SSC Specialist Group central to the fight against invasive alien species on islands

Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) 25.04.02. The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of IUCN's Species Survival Commission is central to implementing a new initiative aimed at combating invasive alien species on islands. …  

25 Apr 2002 | News story

SSC Specialist Group provides first online database on all 11,000 ant species

Gland, Switzerland, 08.03.02. IUCN-The World Conservation Union. Ants are one of the most ecologically important groups of animals, and are also considered one of the worst invasive species. They can turn more soil than earthworms, are the main herbivores in tropical South America, and make up to one third of the animal biomass in a rainforest. Yet social insects (ants, bees, wasps, and termites), are not included in mainstream conservation efforts and most of the information that could be used to conserve or manage them is not catalogued or easily available. …  

08 Mar 2002 | News story

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Launch of the Global Mammal Assessment and Partnership

Gland, Switzerland, 07.03.02. IUCN-The World Conservation Union. In an effort to develop new ideas on biodiversity assessment, using mammals as a test case, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has joined forces with several other conservation organisations to form a Global Mammal Assessment and Partnership. …  

07 Mar 2002 | News story

Medoffice, Mediterranean, Island, Plants, Mediterranean Island Plants, IUCNMed, Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Red List, Top50, Anthemis glaberrima

SSC and the CBD Global Plant Conservation Strategy

Gland, Switzerland, 26.02.02. IUCN-The World Conservation Union. SSC headed IUCN's input to the recent meeting convened by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which outlined sound technical rationales for specific targets that will be included in the emerging Global Plant Conservation Strategy. …  

26 Feb 2002 | News story

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

The humphead wrasse - A conservation challenge taken up by SSC Specialist Group

By Yvonne Sadovy, Chair, Grouper & Wrasse Specialist Group, An extract from Species - the SSC newsletter, issue 36 …  

17 Feb 2002 | News story


Launch of the first Dugong Status Report and Action Plan

Cartagena, Colombia 13.02.02. IUCN's Director General, Achim Steiner, and Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a joint publication, Dugong: Status Report and Action Plans for Countries and Territories, during the seventh special session of UNEP's Governing Council in Columbia yesterday. …  

13 Feb 2002 | News story

Adult lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

SSC Specialist Group celebrates success of the First International Tapir Symposium

Gland, Switzerland (20.12.01) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. Global efforts towards tapir conservation have received great impetus thanks to the success of the First International Tapir Symposium that took place in Costa Rica recently. …  

20 Dec 2001 | News story

Recovery of the Kunene rhinos - Knights of the Namibian desert

Gland, Switzerland (01.11.01) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. An IUCN Species Survival Commission member is central to the remarkable recovery of some of the most unusual members of the rhino world - the desert-dwelling black rhino of Namibia. …  

01 Nov 2001 | News story

IUCN/SSC Specialist Group involved in plan to rescue wild alligators in China

Gland, Switzerland (26.09.01) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. Significant steps towards the conservation of the last "wild dragons" in China have been made thanks to the hard work of IUCN's Crocodile Specialist Group members and Chinese and international experts. …  

26 Sep 2001 | News story

Worldwide efforts to save bats boosted by launch of IUCN Action Plan at international conference

Gland, Switzerland (06.08.01) IUCN-The World Conservation Union. The launch of a new IUCN bat Action Plan at an international conference in Malaysia has served as a rallying cry to conservationists worldwide to step up efforts to halt the alarming declines in bat populations. …  

06 Aug 2001 | News story

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