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  • Python and python skins

    Kering, ITC and IUCN release new data on the sustainability and livelihood benefits of python trade


    Three new reports published today by the Python Conservation Partnership (PCP), a partnership between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Species Survial Commission Boa and Python Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), reveal that the wild harvesting and farming of pythons is ecologically sustainable and results in socioeconomic benefits for poor households in South-East Asia. Initially presented yesterday at the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the “Sustainable Management of the Trade in Reticulated Python Skins in Indonesia and Malaysia", “Trade in Python Skins: Impact on Livelihoods in Viet Nam” and “Trade in Python Skins: Impact on Livelihoods in Peninsular Malaysia” reports represent the culmination of three years of scientific research and signify the completion of the research phase of the PCP.
  • Elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya

    Poaching behind worst African elephant losses in 25 years – IUCN report


    Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past ten years – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report launched today at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa.Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report launched today at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Indigenous people

    IUCN Congress boosts support for Indigenous peoples’ rights


    Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 9 September 2016 (IUCN) – Key decisions boosting support for Indigenous peoples’ rights have been adopted by IUCN State, government and civil society members today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaiʻi. 

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How citizen science can help monitor data cold spots – Citizen science, increasingly used to monitor species and ecosystems, is among the many issues to be highlighted at IUCN World Conservation Congress, starting next week. 22 August

Indigenous peoples and local communities key in combatting illegal wildlife trade Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group. 3 August

Saving  Batagur turtles across Asia – Following ongoing success with captive breeding programmes for river terrapins in the Batagur genus, Rick Hudson of SOS grantee Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) reflects on the challenges of pulling a turtle back from the brink of extinction. 8 July

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