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  • Dried Seahorses

    The seahorse opens the path to sustainable trade in aquatic species

    03.03.2016

    Having laws to conserve nature and knowing how to use them are two different things – if done well, seahorse conservation in the Philippines could pave the way for other species, writes Dr. Amanda Vincent on World Wildlife Day.  

  • Mpanga falls, Uganda

    Important progress on cycad conservation in Mpanga Falls, Uganda

    29.02.2016

    The project team working to save the Critically Endangered endemic cycad (Encephalartos whitelockii) has reported on two more important developments in their work in the Mpanga Falls region of Western Uganda.  

  • Giri Putri cave crabs

    I caught crabs in Bali - but I don’t want to lose them

    22.02.2016

    Marking the launch of the first SOS invertebrate conservation project, grantee Dr Tony Whitten, Fauna and Flora International (FFI), an IUCN Member, explains how he came to discover a new species just as it teetered on the edge of extinction. 

  • Sunda Pangolin

    New hope for Thailand’s Sunda pangolins

    20.02.2016

    Marking World Pangolin Day 2016, SOS is delighted to share news that its Fondation Segré Pangolin Conservation Initiative has recorded the first known footage of a wild Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) in Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Thailand...

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    IUCN Welcomes 26 new Members

    10.02.2016

    The IUCN Council has admitted 26 new Members to IUCN.

  • Azraq wetlands reserve

    World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

    02.02.2016

    Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings.

  • Leading the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol

    IUCN supports global consultation on draft Natural Capital Protocol

    29.01.2016

    As a founding member of the Natural Capital Coalition, IUCN is supporting the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol (NCP) and encouraging businesses, governments and other stakeholders -- especially the conservation community -- to...

  • Sunda Pangolin

    Saving the World's most illegally traded wild mammal

    23.01.2016

    Pangolins are the most heavily poached and trafficked mammals on the planet. Until recently, most people didn’t even know they existed. Earlier this year, a major new conservation initiative was launched to raise awareness of pangolins and address the key...

  • Fashion industry must urgently reduce its impact on nature

    22.01.2016

    The fashion industry is contributing to the degradation of the world’s biodiversity and undermining nature’s ability to provide ecosystem services to society, according to a report released by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Could conservation become a new investment asset class?

    21.01.2016

    A new IUCN-backed report released yesterday identifies three new investment structures that could help catalyse finance to meet the world’s pressing environmental challenges and sustainable growth goals.

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