SOS 11A-14-13

Community Cats

Why would someone rush out of the city on Friday after work to drive deep into the night and get up extra early the following morning just to go for a walk? Because it’s not just any walk; it’s a CAT (Citizen Action for Tigers) walk where participants volunteer to help protect Malaysia’s wildlife. And indeed community participation – a hallmark of many SOS funded projects, is what makes the difference.   …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Floating market

A recipe linking nature and people

Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this very challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of the top new nature platform (IPBES) in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Female Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)

Saving Saola from snares

An initiative created by the Saola Working Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greater Mekong Programme has removed and destroyed 26,651 snares from the forests of Viet Nam and Laos that are home to the rare and elusive Saola. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Marine biodiversity in Lebanese's waters

Líbano avanza en la protección de los hábitats marinos

El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente del Líbano y UICN-Med con el apoyo del Centro de Actividad Regional para las Áreas Especialmente Protegidas (RAC / SPA) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA-Plan de Acción del Mediterranéo) han elaborado una estrategia marina de áreas protegidas que tiene por objetivo conservar y preservar un entorno marino sano, productivo y rico biológicamente en aguas libanesas. …   | English | French

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Experts participatingn at the KBA workshop in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Taller sobre Áreas Clave para la Biodiversidad de Agua Dulce en Bosnia

La Unidad de biodiversidad de agua dulce del Programa de Especies de la UICN organizó un taller que reunió a expertos de diversas instituciones con el fin de validar Áreas Claves para la Biodiversidad de Agua Dulce (KBA por sus siglas en inglés) en la parte sur de Europa (Balcanes), uno de los puntos calientes de la biodiversidad mediterránea. …   | English | French

20 Dec 2012 | News story

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


Una respuesta al pedido de auxilio de la flora y fauna: delfines, rinocerontes, tigres y otras especies contarán con más financiación

Gland, Suiza, 22 de noviembre de 2012. La emblemática iniciativa para la conservación de especies Salvemos Nuestras Especies (SOS, por sus siglas en inglés) ampliará sus esfuerzos con USD 2,5 millones de fondos para 25 nuevos proyectos. …   | English | French

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

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