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Holly Dublin, Chair of the SSC, presenting Dr Russell Mittermeier with the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit

Sir Peter Scott Award Presented to Dr Russ Mittermeier

Holly Dublin, Chair of the SSC, presented Dr Russell Mittermeier with the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit at the recent meeting of the SSC Specialist Group Chairs in Al Ain, UAE.
 

18 Feb 2008 | News story

Dr Nicolaas Jan van Strien (April 1, 1946-February 7, 2008)

Dr Nicolaas Jan van Strien 1946 - 2008

 

04 Feb 2008 | News story

Winners of the Golden Ark Award 2008 announced

Patricia Medici, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG) and Charudutt Mishra, a member of the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group are two of the three winners to be awarded the Golden Ark Award in 2008. …  

04 Feb 2008 | News story

To Bee, or Not to Bee…

The plight of pollinators is causing worldwide concern. Not only are population numbers of many formerly abundant species dwindling, some species are disappearing altogether. …  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Dr Galen Rathbun holding the newly discovered Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi

Discovery: First New Species Of Giant Elephant-Shrew In 126 Years

Dr. Galen Rathbun, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group, and a team of collaborators confirmed the existence of a new species, Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi, in the mountains of Tanzania.  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Global Experts Meet to Assess Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change

A four-day Species Vulnerability Traits workshop was hosted jointly by Imperial College London, IUCN Species Programme and IUCN Species Survival Commission (hereafter referred to jointly as IUCN) and the Zoological Society of London. …  

05 Dec 2007 | News story

Amphibian Ark

Amphibian Crisis, Amphibian Ark and the 2008 Year of the Frog Campaign

Earth is facing its largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. From one-third to one-half of the planet’s 6,000 amphibian species – frogs and toads, salamanders and newts, and caecilians, which have thrived for 360 million years – are in danger of extinction. …  

17 Oct 2007 | News story

More species threatened - 2007 IUCN Red List

The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is today being released, updating global understanding of the conservation status of the world’s plants and animals. There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List and the number of species threatened with extinction has risen by 188 since last year. …  

11 Sep 2007 | News story

Handbook of European freshwater fishes

New Handbook of European Freshwater Fish

A new book 'Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes' by Maurice Kottelat and Jörg Freyhof has been compiled with the strong support of the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of the Species Programme. …  

05 Sep 2007 | News story

Whit Gibbons, recipient of the 2007 Behler Award for Turtle conservation

2007 Behler Turtle Conservation Award Announced

The IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and IUCN Turtle Survival Alliance in 2006 established the John Behler Turtle Conservation Award, a major annual award to honor leadership and excellence in the field of turtle and tortoise conservation. …  

08 Aug 2007 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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