re-introduction Perspectives presents 52 case studies on re-introduction projects from around the world. …  

05 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …  

29 Jan 2014 | News story


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