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  • Athony and George excavating a nest Photo: Trokon Saykpa

    Poachers Turn Protectors in Bassa Point Community

    20.04.2016

    “I started poaching turtle eggs when I was ten years old!” declares Anthony Peabody. Since 2012, however, Anthony has been working as a beach monitor and turtle protector thanks to Sea Turtle Watch (STW) Liberia’s community oriented conservation programme....

  • Chimpanzee Family taking A Stroll infront of a Trail Camera Photo: Chimbo

    Bush fire management in the Boé

    18.04.2016

    In a region such as the Boé, Guinea Bissau, effective fire management is critical to maintaining a balance between local wildlife and farming community needs, according to Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with grantee Stichting Chimbo (Chimbo). “Thanks to...

  • IUCN Photo: S.Over IUCN

    IUCN welcomes 22 new Members

    15.04.2016

     The IUCN Council has admitted 22 new Members bringing the total membership to 1351 Members, the highest number to date.

  • Forest Elephant Photo: Garth Cripps

    Exposing illegal trade in elephant tusks

    15.04.2016

    Following a seizure of ivory, a suspected illegal trader has been sentenced to imprisonment. Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a grantee with IUCN’s SOS initiative, explains how ZSL helped expose the crime.

  • Sphyrna lewini Cocos Island Photo: Pretoma

    Hammerhead shark conservation in Costa Rican fishing communities

    13.04.2016

    A day in the life of community leader Doña Miriam Vargas highlights her fishery’s work to protect Costa Rica’s hammerhead sharks – as described by Andy Bystrom, project coordinator with SOS Grantee PRETOMA.  

  • Entangled Sawfish Photo: DRDH

    Reality bites with game theory in West African Sawfish conservation

    11.04.2016

    “Outreach and sensitization has to be tuned to local sensibilities”, explains Cécile Brigaudeau, project coordinator with AfricaSaw, from Cacine, a town five hours’ drive from the capital of Guinea-Bissau – three of them on dirt track.

  • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico Photo: Jim Thorsell

    Concerns over scale of threats to natural World Heritage confirmed by new report

    06.04.2016

    Nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by industrial activities, according to a new report drawing heavily on data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Heritage Outlook.

  • Sphyrna lewini Cocos Island Photo: Pretoma

    A catchy song to help save sharks from costa rican menus

    01.04.2016

    Almost everyone loves a catchy song. Especially Costa Ricans. That's good news for Hammerhead sharks. 

  • Young people to save the lovely lemurs Photo: Madagasikara Voakajy

    Getting Started with Mangabe’s Youth for Lemurs Initiative

    25.03.2016

    Tapping into young people’s energy is key to shifting from conflict to coexistence, according to Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka.

  • Reef Manta Ray Ventral Shot Photo: Guy Stevens

    Fighting illegal trade in manta rays in the ‘backdoor of the Philippines'

    16.03.2016

    Conserving mantas and ‘flying rays’ on the conflict-ridden islands of Tawi Tawi is best done with the help of the locals, writes Isabel Ender of the Manta Trust, an SOS grantee.

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